Chicago Symphony Orchestra on 88.7-1

Sundays 8pm to 10pm

The BP Chicago Symphony Orchestra Radio Broadcast Series features concerts from Symphony Center, the home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Hosted by Lisa Simeone, this weekly, two-hour series offers a unique format of engaging and lively content, including features providing insight into the music and programmatic themes found within the CSO's concert season; interviews with CSO musicians, guest artists, and composers; and an exploration of the stories found within the CSO's rich heritage of recordings and the Orchestra's illustrious history in Chicago.

Listen for the CSO's upcoming programs:

January 5, 2014

Salonen conducts Sibelius.

Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
  Yo-Yo Ma, cello

Sibelius: Pohjola’s Daughter

Sibelius: Symphony No 7 in C Major, Op 105

Lutoslawski: Cello Concerto

Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini

January 12, 2014

Jaap van Zweden conducts Bartok.

Jaap van Zweden, conductor
  David Fray, piano
  David McGill, bassoon

Bates: Liquid Interface

Mozart: Piano Concerto No 25 in C Major, K 503 

Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra

Mozart: Bassoon Concerto

January 19, 2014

Sir Mark Elder conducts Rachmaninoff and Sibelius.

Sir Mark Elder, conductor
  Garrick Ohlsson, piano

Dvorak: Slavonic Dance, Op 72/3 

Dvorak: The Water Goblin 

Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No 3 in D Minor, Op 30

Sibelius: Symphony No 1 in E Minor, Op 39

January 26, 2014

Semyon Bychkov conducts Walton Symphony No 1.

Semyon Bychkov, conductor
  Kirill Gerstein, piano
  Katia & Marielle Labèque, duo-pianists

Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No 2 in G Minor, Op 16 

Walton: Symphony No 1 in B-Flat Minor

Poulenc: Concerto for 2 Pianos

February 2, 2014

Riccardo Muti conducts Beethoven 4.

Riccardo Muti, conductor

Vivaldi: Concerto for Strings in A Major, R 158 

Mozart: Symphony No 38 in D Major, K 504, "Prague"

Beethoven: Symphony No 4 in B-Flat Major, Op 60

Schubert: Symphony No 3 in D Major, D 200

February 9, 2014

Bernard Haitink conducts Bruckner 4.

Bernard Haitink, conductor
  Emanuel Ax, piano

Mozart: Piano Concerto No 27 in B-Flat Major, K 595

Bruckner: Symphony No 4 in E-Flat Major, "Romantic"

Delius: The Walk to the Paradise Garden (Mark Elder, conductor)

February 16, 2014

Asher Fisch conducts Mahler and Wagner.

Asher Fisch, conductor  
Michael Barenboim, violin

Wagner: Siegfried Idyll 

Schoenberg: Violin Concerto, Op 36

Mahler: Adagio from Symphony No 10 

Wagner: Prelude to Parsifal 

Bach-Koopman: Concerto in C Major, BWV 1064, with soloists from the orchestra

February 23, 2014


Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
CSO Brass

Stravinsky: Elegy for JFK

Mahler: Symphony No 9 in D Major

Mahler: Blumine 

Gabrieli: Two Canzonae

March 2, 2014

Christian Macelaru and Yefim Bronfman

Christian Macelaru, conductor
Yefim Bronfman, piano

Debussy: Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun

Bartok: Piano Concerto No 2 in G Major

Bartok: Divertimento for String Orchestra

Stravinsky: Song of the Nightingale

March 9, 2014

Stéphane Denève conducts Berlioz.

Stéphane Denève, conductor  
James Ehnes, violin

Weber: Ruler of the Spirits Overture

Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No 1 in A Minor, Op 99

Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique 

Berlioz: Queen Mab Scherzo and Romeo at the Tomb of the Capulets from Romeo and Juliet

March 16, 2014

Charles Dutoit and the Rite

Charles Dutoit, conductor
  Daniil Trifonov, piano

Stravinsky: Symphony in C 

Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain

Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No 1 in B-Flat Minor, Op 23 

Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

March 23, 2014

Harth-Bedoya conducts Pictures.

Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor
  Jorge Federico Osorio, piano
  Yo-Yo Ma, cello

Dvorak: Husitska Overture 

Chavez: Piano Concerto 

Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition 

Bloch: Schelomo

March 30, 2014

Christoph Eschenbach conducts Bruckner 9.

Beethoven: Overture to Egmont 

Rands: ….where murmurs die 

Bruckner: Symphony No 9 in D Minor

Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet (Sir Mark Elder, conductor)