Evening Concert

Beethovenfest in Bonn; Schubert’s Mass in A-flat; Franck’s Symphony in D Minor Featured


This week on the Evening Concert on WILL-FM, it’s the fifth of the “Beethovenfest in Bonn” programs, then choral music by Schubert and Mozart from the CSO; Wednesday it’s Franck’s Symphony in D Minor from the Cleveland Orchestra; 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 6 – 7 – 8 – 9 – 10 & 12, 2014


Monday October 6: Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts (DWF) (#13-18)


            Sinfonia Varsovia; Krzysztof Penderecki, conductor; *Rudolf Buchbinder, piano

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): Prometheus Overture, Op. 43

*Krzysztof Penderecki (1933-): Resurrection, Concerto for Piano and Orchestra

Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904): Symphony No. 7 in D Minor, Op. 70

Shostakovich (1906-1975): Allegro molto from Chamber Symphony in C Minor, Op. 110a

Recorded by Deutsche Welle (DW) in the Beethoven Hall, Bonn, on September 18, 2013


Tuesday October 7:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) (#14-40)

Riccardo Muti conducts Schubert and Morricone

Schubert: Overture in the Italian Style

Morricone: Voices from the Silence (Ora Jones, narrator; Rosa Feola, soprano)

Schubert: Mass in A-flat Major (Rosa Feola, soprano; Michaela Selinger, mezzo-soprano; Antonio Poli, tenor; Riccardo Zanellato, bass)

Mozart: Ave verum corpus

Vivaldi: Magnificat (Alisa Kolosova, mezzo-soprano)


Wednesday October 8: Cleveland Orchestra (COR) (#14-02)

Marek Janowski, conductor; *Matthew Polenzani, tenor; ^Richard King, horn
FAURÉ “Pelléas and Mélisande” Suite
*^BRITTEN Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings
FRANCK Symphony in D minor

[COR Encore: SZYMANOWSKI; Symphony No. 4 for Piano and Orchestra. (Emanuel Ax, piano; Franz Welser-Most, conductor)]


Thursday October 9:

The New York Philharmonic This Week is PRE-EMPTED by simulcast coverage of the Illinois Gubernatorial Debate. In it’s place:

***7:00 p.m. Fiesta! (#14-01): The Forgotten Music of Villa-Lobos

Villa-Lobos: Symphony No. 8 (Stuttgart Radio Sym. Orchestra; Carl St. Clair, conductor)
Villa-Lobos: Praesepe (Elizabeth McCormack,  m-s; Corydon Singers; Matthew Best, conductor)
Villa-Lobos: Bendita Sabedoria (Corydon Singers,  Matthew Best, conductor)
Villa-Lobos: Magnificat Alleluia (E. McCormack, m-s; Corydon Singers; M. Best, conductor)

***8:00 p.m.¨ Illinois Gubernatorial Debate (Pat Quinn and Bruce Rauner)


Friday October 10:  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 October 12: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS): (#14-02)            

Debussy: Quartet in G minor, Op. 10. Parisii Quartet

Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor, Op. 66. (Jeremy Denk, piano; Ani Kavafian, violin; Gary Hoffman, cello)

and      Spoleto Chamber Music Festival (#14-02)

Christopher Costanza, cello; Pedja Muzijevic, piano
Debussy:    Sonata for Cello and Piano

St. Lawrence String Quartet
Beethoven:    String Quartet in F Major, Op. 59, No. 1