Evening Concert

Britten’s “Violin Concerto”, Strauss’ “Don Quixote” and more on this week’s “Evening Concert”


This week on “The Evening Concert” on WILL-FM 90.9 Gil Shaham plays Britten’s “Violin Concerto” on “Carnegie Hall Live”, then it’s Strauss’ “Don Quixote” from the CSO; Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Scheherazade” from San Francisco, Thursday it’s “The New York Philharmonic This Week”. .  . then Sunday, chamber music from Lincoln Center and the new Spoleto Chamber Music Festival series.  

WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF JUNE 29 – 30 – JULY 1 – 2 – 3 & 5, 2015


Monday June 29:  Carnegie Hall Live (CHL #15-13) (Last in series)

The National Youth Orchestra and Gil Shaham

National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America; David Robertson, conductor

BERNSTEIN: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

BRITTEN: Violin Concerto, Op. 15 (Gil Shaham, violin )

SAMUEL ADAMS (USA, b. 1985): Radial Play (Carnegie Hall commission)

MUSSORGSKY: Pictures at an Exhibition (orch. Ravel)


Tuesday June 30: Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO #15-26)

Dutoit Conducts Strauss

Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin

Strauss: Don Quixote (John Sharp, cello; Charles Pikler, viola)

Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 30 (Nikolai Lugansky, piano)

[ENCORE: Rachmaninoff: Prelude in G Sharp Minor (Lugansky)


Wednesday July 1: San Francisco Symphony (SFS #15-14)

Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos,conductor

Haydn: Symphony No. 6 in D major, Le Matin

Haydn: Cello Concerto No. 1 in C major (Alisa Weilerstein, cello )

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Opus 35

[SFS fill: Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole (Michael Tilson Thomas, cond.)]


Thursday July 2: The New York Philharmonic This Week (NYP #15-40)

Conductor: Bramwell Tovey; Soloists: Tracy Dahl, vocalist; The Hellcats and Jazz Knights from the West Point Band; Lt. Col. Jim Keene, commander/conductor

BERNSTEIN: Three Dance Episodes from On the Town;  "Glitter and Be Gay" from Candide

GERSHWIN: "Walking the Dog" from Shall We Dance?

GERSHWIN (arr. Bramwell Tovey): "The Man I Love", “They Can't Take That Away from Me",

"A Foggy Day in London Town", "Fascinatin' Rhythm"

TRADITIONAL: American Heritage

WARD: America the Beautiful

GARLAND: In the Mood

ELGAR: March No. 1 in D major from Military Marches, Pomp and Circumstance, Op. 39, No. 1

SOUSA: The Liberty Bell

KESSLER: Armed Forces Medley

EGNER: The Official West Point March

SOUSA: The Stars and Stripes Forever (Performed on 7/3/2013)


Friday July 3: Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper (Subject to availability)

To be announced.


Sunday July 5: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS #14-40) [Program differs from Patterns]

Stravinsky: Pastorale for Violin, Oboe, English Horn, Clarinet, and Bassoon; Yura Lee, vln; Stephen Taylor, ob; Randall Ellis, English hrn; Alexander Fiterstein, clar; Peter Kolkay, bassoon

Tchaikovsky: Trio in A minor for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Op. 50. Alessio Bax, piano; Elmar Oliveira, violin; Julie Albers, cello

and      Spoleto Chamber Music Festival (#15-01) (First in series)

Telemann: Concerto for Oboe in E Minor, TWV 51:e1; James Austin Smith, ob; Geoff Nutall & Livia Sohn, violins; Gabriela Dias, vla; David Ying, cello; Anthony Manzo, dbl bass;  Pedja Muzijevic, pno

Saint-Saëns : “Caprice sur des Aires Danois et Russes,” Op.79; Tara Helen O'Connor, flt; Todd Palmer, clarinet; and Inon Barnatan, piano

Schoenberg: Ein Stelldichein;  James Austin Smith, oboe; Todd Palmer, clarinet; Gabriela Diaz, violin; Andres Diaz, cello; and Pedja Muzijevic, piano

Mozart: Kegelstatt Trio, K. 498 Todd Palmer, clar; Masumi Rostad, vla; & Pedja Muzijevic, piano