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, April 2, 2023 to June 25, 2023
Apr 02, 2023
CSOradio Program #14
de Waart and Josefowicz

Adams The Chairman Dances (Foxtrot for Orchestra)
Stravinsky Violin Concerto in D
Leila Josefowicz violin
Dvořák Symphony No. 8
Edo de Waart conductor
December 2019

Brahms Concerto for Violin and Cello in A Minor, Op. 102 (Double)
Issac Stern violin
Yo-Yo Ma cello
Claudio Abbado conductor

Apr 09, 2023
CSOradio Program #15
Muti Conducts Beethoven and Glass

Beethoven Overture to The Ruins of Athens, Op. 113
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58
Mitsuko Uchida piano
Glass Symphony No. 11
Ricardo Muti conductor
February 2022

Debussy Ibéria from Images for Orchestra
Fritz Reiner conductor
1957 (RCA)

Apr 16, 2023
CSOradio Program #16
Hrůša Conducts Dvořák 6

Coleridge-Taylor Ballade in A Minor, Op. 33
Barber Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Op. 24
Joélle Harvey soprano
Dvořák Symphony No. 6 in D Major, Op. 60
Jakub Hrůša conductor
November 2021

Schoenberg Five Pieces for Orchestra, Op. 16
Rafael Kubelík conductor
1953 (Mercury)

Mozart Symphony No. 34 in C Major, K. 338
Rafael Kubelík conductor
1952 (Mercury)

Apr 23, 2023
CSOradio Program #17
Thielemann Conducts Bruckner

Bruckner Symphony No. 8 in C Minor (1890 version)
Christian Thielemann conductor
October 2022

Wagner Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde
Daniel Barenboim conductor
1994 (Teldec)

Bates Primordial Orchestra from Philharmonia Fantastique
Bates Finale and Rebirth of Sprite from Philharmonia Fantastique
Edwin Outwater conductor
2021 (Sony)

Apr 30, 2023
CSOradio Program #18
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 Concerto in B Minor, Op. 104
Jacqueline du Pré cello
Daniel Barenboim conductor
1970 (Angel)


May 07, 2023
CSOradio Program #19
Rakitina, Weilerstein & Tchaikovsky

Tchaikovsky Capriccio Italien, Op. 45
Tchaikovsky Variations on a Roccoco Theme for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 33
Tchaikovsky Pezzo capriccioso, Op. 62
Bach Sarabande from Suite No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1008
Alisa Weilerstein cello
Tchaikovsky Suite from The Nutcracker, Op. 71a
Anna Rakitina conductor
March 2022

Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms
Sir Georg Solti conductor
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe director
1997 (London)

May 14, 2023
CSOradio Program #20
Hannu Lintu & Ray Chen

Nielsen Helios Overture, Op. 17
February 2020

Lindberg Serenades
Lalo Symphonie espagnole for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 21
Ray Chen violin
Brahms Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 98
Hannu Lintu conductor
December 2021

May 21, 2023
CSOradio Program #21
Honeck, Capuçon & Shostakovich 5

Glinka Overture to Ruslan and Ludmila
Auebach Concerto for Cello and Orchestra Diary of a Madman
Gautier Capuçon cello
Shostakovich Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 47
Manfred Honeck conductor
November 2022 

Kodály Dances of Galánta
Neeme Järvi conductor
1990 (Chandos)

May 28, 2023
CSOradio Program #22
Boulez & Aimard

Haydn Symphony No. 103 in E-flat Major (Drum Roll)
Pierre Boulez conductor
March 2005

Ligeti Piano Concerto
Pierre-Laurent Aimard piano
Bartók The Miraculous Mandarin, Op. 19
Pierre Boulez conductor
November 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

Jun 04, 2023
CSOradio Program #23
Szeps-Znaider & Carpenter

Dukas The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Poulenc Concerto in G Minor for Organ, Strings, and Timpani
Bach No. 20 from Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
Cameron Carpenter organ

Saint-Saëns Symphony No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 78 (Organ)
Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider conductor
December 2022

Ravel Daphnis and Chloe Suite No. 2
Ravel Alborada del gracioso
Ravel Boléro
Daniel Barenboim conductor
1991 (Erato)

Jun 11, 2023
CSOradio Program #24
de Waart & Haitink

Beethoven Overture to Leonore No. 3, Op. 72b
Beethoven Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 55 (Eroica)
Edo de Waart conductor
June 2013 

Beethoven Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 (Pastoral)
Bernard Haitink conductor
June 2010

Jun 18, 2023
CSOradio Program #25
de Ridder & Barnatan

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

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


Jun 25, 2023
CSOradio Program #26
Muti Conducts Mozart & Prokofiev

Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major, BWV 1050
Robert Chen violin
Stefán Ragnar Höskuldsson flute
Mark Shuldiner harpsichord
February 2021

Rossini Overture to Il viaggio a Reims
Mozart Symphony No. 39 in E-flat Major, K. 543
Prokofiev Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major, Op. 100
Riccardo Muti conductor
September 2022

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