Evening Concert

Weekly Listings “Evening Concerts” Mon Dec 13 - Sun Dec 19, 2021


WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF DEC. 13 – 14 – 15 – 16 & 19, 2021


Monday, December 13: The New York Philharmonic (NYP 22-12)

Zweden Conducts Bruckner and Tao
CONDUCTOR: Jaap van Zweden
Conrad TAO: Everything Must Go;    

BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 8

[NYP fill: WAGENAAR: Cyrano de Bergerac Overture


Tuesday, December 14: Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO 21-51)

Salonen & Barenboim

Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56a Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor

Schoenberg: Transfigured Night, Op. 4 (1943 Revision) Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor

Wagner: Good Friday Spell from Parsifal Daniel Barenboim, conductor

Corigliano: Symphony No. 1 John Sharp, cello; Stephen Hough, piano; Daniel Barenboim, conductor


Wednesday, December 15: Carnegie Hall Live (10th Anniversary Season) (CHL 21-11)

All-Beethoven Program

Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello and Isata Kanneh-Mason, piano

Variations on “Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen” from The Magic Flute, Op. 66

Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique / Sir John Eliot Gardiner, conductor - Symphony No 8

Danill Trifonov, piano - Piano Sonata No. 32

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra / Daniel Harding, conductor

Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Major, Op. 73, "Emperor" with Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano 


Thursday December 16: Los Angeles Philharmonic (LAP 21-11)

CONDUCTORS: Elim Chan* Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla**
SOLOISTS: Ray Chen, violin+ Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin++
Saint-Saëns: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso*/+
Ravel: Boléro*                        

Debussy: La mer**
Unsuk Chin: SPIRA - A Concerto for Orchestra (world premiere, LA Phil commission)**
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto**/++


Sunday December 19: A Choral Christmas With Stile Antico from NPR

Celebrate Christmas with the sound of soaring voices. Stile Antico, the award winning choir from London, pays a visit to St. Paul’s Church on Harvard Square for a concert of radiant sacred music for the Christmas season by the most acclaimed composers of the renaissance. Hear the group’s luminous blend of voices sing the intricately woven music of Thomas Tallis and William Byrd. Hosted by Cathy Fuller of WGBH. Presented by NPR Music.


Gaudete! Early Music for the Christmas Season from WFMT
Sara Schneider, producer and host of Early Music Now, presents Gaudete! Early Music for the Christmas Season, with joyful and contemplative sounds of the season. In this 1-hour holiday special, we’ll hear Byzantine chant by Kassiani, and selections from Missa Puer natus est nobis by Thomas Tallis, plus hymns and motets from Spain, Germany, and France.

Kassiani: Doxastikon of Great Vespers of Christmas Day. Cappella Romana

Jean Mouton: Nesciens Mater. Cappella Pratensis

Blasius Ammon: Magi Videntes Stellam. Oltremontano

Anon.: Es sungen drei Engel. Emma Kirkby, soprano; Westminster Abbey Choir
Anon.: Green grow’th the holly Theatre of Voices Carols from the Old & New Worlds Harmonia Mundi

Anon.: A wassail, a wassail throughout all this town. Theatre of Voices

Francesco Manfredini: Sinfonia Pastorale per il Santissimo Natale. Elbipolis

Dieterich Buxtehude: In Dulci Jubilo, BuxWV 52. Theatre of Voices

Tomas Luis de Victoria: O magnum mysterium. Chanticleer

Anon.: Anni novi novitas. Capella de la Torre

Anon.: Ein Kindlein in der Wiegen. Cecile Kempenaers, soprano; Capella de la Torre
Thomas Tallis: Gloria from Missa Puer natus est nobis. The Cardinall’s Musick

Anon.: Te Deum from The Play of Daniel. The Dufay Collective