Classical 91.5

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Thursdays, 8 to 10 pm on WXXI-FM 91.5, WXXY 90.3, WXXI-FM/HD 91.5-1, WITH-FM/HD 90.1-2 and online at
  • Hosted by Lisa Simeone

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.

May 2017 Chicago Symphony listings

Apr 28, 2017

Recognized as one of the worlds most distinguished conductors, visiting artist Christoph von Dohnányi conducts the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.  Dohnányi received an honorary Doctorate of Music from our very own Eastman School of Music in 1998.  Read the rest of his incredible biography here.   

April 2017 Chicago Symphony listings

Mar 31, 2017

4/6        Barber: Overture to The School for Scandal Schuman: Symphony No. 6 Bates: Violin Concerto Gershwin: An American in Paris Ives: The Unanswered Question  Ives: Three Places in New England (Annie Akiko Meyers, v; Chris Martin, tr; Leonard Slatkin and Susanna Mälkki, cond)

March 2017 Chicago Symphony listings

Feb 24, 2017

3/2        Beethoven: Leonore Overture Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20 Hindemith: Concert Music for String Orchestra and Brass Prokofiev: Scythian Suite Mendelssohn: Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage Overture (Leif Ove Andsnes, p; Riccardo Muti, cond)

February 2017 Chicago Symphony programs

Jan 27, 2017

2/2       Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales Debussy: Fragments from The Martyrdom of St. Sebastian

January 2017 Listings for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Dec 30, 2016

Some truly incredible programs this month with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.  Emotional masterworks from Elgar, Strauss, Tchaikovsky, plus a performance by former principal trumpet Chris Martin, and many more, all on Classical 91.5.

Chicago Tribune

Conductor Bernard Labadie, a specialist in Baroque and Classical repertoire, conducts the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and chorus in Handel’s Messiah.

December 2016 Listings for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Nov 26, 2016

Christmas dreams in toy land with The Nutcracker and Stravinsky's Petruchka, this month on Classical 91.5

November 2016 Listings for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Oct 28, 2016

This month, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra brings us grand, programmatic music from Revueltas and Strauss, as well as concertos from the orchestra's own Principal Percussionist Cynthia Yeh, and Tim Fellner performes Mozart's sparkling Piano Concerto no. 22, here on Classical 91.5.

October 2016 Listings for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Sep 30, 2016

Riccardo Muti and others conduct the Chicago Symphony Orchestra this month, with works from Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Debussy, and more!

10/6      Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 1, Winter Daydreams Beethoven: Overture to The Consecration of the House (Yefim Bronfman, p; Riccardo Muti, cond)  See all

Join the Chicago Symphony Orchestra this month, to hear selections from Wagner's epic Ring cycle, Beethoven's Symphony No. 7, a rebroadcast of Chicago Symphony Orchestra's 2015 Symphony Ball and more, on Classical 91.5.  See all.

9/1        Glanert: Brahms-Fantasie Brahms: Violin Concerto; Symphony No. 1 Barber: Overture to The School for Scandal (Renaud Capucon, v; Semyon Bychkov and Leonard Slatkin, cond)