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, January 1, 2023 to March 26, 2023
Jan 01, 2023
CSOradio Program #1
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) 
Robert Chen violin
Mozart Symphony No.25 in G Minor, K. 183
November 2018

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

Jan 08, 2023
CSOradio Program #2
Zhang & Trpčeski

Brahms Variations on a Theme by Josephn Haydn, Op. 56a
Sir Georg Solti conductor

Ngwenyama Primal Message
Grieg Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16
Simon Trpčeski piano
Prokofiev Symphony No. 6 in E-flat Minor, Op. 111
Xian Zhang conductor
October 2022

Jan 15, 2023
CSOradio Program #3
Conlon & Gavrylyuk

Bach/Wilhelmj Air on the G String from Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068
Shostakovich/Barshai Chamber Symphony for Strings in C Minor, Op. 110a
Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 1 in D-flat Major, Op. 10
Alexander Gavrylyuk piano
Schubert Symphony No. 3 in D Major, D. 200
James Conlon conductor
October 2021 

Mahler Sixth movement (Langsam—Ruhevoll—Empfunden) from Symphony No. 3
Bernard Haitink conductor
(CSO Resound)

Jan 22, 2023
CSOradio Program #4
Tilson Thomas & Denk

Mahler Blumine
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 37
Jeremy Denk piano
Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 25
Michael Tilson Thomas conductor
December 2011

Mozart Symphony No. 34 in C Major, K. 338
Rafael Kubelík conductor

Jan 29, 2023
CSOradio Program #5
Muti Conducts Beethoven 9

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

Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125
Riccardo Muti conductor
Janai Brugger soprano
Jennifer Johnson Cano mezzo-soprano
Issachah Savage tenor
Tareq Nazmi bass
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe director
February 2022

Feb 05, 2023
CSOradio Program #6
Muti Conducts Beethoven & Price

Beethoven Overture to Egmont, Op. 84
Beethoven Symphony No. 4 in B-flat Major, Op. 60
Still Mother and Child
Price Symphony No. 3 in C Minor
Riccardo Muti conductor
May 2022

Hovhaness Symphony No. 2, Op. 132 (Mysterious Mountain)
Fritz Reiner conductor
1956 (

Feb 12, 2023
CSOradio Program #7
de Ridder & Barnatan

Gershwin Porgy and Bess, A Symphonic Picture
Rhapsody in Blue
Piano Concerto in G Major
Inon Barnatan piano
André de Ridder conductor
January 2022

Bizet Suites Nos. 1 and 2 from L'arlésienne
Paganini/Stock Moto perpetuo, Op. 11
Jean Martinon conductor
1967 & 1966 

Feb 19, 2023
CSOradio Program #8
Salonen & Kuusisto

Ravel Mother Goose
Dessner Violin Concerto
Pekka Kuusisto violin
Stravinsky Symphony in Three Movements
Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor
May 2022

Bartók Divertimento for String Orchestra 
Sir Georg Solti conductor
1990 (London)

Feb 26, 2023
CSOradio Program #9
Muti Conducts Vivaldi, Handel & Beethoven

Saint-Georges Overture to L'Amant anonyme
Vivaldi Flute Concerto in G Minor, RV 439 (La Notte) 
Stefán Ragnar Höskuldsson flute
Beethoven Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92
Riccardo Muti conductor
September 2021

Vivaldi Concert in C Major for 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets, Bassoon, and 2 Violins (Per la solennità di San Lorenzo)
Water Music Suite No. 1 in F Major
Riccardo Muti conductor
January 2022

Mar 05, 2023
CSOradio Program #10
Blomstedt Conducts Mozart & Beethoven

Smetana Overture to The Bartered Bride
Fritz Reiner conductor

Symphony No. 39 in E-flat Major, K. 543
Beethoven Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major (Eroica)
Herbert Blomstedt conductor
March 2018

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

Mar 12, 2023
CSOradio Program #11
Orozco-Estrada & Hahn

Frank Haillí-Serenata
Dvořák Violin Concerto in A Minor, Op. 53
Hilary Hahn violin
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64
Andrés Orozco-Estrada conductor
December 2021

Bruckner Te Deum
Daniel Barenboim conductor
Jessye Norman soprano
Yvonne Minton mezzo-soprano
David Rendall tenor
Samuel Ramey bass
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Margaret Hillis director
(Deutsche Grammophon) 

Mar 19, 2023
CSOradio Program #12
Janáček, J. Strauss, Jr. & Mussorgsky

Janáček Sinfonietta
Seiji Ozawa conductor

Copland Dance Symphony
Morton Gould conductor

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

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

Mar 26, 2023
CSOradio Program #13
Muti Conducts Montgomery & Beethoven

Montgomery Hymn for Everyone
Bottesini Double Bass Concerto No. 2 in B Minor
Alexander Hanna bass
Beethoven Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 (Pastoral)
Riccardo Muti conductor
April 2022

Bartók Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta
Pierre Boulez conductor
(Deutsche Grammophon)

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