Evening Concert

“The Bernstein Experience” and the “Jazz After Hours” New Year’s Eve show


Tonight at 7:00 on the “Evening Concert” on FM 90.9 “The New York Philharmonic This Week” is pre-empted so we can bring you a night of special programs: the 3-hour special “The Bernstein Experience” and four hours of jazz on “Jazz After Hours New Year’s Eve”.  

Monday December 31: “The New York Philharmonic This Week” (19-1) pre-empted for New Year’s Eve Specials

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm: The Bernstein Experience

Composer, conductor, pianist, teacher, thinker, and adventurous spirit, Leonard Bernstein transformed the way people hear and appreciate music.

7:00: Episode 1: The Bernstein Experience in Boston, with Jamie Bernstein

BERNSTEIN: Piano Trio - performed by the Neave Trio

BERNSTEIN: Anniversaries - performed by pianist Spencer Myer and narration by Jamie Bernstein

8:00: Episode 2: The Bernstein Experience at Tanglewood

Leonard Bernstein’s life and work took him to every far-flung corner of the globe. But Tanglewood, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts, remained his spiritual home, and the Tanglewood Music Center a constant source of renewal.

BERNSTEIN: Opening Prayer (Benediction) (1986). Thomas West, baritone; Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra; Yuan Chang, conductor (Recorded at Seiji Ozawa Hall, Tanglewood, Lenox, MA, July 9, 2018; not commercially available: BSO recording) 

BERNSTEIN: Arias and Barcarolles (1988). Sandra Piques Eddy, mezzo-soprano; David Kravitz, baritone; Wayman Chin and Brian Moll, piano (Recorded at the Longy School of Music, Cambridge, MA, on December 7, 2017; not commercially available WCRB recording)      

BERNSTEIN: Three Meditations for cello and orchestra from “Mass” (1971). Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra; Andris Nelsons, conductor (Recorded at the Koussevitsky Music Shed at Tanglewood, Lenox, MA, on August 19, 2018; not commercially available BSO recording)

9:00: Episode 3: The Bernstein Experience at the Curtis Institute

The Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia played a critical role in launching the unparalleled career of Leonard Bernstein. He studied with, among others, legendary conductor Fritz Reiner and equally legendary composer Randall Thompson. In the wake of those formative two years, Bernstein wrote his first published work, the Sonata for Clarinet and Piano.

BERNSTEIN: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano (1941-42). David Shifrin, clarinet; Jiacheng Xiong, piano (Recorded at the Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia, PA on March 14, 2018; not commercially available Curtis recording)          

BERNSTEIN: Songs and Dances from West Side Story – Something’s Coming; Dance at the Gym; Maria; Ballet Sequence; Somewhere. Dominic Armstrong, tenor; David Shifrin, clarinet; Zora String Quartet; Jiacheng Xiong, piano (Recorded at the Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia, PA on March 14, 2018; not commercially available Curtis recording)


10:00 pm – 2:00 am: New Year’s Eve on “Jazz After Hours”

Jazz After Hours takes listeners out on the town for New Year's Eve with fresh live recordings from musicians performing right now on the national jazz scene. It's a fantasy New Year's Eve.

start time end time artist song title album title record label

0:00:00 0:00:09 Adam Birnbaum Binary Three of a Mind Daedalus Records

0:01:58 0:06:01 Laura Dickinson 17 Happy Holiday/The Holiday Season Auld Lang Syne Music and Mirror Records

0:06:01 0:09:38 Justin Kauflin The Carousel Coming Home Qwest Records

0:09:38 0:14:57 Stefon Harris Gone Too Soon Sonic Creed Motema

0:14:57 0:18:57 Caleb Collins God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Christmas EP self released

0:20:02 0:23:42 Count Basie Orchestra The Christmas Song A Very Swingin' Basie Christmas! Concord Records

0:23:42 0:31:02 Randy Brecker and Mats Holmquist Crystal Silence Together MAMA records

0:31:02 0:35:55 Doug Webb I'll Be Home For Christmas Home For Christmas Rhombus Records

0:37:06 0:42:07 David Hazeltine Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight The Time is Now Smoke Sessions

