This Week’s Evening Concerts: April 22 - 26, 2013

April 20, 2013

This week on the Evening Concert Mariss Jansons guest conducts Mozart and Schubert symphonies in Pittsburgh; Charles Dutoit leads

the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Stravinsky’s centennial “Rite of Spring”; it’s “Smiles and Tears” and “Chamber Music of Spain and Latin America” on back-to-back episodes of “Fiesta!”; then Grieg’s “Piano Concerto” from Los Angeles; Friday night it’s “Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper”.

Monday April 22: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Mariss Jansons, conductor
SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 2 in B-flat, D125
MOZART: Symphony No. 36 in C, K.425, “Linz”
JOH. STRAUSS, JR.: On the Beautiful Blue Danube (Waltz), op.325
[PSO fill: RAVEL: Rhapsodie Espagnole (PSO/Jansons); and MAHLER: Fourth Symphony: Finale. (PSO/Previn; Elly Ameling, soprano)]

Tuesday April 23:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
(Syndicator has changed the order of many originally-scheduled NYP programs)
Charles Dutoit, cond.; *Daniil Trifonov, piano
STRAVINSKY: Symphony in C
MUSSORGSKY: Night on Bald Mountain
*TCHAIKOVSKY: Piano Concerto No. 1
STRAVINSKY: The Rite of Spring (ROS) (May 29, 2013 = 100th anniversary of 1st perf. of ROS)

Wednesday April 24:
Fiesta! with Elbio Barilari (FST #12-25): Smiles and Tears

MOZART/D’RIVERA: Clarinet Cto (Adagio, sobre un tema de Mozart) (P. D’Rivera, alto saxophone)
Ruben RADA: Botija de mi Pais (Ruben Rada, voice)
Federico Garcia VIGIL: Variaciones sobre un Tema de Rada (Orquesta Filarmonica de
Montevideo, Garcia Vigil, conductor)
Alfredo RUGELES: Tanguitis (Martha Marchena, piano)
Alfredo RUGELES/DE ELIAS: Tanguitis (Sinfonia de la Juventud Vebezolana Simon Bolivar,
Alfredo Rugeles, conductor)
and Fiesta! with Elbio Barilari (FST #12-28): Chamber Music of Spain and Latin America
Joaquin TURINA: Circulo Op. 19, Fantasia (Trio Micheletti)
Heitor VILLA-LOBOS: Ciranda das Sete Notas, Fantasia for Bassoon and Orchestra
(A. Grossman, bassoon; V. Reynonds and I Eisenberg, violins; A. Iglitzin, viola; C. Brennand, cello; J. Harnett, bass)
Claudio SANTORO: Sonata No. 4, Fantasia (Evan Mitchell, piano)
Mario LAVISTA: Cinco Danzas breves (Glavan Quintet)
Oscar FERNANDEZ: Batuque (Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra, Keri-Lynn Wilson,

Thursday April 25: Los Angeles Philharmonic (Program #13-04)
Vasily Petrenko, cond.; *Simon Trpceski, piano
NIELSEN:  Maskarade Overture
*GRIEG:  Piano Concerto
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 10

Friday April 26: Prairie Performances: Illinois Chamber Orchestra Pure Passion (1/25-26/2013)

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