Evening Concert

Beethovenfest Bonn; Juano Mena conducts the CSO; Debate Simulcast; Dvorak Cello Concerto. . .


This week on the Evening Concert on WILL-FM, it’s the next “Beethovenfest in Bonn” program, then Beethoven’s “Pastoral” Symphony from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Wednesday it’s a “Debate Simulcast” from IL Public Media and “Fiesta!”; Thursday it’s “The New York Philharmonic This Week” and Sunday, Chamber Music from Lincoln Center and from Spoleto.

WILL-FM      The Evening Concert & Prairie Performances 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. (M – F & SUN)


WEEK OF OCTOBER 27 – 28 – 29 – 30 – 31 & NOVEMBER 2, 2014


Monday October 27: Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts (DWF) (#13-23)


Patricia Kopachinskaja, violin (1-7)
Enescu: "Minstrel" from Impressions of Childhood, Op. 28, No. 1
Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61 (w/ Bamberg Symphony O., Jonathan Nott)
Bartok: Rumanian Folk Dances, Sz. 56 (excerpt) (w/ Polina Leshenko, piano)
Mozart: Divertimento in D Major, K. 136 (w/ Pekka Kuusisto, violin; Lilli Maijala, viola; Pieter Wispelweys, cello)
Enescu: Sonata No. 3 in A Minor for violin, and piano, Op. 25 (w/ Polina Leshenko, piano)
Dinicu: Hora Staccato (w/ Emilia Kopatchinskaja, violin; Viktor Kopatchinsky, dulcimer)
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 11 in F Minor, Op. 95: 3rd mvt (w/ Pekka Kuusisto, violin; Lilli Maijala, viola; Pieter Wispelweys, cello)


Tuesday October 28:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) (#14-43)

Juanjo Mena conducts the Pastoral

Smetana: The Moldau, No. 2 from Ma vlast

Takemitsu: riverrun

Villa-Lobos: Amazonas

Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 (Pastoral)

[CSO fill: Schmitt: La tragédie de Salomé (Alain Altinoglu, conductor)]


Wednesday October 29: Tonight’s Cleveland Orchestra is PRE-EMPTED; in its place:

***7:00 p.m. Illinois Senatorial Candidate Forum: Dick Durbin (D) and Jim Oberweis (R) from WTTW-TV (Chicago)

**8:00 p.m. Fiesta! (#14-06): Dear Maestro. . . .

Carlos Chavez: Sonata Mozartiana (1961): Allegro, Andantino, Theme & Variations (Mauricio Nader, piano)
Abel Carlevaro: Cinco Estudios en Homenaje a Villa-Lobos (Abel Carlevaro, guitar)
Leo Brouwer: Quartet No. 1: To the Memory of Bela Bartok (Havana String Quartet)


Thursday October 30: The New York Philharmonic This Week (NYP) (15-04)

Zubin Mehta, conductor;

BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 8

[NYP fill: MOZART: Symphony No. 38, “ Prague”; Neeme Jarvi, conductor (from NYP 10-08)]


Friday October 31:  Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper

This month Prairie Performances salutes and bids a fond farewell to the Prairie Ensemble and Kevin Kelly, founding conductor and driving force behind the group.


Sunday November 2: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS): (#14-05)                       

Jongen: Deux pièces en trio for Flute, Cello, and Harp, Op. 80. (Sooyun Kim, flute; Nicholas Canellakis, cello; Bridget Kibbey, harp)

Ravel: Sonata for Violin and Cello. (Alexander Sitkovetsky, violin; Colin Carr, cello)

Roussel: Serenade for Flute, Violin, Viola, Cello, and Harp, Op. 30. (Sooyun Kim, flute; Kristin Lee, violin; Paul Neubauer, viola; Nicholas Canellakis, cello; Bridget Kibbey, harp)

Spoleto Chamber Music Festival (#14-05)
Jean-Marie Le Clair: Sonata for Two Violins in A Major, Op. 3, No. 2. (Daniel Phillips and Livia Sohn, violin)

Couperin:  Concerts Royaux in D Major, No. 2. (Tara Helen O'Connor, flute; Daniel Phillips, violin; Hsin-Yun Huang, viola; James Austin Smith, oboe; Peter Kolkay, bassoon )
Haydn:   Quartet in F Minor, Op. 20, No. 5. (St. Lawrence String Quartet)

Villa-Lobos:   Bachianas Brasileiras No. 6 for Flute and Bassoon. (Tara Helen O'Connor, flute; Peter Kolkay, bassoon)