Evening Concert

Weekly Listings for the “Evening Concerts” Mon Jan 3 - Sun Jan 9, 2022


WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF JAN. 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 & 9, 2022


Monday, January 3: New York Philharmonic (NYP 22-15)

Bernstein Conducts Haydn’s The Creation

HAYDN: The Creation, Hob. XXI:2; Leonard Bernstein, conductor; Judith Raskin, soprano; Alexander Young, tenor; John Reardon, baritone; Camerata Singers

[NYP fill: HAYDN: Finale from Trumpet Concerto; Philip Smith, trumpet; Zubin Mehta, conductor]


Tuesday, January 4: Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO 22-01)

Janáček, Strauss & Mussorgsky

Janáček: Sinfonietta; Seiji Ozawa, conductor; Copland: Dance Symphony; Morton Gould, conductor

J. Strauss, Jr.: Wiener Blut, Op. 354; Rosen aus dem Süden, Op. 388; Fritz Reiner, conductor

J. Strauss, Jr.: Der Zigeunerbaron, Op. 418; Unter Donner und Blitz, Op. 324; Fritz Reiner, conductor

Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition; Carlo Maria Giulini, conductor


Wednesday, January 5: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO 21-22_01) (New Season)

Lang Lang at Heinz Hall

Manfred Honeck, conductor

Bedrich Smetana’s “Dance of the Comedians” and “Polka” from The Bartered Bride;

John Adams’ The Chairman Dances; Emmanuel Chabrier’s Espana;

Dmitri Shostakovich’s Suite for Variety Orchestra, No. 1;
Camille Saint-Saens’ Aquarium, from The Carnival of the Animals; Lang Lang, piano; Maxim Lando, piano

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Sugar Plum Fairy, from The Nutcracker; Lang Lang, piano; Maxim Lando, piano

Leonard Bernstein’s America from West Side Story; Lang Lang, piano; Maxim Lando, piano

George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue; Lang Lang, piano; [Encore: Chopin’s Minute Waltz]; Lang Lang, piano;

[Fill: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1: II, III; Marin Alsop, conductor; Lang Lang, piano]


Thursday January 6: This Week from China’s National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA 22-01) (New Series)

TAN Dun: Erhu Concerto: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

LIU Sha, conductor; YU Hongmei, erhu; China National Traditional Orchestra

MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K. 488

LÜ Jia, conductor; CHEN Sa, piano; NCPA Orchestra

LIU Tianhua: The Enchanting Night

LÜ Jia, conductor; NCPA Orchestra

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68

LÜ Jia, conductor; NCPA Orchestra


Sunday January 9: Chamber Mus. Soc. of Lincoln Center (CMS 22-16)

Folk Music
Prokofiev: Overture on Hebrew Themes for Clarinet, String Quartet, and Piano, Op. 34
David Shifrin, Clarinet; Calidore String Quartet (Jeffrey Myers, Violin I; Ryan
Meehan, Violin II; Jeremy Berry, Viola; Estelle Choi, Cello); Anne-Marie
McDermott, Piano
Rzewski: “Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues” from Four North American Ballads for Piano
Gilles Vonsattel, Piano


Fiesta! With Elbio Barilari (FST 21-41)

Tania León: Cuban American Composer
Tania León has a very diverse background, born in Cuba; she has French, Spanish, Chinese and
African ancestors. She has lived in the US since 1967 and has become one of foremost living
American composers whose always finds a way to reflect her Cuban musical roots.
Tania León: Saoko. Meridian Arts Ensemble

Tania León: Oh Yemanja. Dawn Upshaw, soprano; Margaret Kampmeier, piano

Tania León: Bailarín. David Starobin, guitar

Tania León: Del Caribe, soy! Néstor Torres, flute; Tania León, piano

Tania León: Ritual. Maria Thompson Corley, piano
Tania León: Batéy Puntilla and New Generation. Western Wind Vocal Ensemble; Tania León