December 10, 2013

CSO Concertmaster Robert Chen Plays Barber’s Violin Concerto

Tonight at 7:00 on WILL-FM it’s “The Evening Concert”. CSO Concertmaster Robert Chen is the soloist in Barber’s “Violin Concerto” with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Vasily Petrenko guest conducts. Also on the program, Shostakovich’s 10th Symphony and Elgar’s “Cockaigne Overture”.

December 07, 2013

This Week: Dec 9 - 13, 2013: on the Evening Concert

This week on the Evening Concert Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg plays Bruch’s 1st Violin Concerto in Milwaukee; Robert Chen plays Barber’s Violin Concerto in Chicago; Jane Glover leads the San Francisco Symphony in three of the Bach Brandenburg Concertos; and Paul Yancich is the timpanist in Fischer’s Concerto for 8 Obbligato Timpani in Cleveland. Friday… Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper".

December 02, 2013

Two Hanukkah Specials Monday, Dec 2, 2013 on the Evening Concert on WILL-FM

Tonight starting at 7:00 on WILL-FM it’s “The Evening Concert”. Join hosts Mindy Ratner and Bill Morelock for an exploration of Hanukkah traditions on “Candles Burning Brightly”.  At 8:00 host James David Jacobs, Itzhak Perlman, Hankus Netskty examine the common musical ground of Jewish sacred music from diverse cultures on “Eternal Echoes for Hanukkah”.

December 01, 2013

“Advent Voices” and “A Choral Christmas with Stile Antico”

Tonight on WILL-FM it’s a special Evening Concert of holiday music.

7:00 PM:  “Advent Voices”

Lynn Warfel hosts an hour of contemplative music for the season.

 8:00 PM: “A Choral Christmas with Stile Antico”.

Celebrate Christmas with the sound of soaring voices. Stile Antico, the award-winning choir from London, pays a visit to St. Paul's Church on Harvard Square for a concert of radiant sacred music for the Christmas season by the most acclaimed composers of the renaissance. Hear the group's luminous blend of voices sing the intricately woven music of Thomas Tallis and William Byrd. Hosted by Cathy Fuller of WGBH.


William Byrd: Rorate cæli
Thomas Tallis: Videte miraculum
William Byrd: Tollite portas
Thomas Tallis: Agnus Dei, Sanctus and Bendictus (from Missa Puer natus est)
John Sheppard: Verbum caro
Tomás Luis de Victoria: O Magnum mysterium

November 30, 2013

This Week, Dec 2 - Dec 6, 2013, on the Evening Concert on WILL-FM

This week on the Evening Concert we devote Monday and Tuesday to Hanukkah specials: “Candles Burning Brightly”, “Eternal Echoes”, “Hanukkah Lights 2013” and “Hanukkah in Story and Song”; Wednesday, Yuja Wang is the soloist in Rachmaninoff’s 3rd Piano Concerto in San Francisco; Thursday Mitsuko Uchida plays and conducts Mozart Piano Concertos in Cleveland. Friday, it's Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper".

November 28, 2013

“Giving Thanks - 2013” and “Thanksgiving with Cantus”

Tonight at 7:00 on WILL-FM we have two Thanksgiving specials on “The Evening Concert”.  Julia Sweeney and Anne Lamott join John Birge for classical music on and Thanksgiving stories on “Giving Thanks, 2013”. Also on the program, Cantus, the premiere men’s vocal group, and Alison Young chat music and food on “Thanksgiving with Cantus”.

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