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The BP Chicago Symphony Orchestra Radio Broadcast Series features concerts from Symphony Center, the home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Hosted by Lisa Simeone, this weekly, two-hour series offers a unique format of engaging and lively content, including features providing insight into the music and programmatic themes found within the CSO's concert season; interviews with CSO musicians, guest artists, and composers; and an exploration of the stories found within the CSO's rich heritage of recordings and the Orchestra's illustrious history in Chicago.
Listen for the CSO's upcoming programs:
January 6, 2013
Riccardo Muti conducts the CSO and Chorus in the Cherubini Requiem.
Brahms: Schicksalslied (Song of Destiny)
Schoenberg: Kol Nidre (Alberto Mizrahi, narrator)
Cherubini: Requiem in C Minor
Verdi: Four Seasons from Les Vêpres siciliennes
January 13, 2013
Riccardo Muti conducts Beethoven Five.
Prokofiev: The Meeting of the Volga and the Don
Shostakovich: Suite on Verses of Michelangelo Buonarroti (Ildar Abdrazakov, bass)
Beethoven: Symphony No 5 in C Minor, Op 67
Prokofiev: Three scenes from Romeo and Juliet (CSO Brass)
January 20, 2013
Sir Mark Elder conducts Shostakovich.
Dvorak: The Golden Spinning Wheel
Berlioz: Les Nuits d'Été (Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano)
Shostakovich: Symphony No 1 in F Minor, Op 10
Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tale of the Invisible City of Kitezh
January 27, 2013
Vasily Petrenko makes his CSO debut.
Elgar: Cockaigne Overture
Barber: Violin Concerto, Op 14 (Robert Chen, violin)
Shostakovich: Symphony No 10 in E Minor, Op 53
Bach: Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor, BWV 582 (CSO Brass)
February 3, 2013
Harry Bicket conducts a new work by composer-in-residence Anna Clyne.
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No 6
Clyne: Prince of Clouds [CSO co-commission]
Stravinsky: Dumbarton Oaks Concerto
Bach: Oboe d’amore Concerto in A Major, BWV 1055 (Scott Hostetler, oboe d’amore)
Bach: Concerto for Two Violins (Jennifer Koh, Jaime Laredo, violins)
Rameau: Suite from Les Boreádes
February 10, 2013
Jaap Van Zweden conducts a world premiere by Christopher Rouse.
Shostakovich: Festive Overture
Rouse: Heimdall’s Trumpet [CSO commission, world premiere] (Chris Martin, trumpet)
Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony
Shostakovich: Chamber Symphony
February 17, 2013
Jaap Van Zweden conducts Mahler.
Stucky: Rhapsodies for Orchestra
Mozart: Bassoon Concerto in B-flat Major, K 191/186e (David McGill, bassoon)
Mahler: Symphony No 1 in D Major
Schoenberg: Variations for Orchestra, Op 31 (Daniel Barenboim, conductor)
February 24, 2013
Riccardo Muti conducts Brahms.
Brahms: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op 77 (Pinchas Zukerman, violin)
Brahms: Symphony No 2 in D Major, Op 73
Haydn: Symphony No 89 in F Major
March 3, 2013
Edo de Waart conducts the Eroica
Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72b
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op 55, "Eroica"
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 "Pastoral" (Bernard Haitink, conductor)
March 10, 2013
Edo de Waart conducts Brahms.
Mozart: Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K.551, "Jupiter"
Brahms: Symphony No 4 in E Minor, Op 98
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major, K.488 (Daniel Barenboim, piano and conductor)
March 17, 2013
Michael Tilson Thomas conducts works of the Viennese masters.
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 3 in C Minor, Op 37 (Jeremy Denk, piano)
Brahms-Schoenberg: Piano Quartet No 1 in G Minor, Op 25
Mozart: Flute Concerto No 1 in G Major, K 313 (Mathieu Dufour, flute; Daniel Barenboim, conductor)
March 24, 2013
Sir Mark Elder conducts an eclectic program from the Romantic era.
Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini Overture
Mendelssohn: Symphony No 5 (Reformation)
Chopin: Piano Concerto No 2 in F Minor, Op 21 (Emanuel Ax, piano) Wagner: Rienzi Overture
Bizet: L’Arlesienne Suite No 2 (Ludovic Morlot, conductor)
March 31, 2013
Sir Mark Elder conducts Dvorak, Rachmaninoff, and Sibelius.
Dvorak: Slavonic Dance, Op 72, No 3
Dvorak: The Water Goblin
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No 3 in D Minor, Op 30 (Garrick Ohlsson, piano)
Sibelius: Symphony No 1 in E Minor, Op 39