0:42:07 0:48:09 Daniel Perantoni Winter Wonderland Mr. P's Christmas Wish self released

0:48:09 0:57:22 Keith Jarrett Part III La Fenice ECM Records

1:00:00 1:00:09 Adam Birnbaum Binary Three of a Mind Daedalus Records

1:00:39 1:05:19 Irvin Mayfield O Tannenbaum A New Orleans Creole Christmas Basin Street Records

1:05:19 1:19:13 Marshall Gilkes and the WDR Big Band The Denali Suite Always Forward Alternate Side Records

1:20:15 1:23:24 Dave McKenna Santa Claus is Coming to Town Christmas Party Concord Records

1:23:24 1:27:58 Dmitri Baevsky and Jeb Patton All Through the Night We Two jazz&people

1:27:58 1:32:57 Grover Washington Christmas Time Is Here Breath of Heaven Columbia/Legacy

1:34:01 1:36:35 Frank Kimbrough Jackie-Ing Monk's Dreams_ The Complete Compositions Of Thelonious Sphere Monk Sunnyside Records

1:36:35 1:42:38 John Fedchock Quartet The Third Degree Reminiscence Summit Records

1:42:38 1:47:40 Thomas Marriott, Bill Anschell, Jeff Johnson, John Bishop Blackberry Winter The Cool Season Origin Records

1:47:40 1:50:51 Laila Biali A Child Is Born Christmas Single self released

1:50:51 1:54:13 John McLaughlin O Come O Come Emmanuel Jazz To The World A Christmas Collection Blue Note

1:54:13 1:57:49 Kevin Mahogany I'll Be Home For Christmas Warner Brothers Christmas Jazz Party Warner Brothers

2:00:00 2:00:09 Adam Birnbaum Binary Three of a Mind Daedalus Records

2:00:50 2:05:52 Mack Avenue Artists Christmas Time Is Here It's Christmas on Mack Avenue Mack Avenue

2:05:52 2:10:53 Thomas Marriott Ghost In This House Romance Language Origin Records

2:10:53 2:16:01 Champian Fulton A Child Is Born Christmas With Champian self released

2:17:11 2:25:12 Harold Mabern I Get A Kick Out Of You The Iron Man_ Live at Smoke Smoke Sessions Records

2:25:12 2:31:08 Guilherme Dias Gomes River Thames Trips Warner/Chappell 2:31:08 2:37:04 Allison Miller and Carmen Staaf Ready Steady Science Fair Sunnyside Records

2:38:06 2:42:14 Chris Pasin God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Baby It's Cold Outside Planet Arts

2:42:14 2:48:16 Stu Mindeman La Rueda Woven Threads Sunnyside Records

2:48:16 2:53:08 Kristin Korb Christmas Will Really Be Christmas That Time of Year Storyville Records 2:53:08

2:57:32 Kurt Elling Christmas Children The Beautiful Day Okeh Records

3:00:00 3:00:09 Adam Birnbaum Binary Three of a Mind Daedalus Records

3:00:48 3:03:48 Jimmy Smith Jingle Bells Verve Presents: The Very Best of Christmas Jazz Verve Records

3:03:48 3:06:48 Bobby Timmons Deck The Halls Holiday Soul Prestige Records 3:06:48 3:11:31 The NOLA Players Holly And Ivy Christmastime In New Orleans Verve Records

3:11:31 3:15:08 Jack Jezzro It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas Christmas Jazz Guitar Greenhill Music 3:16:17 3:23:04 The Maguire Twins Song for Arjun Seeking Higher Ground Three Tree Records

3:23:04 3:27:22 Richie Cole Jingle Bell Rock Have Yourself An Alto Madness Christmas RCP 3:27:22 3:33:15 Ellis Marsalis Quintet Nostalgic Impression Plays the Music of Ellis Marsalis ELM Music

3:34:24 3:40:13 Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band Somewhere in My Memory Wrap This! A Big Phat Christmas MOC Records

3:40:13 3:46:25 Jared Gold How Long Has This Been Going On Reemergence Strikezone Records

3:46:25 3:51:25 Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year Joyful Jazz MCG Jazz

3:51:25 3:57:19 Count Basie Orchestra Let It Snow A Very Swingin' Basie Christmas! Concord Records