Live recordings of CSO and Pops concerts air on 90.9 WGUC Sunday nights and will be available for streaming here on Replay for 30 days following the broadcast. Check back often to relive your favorite concerts as they are added.
Pictures at an Exhibition
Streaming Available June 5 - July 5
Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition is an epic musical stroll through an eclectic gallery of paintings, from a drawing of unhatched dancing chickens to an image of towering city gates. Originally for piano, Ravel’s version for orchestra adds a bursting palette of instrumental color. Saxophonist Steven Banks, who “has the potential to be one of the transformational musicians of the 21st century,” plays a new concerto by GRAMMY-winning pianist and composer Billy Childs.
Shostakovich Symphony No. 5
Streaming available May 29 - June 28
If there is any symphony that operates like a “double agent,” it is Shostakovich's Fifth. Having found himself targeted by Stalin, Shostakovich composed himself out of a dangerous situation−with immensely gripping results. Stephen Hough returns for Rachmaninoff and Christian Reif begins the program with another work by Rachmaninoff — his brief yet beautiful, Vocalise.
Streaming available May 22 - June 21
Romantic themes that stand the test of time? Check. Epic moments so powerful they give you goosebumps? Oh, absolutely. Join us for a spectacular orchestral mixtape featuring some of Tchaikovsky’s greatest hits, including The Sleeping Beauty, selections from Swan Lake, and of course, the 1812 Overture.
Tchaikovsky & Prokofiev
Streaming available May 15 - June 14
Julia Perry’s Homunculus C.F. starts off whisper-quiet, tinkering in a laboratory of percussion. The program’s crescendo builds with Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto and acclaimed American soloist Randall Goosby—an artist with “exquisite tone and sheer virtuosity” (The New York Times). The concert reaches its zenith in Prokofiev’s Third Symphony as the muscle of the Orchestra is unleashed to its brassy and boisterous max.
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