As the producer of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s national weekly radio series, I have scripted and produced a range of broadcasts. Below are several highlights.
Riccardo Muti leads Mozart’s Overture to The Marriage of Figaro and Piano Concerto No. 20 (with Mitsuko Uchida, pictured), plus Stravinsky’s Firebird suite.
Kirill Karabits conducts Lutoslawski’s folk-inspired Concerto for Orchestra. And Sunwook Kim is the soloist in Mendelssohn’s First Piano Concerto.
On this broadcast, violinist Hilary Hahn joins conductor Marin Alsop to perform Sibelius’s spirited and rhapsodic Violin Concerto. Plus, Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2.
On this Chicago Symphony Orchestra broadcast, Riccardo Muti leads the CSO and Chorus in the Rossini Stabat mater, one of the composer’s most stirring and evocative scores.
Riccardo Muti leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in the premiere of the Jennifer Higdon Low Brass Concerto, along with music by Britten and Chausson.
James Gaffigan leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in the Symphonic Suite from On the Waterfront, Leonard Bernstein’s only film score. Plus, mid-century scores by Barber and Rachmaninov.
John Storgårds makes his CSO debut leading his fellow countryman Jean Sibelius’s First Symphony, along with Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto with Gil Shaham.
On this Chicago Symphony Orchestra broadcast, Susanna Mälkki and Branford Marsalis team up for a program with jazz and Spanish inspiration. The program also features the world premiere of the CSO commissioned work, Proceed, Moon, composed by Melinda Wagner.
Classical music has played a role in the Olympics for more than a century. The games have inspired works by composers as diverse as Richard Strauss, Dmitri Shostakovich, Philip Glass and Josef Suk. This hour-long special explores this up-and-down history.