Evening Concert

Weekly Listings for the “Evening Concerts” Mon Feb 21 - Sun Feb 27, 2022


WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF FEB. 21 – 22 – 23 – 24 & 27, 2022


Monday, February 21: New York Philharmonic (NYP 22-22)

Jaap van Zweden Conducts Schubert and Mozart

Soloist: Matthias Goerne, baritone*

BACH/WEBERN: Fuga (Ricercata) from A Musical Offering, BWV 1079

SCHUBERT / Orch. A. Schmalcz: An Silvia*

R. STRAUSS / Orch. Heger: Traum durch die Dämmerung*

SCHUBERT/ Orch. A. Schmalcz: Des Fischers Liebesglück*

R. STRAUSS: Das Rosenband, Op. 36, No. 1*, and Freundliche Vision, Op. 48, No. 1*

SCHUBERT / Orch. Brahms: Greisengesang*. R. STRAUSS: Ruhe, meine Seele, Op. 27, No. 1*.

SCHUBERT / Orch. Reger: Im Abendrot*. R. STRAUSS: Allerseelen, Op. 10, No. 8*.

SCHUBERT / Orch. Webern: Tränenregen (from Die Schöne Müllerin)*. R. STRAUSS: Morgen!*

MOZART: Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550


Tuesday, February 22: Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO 22-08)

Muti Conducts Stravinsky & Tchaikovsky

Stravinsky: Suite from The Firebird

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 3 in D Major, Op. 29 (Polish)

Schubert: Symphony No. 8 in B Minor (Unfinished)

[CSO fill: Stravinsky: Fireworks, Op. 4, and Four Studies. Pierre Boulez, conductor]


Wednesday, February 23: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO 21-22_08)

Hadelich Plays Dvořák’s Violin Concerto 

Christian Macelaru, conductor; Augustin Hadelich, violin

Enescu: Rumanian Rhapsody No. 1     Dvorak: Violin Concerto; [Encore: Niccolo Paganini’s Caprice No. 21]

Copland: Symphony No. 3 [Leonard Slatkin, conductor]

[Fill: selections from Johannes Brahms’ Variations on a Theme of Haydn; Aaron Copland, conductor]


Thurs. Feb. 24: This Week fr. China’s National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA 22-08 of 13)

Debussy: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune NCPA Orchestra/LÜ Jia, conductor

Haydn: Symphony No. 103 in E-flat Major, “Drum Roll” NCPA Orchestra/LÜ Jia, conductor

Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11: NCPA Orchestra/LÜ Jia, conductor; RAO Hao, piano

ZHAO Cong, arr. YIN: Tianhu Pipa and Orchestra: Flying Fairies of the Silk Road
China National Traditional Orchestra/CHEN Bing, conductor; ZHAO Cong, pipa

Beethoven: Choral Fantasy in C Major, Op. 80 NCPA Orchestra and Chorus/LÜ Jia, conductor; KONG Jianing, piano; ZHOU Yuqian, WANG Zhihua, LIU Haiyue, LU Chuan, CAO Ruidong, LIU Dong, vocal soloists

Sunday February 27: Chamber Mus. Soc. of Lincoln Center (CMS 22-23)

Nights in Vienna

Schubert: Violin and Piano Sonata in A major, D. 574, Op. 162. Arnaud Sussmann, Vln; Juho Pohjonen, Piano

Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht [Transfigured Night] for Two Violins, Two Violas, and Two Cellos, Op. 4

Arnaud Sussmann, Violin I; Paul Huang, Violin II; Matthew Lipman, Viola I; Mark Holloway, Viola II; Paul Watkins, Cello I; David Finckel, Cello II

And Fiesta! With Elbio Barilari (FST 21-48)

Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar:

One of the greatest symphonies in the world, the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra was founded in Venezuela in 1975 by composer José Antonio Abreu. Fiesta pays tribute to this great orchestra who has been led by such conductors as Claudio Abbado, Simon Rattle, and Gustavo Dudamel. Host Elbio Barilari shares some of his favorite recordings from this virtuosic orchestra.

Arturo Márquez: Conga del fuego Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela; Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

Antonio Estévez: Mediodía en el llano (Noon on the Prairie) Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela; Eduardo Mata, conductor

Evencio Castellanos: Santa Cruz de Pacairigua (Suite Sinfónica).  Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela; Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

Gustavo Dudamel: María Teresa. Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela; Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

Silvestre Revueltas: Noche de encantamiento, from La Noche de los Mayas.  Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela; Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

Aldemaro Romero: Fuga con Pajarillo. Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela; Gustavo Dudamel, conductor