Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Monday Evening at 8pm

Hailed as the number one US Orchestra in the world by the venerable British publication Gramophone, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra presents concerts recorded at Symphony Center in Chicago.

Hosted by Lisa Simeone, this weekly program 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.

In 2011, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra was awarded two more Grammys for Best Classical Album and Best Choral Performance for Verdi’s Requiem, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Chorus and Soloists, Riccardo Muti, Conductor; David Frost, Tom Lazarus and Chistopher Willis, Engineers. These are the first Grammys for Maestro Muti. The CSO has earned 62 Grammys over the years.

Sir Mark Elder conducts Shostakovich.
Dvořák: The Golden Spinning Wheel
Berlioz: Nuits d'Été (Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano)
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 10
Rimsky-Korsakov: Tale of the Invisible City of Kitezh

Sir Mark Elder conducts Shostakovich.
Dvořák: The Golden Spinning Wheel
Berlioz: Nuits d'Été (Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano)
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 10
Rimsky-Korsakov: Tale of the Invisible City of Kitezh

Riccardo Muti conducts Beethoven 5.
Prokofiev: The Meeting of the Volga and the Don
Shostakovich: Suite on Verses of Michelangelo Buonarroti (Ildar Abdrazakov, bass)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67
Prokofiev: Three Scenes from Romeo and Juliet (CSO Brass)

Riccardo Muti conducts the CSO and Chorus in the Cherubini Requiem.
Brahms: Schicksalslied
Schoenberg: Kol Nidre (Alberto Mizrahi, narrator)
Cherubini: Requiem in C Minor
Verdi: Four Seasons from I vespri siciliani

Frank Stewart

SPECIAL: Toast of the Nation 2013
BEGINS AT 7PM

An NPR tradition every New Year's Eve since the 1970s, Toast of the Nation is perfect for the occasion. It's jazz that you can party to, all night from coast to coast, with countdowns to midnight in all four continental time zones. Spirited, improvised, grooving and swinging, each segment is a stop in a sequence of celebrations and contributing something new to the musical feast. WBGO's Rhonda Hamilton anchors the show.

Our headliner Wynton Marsalis rings in 2013 Eastern Time playing the music of Louis Armstrong's Hot Fives & Sevens, live from Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, presented by Jazz at Lincoln Center.

SPECIAL: A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
Hosted by Michael Barone, KTEP presents this annual live stereo music and spoken-word broadcast from the chapel of King's College in Cambridge, England. The 30-voice King's College Choir performs the legendary Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols service of Biblical readings and music.

Dutoit and Shaham
Hayden: Symphony No. 85 in B-Flat Major, La Reine
Bitten: Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra 
Walton: Violin Concerto (Gil Shaham, violin)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92

Semyon Bychkov Conducts Mahler 
Carter: Soundings (Daniel Barenboim, pianist & conductor)
Mahler: Symphony No. 3 in D Minor

Esa-Pekka Salonen Conducts Arvo Part
Bartok: Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta
Part: Symphony No. 4, Los Angeles
Debussy: La Mer 
Castellanos: Santa Cruz de Pacairigua, Suite Sinfonica (Gustavo Dudamel, conductor)

Hautnik Conducts Beethoven's Missa Solemnis
Poulenc: Gloria (Jessica Rivera, soprano; Chicago Symphony Chorus, Duain Wolfe, chorus director)
Beethoven: Missa Solemnis (Erin Wall, soprano; Bernarda Fink, mezzo-soprano; Anthony Dean Giffey, tenor; Hanno Muller-Brachmann, bass-baritone; Chicago Symphony chorus, Duain Wolfe, chorus director)
 

Myung-Whun Chung Conducts Mahler 6
Hindemith: Neus vom Tage (Leonard Slatkin, conductor)
Ravel: Daphis and Chloe Suite No.2
Mahler: Symphony No. 6 in A Minor

Haitnik Conducts Brahms
Hayden: Symphony No. 101 in D Major, The Clock
Brahms: Concerto for Violin and Cello in A Minor, Op. 102 (Reaud Capucon, violin; Gautier Capucon, cello)
Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68

Sir Mark Elder Conducts an all-English program
Tippett: Concerto for Double String Orchestra
Vaughn Williams: The Lark Ascending (Elena Urioste, violin)
Elgar: Symphony No. 2 in E-Flat Major, Op. 63
Delius: A Song of Summer

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