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, September 24, 2023 to December 24, 2023
Sep 24, 2023
CSOradio Program #39
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

Oct 01, 2023
CSOradio Program #40
Muti, Chen & Mozart Gran Partita

Cimarosa Overture to Il matrimonio segreto
Mozart Violin Concerto No. 4 in D Major, K. 218
Robert Chen violin
Serenade No. 10 in B-flat Major, K. 390a (Gran Partita) 
Riccardo Muti conductor
May 2023

Prokofiev Selections from Romeo and Juliet 
Riccardo Muti conductor
(CSO Resound) 

Oct 08, 2023
CSOradio Program #41
Mäkelä Conducts The Firebird

Hillborg Eleven Gates
Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 63
ENCORE Ysaÿe Danse rustique from Sonata No. 5 in G Major
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 Peck flute
Clark Brody clarinet

Oct 15, 2023
CSOradio Program #42
Blomstedt Conducts Mozart & Beethoven

Smetana Overture to The Bartered Bride
Fritz Reiner conductor

Mozart 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)

Oct 22, 2023
CSOradio Program #43
Solti Conducts Del Tredici

Berlioz Overture to Les francs-juges, Op. 3
1974 (London)
Dohnányi Variations on a Nursery Song, Op. 25
András Schiff piano
Weber Overture to Oberon
1973 (London) 
Del Tredici Final Alice
Barbara Hendricks soprano
1981 (London) 
Sir Georg Solti conductor

Oct 29, 2023
CSOradio Program #44
Jurowski & Helmchen

Mozart Overture to The Abduction from the Seraglio, K. 384
February 1996 (CSO in the Twentieth Century: Collector's Choice)
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 25 in C Major, K. 503
J.S. Bach Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639
Martin Helmchen piano
Shostakovich Symphony No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 65
Vladimir Jurowski conductor
April 2023

Nov 05, 2023
CSOradio Program #45
Celebrating Frederick Stock

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

Bartók Piano Concerto No. 2
Claudio Abbado conductor
Maurizio Polllini piano
(Deutsche Grammophon) 

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

Scriabin Prometheus, Op. 60
Pierrre Boulez conductor
Anatol Ugorski piano 
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe director
1996 (Deutsche Grammophon) 

Paganini/Stock Moto perpetuo, Op. 11 
Frederick Stock conductor

Nov 12, 2023
CSOradio Program #46
Orozco-Edtrada & 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

Nov 19, 2023
CSOradio Program #47
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 
ENCORE Bach Sinfonia to Cantata BWV 29
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
(Deutsche Grammophon) 

Nov 26, 2023
CSOradio Program #48
Guests in the House

Khachaturian Symphony No. 3 in C Major
Leopold Stokowski conductor
1968 (RCA) 

Williams Suite from Memoirs of a Geisha for Cello and Orchestra
John Williams conductor
Yo-Yo Ma cello

Kodály Dances of Galánta
Neeme Järvi conductor

Franck Symphony in D Minor 
Pierre Monteux conductor

Dec 03, 2023
CSOradio Program #49
Salonen & Kuusisto

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

Bartók Concerto for Orchestra
Sir Georg Solti conductor

Dec 10, 2023
CSOradio Program #50
Afkham & Gluzman

Ravel Menuet antique
Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 77
ENCORE Silvestrov Serenade 
Vadim Gluzman violin
Debussy La mer
Ravel La valse 
David Afkham conductor
May 2023

Webern Im Sommerwind
Bernard Haitink conductor
(CSO Resound)

Dec 17, 2023
CSOradio Program #51
Reiner Rarities

Kabalevsky Colas Breugnon Overture
1950 (RCA) 
Haydn Symphony No. 88 in G Major
1960 (RCA) 
Weinberger Polka and Fugue from Schwanda the Bagpiper
Liebermann Concerto for Jazz Band and Orchestra
Sauter-Finegan Orchestra
1954 (RCA)
Mahler Symphony No. 4 in G Major 
Lisa Della Casa soprano
1958 (RCA)
Fritz Reiner conductor

Dec 24, 2023
CSOradio Program #52
Handel Messiah & Tchaikovsky Nutcracker 

Handel Part One of 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) 

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

Tchaikovsky Selections from The Nutcracker, Op. 71
Fritz Reiner conductor
1959 (RCA) 

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