Chicago Symphony Orchestra Retrospective

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

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.

 Mar 27:  Truth to Power (1)

  • SHOSTAKOVICH:  Five Fragments, Op. 42 
  • BRITTEN:  Sinfonia da requiem, Op. 20 
  • PROKOFIEV:  Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Op. 100 
  • STRAVINSKY: Symphony in Three Movements from CSO Resound 

Apr 3:   Slatkin and Gershwin: An American in Paris 

  • BARBER:  Overture to The School for Scandal
  • SCHUMAN:  Symphony No. 6
  • BATES:  Violin Concerto 
  • GERSHWIN:  An American in Paris
  • IVES:  The Unanswered Question; Three Places in New England

  Apr 10:   Yuri Temirkanov conducts Brahms 2 

  • RACHMANINOV:  Piano Concerto No. 3 in d, Op. 30 
  • BRAHMS:  Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 73
  • MUSSORGSKY:  Two Excerpts from Khovanschchina 
  • SCHOENBERG:  Kol Nidre 

  Apr 17:   Nicholas McGegan conducts 18th- Century Works 

  • HANDEL:  Concerto grosso in G, Op. 6, No. 1
  • VIVALDI:  Alma oppressa
  • PORPORA: Oh volesser gli Dei. . . Dolci, freschi aurette; Or la nube procellosa
  • BACH:  Sinfonia in g, Op. 6, No. 6
  • BROSCHI:  Qual guerriero in campo armato
  • HAYDN:  Symphony No. 100 in G (Military)
  • SHOSTAKOVICH:  Chamber Symphony 


Apr 24:  James Gaffigan and Michael Mulcahy


  • FRANCK:  Le chasseur maudit
  • VINE:  Five Hallucinations for Trombone and Orchestra 
  • PROKOFIEV:  Selections from Cinderella, Op. 87
  • BACH:  Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor, BWV 582 
  • GRAINGER:  Selections from Lincolnshire Posy 


May 1:   Riccardo Muti conducts Bolero


  • CHABRIER:  España
  • GINASTERA:  Harp Concerto, Op. 25 
  • CHARPENTIER:  Impressions of Italy
  • RAVEL:  Bolero
  • STRAVINSKY:  Suite from The Firebird