This Week (Mar 10 - Mar 14, 2014) on “The Evening Concert” on WILL-FM

March 08, 2014

This week “The Evening Concert” starts Monday with music of Schubert, Dvorak and others from the “Dranoff International 2 Piano Competition; then Tuesday it’s Berlioz’s ‘Symphonie fantastique’ from the C-S-O; Wednesday it’s Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto from Pittsburgh ….. Thursday, violinist Joshua Bell plays with the New York Philharmonic and Friday… Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper".

WEEK OF MARCH 10 –11 – 12 – 13 – 14, 2014

Monday March 10: The Dranoff 2 Piano Competition: 176 Keys to the World (#2 of 4)

The 2013 competition follows the eight top professional semifinalist piano teams from seven countries: Duo Yamamoto (Japan), Duo Yoo & Kim (South Korea), Duo ImPuls (Germany); Duo Ping & Ting (Hong Kong); Lavrova/Primakov Duo (Russia); Duo Bohemes (France/Romania); Adventure Piano Duo (Russia).

(See for bios of the teams….)

Charles MAYER: Mazurka-Caprice, Op. 81

Mikhail GLINKA: Impromptu - Gallop on a Theme of Donizetti

Sebastian BARTMANN: Blue Mojito

RAVEL: Feria from Rapsodie espagnol

SCHUBERT: Allegro in A minor, D. 947 Lebenssturme

MOZART: Sonata for Piano Four-Hands, K. 501

POULENC: Sonata for piano four-hands

DVORAK: From the Bohemian Forest – excerpts

MUSSORGSKY: Night on Bald Mountain

MILHAUD: Le boeuf sur le toit

DVORAK: Slavonic Dances Nos. 2, 3, 5, Op. 46


Tuesday March 11:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra (#14-10)

Stephane Deneve, conductor; *James Ehnes, violin
WEBER: The Ruler of the Spirits Overture
*SHOSTAKOVICH: Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 99
BERLIOZ: Symphonie Fantastique
[CSO Fill: BERLIOZ: Queen Mab Scherzo. CSO/Sir Mark Elder]


Wednesday March 12:  Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (#13-14_23)

Kazem Abdullah, conductor; *Nicola Benedetti, violin

BRAHMS’: Tragic Overture

HINDEMITH: “Mathis der Maler” Symphony

[PSO Fill: HINDEMITH: Symphony No. 6, “Pittsburgh;” Leslie B. Dunner, conductor]

*TCHAIKOVSKY: Violin Concerto

[Encore: BACH: Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004, Sarabande]

[PSO Fill: BERNSTEIN: Chichester Psalms, Parts 1 and 2; Manfred Honeck, conductor; Andrey Nemzer, countertenor; Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh]


Thursday March 13: The New York Philharmonic This Week (#14-23) 

Alan Gilbert: conductor; *Joshua Bell, violin

ELGAR: "Nimrod" Variation IX from Enigma Variations
Christopher ROUSE (b. 1949): Prospero's Rooms (World Premiere, New York Philharmonic Commission)
*BERNSTEIN: Serenade (after Plato's Symposium)
IVES: Symphony No. 4
[NYP fill: MOZART: Symphony No. 36, Linz (NYP/Sir Colin Davis)]


Friday March 14: Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper (per Patterns)

Illinois Symphony Chamber Orchestra (12/13-14/13)

William Burden, Tenor; Stephen Hanrahan, horn


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