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.    




Sep 26: 

  • CORIGLIANO:  Campane di Ravello
  • ELGAR:  In the South
  • MUSSORGSKY/RAVEL:  Pictures from an Exhibition
  • BEETHOVEN:  Consecration of the House Overture

Oct 3:  

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

 Oct 10:  

  • SCHOENBERG: Kol Nidre
  • SHOSTAKOVICH: Suite on Verses of Michelangelo Buonarroti
  • MASON BATES: Anthology of Fantastic Zoology 
  • BERLIOZ: Fantasy on “The Tempest” by Shakespeare

Oct 17:  

  • TCHAIKOVSKY: The Tempest; Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture 
  • MAHLER: Symphony No. 4 

 Oct 24: 

  • DEBUSSY: Gigues, from Images for Orchestra
  • BARTÓK: Violin Concerto No. 2  
  • RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Sheherazade
  • ADÈS: …but all shall be well 

 Oct 31:  

  • PROKOFIEV: Suite from Lt. Kijé 
  • MACMILLAN: Veni, Veni, Emmanuel
  • REVUELTAS: Sensemaya 
  • LUTOSŁAWSKI: Concerto for Orchestra; Cello Concerto