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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 classical915.org
  • 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.

Saturday, October 21 at 1:00 p.m.  As part of the American Opera Series, the Chicago Symphony presents a concert performance of Verdi's final opera, Falstaff, under the baton of Riccardo Muti, with soloists Ambrogio Maestri, Laura Polverelli, Anicio Zorzi Giustiniani and Saverio Fiore.

September 2017 Chicago Symphony programs

Sep 1, 2017
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Written in 1893 for the Viipuri Students' Association, Jean Sibelius' Suite from Karelia (the area between Finland and the Soviet Union pictured below) is one of his earliest, yet one of his most popular works.  We'll hear it on the Sept 14th broadcast.

9/7        Lutoslawski: Musique funébre Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6, Pathétique Mussorgsky/Shostakovich: Two Excerpts from Khovanschina (Kirill Petrenko, p; Christoph von Dohnányi and Paul Lewis, cond)

August 2017 Chicago Symphony programs

Jul 28, 2017
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Cockaigne is an imaginary place in Medieval myth of extreme luxury and ease where physical comforts and pleasures are always immediately at hand.  We'll hear Sir Edward Elgar's Cockaigne Overture this month (8/24).

8/3        Stravinsky: Scénes de ballet Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No.1 Prokofiev: Suite from Romeo and Juliet Strauss: Death and Transfiguration (Gautier Capuçon, c; Michael Tilson Thomas, cond)

July 2017 Chicago Symphony programs

Jun 29, 2017
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  7/6        Gershwin/Rose: Overture to Strike up the Band Gershwin/Tovey: A Foggy Day Gershwin/Grofé: Rhapsody in Blue Gershwin: An American in Paris Sousa: Washington Post March
Clyne: Masquerade Ives: Three Places in New England Williams: Excerpts from Lincoln (Bramwell Tovey, p; Marin Alsop, Susanna Mälkki and John Williams, cond)

June 2017 Chicago Symphony Orchestra programs

May 26, 2017
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This month, you'll hear a very unusual instrument, the ondes martenot, being played by Valérie Hartmann Claveria in the June 28th program. This early electronic keyboard instrument, predecessor to the synthsizer,  was invented in 1928 by Maurice Martenot.

May 2017 Chicago Symphony listings

Apr 28, 2017
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

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