Chicago Symphony Orchestra Retrospective

Mondays at 7 p.m.
  • Hosted by Lisa Simeone

Hailed as the number one U.S. Orchestra by the venerable British publication Gramophone, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra continues this quarter with more concerts from Symphony Center, the home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Produced by Jesse McQuarters and hosted by Lisa Simeone, this weekly, two-hour series offers a unique format of engaging and lively content, including produced segments created to provide deeper 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.    

Oct 26:  

  • RACHMANINOV: Piano Concerto No. 1
  • SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 8
  • BORODIN: In the Steppes of Central Asia 

Nov 2:  

  • SCHOENBERG: Pierrot lunaire
  • STRAVINSKY: The Soldier’s Tale

Nov 9:   

  • IPPOLITO: Nocturne
  • MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 25
  • BRAHMS: Symphony No. 3
  • SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 5 


Nov 16:  

  • SIBELIUS: Suite No. 1 from The Tempest
  • STRAVINSKY: Violin Concerto in D. 32
  • ADÈS: …but all shall be well
  • DEBUSSY: La mer
  • DVOŘÁK: The Water Goblin 
  • WILLIAMS: Excerpt from film score for Lincoln

Nov 23:  

  • MAHLER: Symphony No. 7
  • HAYDN: Sinfonia concertante in B-Flat 

Nov 30:  

  • MOZART: Adagio in b, K. 540 ; Piano Concerto No. 19; Eine kleine Nachtmusik
  • SCHUBERT: Piano Quintet in A, D. 667 
  • WILLIAMS: Excerpt from Lincoln soundtrack