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 two series: a nationally syndicated lineup (broadcast in Chicago at 8 p.m. CT on Sundays over WFMT-FM [98.7]) and From the CSO’s Archives: The First 130 Years (broadcast in Chicago at 8 p.m. CT on Tuesdays over WFMT-FM). 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, March 28, 2021, to June 22, 2021
Mar 28, 2021

Haydn Symphony No. 95 in C Minor
Daniel Barenboim conductor
February 2005

Schoenberg Pelleas and Melisande, Op. 5
Daniel Barenboim conductor
February 2006

Schubert Symphony No 9 in C Major, D. 944 (Great)
Daniel Barenboim conductor
October 2005

Mar 30, 2021
From the CSO’s Archives: The First 130 Years
Celebrating Women’s History Month

Berg Violin Concerto
Sir Georg Solti conductor
Kyung Wha Chung violin
October 1983 (London)

Ran Legends
Daniel Barenboim conductor
June 2004 (Albany)

Berlioz D’amour l’ardente flame from The Damnation of Faust, Op. 24
Sir Georg Solti conductor
Frederica von Stade mezzo-soprano
May 1981 (London)

Thomas ... words of the sea ...
Pierre Boulez conductor
December 1996 (ARTCD)

Dvořák Silent Woods
Daniel Barenboim conductor
Jacqueline du Pré cello
November 1970 (Angel)

Strauss Four Last Songs
Sir Georg Solti conductor
Lucia Popp soprano
October 1977 (London)

Apr 04, 2021
CSOradio Program #15
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)
Mozart Symphony No. 25 in G Minor, K. 183
Robert Chen leader and violin
November 2018

Mozart Oboe Concerto in C Major, K. 314
Ray Still oboe
Claudio Abbado conductor
1983 (Deutsche Grammophon)

Apr 06, 2021
From the CSO’s Archives: The First 130 Years
Benny Goodman in Nielsen and Weber

Weber Overture to Oberon
Sir Georg Solti conductor
November 1973 (London)

Weber Clarinet Concerto No. 2 in E-flat Major, Op. 74
Jean Martinon conductor
Benny Goodman clarinet
May 1968 (RCA)

Weber Overture to Euryanthe
Frederick Stock conductor
January 1940 (Columbia)

Nielsen Symphony No. 2, Op. 16 (The Four Temperaments)
Morton Gould conductor
June 1966 (RCA)

Weber/Berlioz Invitation to the Dance, Op. 65
Daniel Barenboim conductor
March 1979 (Deutsche Grammophon)

Nielsen Clarinet Concerto, Op. 57
Morton Gould conductor
Benny Goodman clarinet
June 1966 (RCA)

Fisher/Gould Chicago (That Toddlin’ Town)
Morton Gould conductor
Benny Goodman clarinet
June 1966 (CSO: The First 100 Years)

Apr 11, 2021
CSOradio Program #16
Muti & De Maistre

Chabrier España
Ginastera Harp Concerto
Xavier de Maistre harp
Albéniz/Arbós Navarra; Fête-Dieu à Seville from Iberia, Book I, and Triana from Iberia, Book II
Chabrier Impressions of Italy
Ravel Boléro
Riccardo Muti conductor
September 2015

Apr 13, 2021
From the CSO’s Archives: The First 130 Years
Celebrating Victor Aitay

Rimsky-Korsakov Sheherazade
Seiji Ozawa conductor
Victor Aitay violin
June and July 1969 (RCA)

Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in D Minor
Sir Georg Solti conductor
November 1993 (London)

Weiner Prince Csongor and the Goblins
Sir Georg Solti conductor
November 1993 (London)

Bartók Hungarian Sketches
Fritz Reiner conductor
December 1958 (RCA)

Kodály Háry János Suite
Neeme Järvi conductor
February 1990 (Chandos)

Beethoven Benedictus from Missa solemnis
in D Major, Op. 123
Sir Georg Solti conductor
Victor Aitay violin
Lucia Popp soprano
Yvonne Minton mezzo-soprano
Mallory Walker tenor
Gwynne Howell bass
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Margaret Hillis director
May 1977 (London)

Apr 18, 2021
CSOradio Program #17
Boulez Conducts Mahler 7

Stravinsky Four Studies for Orchestra
Webern Passacaglia, Op. 1
Mahler Symphony No. 7
Mozart Divertimento in F Major, K. 138
Pierre Boulez conductor
September 2015

Apr 20, 2021
From the CSO’s Archives: The First 130 Years
Legends at the Piano

MacDowell Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 23
Walter Hendl conductor
Van Cliburn piano                      
October 1960 (RCA)

Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, Op. 21
Claudio Abbado conductor
Ivo Pogorelich piano
February 1983 (Deutsche Grammophon)

Bartók Piano Concerto No. 1
Seiji Ozawa conductor
Peter Serkin piano
July 1966 (RCA)

Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Claudio Abbado conductor
Cecile Licad piano
February 1983 (CBS)

Apr 25, 2021
CSOradio Program #18
Eschenbach & Fray


Weber Overture to Die Freischütz
Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, Op. 21
David Fray piano
Mendelssohn Overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 21
Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4 in A Major, Op. 90 (Italian)
Christoph Eschenbach conductor
February 2018

Ravel Daphnis and Chloe, Suite No. 2
Jean Martinon conductor
1964 (RCA)

Apr 27, 2021
From the CSO’s Archives: The First 130 Years
A Choral Celebration

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

Barber Prayers of Kierkegaard
Andrew Schenck conductor
Sarah Reese soprano
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Margaret Hillis director
October 1991 (Koch)

Bruckner Helgoland
Daniel Barenboim conductor
Men of the Chicago Symphony Chorus
Margaret Hillis director

Górecki Euntes ibant et flebant, Op. 32
John Nelson conductor
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Lyric Opera of Chicago Chorus
April 1994 (Nonesuch)

Prokofiev Alexander Nevsky
Fritz Reiner conductor
Rosalind Elias mezzo-soprano
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Margaret Hillis director
March 1959 (RCA)

May 02, 2021
CSOradio Program #19
Haitink Conducts Beethoven

Beethoven Leonore Overture No. 2, Op. 72a
Beethoven Symphony No. 4 in B-flat Major, Op. 60
Beethoven Grosse fuge in B-flat Major for String Quartet, Op. 133
Nathan Cole violin
Akiko Tarumoto violin
Max Raimi viola
Kenneth Olsen cello
Beethoven Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 (Pastorale)
Bernard Haitink conductor
June 2010

May 04, 2021
From the CSO’s Archives: The First 130 Years
World’s Columbian Exposition in 1893

Schumann Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54
Carlo Maria Giulini conductor
Artur Rubinstein piano
March 1967 (RCA)

Schubert Symphony No. 8 in B Minor, D. 759 (Unfinished)
Seiji Ozawa conductor
August 1968 (RCA)

Beethoven Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 55 (Eroica)
Sir Georg Solti conductor
May 1989 (London)

May 09, 2021

Smetana Selections from The Bartered Bride
Barber Cello Concerto, Op. 22
Alisa Weilerstein cello
Dvořák Symphony No. 5 in F Major, Op. 76
Neeme Järvi conductor
December 2017

Strauss Final Scene from Salome, Op. 54
Inge Borkh soprano
Fritz Reiner conductor
1955 (RCA)

May 11, 2021
From the CSO’s Archives: The First 130 Years
Solti Conducts Bach’s Mass in B Minor

Bach Mass in B Minor, BWV 232
Sir Georg Solti conductor
Felicity Lott soprano
Anne Sofie von Otter mezzo-soprano
Hans Peter Blochwitz tenor
William Shimell baritone
Gwynne Howell bass
Richard Webster organ
John Sharp cello
Willard Elliot bassoon
Joseph Guastafeste bass
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Margaret Hillis director
January 1990 (London)

May 16, 2021
CSOradio Program #21
Honeck & Fellner

Mozart Piano Concerto No. 25 in C Major, K. 503
Till Fellner piano
Mahler Symphony No. 5
Manfred Honeck conductor
January 2018

May 18, 2021
From the CSO’s Archives: The First 130 Years
Deal with the Devil


Liszt Mephisto Waltz No. 1 (The Dance in the Village Inn)
Fritz Reiner conductor
December 1955 (RCA)

Wagner A Faust Overture
Claudio Abbado conductor
February 1983 (CSO: The First 100 Years)

Berlioz Selections from The Damnation of Faust, Op. 24 (Minuet of the Will-o’-the-Wisps and Hungarian March)
Sir Georg Solti conductor
May 1981 (London)

Liszt A Faust Symphony
Sir Georg Solti conductor
Siegfried Jerusalem tenor
Men of the Chicago Symphony Chorus
Margaret Hillis director
January 1986 (London)

May 23, 2021
CSOradio Program #22
Pierre Boulez & Robert Chen

Debussy Symphonic Fragments from The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian
Ravel Mother Goose Suite
Ligeti Violin Concerto
Robert Chen violin
Debussy La mer
Pierre Boulez conductor
November 2010

