Evening Concert

Evening Concerts for May 6 - 10, 2013


Monday on the Evening Concert pianist Lars Vogt plays Mozart’s 16th Piano Concerto with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Tuesday Edo de Waart conducts Brahms’ 4th Symphony in Chicago. Wednesday it’s “Distinguished Composers from Venezuela” and “Two Argentine Composers Living in the US” on back-to-back episodes of “Fiesta!”; then Thursday David Fray is the piano soloist in Schumann’s Piano Concerto with the Los Angeles Philahrmonic; Friday night it’s “Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper”.

Monday May 6: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Manfred Honeck, cond.; *Lars Vogt, piano
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 1 in C
*MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 16 in D, K.451
RESPIGHI: The Fountains of Rome; The Pines of Rome
[PSO fill: RESPIGHI: “The Villa Medici Fountain at Sunset” from The Fountains of Rome. Ottorino Respighi, piano; RESPIGHI: Tarantella. Elsa Respighi, mezzo-soprano, Ottorino Respighi, piano; RESPIGHI: (excerpt) Roman Festivals. PSO/Lorin Maazel, conductor]

Tuesday May 7:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Edo de Waart, conductor
MOZART: Symphony No. 41 in C, K. 551, “Jupiter” 
BRAHMS: Symphony No. 4 in E minor, op.98
[CSO fill: MOZART: Piano Concerto #23 in A, K.488. Daniel Barenboim, cond.; & piano
and MOZART: Adagio and Fugue in C minor, K.546 CSO/ Barenboim]

Wednesday May 8:  Fiesta! with Elbio Barilari: Distinguished composers from Venezuela, Mexico, Panama, and Cuba (Program #12-32)
Music from two Cuban child-prodigies, Teresa Carreño and José White, to the ‘Concierto del Sur’
by Mexican composer Manuel Ponce and the ‘Eight Miniatures for Small Orchestra’ by
Panamanian composer Roque Cordero.
Theresa CARRENO: Vals Gayo (Clara Rodriguez, piano)
Manuel PONCE: Concierto del Sur (Philarmonic Orchestra of the Americas, Alondra de la Parra, conductor)
Roque CORDERO: Eight Miniatures for Small Orchestra (Chicago Sinfonietta; Paul
Freeman, conductor)
José WHITE: Etude No. 6 (Rachel Barton Pine, violin)
Fiesta! with Elbio Barilari: Two Argentine composers living in the United States (Prog. #12-33)
Mathematician emeritus and composer Florencio Asenjo, founder of musical “Maximalism” and
composer/arranger Carlos FRANZETTI, with a career in salsa, tango and jazz, as well as classical
music, were both born in Argentina. A program on these two otherwise very different
composers from Rio de la Plata.
Florencio ASENJO: Sinfonia Concertante (Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic/Kirk Trevor, cond.)
       FRANZETTI: Symphony No. 3 (Illinois State University Wind Symphony/Stephen Steel, cond.)
FRANZETTI: Movements (4) for Virtuosi (excerpt) (Palisades Virtuosi)

Thursday May 9: Los Angeles Philharmonic Lutoslawski Centennary #2
Esa-Pekka Salonen, cond.; *David Fray, piano; **Gerald Finley, baritone
SALONEN:  Nyx (West Coast Premiere)
*SCHUMANN:   Piano Concerto
**LUTOSLAWSKI:  Les espaces du sommeil
TCHAIKOVSKY:  Francesca da Rimini

Friday May 10: Prairie Performances
Millikin- Decatur Symphony Orchestra  Russian Revolution, (4-20-13)
Michael Luxner, cond.; *Laurie Glencross, flute