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). 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, October 2, 2022 to December 25, 2022
Oct 02, 2022
CSOradio Program #40
Muti Conducts Shostakovich 6

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

Rands DREAM for Orchestra
Liszt Mazeppa, Symphonic Poem No. 6
Schoenberg Transfigured Night, Op. 4
Riccardo Muti conductor
November 2019

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

Oct 09, 2022
CSOradio Program #41
Muti Conducts Cavalleria rusticana

Mascagni Cavalleria rusticana
Riccardo Muti conductor
Anita Rachvelishvili Santuzza
Piero Pretti Turiddu 
Luca Salsi Alfio
Ronnita Miller Mama Lucia
Sasha Cooke Lola
Alessandra Visconti A woman
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe director
2022 (CSO Resound)

Verdi Fuoco di gioia! from Otello
Verdi Gli arredi festivi from Nabucco
Verdi Patria oppressa! from Macbeth
Verdi Sanctus and Libera me from Messa da Requiem
Riccardo Muti conductor
Barbara Frittoli soprano
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe director
2011, 2017 and 2009 
(CSO Resound)

Oct 16, 2022
CSOradio Program #42
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
January 2020 

Oct 23, 2022
CSOradio Program #43
Glover & Jacobs


Haydn Symphony No. 71 in B-flat Major
Mozart Oboe Concerto in C Major, K. 314
William Welter oboe
Handel Organ Concerto No. 4 in F Major, Op. 4, No. 4
Bach Sinfonia to Cantata BWV 29 (Encore)
Paul Jacobs organ
Mozart Symphony No. 29 in A Major, K. 201
Jane Glover conductor
March 2022

Mozart Horn Concerto No. 3 in E-flat Major, K. 447
Claudio Abbado conductor
Dale Clevenger horn
1981 
(DG)

Oct 30, 2022
CSOradio Program #44
Mäkelä Conducts The Firebird



Hillborg Eleven Gates
Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 63
Ysaÿe Danse rustique from Sonata No. 5 in G Major (Encore)
Daniel Lozakovich violin
Stravinsky The Firebird
Klaus Mäkelä conductor
April 2022

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

Nov 06, 2022
CSOradio Program #45
Haitink Conducts Beethoven & Brahms



Weber Overture to Der Freischütz
Beethoven Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92
Webern Passacaglia for Orchestra, Op. 1
Brahms Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73
Bernard Haitink conductor
March 2006

Nov 13, 2022
CSOradio Program #46
Frederick Stock at 150



Mendelssohn Wedding March from A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61
Frederick Stock conductor
1916 
(Columbia)

Bartók Piano Concerto No. 2
Claudio Abbado conductor
Maurizio Pollini piano
1977 (DG)

Elgar Violin Concerto in B Minor, Op. 61
Daniel Barenboim conductor
Itzhak Perlman violin
1981 
(DG)

Scriabin Prometheus, Op. 60
Pierre Boulez conductor
Anatol Ugorsk piano
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe diretor
1996 (DG)

Paganini/Stock Moto perpetuo, Op. 11
Frederick Stock conductor
1941 
(Columbia)

Nov 20, 2022
CSOradio Program #47
Daniel Barenboim at 80



Wagner Prelude to Lohengrin
Daniel Barenboim conductor
1994
(Teldec)

R. Struass Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks, Op. 28
Daniel Barenboim conductor
1990 (Erato)

Bruckner Symphony No. 8 in C Minor
Daniel Barenboim conductor
1980 (DG)

Nov 27, 2022
CSOradio Program #48
Lintu & Kuusisto



Sibelius Finlandia, Op. 26, No. 7
Nielsen Violin Concerto, Op. 33
Traditional/Kuusisto Danish Bridal Tune (Encore)
Pekka Kuusisto violin

Neilson Helios Overture, Op. 17
Sibelius Symphony No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 82
Hannu Lintu conductor

Sibelius The Swan of Tuonela from Four Legends of The Kalevala, Op. 22
Frederick Stock conductor
Robert Mayer english horn
1940
(Columbia)

 

Dec 04, 2022
CSOradio Program #49
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)

Dec 11, 2022
CSOradio Program #50
Blomstedt & Chamayou


Mozart Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major, K. 488
Bertrand Chamayou piano
Brahms Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73
Herbert Blomstedt conductor

Stravinsky The Rite of Spring
Seiji Ozawa conductor
1968
(RCA)

Dec 18, 2022
CSOradio Program #51
Muti Conducts Bates & Franck


Honegger Pacific 231
Bates Alternative Energy
Franck Symphony in D Minor
Riccardo Muti conductor
February 2012

Mozart Symphony No.35 in D Major, K. 385 (Haffner)
Riccardo Muti conductor
October 2019

Mozart Divertimento in F Major, K. 138
March 2010

Dec 25, 2022
CSOradio Program #52
Handel Messiah & Tchaikovsky Nutcracker


Handel Part One for Messiah
Sir Georg Solti conductor
Kiri Te Kanawa soprano
Anne Gjevang contralto
Keith Lewis tenor
Gwynne Howell bass-baritone
David Schrader harpsichord
Chicago Symphony Chorus 
Margaret Hillis director
1984 (London)

Gabrieli/Crees Sacrae Symphoniae No. 6 Sonata Pian e forte
Mark Ridenour conductor
Gabrieli/Crees Canzon duodecimi toni à 10
Gabrieli/Crees Canzon septimi toni à 8 (No. 2)
CSO Brass 
2010 (CSO Resound)

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