Ravel Valses nobles et sentimentales
Pierre Boulez conductor
December 2006

May 25, 2021
From the CSO’s Archives: The First 130 Years
Reiner Rarities

Kabalevsky Colas Breugnon Overture
Fritz Reiner conductor
March 1959 (RCA)

Hovhaness Symphony No. 2, Op. 132 (Mysterious Mountain)
Fritz Reiner conductor
April 1958 (RCA)

Weinberger Polka and Fugue from Schwanda the Bagpiper
Fritz Reiner conductor
January 1956 (RCA)

Liebermann Concerto for Jazz Band and Orchestra
Fritz Reiner conductor
Sauter-Finegan Orchestra
December 1954 (RCA)

Mahler Symphony No. 4 in G Major
Fritz Reiner conductor
Lisa Della Casa soprano
December 1958 (RCA)

May 30, 2021

Mahler Symphony No. 3 in D Minor
Andres Orozco-Estrada conductor
Kelley O'Connor soprano
Women of the Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe director
Anima Young Singers of Greater Chicago
Charles Sundquist director
October 2018

Jun 01, 2021
From the CSO’s Archives: The First 130 Years
Britten, Elgar & Walton

Walton/Kreines Crown Imperial, Coronation March
Jay Friedman conductor
Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass
December 2010 (CSO Resound)

Bax The Garden of Fand
Leonard Slatkin conductor
February 1984 (CSO: The First 100 Years)

Britten Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings
Carlo Maria Giulini conductor
Robert Tear tenor
Dale Clevenger horn
April 1977 (Deutsche Grammophon)

Walton Scapino, A Comedy Overture
Frederick Stock conductor
April 1941 (Columbia)

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

Jun 06, 2021
CSOradio Program #24
Muti & Ma

Bates The B-Sides, Five Pieces for Orchestra and Electronica
Schumann Cello Concerto in A Minor, Op. 129
Yo-Yo Ma cello
Strauss Aus Italien
Riccardo Muti conductor
May 2011

Liszt Les preludes
Riccardo Muti conductor
April 2011

Jun 08, 2021
From the CSO’s Archives: The First 130 Years
Celebrating Neeme Järvi

Hindemith Concerto for Orchestra
Neeme Järvi conductor
January and February 1991 (Chandos)

Kodály Variations on a Hungarian Folksong (The Peacock)
Neeme Järvi conductor
February 1990 (Chandos)

Schmidt Symphony 2 in E-flat Major
Neeme Järvi conductor
April 1989 (Chandos)

Scriabin The Poem of Ecstasy, Op. 54
Neeme Järvi conductor
November 1989 (Chandos)

Jun 13, 2021
CSOradio Program #25
Haitink & Lewis

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 19
Paul Lewis piano
Bruckner Symphony No. 6 in A Major
Bernard Haitink conductor
October 2018

Kodály Dances of Galánta
Neeme Järvi conductor
1990 (Chandos)

Jun 15, 2021
From the CSO’s Archives: The First 130 Years
Celebrating Igor Stravinsky

Stravinsky Song of the Nightingale
Fritz Reiner conductor
March 1957 (RCA)

Stravinsky The Rite of Spring
Sir Georg Solti conductor
May 1974 (London)

Stravinsky Orpheus
Igor Stravinsky conductor
July 1964 (Columbia)

Stravinsky Suite from The Firebird
Carlo Maria Giulini conductor
October 1969 (Angel)

Jun 20, 2021
CSOradio Program #26
Muti Conducts Stravinsky & Tchaikovsky

Stravinsky Suite from The Firebird
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 3 in D Major, Op. 29 (Polish)
Riccardo Muti conductor
October 2014

Schubert Symphony No. 8 in B Minor (Unfinished)
Riccardo Muti conductor
March 2014

Stravinsky Fireworks, Op. 4
Stravinsky Four Studies
Pierre Boulez conductor
November 1992 (DGG)

Jun 22, 2021
From the CSO’s Archives: The First 130 Years
Solti Conducts Fidelio

Beethoven Fidelio, Op. 72
Sir Georg Solti conductor
Hildegard Behrens soprano (Leonore)
Sona Ghazarian soprano (Marzelline)
Peter Hofmann tenor (Florestan)
David Kübler tenor (Jaquino)
Theo Adam baritone (Don Pizarro)
Hans Sotin bass (Rocco)
Gwynne Howell bass (Don Fernando)
Robert Johnson tenor (Prisoner)
Philip Kraus baritone (Prisoner)
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Margaret Hillis director
May 1979 (London)

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association thanks Bank of America for its special support of the CSOradio broadcast series.

Support your orchestra
Make a gift