Classical 91.5

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Thursdays, 8 to 10 pm on WXXI-FM 91.5, WXXY 90.3, WXXI-FM/HD 91.5-1, WITH-FM/HD 90.1-2 and online at
  • Hosted by Lisa Simeone

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.

Classic FM

4/4          Mozart: Overture to La clemenza di Tito, Exsultate, jubilate, Piano Concerto No. 27, Laudamus te from Mass, Vorrei spiegarvi, oh Dio!, Symphony No. 35, Haffner, Symphony No. 39 (Paul Lewis, p; Manfred Honeck and Pinchas Zukerman, cond)
4/11        Mahler: Symphony No. 3 (Kelley O'Connor, s; Women of the Chicago Symphony Chorus;
Duain Wolfe, dir; Anima Young Singers of Greater Chicago; Charles Sundquist, dir; Andres Orozco-Estrada, cond)

Written for the 1883 gala opening of the Prague National Theater, Antonín Dvořák's dramatic Husitská Overture (Hussite Overture) can be heard on the Mar 21st broadcast. The work was originally intended to be part of a trilogy on the Bohemian religious leader Jan Hus.

3/7          Grieg: Suite No. 1 from Peer Gynt Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto Raimi: Anger Management Sibelius: Symphony No. 1 Prokofiev: Suite from Lieutenant Kijé (Gil Shaham, v; John Storgårds, cond)

2/14           Smetana: Selections from The Bartered Bride Barber: Cello Concerto Dvořák: Symphony No. 5 Strauss: Final Scene from Salome (Alisa Weilerstein, c; Neeme Järvi, cond)
2/21         Puccini: Preludio sinfonico Strauss: Suite from Le bourgeois gentilhomme Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 Mussorgsky: A Night on Bald Mountain (Kirill Gerstein, p; Riccardo Muti, cond)