Evening Concert

“American” chamber music and music from the “English Virginalists” on the “Evening Concert”


Tonight at 7:00 on the “Evening Concert” on FM 90.9 you’ll hear Barber’s “Souvenirs” for piano 4-hands and the “Appalachian Spring Suite” by Copland on “The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center”. At 8:00 you’ll hear harpsichordist Māhan Esfahani and the group Fretwork on “Early Music Now”.

Sunday February 23: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 19-22)


Samuel Barber: Souvenirs for Piano, Four Hands, Op. 28. Gilles Vonsattel, Wu Han Piano

Mark O’Connor: FC's Jig for Violin and Viola. Arnaud Sussmann, Violin; Paul Neubauer, Viola

Copland: Appalachian Spring Suite for Ensemble. Violinist Kristin Lee, leading an ensemble of CMS artists

Foster: Selections from “The Social Orchestra” for Ensemble (arr. O'Connor) arranged by flutist Tara Helen O'Connor, performed by an ensemble of CMS artists.


Early Music Now with Sara Schneider (EMN 19-35)

The English Virginalists

This program presents music for keyboard instruments, viols, and voices by late Tudor and early Jacobean composers like Thomas Tomkins, Orlando Gibbons, and Giles Farnaby. We'll hear works for harpsichord from a 2018 release by Mahan Esfahani, plus performances by Rose Consort of Viols and Fretwork.

Thomas Tomkins: Too Much I Once Lamented; Calmus Ensemble
Tomkins: Barafostus Dreame; Mahan Esfahani, harpsichord
Tomkins: Pavane a 6; Galliard a 6; Fantasia a 3; Alman a 4; Fretwork;
Tomkins: Above the Starrs my savior dwells Fretwork; Emma Kirkby, soprano; Charles Daniels, tenor
Orlando Gibbons: Galliard a 6; Gibbons: The Silver Swan; Rose Consort of Viols; Tessa Bonner, soprano.
Gibbons: The Woods so Wild; John Bull: Fantasy ‘Mr. Dr. Bull’; Mahan Esfahani
William Byrd: Ut, re, mi, fa, so, la, BK64; Giles Farnaby: Tell, mee, Daphne; Mahan Esfahani
Giles Farnaby: Wooddy Cock; Mahan Esfahani