Chicago Symphony Orchestra

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The Chicago Symphony presents the full range of orchestral works under the seasoned baton of music director Riccardo Muti. The top tier soloists and guest conductors complete the series with artists like Yo-Yo Ma, Matthias Goerne, and Daniil Trifonov; as well as Esa-Pekka Salonen, Mitsuko Uchida, and Bernard Haitink. Hosted by Lisa Simeone, the two-hour Chicago Symphony Orchestra broadcasts include dynamic and innovative commentary, which takes the listener behind the scenes and into the music.

Host - Lisa Simeone

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Lisa Simeone has more than 25 years of experience in radio and television, including stints with All Things Considered, Performance Today, Weekend Edition and The Metropolitan Opera. Lisa began her career at WBJC in Baltimore and WETA in Washington, D.C. During her ten years at Baltimore's WJHU, she developed a loyal following for her unusual mix of programming. As a freelancer, Lisa has done voice-overs, narrations and hosting for the Discovery Channel, PBS and commercial enterprises, as well as book reviews and op-eds for The Baltimore Sun. When she's not doing radio, Lisa is the Beauty Editor for Style Magazine.


Saturday 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.