CSOradio broadcast schedule

The CSOradio broadcast series brings unparalleled live performances to thousands of listeners every week.

The series features live concert performances by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, recorded in Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center, alongside selections from the CSO’s expansive catalog of commercial recordings. Every program is designed to illustrate fascinating stories behind the music, as well as presenting insights from the performers themselves.

CSOradio currently offers one series: a nationally syndicated lineup, which is broadcast in Chicago at 8 p.m. CT on Sundays over WFMT-FM (98.7). (A second series ended in June: From the CSO’s Archives: The First 130 Years.) Complete shows also may be heard here.

Audiences outside Chicago may stream the CSO’s radio broadcasts on Experience CSO or check their local radio listings.

Stream available music selections on CSOradio.

CSOradio Listings, September 26, 2021 to December 26, 2021
Sep 26, 2021
CSOradio Program #40
Great Guest Soloists

Sibelius Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op. 47
Jascha Heifetz violin
Walter Hendl conductor
1959 (RCA)

Mahler Songs of a Wayfarer
Yvonne Minton mezzo-soprano
Georg Solti conductor
1970
(London)

Strauss Burleske in D Minor
Byron Janis piano 
Fritz Reiner conductor
1957 (RCA)

Dvořák Cello Concerto in B Minor, Op. 104
Jacqueline du Pré cello
Daniel Barenboim conductor
1970 (Angel)

Oct 03, 2021
CSOradio Program #41
Celebrating Margaret Hillis's Centennial

Brahms Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen from A German Requiem, Op. 45
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Margaret Hillis director
Sir Georg Solti conductor
1978 (London)

Bartók Cantata profana
John Aler tenor
John Tomlinson bass
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Margaret Hillis director
Pierre Boulez conductor
1991
(DGG)

Verdi Messa da Requiem
Leontyne Price soprano
Janet Baker mezzo-soprano
Veriano Luchetti tenor
José van Dam bass-baritone
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Margaret Hillis director
Sir Georg Solti conductor
1977
(RCA)

Oct 10, 2021
CSOradio Program #42
Guerrero & Sáinz-Villegas

Ginastera Four Dances from Estancia
Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar and Orchestra
Tárrega Gran jota (Encore)
Pablo Sáinz-Villegas guitar
Chabrier España
Piazzolla Sinfonía Buenos Aires, Op. 15
Daniel Binelli bandoneón
Giancarlo Guerrero conductor
May 2019

Falla El amor brujo
Leontyne Price soprano
Fritz Reiner conductor
1963
(RCA)

Albéniz/Arbós Navarra
Fritz Reiner conductor
1958
(RCA)

Oct 17, 2021
CSOradio Program #43
Alsop & Trifonov

Mantovani Threnos
World premiere, CSO-commission

Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, Op. 26
Daniil Trifonov piano
Bach/Rachmaninov Gigue from Violin Partita in E Major, BWV 1006 (Encore)
Bridge Lament
Copland Symphony No. 3
Marin Alsop conductor
October 2018


Ives/Schuman Variations on "America"
Morton Gould conductor
1966 (RCA)

Oct 24, 2021
CSOradio Program #44
Boulez & Aimard

Haydn Symphony No. 103 (Drum Roll)
Ligeti Piano Concerto
Pierre-Laurent Aimard piano
Bartók The Miraculous Mandarin, Op. 19
Pierre Boulez conductor
December 2006


Mozart Quartet in D Major for Flute and Strings, K. 285
Stefán Ragnar Höskuldsson flute
Robert Chen violin
Li-Kuo Chang viola
John Sharp cello
November 2020


Oct 31, 2021
CSOradio Program #45
Solti Conducts Shostakovich & Berlioz

Shostakovich Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Op. 93
Sir Georg Solti conductor
1990 (London)

Berlioz Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14
Sir Georg Solti conductor
1974 
(London)

Nov 07, 2021
CSOradio Program #46
Feddeck & Angelich

Beethoven Coriolan Overture, Op. 62
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 73 (Emperor)
Nicholas Angelich piano
Dvořák Symphony No. 7 in D Minor, Op. 70
James Feddeck conductor
March 2019


Brahms Tragic Overture, Op. 81
Sir Georg Solti conductor
1974 (London)

Nov 14, 2021
CSOradio Program #47
Muti Conducts Mozart Requiem

Cherubini Chant sur la mort de Joseph Haydn
Krassimira Stoyanova soprano
Dmitry Korchak tenor
Enea Scala tenor
Riccardo Muti conductor
June 2018

Schuman Symphony No. 9 (Le fosse Ardeatine)
Mozart Requiem in D Minor, K. 626
Benedetta Torre soprano
Sara Mingardo contralto
Saimir Pirgu tenor
Mika Kares bass
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe director
Riccardo Muti conductor
February 2019



Nov 21, 2021
CSOradio Program #48
Tilson Thomas Conducts Mahler 9

Stravinsky Elegy for JFK
Kelley O'Connor mezzo-soprano
Mahler Symphony No. 9
Mahler Blumine
Michael Tilson Thomas conductor
November 2013

Gabrieli/Crees Canzon duodecimi toni à 10
Gabrieli/Block Canzon septime toni à 8 (No. 2)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass
2011 (CSO Resound)

Nov 28, 2021
CSOradio Program #49
Bychkov & Gardner

Tchaikovsky Manfred Symphony, Op. 58
Semyon Bychkov conductor
May 2018

Wagner Overture to Rienzi
Nielsen Symphony No. 4, Op. 29 (Inextinguishable)
Edward Gardner conductor
December 2018

Dec 05, 2021
CSOradio Program #50
Søndergård & Gavrylyuk

Sibelius Nocturne and Ballade from King Christian II Suite, Op. 27
Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor, Op. 23
Schumann: Von fremden Ländern und Menschen from Kinderszenen, Op. 15, No. 1 (Encore)
Alexander Gavrylyuk piano
Rachmaninov Symphony No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 13
Thomas Søndergård conductor
November 2018


Mendelssohn Overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61
Jean Martinon conductor
1967 
(RCA)

Dec 12, 2021
CSOradio Program #51
Salonen & Barenboim

Brahms Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56a
Schoenberg Transfigured Night, Op. 4 (1943 Revision)
Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor
May 2018


Wagner
 Good Friday Spell from Parsifal
Daniel Barenboim conductor
1999
(Teldec)

Corigliano Symphony No. 1
John Sharp cello
Stephen Hough piano
Daniel Barenboim conductor
1990 (Erato)

Dec 19, 2021
CSOradio Program #52
Heras-Casado & Trpčeski

Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Major, Op. 30
Tchaikovsky/Pletnev Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy from The Nutcracker (Encore)
Simon Trpčeski piano
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 13 (Winter Dreams)
Pablo Heras-Casado conductor
February 2019


Ravel Introduction and Allegro for Harp, Flute, Clarinet, and Strings
Edward Druzinsky harp
Donald Peck flute
Clark Brody clarinet
Jean Martinon conductor
1968 (RCA)

Dec 26, 2021
CSOradio Program #53
Davis & Lewis

Tippett Little Music for String Orchestra
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15
Paul Lewis piano
Tippett Praeludium for Brass, Bells, and Percussion
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58
Paul Lewis piano
Sir Andrew Davis conductor
February 2020 


Britten The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Op. 34
Seiji Ozawa conductor
1967
(RCA)

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