Evening Concert

Blair Quartet plays Haydn, CSO plays Wagner, NYP plays Mahler and more on the “Evening Concert”


This week on the “Evening Concert” on WILL-FM 90.9 you’ll hear the Blair Quartet on “Music Mountain”, Salonen conduct the CSO in “Tristan und Isolde”, MTT conduct the San Francisco Symphony in music of Mozart, and Mahler’s 2nd Symphony on “The New York Philharmonic This Week” then Sunday, chamber music from Lincoln Center and the Spoleto Chamber Music Festival series. 

WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 7 – 8 – 9 – 10 –11 & 13, 2015


Monday September 7:  Music Mountain (MM #15-10)

Blair String Quartet with Melvin Chen, Piano

-Haydn: String Quartet in G Major, Opus 77# 1 [26:21]  

-Mendelssohn: String Quartet in D Major, Opus 44 #1 [30:23]

-Bloch: Piano Quintet # 1 [36:15]

{-HISTORIC ENCORE, Schubert: Trout Quintet performed by the Blair String Quartet, Peter Chu, piano, and Alvin Brehm, bass (partial) [23:00]}


Tuesday September 8: Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO #15-36)

Salonen conducts Tristan

Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor

Wagner: Tristan and Isolde Introduction to Act I

Wagner: Tristan and Isolde Act II

[CSO fill: Gabrieli: Sacred Symphony and Canzona (from CSO Resound)]



Wednesday September 9: San Francisco Symphony (SFS #15-24)

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor

Copland: Danzón cubano

Britten: Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings, Opus 31 (Toby Spence, tenor; Robert Ward, horn)

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 15 in A major, Opus 141

Mozart: Divertimento in D major, K. 251


Thursday September 10: The New York Philharmonic This Week (NYP #15-50)

Alan Gilbert, conductor

MAHLER: Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection” (Dorothea Röschmann, soprano; Michelle DeYoung, mezzo-soprano; New York Choral Artists, Joseph Flummerfelt, director)

[NYP fill: John ADAMS: The Wound-Dresser (Thomas Hampson, baritone/Alan Gilbert/NYP from iTunes Pass)]


Friday September 11: Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper (Subject to availability)

Concerts from the University of Illinois, to be announced.


Sunday September 13: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS #14-50)

Berg & Brahms for Strings

Berg: Quartet for Strings, Op. 3; Amphion String Quartet

Brahms: Quintet in G major for Two Violins, Two Violas, and Cello, Op. 111; Philip Setzer, vln; Shmuel Ashkenasi, vln; Richard O'Neill, viola; Arnaud Sussmann, viola; Paul Watkins, cello


Spoleto Chamber Music Festival (#15-11)

Fran Xaver Süssmayr (1766- 1803): Quintetto in D Major; Tara Helen O'Connor, flute; James Austin Smith, oboe; Livia Sohn, violin; Gabriela Diaz, viola; and Andres Diaz, cello

Osvaldo Golijov (b. 196, Argentina): String Quartet (2011); St. Lawrence String Quartet

Carl Maria von Weber: Grand Duo Concertante in E-flat Major, Op. 48

Todd Palmer, clarinet and Pavel Kolesnikov, piano