Tonight on WILL-FM 90.9 Prairie Performances is pre-empted so we can bring you a special Evening Concert of two holiday programs. Starting at 7:00 it’s “An Afro Blue Christmas” with Howard University’s première a capella group “Afro Blue” singing holiday songs. At 8:00 it’s a “Jazz Piano Christmas” featuring pianist Cyrus Chestnut.
The Evening Concert
Tonight at 7:00 on the Evening Concert on WILL-FM 90.9 it’s “The New York Philharmonic This Week”. Music Director Alan Gilbert leads the Philharmonic, a quartet of vocal soloists, and the Manhattan School of Music Symphonic Chorus in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. Also on the program, Mark-Anthony Turnage’s “Frieze”.
Tonight at 7:00 on the Evening Concert on WILL-FM 90.9 it’s the Cleveland Orchestra. Music Director Franz Welser-Most conducts a program that opens with Wagner’s “Tannhauser” Overture and Bruckner’s 8th Symphony.
Tonight at 7:00 on the Evening Concert on WILL-FM 90.9 Paul Jacobs is the soloist in Saint-Saens’ “Organ” Symphony with Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Charles Dutoit guest conducts. Also on the program Mathieu Dufour is the soloist in Guillame Connesson’s “pour sortir au jour” for flute and orchestra.
Hanukkah starts at sundown Tuesday December 16, 2014. In anticipation of the holiday we present two Hanukkah specials: Hanukkah Lights 2014 and Candles Burning Brightly.
This week on “The Evening Concert” on WILL-FM 90.9, we start with two Hannukah specials, then it’s Saint-Saens’ “Organ” Symphony from the CSO; Bruckner’s 8th Symphony from the Cleveland Orchestra; Beethoven’s 9th Symphony from The New York Philharmonic”, An Afro-Blue Christmas and Jazz Piano Christmas on Friday and Sunday chamber music from “Lincoln Center” and “Spoleto”.
Tonight at 7:00 on the Evening Concert on WILL FM-90.9, you’ll hear Mozart’s Sonata for Piano Four Hands, K. 521 on “The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center”. At 8:00 it’s a Vivaldi chamber concerto and more on the “Spoleto Chamber Music Festival”.
Tonight at 7:00 on the Evening Concert on WILL-FM 90.9 it’s “The New York Philharmonic This Week”. Alan Gilbert conducts a program titled “A Dancer’s Dream”. You’ll hear ballet music by Stravinsky: “The Fairy’s Kiss” and “Petrushka”. Also on the program, selections from Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker” Suite.
Tonight at 7:00 on the Evening Concert on WILL-FM 90.9 it’s the Cleveland Orchestra. Yuja Wang is the soloist in Prokofiev’s 3rd Piano Concerto. Jahja Ling guest conducts. Alson on the program Rachmaninoff’s “Symphonic Dances” and Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Capriccio espagnole”.
Tonight at 7:00 on the Evening Concert on WILL-FM 90.9 it’s the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Marc-Andre Hamelin is the soloist in Haydn’s “Piano Concerto in D Major”. Bernard Labadie guest conducts. Also on the program Beethoven’s 1st Symphony and symphonies by Mozart contemporaries Joseph Martin Kraus and Henri-Joseph Rigel.