BP Chicago Symphony Orchestra

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. 

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Thursdays at 8pm on Classical 91.5

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Thursdays at 8:00 p.m.

This month The Chicago Symphony Orchestra performs piano concertos by Ravel and Schumann. Riccardo Muti leads the orchestra in a powerhouse concert featuring Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5 and Stravinsky's Suite from The Firebird on February 18th.

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The Chicago Symphony Orchestra presents images in music, with violinist Robert Chen and cellist Yo-Yo Ma.

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The Chicago Symphony Orchestra performs Francis Poulenc's Gloria, one of Poulenc's most celebrated works that was commissioned by the Koussevitsky Foundation. The Koussevitsky Foundation helps comissions new music and is a part of the Library of Congress. Don't miss the performance on Dec. 17th.

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Hear the Chicago Symphony Orchestra perform Arnold Schoenberg's landmark 1912 melodrama Pierrot Lunaire. Based on 12 French poems of the same name, this piece features a singer half-singing, half-speaking in a technique called Sprechstimme. You can hear this work on the November 5th broadcast.

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The five brief movements of Benjamin Britten's Suite on English Folk Tunes, which was commissioned for the opening of the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London on January 3, 1967, encompass a wide range of moods.  You can hear this work on the October 22nd broadcast.

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The symphonic poem Feste romane (or Roman Festival) written in 1928 by the Italian composer Ottorino Respighi is just one of the outstanding works you'll hear on the first CSO program this month. Don't miss it.  Thursday evenings at 8:00 p.m.

Thursdays at 8:00 p.m.

This month the Chicago Symphony presents the Overture to The Fair Melusina by Felix Mendelssohn on 8/6, an all-Russian program on 8/20, and wraps up the month with Beethoven's Overture to The Consecration of the House. Don't miss it.  Thursday evenings at 8:00 p.m.

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