Evening Concert

Beethoven’s “Diabelli” Variations, Mozart’s 19th & 25th Piano Concertos, Brahms’ Violin Concerto


This week [Monday, November 24 - Sunday, November 30, 2014] on the Evening Concert on WILL-FM 90.9, Andras Schiff plays Beethoven’s “Diabelli Variations” in Weimar; Tuesday Mitsuko Uchida plays Mozart’s 19th Piano Concerto with the CSO; Wednesday Jeffrey Kahane plays Mozart’s 25th Piano Concerto with the Cleveland Orchestra, Thursday it’s “The New York Philharmonic This Week” and Sunday, chamber music from “Lincoln Center” and “Spoleto”.

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


WEEK OF NOVEMBER 24 – 25 – 26 – 27 - 28 & 30, 2014


Monday November 24: Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts (DWF) (#13-15) Art Festival in Weimar

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Trio in E-Flat Major for Piano, Clarinet and Viola, K. 498, Minuet

Mario Formenti, piano; Jörg Widmann, clarinet; Tabea Zimmermann, viola.

Paul Hindemith: Sonata for Solo Viola, Op. 25, No. 1: final two mvmts. Tabea Zimmermann, viola.

Schönberg / Mozart and others: Torso: Fragments of Unfinished Works, compiled by Marino Formenti

Hosokawa: Distant Voices for String Quartet. Quatour Diotima

Béla Bartok: Contrasts for Violin, Clarinet and Piano: Verbunkos. Caroline Widmann, violin; Jörg Widmann, clarinet; Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano;

Beethoven: Diabelli Variations, Op. 120. Andras Schiff, piano


Tuesday November 25: Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO #14-47)

Mitsuko Uchida plays Mozart and Schubert

Mozart: Adagio in B Minor, K. 540 (Mitsuko Uchida, solo piano [no orchestra])

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 19 (Uchida, piano and conductor)

Schubert: Piano Quintet in A major, D. 667 (Trout) (Robert Chen, violin; Charles Pikler, viola; John Sharp, cello; Alexander Hanna; Bass; Mitsuko Uchida, piano)

Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik

[CSO fill: John Williams: Excerpt from Lincoln soundtrack (John Williams, conductor)]


Wednesday November 26: Cleveland Orchestra COR (#14-18) Blossom Festival Concert
Hans Graf, conductor ; *Jeffrey Kahane, piano
RAVEL: “La Valse”
*MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 25
STRAUSS, J. JR.: Waltzes and Polkas; Blue Danube Waltz

STRAUSS, J. SR.: Radetzky March

[COR fill: SCHOENBERG: Ten Early Waltzes. Franz Welser-Most, conductor]


Thursday November 27: The New York Philharmonic This Week (NYP) (#15-08)

Alan Gilbert, conductor; *Lisa Batiashvili, violin

Christopher ROUSE: Thunderstuck (World Premiere–New York Philharmonic Commission)

HAYDN: Symphony No. 103, Drumroll            *BRAHMS: Violin Concerto

[NYP fill: MOZART: Symphony No. 36, “Linz” (from iTunes Pass)]


Friday November 28:  Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper (program subject to change)

Sinfonia da Camera (10/17/14) Ian Hobson, conductor; A Richard Strauss Celebration

*Bernhard Scully, horn; **John Dee, oboe

R. Strauss: Metamorphosen

*R. Strauss: Horn Concerto No. 1 in E-flat, Op. 11

**R. Strauss: Oboe Concerto in D

R. Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks, Op. 28


Sunday November 30: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS): (#14-09)                       

Bach: Ricercar in Six Voices from Musical Offering, BWV 1079. Jupiter String Quartet; Mark Holloway, viola; Andreas Brantelid, cello

Bach (arr. Dmitry Sitkovetsky): Fifteen Sinfonias for Violin, Viola, and Cello, BWV 787-801

Dmitry Sitkovetsky, violin; Yura Lee, viola; Dane Johansen, cello

Bach: Concerto in C minor for Oboe, Violin, Strings, and Continuo, BWV 1060R. Stephen Taylor, oboe; Erin Keefe, violin solo; Ani Kavafian, violin; Sean Lee, violin; Mark Holloway, viola; Colin Carr, cello; Anthony Manzo, double bass; Kenneth Weiss, harpsichord

and      Spoleto Chamber Music Festival (#14-09)
Schubert:  String Quintet in C Major, D. 956. Brentano String Quartet; Alisa Weilerstein, cello;

Schubert:  Die Forelle (The Trout), D. 550. Tyler Duncan, baritone; Inon Barnatan, piano