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, January 2, 2022 to March 27, 2022
Jan 02, 2022
CSOradio Program #1
Janáček, Strauss & Mussorgsky

Janáček Sinfonietta
Seiji Ozawa conductor
1970
(Angel)

Copland Dance Symphony
Morton Gould conductor
1965
(RCA)

J. Strauss, Jr. Wiener Blut, Op. 354
J. Strauss, Jr. Rosen aus dem Süden, Op. 388
J. Strauss, Jr. Der Zigeunerbaron, Op. 418
J. Strauss, Jr. Unter Donner und Blitz, Op. 324
Fritz Reiner conductor
1960
(RCA)

Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition
Carlo Maria Guilini conductor
1976 
(Deutsche Grammophon)

Jan 09, 2022
CSOradio Program #2
Muti Conducts Brahms & Franck

J. Strauss, Jr. Overture to Indigo and the Forty Thieves
Verdi Ballet Music from Macbeth
Brahms Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73
Franck Symphony in D Minor
Riccardo Muti conductor
September 2013

Jan 16, 2022
CSOradio Program #3
Muti Conducts Mendelssohn & Dvořák


Dvořák Symphony No. 5 in F Major, Op. 76
Martucci Notturno
Respighi Feste romane
Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4 in A Major, Op. 60 (Italian)
Riccardo Muti conductor
September 2012

Jan 23, 2022
CSOradio Program #4
Robert Chen leads Mozart


Mozart Eine kleine Nachtmusik, K. 525
Mozart Flute Concerto No. 2 in D Major, K. 314
Stefán Ragnar Höskuldsson flute
Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major, K. 216 (Strassburg)
Mozart Symphony No. 25 in G Minor, K. 183
Robert Chen leader and violin
December 2018

Mozart Oboe Concerto in C Major, K. 314
Ray Still oboe
Claudio Abbado conductor
1983 (Deutsche Grammophon)

Jan 30, 2022
CSOradio Program #5
Yashima Conducts Schubert 5


Coleridge-Taylor Novelettes Nos. 3 and 4, Op. 52
Schubert Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major, D. 485
Montgomery Strum
Kodály Dances of Galánta
Erina Yashima conductor
June 2021

Bartók Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta
Rafael Kubelík conductor
1951
(Mercury) 

Feb 06, 2022
CSOradio Program #6
Szeps-Znaider & Sharp


Holmès La Nuit et l'Amour
Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 33
John Sharp cello
Schumann Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op. 61
Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider conductor
October 2021

Wagner The Ride of the Valkryies from Die Walküre
Wagner Forest Murmurs from Siegfried
Wagner Dawn and Siegfried’s Rhine Journey from Götterdämmerung
Wagner Siegfried’s Death and Funeral March from Götterdämmerung
Daniel Barenboim conductor
1991
(Erato) 

Feb 13, 2022
CSOradio Program #7
Muti Conducts Shostakovich 6


Mendelssohn Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, Op. 27
Riccardo Muti conductor
September 2019


Rands DREAM for Orchestra
Liszt Mazeppa, Symphonic Poem No. 6
Riccardo Muti conductor
November 2019

Schoenberg Transfigured Night, Op. 4
Matous Michal violin
Simon Michal violin
Weijing Wang violin
Danny Lai violin
Kenneth Olsen cello
Karen Basrak cello
April 2021


Shostakovich Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 54
Riccardo Muti conductor
September 2019

Feb 20, 2022
CSOradio Program #8
Muti Conducts Stravinsky & Tchaikovsky


Stravinsky Suite from The Firebird
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 3 in D Major, Op. 29 (Polish)
Riccardo Muti conductor
October 2014

Schubert Symphony No. 8 in B Minor, D. 759 (Unfinished)
Riccardo Muti conductor
March 2014

Stravinsky Fireworks, Op. 4
Stravinsky Four Studies
Pierre Boulez conductor
1992 
(Deutsche Grammophon)

Feb 27, 2022
CSOradio Program #9
Muti Conducts Beethoven 3


Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges Overture to L'Amant anonyme
Riccardo Muti conductor
September 2021


Bizet
 Roma
Riccardo Muti conductor
May 2019

Price Andante moderato
Beethoven Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 55 (Eroica)
Riccardo Muti conductor
September 2021

Mar 06, 2022
CSOradio Program #10
Celebrating Duain Wolfe and the Chicago Symphony Chorus


Poulenc Gloria
Bernard Haitink conductor
Jessica Rivera soprano
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe director
2007
(CSO Resound)

Williams Call to Muster and the Battle Cry of Freedom and Appomattox, April 9, 1865, from Lincoln
John Williams conductor
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe director
2012 (Sony)


Handel Three Coronation Anthems (The King Shall Rejoice, My Heart is Inditing, and Zadok the Priest)
Sir Andrew Davis conductor
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe director
June 2005


Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms
Sir Georg Solti conductor
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe director
Glen Ellyn Children's Chorus
Emily Ellsworth director
1997
(London)

Boito Prologue to Mefistofele
Riccardo Muti conductor
Riccardo Zanellato bass
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe director
Chicago Children's Choir
Josephine Lee artistic director
2017
(CSO Resound)

Mar 13, 2022
CSOradio Program #11
Solti Conducts Del Tredici


Berlioz Overture to Les Francs-juges, Op. 3
Sir Georg Solti conductor
1974 (London)

Dohnányi Varations on a Nursery Song, Op. 25
Sir Georg Solti conductor
András Schiff piano
1985 (London)

Weber
Overture to Oberon
Sir Georg Solti conductor
1973 (London)

Del Tredici Final Alice
Sir Georg Solti conductor
Barbara Hendricks soprano
1981
(London)

Mar 20, 2022
CSOradio Program #12
Muti & De Maistre


Chabrier España
Ginastera Harp Concerto
Riccardo Muti conductor
Xavier De Maistre harp
September 2015

Albéniz/Arbós Navarra; Fête-Dieu à Seville from Iberia, Book I; and Triana from Iberia, Book II
Fritz Reiner conductor
1958 
(RCA)

Chabrier Impressions of Italy
Ravel Boléro
Riccardo Muti conductor
September 2015


Mar 27, 2022
CSOradio Program #13
Muti, Gunn & Vernon


Vivaldi Piccolo Concerto in C Major, RV 444
Benshoof Concerto in Three Movements for Piccolo and Orchestra
Jennifer Gunn piccolo
Beethoven Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36
Stephenson Bass Trombone Concerto
Charles Vernon bass trombone
Gershwin An American in Paris
Riccardo Muti conductor
June 2019

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