Evening Concert

Rachmaninoff, A Classical St. Pat’s, Vivaldi’s “4 Seasons” and more on this week’s Evening Concert


This week on “The Evening Concert” on WILL-FM 90.9 you’ll hear Rachmaninoff's 4th Piano Concerto from Milwaukee, classical music of Ireland on “A Classical St. Patrick’s Day”, Vivaldi’ “Four Seasons” from Pittsburgh and Brahms’ 1st Symphony 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. 16 – 17 – 18 – 19 - 20 & 22, 2015


Monday March 16:  Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (MSO #14-11) (of 13)  

Edo de Waart, conductor; *Joyce Yang, piano

Rachmaninoff: Prince Rostislav

*Rachmaninoff: Concerto No. 4 in G minor for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 40

Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 44

[MSO fill: *Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43]


Tuesday March 17: Chicago Symphony Orchestra pre-empted for an IPM Special:

A Classical St. Patrick’s Day (Original IPM production by Vincent Trauth)

TRAD. Arr. HARTY: “The Londonderry Air” [Ulster Orch./Thomson]

FIELD: Nocturne No. 5 in B-flat Major [Benjamin Frith, piano]

CHOPIN: Nocturne No. 5 in F-Sharp Major [Arthur Rubinstein, piano]

E.J. MOERAN: In the Mountain Country [Ulster Orch./Falletta]

Sir Hamilton HARTY: “An Irish Symphony” [National Sym. O. of Ireland/O’ Duinn]

TRAD. Arr. S.KANGA: My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose [T.Reilly, harmonica; S.Kanga, hp.]

TRAD. Arr. Overton: Danny Boy [James Galway, flute; London Mozart Players]

W.V. WALLACE: Celtic Fantasies on “Annie Laurie” and “The Last Rose of Summer”. [R. Tuck, p.]

STANFORD: O For A Closer Walk [Cambridge Singers/Rutter/W.Johnson, organ]

FIELD: Piano Concerto No. 3 in E-flat. [John O’Connor, p./ Scottish Chamber Orch./Mackerras]

TRAD. Arr GALWAY: Brian Boru’s March [Galway, flute; Harp Ensemble led by M.Robles]

TRAD. Arr GALWAY: Belfast Hornpipe [Galway, tinwhistle; Kevin Conneff, bodhran]

TRAD. Arr. GALWAY/MALONEY: Crowley’s Reel. [Galway, flute; The Chieftains; Nat. Phil. Orch.]


Wednesday March 18: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO #14-15_23)

Nicholas McGegan, conductor; *Ye-Eun Choi, violin

*VIVALDI: The Four Seasons

MOZART: Chaconne from Idomeneo, Re di Creta

HAYDN: Symphony No. 103

 [PSO fill: RAMEAU: Selections from “Nais” Orchestral Suite: Overture; Rigaudons; Air de Triomphe; menuets; Tambuorins; Nicholas McGegan, conductor]


Thursday March 19: The New York Philharmonic This Week (NYP #15-23)

Alan Gilbert, conductor; *Jan Vogler, cello       

ROUSE: Phantasmata

*BLOCH: Schelomo

BRAHMS: Symphony No. 1

[NYP fill: RAVEL: La Valse (from NYP 12-29/iTunes Pass FILL)]


Friday March 20:  Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper (subject to availability)

Illinois Chamber Symphony (10/31- 11/1/14)

Gruber: Frankenstein


Sunday March 22: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS): (#14-25)   

Mendelssohn: Concertpiece No. 1 for Clarinet, Basset Horn, and Piano, Op. 113

David Shifrin, Clarinet; Romie de Guise-Langlois, Basset Horn; Anne-Marie McDermott, Piano

Mendelssohn: Lied ohne Worte in G minor for Piano, Op. 19b, No. 6, “Venetianisches

Gondellied”; Lied ohne Worte in F-sharp minor for Piano, Op. 30, No. 6 “Venetianisches Gondellied”; Lied ohne Worte in F-sharp minor for Piano, Op. 67, No. 2; Lied ohne Worte in C major for Piano, Op. 67, No. 4 “Spinnerlied”; Gilbert Kalish, Piano

Mendelssohn: Quartet No. 2 in A minor for Strings, Op. 13. Danish String Quartet

and      Gilmore International Keyboard Festival (#14-12) (of 13)

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 17, Op. 31 No. 2. Performer: Llŷr Williams, p.

Samuel Barber: Excursions. Performer: Lori Sims, p.  

Chopin: Mazurkas, Op. 56. Performer: Andrew Hsu, p.