Tonight we feature piano trios by Turina and Ravel on The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. At 8, it’s the 2012 Gilmore International Keyboard Festival with Chopin’s 1st Ballade; excerpts from “Liaisons: Re-Imagining Sondheim”; Fred Hersch’s: Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky.
The Evening Concert
Tonight, it’s the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under the direction of guest conductor Charles Dutoit. Gil Shaham is the soloist in Sir William Walton’s Violin Concerto. Also on the program: Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, and Beethoven’s 7th Symphony.
The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra led by music director Edo de Waart performs music of Rachmaninoff and Milhaud. Joyce Yang is the piano soloist in Rachmaninoff’s 2nd Piano Concerto. Also on the program: Milhaud’s La Creation du monde (The Creation of the World).
Edo de Waart, conductor; *Joyce Yang, piano
RACHMANINOFF: Symphony No. 1 in D Minor, Op.13
*RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op.18
[Encore by J.Yang: CHOPIN arr. LISZT: “My Joys”]
MILHAUD: “La Creation de Monde” (The Creation of the World)
[Music bed outro: Buddy KAYE and Ted MOSSMAN: Full Moon and Empty Arms, as sung by Frank Sinatra; (the “tune” uses the theme from Rachmaninoff’s 2nd Pno Cto.]
This week on the Evening Concert you’ll hear Rachmaninoff’s 2nd Piano Concerto from the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra; Beethoven’s 7th Symphony from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Then, it’s piano trios by Turina and Ravel from ‘The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’ and Mozart’s 22nd Piano Concerto from Pittsburgh. Friday night it’s “Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper”.
Tonight on the Evening Concert it's the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Mariss Jansons guest conducts. Mozart: “Jupiter” Symphony (Symphony No. 41 in C). Richard Strauss: Dance of the Seven Veils from "Salome." Schubert: "Unfinished" Symphony in B minor.
Tonight starting at 7:00 on The Evening Concert it’s ‘The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’ with Schumann’s 2nd String Quartet and a sextet by Mendelssohn. At 8:00 it’s the 2012 Gilmore International Keyboard Festival. Kirill Gerstein plays Schumann’s “Carnival” plus there’s music of Bartok and Chopin as well.
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
SCHUMANN: String Quartet No. 2 in F Major, op.41 (Escher String Quartet; Adam Barnett-Hart, violin; Joel Link, violin; Pierre Lapointe, viola; Dane Johansen, cello)
MENDELSSOHN: Sextet for Piano, Violin, Two Violas, Cello and bass in D Major, op.110. (Leon Fleisher, piano; Ani Kavafian, violin; Yura Lee, violin; Nicolas Altstaedt, cello)
2012 Gilmore International Keyboard Festival
SCHUMANN: Carnival (Kirill Gerstein, piano)
BARTOK: Sonata, Sz. 80 (George Li, piano)
CHOPIN: Preludes, opus 28, Nos. 19, 20, & 15 (Alon Goldstein, piano)
Monday Feb. 18: Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra: Schubert’s “Great” C Major Symphony and Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring"...
Tuesday, Feb. 19: Chicago Symphony Orchestra: the Capucon brothers are the featured soloists in Brahms’ “Double” Concerto...
Wednesday, Feb. 20: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center: works by Schumann and Mendelssohn and then Schumann’s “Carnival” from the 2012 Gilmore International Keyboard Festival...
Thursday, Feb. 21: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra: Mozart’s “Jupiter” Symphony and Schubert's "Unfinished" Symphony
Friday, Feb. 22: "Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper”: In observance of Black History month, a reprise of some of the programs from Roger Cooper’s award-winning series, “Classically Black”. Classically Black 2001: Leontyne Price: Voice of the Millennium
Tonight at 7:00 on The Evening Concert it’s the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The Capucon brothers, Renaud on violin and Gautier on cello, are the featured soloists in Brahms’ “Double” Concerto. Also on the program: Brahms’ 1st Symphony and Haydn’s Symphony No. 101, “The Clock”.
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Osmo Vanska (pronounced VENN-ska), cond.; *Renaud Capucon, violin; Gautier Capucon, cello
HAYDN: Symphony No. 101 in D, “The Clock” (Bernard Haitink, conductor)
*BRAHMS: “Double” Concerto: Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra, A minor, op.102
BRAHMS: Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, op.68
Tonight at 7:00 on The Evening Concert it's the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra led by Music Director Edo de Waart. On the program: Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring” which had its premiere 100 years ago this coming May 29th. There were actual fistfights in the audience that night. Hear what all the fuss was, and still is, about. Also on the program, Schubert’s “Great C major Symphony”.
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
Edo de Waart, conductor
SCHUBERT: Symphony in C Major, D.944, “The Great”
TCHAIKOVSKY: The Tempest Fantasy-Overture (conducted by guest conductor Djansug Khakidze)
STRAVINSKY: The Rite of Spring (May 29, 2013 = 100th anniversary of the first performance)
Last Sunday night was the Grammys. Next Sunday night is the Oscars. THIS Sunday night from 7 to 9, it's “Soundtracks 2012.”
You'll hear Grammy and Oscar nominees from the past year's movies with music composed by John Williams, Thomas Newman, Mychael Danna and others from films like “Lincoln,” “Skyfall,” “Life of Pi,” “The Artist” and others.
The "Lincoln" soundtrack is classic John Williams,and that is meant as high praise; he always delivers the perfect sonic soundscape for the images he is given. And since John WIlliams is a master composer, he can channel Aaron CopIand any time he wants to, and he does. On first listen I found myself saying at times (in a good way), "That sounds like Copland could have written that." The score by Mychael Danna for "Life of Pi" offers a more "world-music" take on filmscore, while Thomas Newman makes many a sly nod to the original Bond themes in his score to "Skyfall." I hope you can tune in for a tremendously fun show! - Vincent Trauth