Featured Videos

  • Strauss & Hailstork

    Two large chamber works by Richard Strauss frame Adolphus Hailstork’s Arabesques, a sunny and virtuosic piece for flute and percussion, on this final CSO Sessions episode of season 1. The program opens with Strauss’ Metamorphosen, a work for string septet that embodies the complex emotions of the...

  • Muti conducts Florence Price's Andante moderato

    Happy birthday, Florence Price! Celebrate the trailblazing Black composer on April 9 with a performance of her heartfelt serenade, Andante moderato, by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Riccardo Muti.

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  • Overture

    In the final in-person concert from the 2020/21 season, celebrated conductor Edo de Waart led a program that offered a prelude to live music in the season ahead. Wagner’s sun-soaked Siegfried Idyll, first performed as a birthday gift for his wife Cosima, is a poignant musical love letter that she...

  • Saint-Georges: Overture to L'Amant anonyme

    In September 2021, Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra performed the Overture to L’Amant anonyme by Joseph Bologne, the Chevalier de Saint-Georges, to open the 2021/22 concert season at Symphony Center. A champion fencer, war hero and contemporary of Mozart, Saint-Georges is consider...

  • Hilary Hahn Performs Dvořák's Violin Concerto [excerpt]

    With its blistering syncopation and folk-like energy, Dvořák’s Violin Concerto provides the opportunity to showcase the vigor and flourish of CSO Artist-in-Residence Hilary Hahn and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, led by Andrés Orozco-Estrada.

  • Yeh Plays Bernstein

    In this episode of Orchestral Excerpt Insights, CSO Principal Percussion Cynthia Yeh demonstrates how a vibraphone can evoke the drama of Leonard Bernstein’s epic score from West Side Story. For Yeh, this excerpt comes alive when the player focuses on creating a scene and using the full capacity ...

  • History of the CSO Brass: Legacy of Excellence

    The Chicago Symphony Orchestra brass section inspires listeners everywhere with unified power and precision. It’s a commitment to musical excellence shared by the entire orchestra, but how did it begin, and who built the energy that connects millions of people with great music still today?

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  • Muti Conducts Beethoven 9

    Experience what Zell Music Director Riccardo Muti calls “the work of a divine architect” in this special encore presentation of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. Recorded live September 18, 2014, at Orchestra Hall during one of the opening programs of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s 2014/15 season, th...