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, June 27, 2021 to September 19, 2021
Jun 27, 2021
CSOradio Program #27
Alsop & Hahn

Brahms Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80
Sibelius Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op. 47
Hilary Hahn violin
Rachmaninov Symphony No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 27
Marin Alsop conductor
May 2019

Jun 29, 2021
From the CSO’s Archives: The First 130 Years 
Celebrating Rafael Kubelík

Dvořák Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95 (From the New World)
Rafael Kubelík conductor
November 1951 (Mercury)

Smetana Má vlast
Rafael Kubelík conductor
December 1952 (Mercury)

Jul 04, 2021
CSOradio Program #28
Muti Conducts Brahms & Franck

J. Strauss, Jr. Overture to Indigo and the Forty Thieves
Verdi Ballet Music from Macbeth
Riccardo Muti conductor
September 2013

Brahms Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73
Riccardo Muti conductor
March 2012

Franck Symphony in D Minor
Riccardo Muti conductor
February 2012

Jul 11, 2021
CSOradio Program #29
Muti Conducts Brahms Double Concerto

Wagner Overture to The Flying Dutchman
Brahms Concerto for Violin and Cello in A Minor, Op. 102 (Double)
Stephanie Jeong violin
Ken Olsen cello
Schumann Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 97 (Rhenish)
Riccardo Muti conductor
November 2019

Bruckner Te Deum
Daniel Barenboim conductor
Jessye Norman soprano
Yvonne Minton mezzo-soprano
David Rendall tenor
Samuel Ramey bass
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe director
1981 (Deutsche Grammophon)

Jul 18, 2021
CSOradio Program #30
Muti Conducts Verdi's Messa da Requiem

Verdi Overture to I vespri siciliani
Verdi Gli arredi festivi from Nabucco
Riccardo Muti conductor
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe director
2017
(CSO Resound)

Verdi Messa da Requiem
Riccardo Muti conductor
Barbara Frittoli soprano
Olga Borodina mezzo-soprano
Mario Zeffiri tenor
Ildar Abdrazakov bass
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe director
2009
(CSO Resound)

Jul 25, 2021
CSOradio Program #31
Celebrating Adolph "Bud" Herseth's Centennial

Mussorgsky Pictures from an Exhibition
Rafael Kubelík conductor
1951
(Mercury)

Martin
Concerto for Seven Wind Instruments, Timpani, Percussion and String Orchestra
Jean Martinon conductor
Donald Peck flute
Ray Still oboe
Clark Brody clarinet
Willard Elliot bassoon
Adolph Herseth trumpet
Dale Clevenger horn
Jay Friedman trombone
Donald Koss timpani
1966 (RCA)

Ives The Unanswered Question
Morton Gould conductor
Adolph Herseth trumpet
1965
(RCA)

Haydn Trumpet Concerto in E-flat Major
Claudio Abbado conductor
Adolph Herseth trumpet
1984 (Deutsche Grammophon)

R. Strauss Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30
Fritz Reiner conductor
1954 (RCA)

Aug 01, 2021
CSOradio Program #32
Muti Conducts Mendelssohn & Dvořák

Dvořák Symphony No. 5 in F Major, Op. 76
Martucci Notturno
Respighi Feste romane
Riccardo Muti conductor
September 2012

Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4 in A Major, Op. 60 (Italian)
Riccardo Muti conductor
October 2011

Aug 08, 2021
CSOradio Program #33
Gaffigan & Yeh

Dorman Eternal Rhythm
Cynthia Yeh percussion
Shostakovich Symphony No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 65
James Gaffigan conductor
October 2019

Ravel Boléro
Sir Georg Solti conductor
1976 
(London)

Aug 15, 2021
CSOradio Program #34 
Tilson Thomas & Denk

Mahler Blumine
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 37
Jeremy Denk piano
Brahms/Schoenberg
Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 25
Michael Tilson Thomas conductor
December 2011


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

Aug 22, 2021
CSOradio Program #35
Haitink Conducts Beethoven & Brahms

Weber Overture to Der Freischütz
Beethoven Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92
Webern Passacaglia for Orchestra, Op. 1
Brahms Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73
Bernard Haitink conductor
March 2006

Aug 29, 2021
CSOradio Program #36
Barenboim Conducts Smetana & Wagner

Smetana Má vlast
Daniel Barenboim conductor
September 2018

Wagner Siegfried Idyll
Daniel Barenboim conductor
1999
(Teldec)

Wagner Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Daniel Barenboim conductor
1995
(Teldec)

Sep 05, 2021
CSOradio Program #37
Krivine, Faust & Jacobs

Brahms Tragic Overture, Op. 81
Schumann Violin Concerto in D Minor, WoO 23
Guillemain Amusement pour le violon seul, Op. 18
Isabelle Faust violin
Saint-Saëns Symphony No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 78 (Organ)
Bach Fugue in D Major, BWV 532
Paul Jacobs organ
Emmanuel Krivine conductor

Wagner Overture to Tannhäuser
Daniel Barenboim conductor
1994
(Teldec)

Sep 12, 2021
CSOradio Program #38
Haitink Conducts Beethoven

Beethoven Overture to Leonore No. 3, Op. 72b
Beethoven Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 55 (Eroica)
Bethoven Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 (Pastoral)
Bernard Haitink conductor
June 2010

Sep 19, 2021
CSOradio Program #39
Muti Conducts Cavalleria rusticana

Bizet Roma
Riccardo Muti conductor
May 2019

Mascagni Cavalleria rusticana
Riccardo Muti conductor
Anita Rachvelishvili mezzo-soprano (Santuzza)
Piero Pretti tenor (Turiddu)
Luca Salsi baritone (Alfio)
Ronnita Miller mezzo-soprano (Lucia)
Sasha Cooke mezzo-soprano (Lola)
Alessandra Visconti (A Woman)
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe director
February 2020

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