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Produced by Marty Ronish and hosted by Lisa Simeone, this weekly, two-hour series offers a unique format of engaging and lively content, including produced segments created to provide deeper 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. 

When and where to tune-in

Thursdays at 8pm on Classical 91.5

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Tune in for Heimdall’s Trumpet, a showcase of principal trumpet Christopher Martin and the entire trumpet section in this CSO commission by Christopher Rouse on September 11th.  Works by Dvořák, Shostakovich, Mozart and Schubert are also featured this month.

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Frequent guest conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen returns to lead the CSO in a gorgeous masterpiece from his native Finland, Sibelius’ Four Legends from the Kalevala. This epic lyrical drama includes the profoundly haunting Swan of Tuonela with its unforgettable English horn solo. Critically acclaimed CSO Mead Composer-in-Residence Anna Clyne’s <<rewind<< and Bartók’s lurid The Miraculous Mandarin provide an expressive and compelling opening to this program on August 21st.  Other works featured this month include Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture and Ravel's Pavane pour une infante défunte. 

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The Chicago Symphony Orchestra take us to Spain and Chile in the July 17th broadcast.  But there's lots of great music all month on Thursdays at 8:00 p.m. 

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Romanian-born Cristian Macelaru, appointed Conductor-in Residence of The Philadelphia Orchestra on April 29, 2014, kicks off this month's programs from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.  Learn more about Maestro Macelaru at http://www.macelaru.com/

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This month (on May 22) the Chicago Symphony performs #13 on YOUR Top 40 classical favorites list:  Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3, Organ, a work that may be best known from its use in the 1995 movie staring James Cromwell about the famous pig Babe.

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Former RPO Maestro Sir Mark Elder conducts Rimsky-Korsakov's Tale of the Invisible City of Kitezh in the April 24th broadcast.

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Now that the Olympics in Sochi Russia are over, the Russian composers move to the March 20th Chicago Symphony broadcast.  Tune in for Stravinsky, Mussorgsky and Tchaikovsky with pianist Daniil Trifonov under the baton of Charles Dutoit.

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