“Carnegie Hall Live”, the CSO, the San Francisco Symphony, The New York Philharmonic This Week

May 24, 2015

This week on “The Evening Concert” on WILL-FM 90.9 you’ll hear Italian opera arias on “Carnegie Hall Live”, then Mahler’s 3rd by the CSO; Beethoven’s 7th from San Francisco, Thursday, Yefim Bronfman play’s Beethoven’s 1st Piano Concerto on “The New York Philharmonic This Week”. .  . then Sunday, chamber music from Lincoln Center and the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival.  


WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF MAY 25 – 26 – 27 – 28 – 29 & 31, 2015

Monday May 25:  Carnegie Hall Live (CHL #15-08)          

Great American Orchestras III (Program differs from the listing in Patterns Magazine)

The Philadelphia Orchestra; Maurizio Benini, conductor

Nicole Cabell, soprano; Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano; Lawrence Brownlee, tenor;

Rossini: Overture to Aureliano in Palmira

Carafa: "L'amica ancor non torna... Oh, di sorte crudel" from Le nozze di Lammermoor (DiDonato)

Donizetti: "Una Furtiva Lagrima" from L'elsir d'amore (Brownlee)

Donizetti: "Prendi, per me sei libero" from E'liser d'amore (Brownlee and Claycomb)

Pacini:  "Ove T'aggiri, O barbaro" from Stella di Napoli (DiDonato)

Bellini:  "Oh! quante volte" from I Capuleti e I Montecchi (Claycomb)

Bellini:  "Oh! mia Guilietta" from I Capuleti e I Montecchi (DiDonato and Claycomb)

Donizetti: "La maitresse du roi...Ange si pur" from La Favorite (Brownlee)

Rossini:  "Reidi al soglio" from Zelmira (Didonato)

ENCORE:  Rossini: Trio from La Comte Ory (DiDonato, Claycomb, and Brownlee)


Tuesday May 26: Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO #15-21)

Semyon Bychkov Conducts Mahler 3

Carter: Soundings (Daniel Barenboim, pianist and conductor)

Mahler: Symphony No. 3 in D Minor


Wednesday May 27: San Francisco Symphony (SFS #15-09)

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; *Alexander Barantschik, violin ^Mason Bates, electronica

*Beethoven: Romance No. 1 in G major, Opus 40

*Beethoven: Romance No. 2 in F major, Opus 50

^Mason Bates (American, b. 1977) The B-Sides (for orchestra and electronica)

Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A major, Opus 93


Thursday May 28: The New York Philharmonic This Week (NYP #15-35)

Alan Gilbert, conductor; *Yefim Bronfman, piano

BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, op. 15

ANTHONY CHEUNG (American, b. 1982): Lyra (World-Premiere, New York Philharmonic Commission)

*BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, OP. 58


Friday May 29: Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper (Subject to availability)

Illinois Chamber Symphony Alistair Willis, conductor;

No Strings Attached (1/23-24/15)

Gabrieli: Sonata pian’e forteuite Francais
R. Strauss: Serenade for Winds

Paul Dukas: La Peri Fanfare

Stravinsky: Symphony of Winds

Weill: Suite from the Threepenny Opera


Sunday May 31: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS #14-35)

Distinctive Voices

Thomas Ades (British, b. 1971): Arcadiana

[University of Illinois String-Quart-in-Residence] Jupiter String Quartet

Faure: Violin Sonata No. 1 in A Major.  Elman Oliveira, violin; Inon Barnatan, piano


Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival (#15-09)

Brett Dean (Australian, b. 1961): String Quartet No. 2, "And once I played Ophelia" Text by Matthew Jocelyn after William Shakespeare. Co-Commissioned by the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, the Britten Sinfonia, and Australian String Quartet (2014, U.S. Premiere).  Tony Arnold, soprano; Orion String Quartet

Mozart (Austrian, b. 1756): String Quintet No. 5 in D Major, KV. 593 (1790).  Ida Kavafian, violin; Jessica Lee, violin; Steven Tenenbom, viola; Choong-Jin Chang, viola; Peter Stumpf, cello

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These programs are partially sponsored by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

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