Evening Concert

Brahms, Dvorak, Stravinsky, Mozart, and others on this week’s “Evening Concert”


This week on the “Evening Concert” on WILL-FM 90.9 you’ll hear Brahms’ “Piano Quintet” on “Music Mountain”, Riccardo Muti conducting the CSO in Beethoven’s 2nd Symphony,  MTT conducting the San Francisco Symphony, “Music Director Emeritus, Kurt Masur” 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 21 – 22 – 23 – 24 –25 & 27, 2015


Monday September 21:  Music Mountain (MM #15-13)

Orion String Quartet with Peter Serkin, Piano

-Haydn: String Quartet in D Major, Opus 76 # 5 [22:25]

-Brahms: Quintet for Piano & Strings in F Minor, Opus 34 [45:47]

{-1st HISTORIC ENCORE,  Dvorak: Piano Quartet in A major, opus 81 performed by the Penderecki Quartet with Pamila Mia Paul, piano   [40:27]

  -2nd HISTORIC ENCORE: Brahms, String Quartet #1 in C minor, opus 51, #1 as played by the St. Petersburg String Quartet (partial) [7:21]}


Tuesday September 22: Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO #15-38)

Yo-Yo Ma plays Dvorak

Riccardo Muti, conductor

Moncayo: Huapango

Beethoven: Symphony No. 2

Dvorak: Cello Concerto (Yo-Yo Ma, cello)

[CSO fill - Bloch: Schelomo (Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor; from CSO Resound) ]


Wednesday September 23: San Francisco Symphony (SFS #15-26)

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor

Stravinsky: Agon

Stravinsky: Violin Concerto in D major Gil Shaham, violin)

Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring [1947 revision]

Stravinsky: Apollo


Thursday September 24: The New York Philharmonic This Week (NYP #15-52)

Music Director Emeritus, Kurt Masur

Musical highlights taken from:

WAGNER: Die Meistersinger von Nuremberg (excerpts) from 6/16/81

John ADAMS (b. 1947, US): Short Ride in a Fast Machine from 9/14/91

MOZART: Symphony No. 41 from 5/9/92

IVES: Three Places in New England, Brant Desert Forests from 5/28/94

BEETHOVEN: Leonore No 3 Overture from 9/18/98

Thomas ADÈS (b. 1971, Brit.) : America: A Prophesy from 1/16/99

Ornette COLEMAN (1930 – 2015, June 11): Skies of America from 7/9/97

Frank MARTIN: Sechs Monologe aus Jederman from 1/4/01

MENDELSSOHN: Die Erste Walpurgisnacht from 2/4/09

SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 13 from 10/27/11


Friday September 25: Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper

Concerts from the University of Illinois, to be announced.


Sunday September 27: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS #14-52)

End of Time

Messiaen: Quatuor pour la fin du temps (Quartet for the End of Time) for Clarinet,

Violin, Cello, and Piano

Jörg Widmann, clarinet; Nicolas Dautricourt, violin; Nicolas Altstaedt, cello; Gilles Vonsattel, piano


Spoleto Chamber Music Festival (#15-13)

Richard Strauss: Sextet from Capriccio, Op. 85; The St. Lawrence String Quartet; Gabriela Diaz, viola; and Andres Diaz, cello

Dvořák: Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 81

Pedja Muzijevic, piano and the Brentano String Quartet