Hailed as the number-one US Orchestra by the venerable British publication Gramophone, Chicago concertgoers know the thunderclap precision and exquisite artistry of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The orchestra's radio program, The CSO Radio Broadcast Series, brings unparalleled live performances to more than 480,000 listeners every week. Hosted by Lisa Simeone, the two-hour broadcasts include dynamic and innovative commentary, which takes the listener behind the scenes and into the music. The series features live concert performances recorded at Symphony Center, alongside selections from the orchestra’s expansive catalog of commercial recordings. Every program is designed to illustrate fascinating stories found inside the music, as well as present insights from the performers themselves.