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.    



   Jul 25:  

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

 Aug 1:  

  • BEETHOVEN:  Overture to King Stephen
  • LUTOSLAWSKI:  Symphony No. 3
  • SALONEN:  Foreign Bodies
  • SHOSTAKOVICH:  Cello Concerto No. 1
  • JANACEK:  Sinfonietta

 Aug 8:  

  • RAVEL:  Rapsodie EspagnolSuite No. 2 from Daphnis et Chloe
  • D'INDY:  Symphony on a French Mountain Air
  • FRANCK:  Symphonic Variations
  • DEBUSSY:  Images

 Aug 15:  

  • STRAVINSKY:  Scherzo a la Russe
  • BEETHOVEN:  Piano Concerto No. 4
  • SIBELIUS:  Symphony No. 4
  • BRITTEN:  Four Sea Interludes and Passcaglia from Peter Grimes

 Aug 22:  

  • STRAVINSKY:  Elegy for JFK
  • MAHLER:  Symphony No. 9; Blumine
  • GABRIELI:  Canzonae

 Aug 29:  

  • GALNERT:  Brahms-Fantasie
  • BRAHMS:  Violin Concerto; Symphony No. 1
  • BARBER:  Overture to The School for Scandal