Evening Concert

“Hershey Felder as Bernstein” and Dvorak Cello Concerto highlight this week’s “Evening Concert"s


This week [Monday, August 25 - Sunday, August 31, 2014] on the Evening Concert it’s “Hershey Felder in ‘Maestro: The Art of Leonard Bernstein’”. . . then “Love, The Magician” from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Wednesday Gautier Capoucon plays Dvorak’s Cello Concerto with the San Francisco Symphony; Thursday it’s “The New York Philharmonic This Week” and Sunday, Chamber Music from Lincoln Center and Santa Fe.

WILL-FM      The Evening Concert & Prairie Performances 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. (M – F & SUN)

WEEK OF AUGUST 25 – 26 – 27 – 28 – 29 & 31, 2014


Monday August 25: SPECIAL: Maestro: The Art of Leonard Bernstein

Summer of 2013 Hershey Felder brought Bay Area audiences to their feet and got them singing with “George Gershwin Alone”. Now the master entertainer and virtuoso pianist is back with his popular and critically acclaimed Hershey Felder as Leonard Bernstein in Maestro, in which he brings one of America’s greatest musical legends to life. Conductor, composer, pianist, author, teacher, librettist, television star, and composer of “West Side Story”, “Candide”, “On the Town”, and “Wonderful Town”, Bernstein become the world’s first serious-music media superstar. Felder combines first-person narrative with the compositions of Bernstein and others [no playlist, so far….VT listen….] to draw us deeply into the maestro’s fascinating life, a life filled with tragedy and triumph…and music.

Language Advisory in Maestro: Episode contains 'strong' language.


Tuesday August 26:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) (#14-34)

Spanish conductor Pablo Heras-Casado makes his CSO debut

Ravel:   Le tombeau de Couperin
Debussy:  La boîte à joujoux
Ravel:  Pavane pour une infante défunte
Falla:   El amor brujo (Marina Heredia, flamenco vocals)
[CSO fill: Ravel:  Rapsodie Espagnole (2-piano and orchestra version) (Katia and Mariel LaBeque, piano; Semyon Bychkov, conductor) and Chabrier: España (Alain Altinoglu, conductor)]


Wednesday August 27: San Francisco Symphony (SFS) (#14-20)

Juraj Valčuha, conductor; *Gautier Capuçon, cello

*Dvořák: Cello Concerto in B Minor, Op. 104

Kodály: Dances of Galánta

Bartók: Suite from The Wooden Prince, Op. 13

[SFS Encore: Varese: Ameriques (Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor)]


Thursday August 28:  The New York Philharmonic This Week (NYP) (#14-47)

The Beethoven Piano Concertos: A Philharmonic Festival (Program C):

Alan Gilbert, conductor; *Yefim Bronfman, piano; ^Glenn Dicterow, violin; #Carter Brey, cello

*^#BEETHOVEN: Concerto in C major for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Op. 56, “Triple”           

*BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, op. 73, “Emperor” (Yefim Bronfman, piano)


Friday August 29:  Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper

Sinfonia da Camera/Ian Hobson, conductor; featuring Dawn Harris, Ricardo Herrera, Yvonne Redman
Gilbert & Sullivan: The Mikado.


Sunday August 31: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS): (#13-48)                          

Bruckner: Adagio from Quintet in F Major for Two Violins, Two Violas, and Cello

 (Joseph Silverstein, Lily Francis, violin; Paul Neubauer, Teng Li, viola; Fred Sherry, cello)

Dvořák: Quartet for Violin, Viola, Cello and Piano in E-Flat Major, Op. 87

  (Wu Han, piano; Erin Keefe, violin; Beth Guterman, viola; David Finckel, cello)

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival 2013 (SFE) (Ep. #14-01)*

Alfredo Piatti: Serenade for Two Cellos and Piano.

Nicholas Canellakis and Joseph Johnson, cellos; Inon Barnatan, piano

Anton Arensky: Piano Quintet in D Major, Op. 51. Lily Francis & Benjamin Beilman, violins; Teng Li, viola; Ronald Thomas, cello; Inon Barnatan, piano

Gustav Mahler: Songs of a Wayfarer (arr. Schoenberg). Matthew Worth, baritone; Joshua Smith, flute; Carol McGonnell, clarinet; Johannes String Quartet; Kristen Bruya, bass; Shai Wosner, piano; Kathleen McIntosh, harmonium; David Tolen, percussion; Lawrence Foster, conductor

*Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival Episode #14-01 did not air June 1, 2014 due to technical difficulties