Evening Concert

Milwaukee Symphony, CSO, Pittsburgh Symphony, New York Philharmonic on “The Evening Concert”


This week on “The Evening Concert” on WILL-FM 90.9 you’ll hear the first programs in a number of new series: the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra in Mondays, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on Wednesdays, and the Gilmore International Keyboards Festival on Sunday. The CSO and “The New York Philharmonic This Week” continue on their usual nights of Tuesday and Thursday respectively.

WILL-FM      The Evening Concert: WEEK OF JANUARY 5 – 6 – 7 – 8 – 9 & 11, 2015


Monday January 5:  Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (MSO #14-01) (1st in series, of 13)           

Roberto Abbado, conductor

Stravinsky: Violin Concerto in D major
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe complete ballet music
Ravel: Selections from Mother Goose Suite
[MSO fill: Ravel: La Valse (archive material conducted by Gilbert Varga)]


Tuesday January 6: Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO #15-01)

Dohnányi Conducts Tchaikovsky and Beethoven

Christoph von Dohnányi, conductor; *3 Paul Lewis, piano

Lutosławski: Musique funebre

*Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 (Pathétique)

[CSO fill: Borodin: In the Steppes of Central Asia (Tugan Sokhiev, conductor)]


Wednesday January 7: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO #14-15_01) (1st in series, of 13)

Manfred Honeck, conductor; *Yo-Yo Ma, cello

RAVEL: Selections from Mother Goose Ballet [Andre Previn, conductor]

SARASATE: Gypsy Airs for Violin and Orchestra (Noah Bendix Balgley, violin)

DVORAK: Carnival Overture

HUMPERDINK: “Dream Pantomime” from Hansel and Gretel

PROKOFIEV: Suite No. 1 from Cinderella

TCHAIKOVSKY: Suite from The Sleeping Beauty

*TCHAIKOVSKY: Variations on a Rococo Theme for Cello and Orchestra

SCHUBERT: “The Litany for the Feast of All Souls”

[PSO fill: R.STRAUSS: excerpt from “Don Juan”. Lorin Maazel, conductor]


Thursday January 8: The New York Philharmonic This Week (NYP #15-14)

Winter Holiday Program

MOZART: German Dance in C, K. 605, “Sleigh Ride”. Leonard Bernstein, conductor

TCHAIKOVKSY: Symphony No. 1, “Winter Dreams”. Leonard Bernstein, conductor

ARR: HENDERSON:    Selections From WINTER HOLIDAY, 1961-62. Skitch Henderson, piano and conductor

PROKOFIEV:   Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67. Leonard Bernstein, narrator/conductor

STRAUSS, II:   Overture to Die Fledermaus. Danny Kaye, conductor


Friday January 9:  Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper

2014 Allerton Music Barn Festival   

Celebrating 60 years of the Jazz Messengers: From “At the Café Bohemia” to the Present (9/19/14)

UI Jazz Faculty; Chip McNeil, conductor


Sunday January 11: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS): (#14-15)            

Gilbert Kalish, piano; Nicolas Dautricourt, violin; Yura Lee, viola; Keith Robinson, cello

Brahms: Quartet No. 2 in A major for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 26

and      Gilmore International Keyboard Festival (#14-02)
Rafał Blechacz, p.

J.S. Bach: Partita No. 3 in A Minor.

Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra/Raymond Harvey; Rafał Blechacz, p.

Mozart: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 24 in C Minor, K. 491.