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, June 30, 2024, to September 22, 2024
Jun 30, 2024
CSOradio Program #27
van Zweden Conducts Mahler 6

Stravinsky Divertimento, Suite from The Fairy's Kiss
Fritz Reiner conductor
1958 (RCA) 

Mahler Symphony No. 6 in A Minor 
Jaap van Zweden conductor
April 2022

Mahler Das Lied von der Erde
Maureen Forrester conductor
March 2023

Respighi Fountains of Rome 
Fritz Reiner conductor
Maureen Forrester contralto
Richard Lewis tenor

Jul 07, 2024
CSOradio Program #28
Contemporary American Composers

Strauss Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30
Fritz Reiner conductor

Montgomery Hymn for Everone
Raimi Three Lisel Mueller Settings
Elizabeth DeShong mezzo-soprano 
Glass Symphony No. 11
Riccardo Muti conductor
2023 (CSO Resound) 

Jul 14, 2024
CSOradio Program #29
Composers' Early Successes

Wagner Overture to Rienzi
Daniel Barenboim conductor

Strauss Horn Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major, Op. 11 
Daniel Barenboim conductor
Dale Clevenger horn
1998 (Teldec)

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

Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 1 in F-sharp Minor, Op. 1
Fritz Reiner conductor
Byron Janis piano
1957 (RCA)

Mendelssohn Overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 21
Jean Martinon conductor
1967 (RCA)

Shostakovich SymphonyNo.1in F Minor, Op. 10 
Leonard Bernstein conductor
1988 (Deutsche Grammophon) 

Jul 21, 2024
CSOradio Program #30
Alsop & Vondráček

Barber Symphony No. 1, Op. 9 
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18 
Lukáš Vondráček piano
Elgar Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 35 (Enigma)
Marin Alsop conductor
February 2022

Bernstein Prologue, Tonight, Rumble, and Somewhere from West Side Story 
Daniel Barenboim conductor 
1998 (London) 

Jul 28, 2024
CSOradio Program #31
Muti, Montgomery & Rachmaninov 2 

Wagner Overture to Tannhäuser
Montgomery Transfigure to Grace 
Rachmaninov Symphony No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 27
May 2023
Coleridge-Taylor Solemn Prelude 
September 2022
Riccardo Muti conductor 

Aug 04, 2024
CSOradio Program #32
Jurowski & Helmchen

Mozart Overture to The Abduction from the Seraglio, K. 384 
Daniel Barenboim conductor 
(CSO First 100 Years)

Mozart Piano Concerto No. 25 in C Major, K. 503 
ENCORE 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

Aug 11, 2024
CSOradio Program #33
Guests in the House 

Khachaturian Symphony No. 3 in C Major 
Leopold Stokowski conductor 

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

Kodály Dances of Galánta
Neeme Järvi conductor 

Franck Symphony in D Minor 
Pierre Monteux conductor 

Aug 18, 2024
CSOradio Program #34
Mäkelä Conducts López Bellido & Mahler 5

Corigliano Tournaments Overture 
Sir Georg Solti conductor
(CSO First 100 Years) 

Sibelius The Swan of Tuonela from Four Legends from the Kalevala, Op. 22 
Scott Hostetler english horn 
Bellido Aino 
Mahler Symphony No. 5 
Klaus Mäkelä conductor


Aug 25, 2024
CSOradio Program #35
Celebrating Margaret Hillis

Brahms Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen from A German Requiem, Op. 45
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Margaret Hillis director 
Sir Georg Solti conductor

Bartók Cantata profana
John Aler tenor 
John Tomlinson bass
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Margaret Hillis director
Pierre Boulez conductor
1991 (Deutsche Grammophon)

Verdi Messa da Requiem 
Leontyne Price soprano
Janet Baker mezzo-soprano 
Veriano Luchetti tenor 
José van Dam bass-baritone 
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Margaret Hillis director 
Sir Georg Solti conductor
1977 (RCA)

Sep 01, 2024
CSOradio Program #36
Ozawa Conducts Beethoven and Bartók

Beethoven Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67 
1968 (RCA) 
Borodin Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor 
Schoenberg Piano Concerto 
Peter Serkin piano 
Bartók Concerto for Orchestra 
1969 (Angel) 
Seiji Ozawa conductor 

Sep 08, 2024
CSOradio Program #37
Guerrero & Binelli

Buxtehude (arr. & orch. Chávez) Chaconne in E Minor (reduced instrumentation)
Piazzolla Aconcagua Concerto for Bandoneón and Orchestra
Piazzola (trans. Binelli) Oblivion for Bandoneón and Strings
Daniel Binelli bandoneón
Beethoven Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21 
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 in F Minor 
Sir Georg Solti conductor

Sep 15, 2024
CSOradio Program #38
Mäkelä Conducts Shostakovich 10

Strauss Excerpt from Don Juan, Op. 20 
Fritz Reiner conductor 
Zinovjev Batteria 
Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major, Op. 107 
Sol Gabetta cello 
Vasks Gramata cellam: II. Dlcissimo 
Shostakovich Symphony NO. 10 in E Minor, Op. 93 
Klaus Mäkelä conductor
April 2024 

Sep 22, 2024
CSOradio Program #39
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

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