Radio Features

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.

Kirill Karabits acknowledges Sunwook Kim | © Anne Ryan 2019

Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Kirill Karabits and Sunwook Kim

Kirill Karabits conducts Lutoslawski’s folk-inspired Concerto for Orchestra. And Sunwook Kim is the soloist in Mendelssohn’s First Piano Concerto.

Hilary Hahn with Marin Alsop and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra © Todd Rosenberg Photography

Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Hilary Hahn & Marin Alsop

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.

Riccardo Muti conducts the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus © Todd Rosenberg 2017

Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Muti conducts Rossini and Cherubini

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 conducts the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Muti conducts Higdon and Britten

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, conductor
James Gaffigan


Chicago Symphony Orchestra: James Gaffigan Conducts Bernstein, Barber and Rachmaninov

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.

Gil Shaham, violinist - ©Todd Rosenberg Photography 2017
Gil Shaham, violinist


Chicago Symphony Orchestra: John Storgårds Conducts Sibelius and Mendelssohn

John Storgårds makes his CSO debut leading his fellow countryman Jean Sibelius’s First Symphony, along with Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto with Gil Shaham.

Susanna Mälkki (Photo: Simon Fowler)
Susanna Mälkki (Photo: Simon Fowler)


Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Susanna Mälkki and Branford Marsalis

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.

Daniel Gingrinch, associate principal horn, Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Daniel Gingrinch.


Chicago Symphony Orchestra: De Waart Conducts Beethoven

On this broadcast of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Edo de Waart conducts Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2 and two works by Mozart: the Symphony No. 38 and Horn Concerto No. 3.

A 1950 stamp with a javelin thrower (wikipedia commons)

Olympic Overtures: Classical Music at the Games

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.