Evening Concert

Ottoman Miracles, Mitsuko Uchida, Yefim Bronfman, Lorin Maazel Remembrance


This week [Monday, July 21 - Sunday, July 27] on the Evening Concert it’s “Ottoman Miracles” from the "2013 Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts", then Schumann’s Piano Concerto featuring Mitsuko Uchida with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Yefim Bronfman plays Beethoven’s “Emperor” Piano Concerto with the San Francisco Symphony; Thursday it’s a special remembrance of recently deceased conductor Lorin Maazel on “The New York Philharmonic This Week” and Chamber Music from Lincoln Center and Santa Fe on Sunday night.

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

WEEK OF JULY 21 – 22 – 23 – 24 – 25 & 27, 2014

Monday July 21: Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts: (#13-03): OTTOMAN MIRACLES

National Youth Orchestra of Germany/Howard Griffiths, conductor;

Murat Coskun, frame drum; Derya Türkan, kemençe

Manuel de Falla: El amor Brujo (Love, the Magician)

Maurice Ohana (1913-1992): Livre des Prodiges (Book of Marvels)

Murat Coskun (1972-): Improvisation on the Frame Drum

Ahmed Adnan Saygun (1907-1991): Ayin Raksi (Ritual Dance), Op. 57

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, arr arranged by Murat Coskun: Overture: The Abduction from the Seraglio,

Maurice Ravel: Bolero

Ferit Tüzün (1929-1977): Capriccio à la Turque

National Youth Orchestra of Germany/ Frank Strobel, conductor; Jarrod Cagwin, frame drum

Rabih Abou-Khalil (1957-); Once Upon a Dervish


Tuesday July 22:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra (#14-29)

Muti and Uchida

Schumann:  Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54 (Mitsuko Uchida, piano)
Schubert:  Symphony No. 9 in C Major, D. 944 (the Great)
Schubert:  Symphony No. 3 in D Major, D. 200


Wednesday July 23: San Francisco Symphony (SFS) (#14-08)

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; *Yefim Bronfman, piano

R. Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks, Op. 28

Mark Volkert (American, b. 1951…Violinist with SFS: Pandora (World Premiere)

*Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Major, Op. 73, Emperor

[SFS Encore: Mozart: Symphony No. 38 in D Major, K.504, Prague (Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor)]


Thursday July 24:  The New York Philharmonic This Week (#14-42)

Lorin Maazel Retrospective. [LM passed away July 13, 2014]


Lorin Maazel, conductor;

Dietlinde Turban, narrator; Jeremy Irons, narrator; James Danner, treble;

Dylan Baker, narrator; Brooklyn Youth Chorus; Dianne Berkun, director

LORIN MAAZEL (1913 – 2014): Monaco Fanfares (New York Premiere)

MAAZEL:   Music for Cello and Orchestra (Han-Na Chang, cello)

MAAZEL:   The Giving Tree (New York Premiere)     MAAZEL:  The Empty Pot (New York Premiere)

MAAZEL:  Irish Vapours and Capers (New York Premiere) (Sir James Galway, flute)


Friday July 25:  Prairie Performances: Illinois Symphony Chamber Orchestra

(4/11-12/14) Alastair Willis, conductor; Wu Man, pipa (Instrumentalist of the year and member of the Silk Road Ensemble)     Tan DUNN; R. STRAUSS.


Sunday July 27: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. (#13-43)                              

Brahms: Zwei Gesänge for Voice, Viola, and Piano, Op. 91 (Sasha Cooke, mezzo- soprano; Paul Neubauer, viola; Gilbert Kalish, piano)

Dvořák: Trio in F Minor for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Op. 65     (Wu Han, piano; Philip Setzer, violin; David Finckel, cello)

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival 2013 (#14-09)

J.S. Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B Minor, BWV 1067.  Tara Helen O’Connor, flute; Orion String Quartet; Kristen Bruya, bass; Kathleen McIntosh, harpsichord

Beethoven: String Quintet in C Major, Op. 29.  William Preucil and Benny Kim, violins; Steven Tenenbom and Daniel Phillips, violas; Eric Kim, cello