Chicago Symphony Orchestra Retrospective

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

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Radio Broadcast Series

Hailed as the number one US Orchestra in the world 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 Marty Ronish 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.

July 27:  

  • ELGAR: In the South 
  • BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 5 
  • RACHMANINOFF: Symphonic Dances

Aug 3:  

  • MENDELSSOHN: The Fair Melusina Overture
  • PRICE: Mississippi River
  • RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Scheherazade
  • CHOPIN: Piano Concerto No. 1

Aug 10:  

  • SCHUBERT/STRAUSS: Song selections 
  • BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 5 
  • BACH: Concerto for Two Violins
  • ELGAR: Cockaigne Overture 

Aug 17:  

  • STRAVINSKY: Symphony in C; The Rite of Spring
  • MUSSORGSKY: Night on Bald Mountain
  • TCHAIKOVSKY: Piano Concerto No. 1

Aug 24:  

  • BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No. 2
  • TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 1 
  • BEETHOVEN: Overture to The Consecration of the House

Aug 31:  

  • DVORAK: Symphony No. 5 
  • MARTUCCI: Notturno 
  • RESPIGHI: Feste Romane 
  • MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 4