Evening Concert

From Sibelius’ “Violin Concerto” to Dvorak’s “American” String Quintet


WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF AUGUST 23 – 24 – 25 – 26 & 29, 2021


Monday, August 23: The New York Philharmonic This Week! (NYP 21-48)

Batiashvili Plays the Sibelius Violin Concerto

Alan Gilbert, Conductor; Lisa Batiashvili, Violin

Magnus LINDBERG (b. 1958, Finland): Arena

SIBELIUS: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D minor (Valery Gergiev, cond.)

BRAHMS: Symphony No. 2 in D Major


Tuesday, August 24: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Radio Broadcast (CSO 21-35)

Haitink Conducts Beethoven & Brahms

Weber: Overture to Der Freischütz

Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92

Webern: Passacaglia for Orchestra, Op. 1

Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73


Wednesday, August 25: Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts 2020-20 (DWF 20-21)

Currentzis and Kopatchinskaja
Location: Lieder Hall, Stuttgart
Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra; Conductor: Theodor Currentzis
Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin (1,2,3)
(1) DOWLAND: Weep you no more, sad fountains
(2) BIBER: Battalia for strings and continuo
(3) SCELSI (1905-88): Anahit, lyrical poem on the name of Venus for violin and 18 instruments (excerpt)
(4) R. STRAUSS: Death and Transfiguration, op. 24
(5) MAHLER: Symphony No. 1 in D Major

Thursday August 26: San Francisco Symphony (SFS 20-08)

CONDUCTOR: Michael Tilson Thomas

SOLOIST(S): Sasha Cooke, Mezzo-soprano; Ryan McKinny, Bass-baritone*

Berlioz: Overture to Benvenuto Cellini, Op. 23

Michael Tilson Thomas: Meditations on Rilke

Mahler: “Rheinlegendchen”, “Das irdische Leben”, “Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen”, “Urlicht” from “Des Knaben Wunderhorn”; San Francisco Symphony; Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano

Ravel: La Valse; San Francisco Symphony; Michael Tilson-Thomas, conductor

[SFS fill: Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story; SFS / MTT; 08-09-19 at Davies Symphony Hall]


Sunday August 29: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 21-49)

Heartfelt Statements

Bruce Adolphe (b. 1955, USA): Are There Not a Thousand Forms of Sorrow for Two Violins, Viola, and Two Cellos (2017) (CMS Co-Commission) (NY Premiere); Sean Lee, Violin I; Arnaud Sussmann, Violin II; Mark Holloway, Viola; David Requiro, Cello I; Clive Greensmith, Cello II

Dvorák: Quintet in E-flat major for Two Violins, Two Violas, and Cello, Op. 97, “American”; Arnaud Sussmann, Violin I; Angelo Xiang Yu, Violin II; Paul Neubauer, Viola I; Matthew Lipman, Viola II; Nicholas Canellakis, Cello


Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival (SFE 21-09)

Szymon Laks (1901-83, Poland): String Quartet No. 5 (1963)

(1901 – 1983) Dover Quartet Performed August 16, 2017 at Lensic Performing Arts Center)

Mieczysław Weinberg (1919-96 Poland; Russia): Piano Trio, op. 24 (1945)

(1919 - 1996) Jeremy Denk, piano; Lily Francis, violin; Ronald Thomas, cello

(Performed July 24, 2011 at St. Francis Auditorium)