Evening Concert

This Week’s “Evening Concert” programs Mon Feb 7 - Sun 13, 2022


WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF FEB. 7 – 8 – 9 – 10 & 13, 2022


Monday, February 7: New York Philharmonic (NYP 22-20)

Jaap van Zweden Conducts Britten & Shostakovich

BRITTEN: Violin Concerto, Op. 15 (Simone Lamsma, violin)

SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No 7 in C Major, Op. 60, “Leningrad”


Tuesday, February 8: Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO 22-06)

Szeps-Znaider & Sharp

Augusta Holmès (1847-1903): La Nuit et l'Amour (Night and Love)

Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 33 John Sharp, cello

Schumann: Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op. 61

[CSO fill: Wagner: The Ride of the Valkyries from Die Walküre; Forest Murmurs from Siegfried; Dawn and Siegfried’s Rhine Journey from Götterdämmerung; Siegfried’s Death and Funeral March from Götterdämmerung. Daniel Barenboim, conductor]


Wednesday, February 10: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO 21-22_06)

Lisiecki Plays Beethoven’s 1st Piano Concerto

Jan Lisiecki makes his Heinz Hall debut to continue the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s Beethoven Piano Concerto cycle with the 1st concerto. Bernard Labadie, conductor; Jan Lisiecki, piano

Henri Joseph Rigel’s Symphonie No. 4

Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1

[Encore: Frederic Chopin’s Nocture, Op. Posthumous, in C sharp minor]

Franz Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 98

[Fill: excerpt from Franz Joseph Haydn’s Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Cello, Oboe, Bassoon & Orchestra in B-flat Major, Op. 84; Andres Cardenes, violin; Anne Martindale Williams, cello; Cynthia Koledo DeAlmeida, oboe; Nancy Goeres, bassoon; Alessandro Siciliano, conductor]


Thurs. Feb. 11: This Week fr. China’s National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA 22-06 of 13)

TCHAIKOVSKY: Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33

LÜ Jia, conductor; LI-WEI Qin, cello; NCPA Orchestra

CHEN Qigang: L'éloignement. CHEN Lin, conductor; NCPA Orchestra

DVOŘÁK: Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95, “From the New World”

LÜ Jia, conductor; NCPA Orchestra

WAGNER: Overture to Der Fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman), WWV 63
NCPA Orchestra/YU FENG, conductor
SUPPÉ: Overture to Dichter und Bauer (Poet and Peasant)
NCPA Orchestra/LÜ Jia, conductor


Sunday February 13: Chamber Mus. Soc. of Lincoln Center (CMS 22-21)

Artistic Directors in Performance

Beethoven: Trio in C minor for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Op. 1, No. 3

Benjamin Beilman, Violin; Yura Lee, Viola; David Finckel, Cello

Schumann: Quartet in E-flat major for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 47

Wu Han, Piano; Daniel Hope, Violin; Paul Neubauer, Viola; David Finckel, Cello


Fiesta! With Elbio Barilari (FST 21-46)

Constantino Gaito: an Argentine Post-Romantic Genius

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1878, Gaito went to study in Napoli, Italy. He was encouraged and supported by Verdi, who championed his music. Gaito is an amazing post-Romantic composer, amazingly overlooked by music history. He composed beautifully crafted chamber and orchestral music as well as eleven operas.

Constantino Gaito: String Quartet No. 1, Op. 23. Sarastro String Quartet

Constantino Gaito: Piano Quintet, Op. 24. Agustina Herrera, piano; Sarastro String Quartet

Constantino Gaito: Cello Sonata, Op. 26 - II. Andante sostenuto. Zoe Knighton, cello; Amir Farid, piano