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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. 

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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 works by Shostakovich, Bach, Stravinsky and Mozart. Pianist Marc-André Hamelin joins the orchestra to perform Shostakovich's first piano concerto.

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Thursdays at 8:00 p.m.

This month, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra performs works by Bartók, Sibelius, Mozart, Berlioz and others. Harpist Xavier de Maistre will perform Ginastera's Harp Concerto, with Riccardo Muti conducting.

Thursdays at 8:00 p.m.

Tune in this month to hear Messiaen's landmark Turangalîla-symphonie, along with Strauss' Till eulenspiegels lüstige streich. This month also includes a performance of the complete Brandenburg Concertos, and Schumann's Frauenliebe und Leben, with mezzo-soprano Dorothea Röschmann.

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.

Thursdays at 8:00 p.m.

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

Thursdays at 8:00 p.m.

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.

Thursdays at 8:00 p.m.

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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