Evening Concert

Evening Concerts Listings for Mon Nov 22 - Sun Nov 28, 2021


WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22 – 23 – 24 – 25 & 28, 2021


Monday, November 22: The New York Philharmonic (NYP 22-09)

Brahms and Schoenberg

BRAHMS: Symphony No. 4 (Kurt Masur, Conductor )

SCHOENBERG: Verklarte Nacht (Pierre Boulez, Conductor)

SCHOENBERG: Gurrelieder “Song of the Wood Dove” (Florence Quivar, ms; Zubin Mehta, Conductor)

BRAHMS: St. Antoni Variations (Lorin Maazel, Conductor)


Tuesday, November 23: Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO 21-48)

Tilson Thomas Conducts Mahler 9

Stravinsky: Elegy for JFK (Kelley O'Connor, mezzo-soprano)

Mahler: Symphony No. 9

Mahler: Blumine

[CSO fill: Gabrieli/Crees: Canzon duodecimi toni à 10; Gabrieli/Block: Canzon septime toni à 8 (No. 2)]


Wednesday, November 24: Carnegie Hall Live (10TH Anniversary Season) (CHL 21-08)


Berlin Philharmonic / Sir Simon Rattle, conductor

Stravinsky - Closing scenes from The Firebird

New York Philharmonic / Alan Gilbert, conductor

Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto No. 1 (Evgeny Kissin, piano)

Munich Philharmonic / Valery Gergiev, conductor

Shostakovich - Symphony No. 5
Sheku Kanneh Mason, cello and Isata Kanneh, piano
Rachmaninoff - Sonata in G minor for Cello and Piano, Op. 19 (excerpt)


Thursday November 25: THANKSGIVING SPECIAL FROM APM (American Public Media)

Giving Thanks

“Giving Thanks” shares music and stories that reflect the meaning of gratitude.

Special guests for 2021: Stanley Tucci joins our Thanksgiving table to talk about his new book Taste: My Life Through Food, a memoir about food, family, and life – and his classic foodie films Big Night and Julie & Julia. Naomi Shihab Nye shares her poems celebrating her Palestinian-American heritage, and our shared humanity.

“Giving Thanks” sounds the way Thanksgiving feels: inviting, warm, and festive. No clichés about pilgrims and pumpkin pies. Instead, it’s a contemporary, thoughtful celebration of spirit of the holiday. Music from Eric Whitacre, Bach, Copland and more complete the scene.

Classical music is the heart and soul of the program flowing seamlessly with the stories.

John Birge, host; Stanley Tucci, guest; Naomi Shihab Nye, guest


Traditional: We Gather Together - Boston Pops

Henry Purcell: The Yorkshire Feast Song: Symphony - Kings Consort

Stanley Tucci on Thanksgiving and family

Francisco Torroba: The Harvest - Minneapolis Guitar Quartet

Jean Sibelius: The Harvesters - Kansas City Symphony/Michael Stern

Schumann: Scenes from Childhood - Claudio Arrau, piano

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 8, “Pathetique”: 2nd mvt. - Claudio Arrau, piano

Naomi Shihab Nye reads “Daily”

Ludovico Einaudi I Giorni (The Days) - La Pieta

Puccini: O mio babbino caro - Richard Stoltzman, clarinet

Mendelssohn: Concert piece No. 2: 3rd mvt - Sabine & Wolfgang Meyer, clarinets

Stanley Tucci on the meaning of food

Copland: Our Town - James Tocco, piano

Handel: Largo - Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

Tchaikovsky: November - Moscow Chamber Orchestra

Francis Purcell Warren: A Sunday Evening in Autumn - Stephen Isserlis, cello; Stephen Hough, piano

Naomi Shihab Nye reads “Muchos Gracias por Todo”

Bernstein: Candide: Make our Garden Grow - Boston Pops


Traditional: Thanksgiving Hymns - Jacqueline Schwab, piano

Stanley Tucci on illness, recovery, and gratitude

di Capua: O Sole Mio - Paula Robison, flute; Charleston Symphony

Verdi: Rigoletto: La donna e mobile - Enrico Caruso, tenor

Beethoven: Contredanses - Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields

Naomi Shihab Nye reads “Arabic Coffee”

Jay Ungar & Molly Mason: Harvest Home Suite: Thanksgiving Hymn

Eric Whitacre: October - North Texas Wind Symphony

Trad, arr. Stephen Paulus: We Gather Together - Dale Warland Singers


Sunday November 28: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 22-10)

The British Are Coming

Vaughan Williams: Songs of Travel for Voice and Piano John Moore, Baritone; Gilbert Kalish, Piano

Bridge: Sextet in E-flat major for Strings

Ani Kavafian, Violin I; Ida Kavafian, Violin II; Hsin-Yun Huang, Viola I; Paul Neubauer, Viola II; Timothy Eddy, Cello I; Nicholas Canellakis, Cello II


Fiesta! With Elbio Barilari (FST 21-35)

 The Orchestral World of Astor Piazzolla   

Astor Piazzolla is world famous for his work in revolutionizing the field of nuevo tango, integrating jazz and classical elements into the traditional tango form. More obscure are his pure classical works, which we will explore today.

Astor Piazzolla: Suite for Oboe and String Orchestra Camerata Bariloche; Andres Spiller, conductor Tango! Piazzolla, Bragato, Arizaga Dorian DOR-90201

Astor Piazzolla: Tres Movimientos Sinfonicos Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra, Juan Jose Mosalini, bandoneon; Ben-Dor, Gisele, Conductor The Soul of Tango Delos DE3345

Astor Piazzolla: Suite Punta del Este Camerata Bariloche, Daniel Binelli, bandoneon Tango! Piazzolla, Bragato, Arizaga Dorian DOR-90201