September 02, 2013

Till Fellner plays Beethoven’s 1st Piano Concerto with the CSO

Tonight at 7:00 on The Evening Concert Till Fellner is the soloist in Beethoven’s 1st Piano Concerto with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Manfred Honeck conducts. Also on the program, Dvorak’s "8th Symphony" and Haydn’s “Sinfonia Concertante in B-flat” featuring 4 “principal” players from the CSO. Even more from the program: Johann Strauss Jr.'s "Overture to 'Die Fledermaus'" and Beethoven's Overture to "Fidelio".


September 01, 2013

A Classical Labor by Vincent Trauth from Illinois Public Media

Tonight at 7:00 on the Evening Concert it’s “A Classical Labor Day” from Illinois Public Media.  Join me, Vincent Trauth, for two hours of classical music from the Friends of WILL Music Library, including American patriotic selections like Copland’s “Fanfare for the Common Man” and pieces directly related to “work” of some kind, like Verdi’s “Anvil Chorus” and Mendelssohn’s “Venetian Gondola Songs”.


August 31, 2013

This Week on the Evening Concert: Sep 2 - 6, 2013

This week on the Evening Concert we start with “A Classical Labor Day” from Illinois Public Media, then Till Fellner is the soloist in Beethoven’s 1st Piano Concerto with the CSO; Wednesday it’s Brahms’ 1st Symphony from our new series of San Francisco Symphony broadcasts, followed by Berlioz’ “Symphonie Fantastique”  from our new series of Cleveland Orchestra broadcasts. Friday it’s "Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper".


August 29, 2013

The 100-Year Shockwave: The “Rite of Spring” (Encore Broadcast)

Tonight at 7:00 on the Evening Concert it’s an encore broadcast of “The 100-year Shockwave – Stravinsky’s ‘Rite of Spring’”. This past May 29th was the 100th anniversary of the first performance of this groundbreaking work. You’ll hear first-hand recollections from composer Stravinsky and conductor Pierre Monteux. Find out what all the fuss was , and is, about on “The 100-year Shockwave – Stravinsky’s ‘Rite of Spring’”.


August 28, 2013

Tokyo String Quartet & Lynn Harrell play Schubert’s Quintet in C

Tonight at 7:00 on The Evening Concert cellist Lynn Harrell joins the Tokyo String Quartet in Schubert's famous "Quintet in C for Strings" from Santa Fe.  At 8:00 the Jerusalem String Quartet plays Debussy's String Quartet in G minor at Wolftrap.


August 26, 2013

Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto on the Evening Concert

Tonight at 7:00 on the Evening Concert it’s the “A.R.D. Music Competition” where rising young stars play with established groups.  Competition winners are the soloists in famous concertos like Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto and Nielsen’s Clarinet Concerto. Also on the program, the youthful Armida String Quartet play one of the Haydn String Quartets.


August 25, 2013

This Week on the Evening Concert: Aug 25 - 29, 2013

This week on the Evening Concert it’s music of Mozart, Haydn, and Mendelssohn on the “A.R.D. Music Competition”, then Carter Brey is the soloist in Dvorak’s “Cello Concerto” in New York; Wednesday it’s Schubert’s famous “Quintet in C” from Santa Fe, then Thursday it’s our repeat broadcast of “The 100-year Shockwave- Stravinsky’s ‘Rite of Spring’”. Friday it’s "Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper".


August 22, 2013

Pianist Leif Ove Andnes plays Chopin and Liszt in Edinburgh

Tonight at 7:00 on the Evening Concert it’s the last of our four-part series “Edinburgh Festivals: Year of Creative Scotland”.  Pianist Leif Ove Adnsnes is featured in works by Chopin and Liszt.  Les Vent Francais plays Mihaud’s Quintet “The Fireplace of King Rene” and bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni sings Schubert’s “An Die Musik”.


August 21, 2013

String Quartets by Ravel and Beethoven on the Evening Concert

Tonight at 7:00 on The Evening Concert the Tokyo String Quartet plays Ravel’s “String Quartet in F Major” and Inon Barnatan plays Bach’s 5th Keyboard Concerto in Santa Fe.  At 8:00 it’s “Center Stage from Wolf Trap” with the Jerusalem String Quartet playing Beethoven’s 2nd String Quartet.


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