Evening Concert

Mozart’s “Prague” Symphony, Copland’s “Appalachian Spring”, etc. on this week’s “Evening Concert”


This week on “The Evening Concert” on WILL-FM 90.9 you’ll hear Mozart’s “Prague” Symphony from Milwaukee, a mini-Richard Strauss-fest from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Copland’s “Appalachian Spring” Suite from Pittsburgh and Mozart’s 25th Piano Concerto from the New York Philharmonic. .  .then Sunday, chamber music from Lincoln Center and the Gilmore International Keyboard Festival.  

WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF MAR. 23 – 24 – 25 – 26 - 27 & 29, 2015


Monday March 23:  Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (MSO #14-12) (of 13)  

Edo de Waart, conductor

Wagner: Siegfried Idyll

Mozart: Symphony No. 38 in D major, K. 504, Prague

Elgar: Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36, Enigma Variations

[MSO fill: Mozart: movements from Symphony No. 36 in C, K. 425, “Linz” (archive material conducted by Pinchas Zukerman)]


Tuesday March 24: Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO #15-11)

De Waart Conducts Richard Strauss

Strauss: Serenade in E-flat Major

Strauss: Metamorphosen

Strauss: Oboe Concerto (Eugene Izotov, oboe)

Strauss: Four Last Songs (Susanna Phillips, soprano)

[CSO fill: Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, “Eroica”: movement II (Sir Georg Solti, conductor)]


Wednesday March 25: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO #14-15_25) (Last program from this series)

Michael Stern, conductor

GRIFFES: The Pleasure-Dome of Kubla Khan

BERNSTEIN: Fancy Free Ballet

COPLAND: Appalachian Spring

GERSHWIN: An American in Paris


Thursday March 26: The New York Philharmonic This Week (NYP #15-25)

Alan Gilbert, conductor; *Emanuel Ax, piano   

*MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major

  BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 3

  [NYP fill: FALLA: Suite No. 2 from “The Three-Cornered Hat”]


Friday March 27:  Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper (subject to availability)

Champaign-Urbana Symphony Stephen Alltop, conductor Musical Revolutionaries (1/31/15)

Stravinsky: Petroushka

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, “Emperor” (Ran Dank, piano)


Sunday March 29: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS): (#14-26)   

Telemann: Gulliver Suite in D Major. Sussmann, Kavafian

Corelli: Concerto Grosso in G minor.  Francis, Sussmann, Albers, Kavafian, Keefe, Neubauer, Sherry, Meyer, Newman

Telemann: Trauer-musik eines kunsterfahrenen Canarienvogels.  Monica Groop, mezzo-soprano; Ida Kavafian, Lily Francis, violins; David Kim, viola; Fred Sherry, cello; Edgar Meyer, double-bass; Anthony Newman, harpsichord

Vivaldi: Concerto in B minor for Four Violins Cello, Strings, & Continuo, Op. 3, No. 10, RV 580

Ida Kavafian, Erin Keefe, Lily Francis, Arnaud Sussmann, violins; David Kim, Paul Neubauer, violas; Fred Sherry, cello; Edgar Meyer, double bass; Anthony Newman, harpsichord


Gilmore International Keyboard Festival (#14-13) (of 13) LAST IN SERIES

Gershwin: Summertime Storm Large, voc.; Kirill Gerstein, p.

George & Ira Gershwin: I Loves You Porgy Adam Makowicz, p.

Gershwin: Variations on “I Got Rhythm” (arr. Earl Wild) Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner, p.

Beethoven: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 37

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