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.    



 Jun 27:  

  • SCHUBERT:  Symphony No. 5
  • MAHLER:  Symphony No. 1
  • HAYDN:  Symphony No. 48 (Maria Theresa)  

Jul 4:   

  • CLYNE: Masquerade
  • BARBER: Second Essay for Orchestra
  • GERSHWIN: Rhapsody in Blue
  • DVOŘÁK: Symphony No. 7
  • BRITTEN: Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra 
  • WILLIAMS: Excerpts from soundtrack to Lincoln 

 Jul 11:  

  • IVES: Symphony No. 2 
  • MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 23; Concerto for Two Pianos
  • STRAUSS: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks 

 Jul 18:  

  • BERLIOZ: Les franc-juges Overture 
  • CLYNE: The Seamstress
  • BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 3  
  • HAYDN: Piano Concert in D 

 Jul 25:  

  • SCRIABIN: Symphony No. 2
  • TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 6 
  • PROKOFIEV: From Romeo and Juliet, “Montagues and Capulets”