Evening Concert

Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, “Toast of the Nation”, Gilmore International Keyboard Festival


This week on “The Evening Concert” on WILL-FM 90.9 you’ll hear the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with soloist Christian Tetzlaff, William Walton’s 1st Symphony from the CSO, then on Wednesday, the Aspen Music Festival followed by NPR’s “Toast of the Nation”, Thursday it’s “The New York Philharmonic This Week” and Sunday chamber music from Lincoln Center and Gilmore International Keyboard Festival.

WILL-FM      The Evening Concert: WEEK OF DECEMBER 29 – 30 – 31, 2014 – JANUARY 1, 2, & 4, 2015


Monday December 29: Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts (DWF #13-24) (last in series)

London Symphony Orchestra; Daniel Harding, conductor; *Christian Tetzlaff, violin
Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain.

*Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35  

Igor Stravinsky: The Firebird, Ballet Music

[next month, Monday evenings on the "Evening Concert", it'll be the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra]


Tuesday December 30: Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO #14-52) Semyon Bychkov, conductor

Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No 2 (Kirill Gerstein, piano).     Walton: Symphony No. 1

Poulenc: Concerto for Two Pianos in D minor (Katia and MarielleLabèque, pianos)

[CSO fill: John Williams: Excerpt from Lincoln soundtrack (John Williams, conductor)]


Wednesday December 31: Holiday Specials

7:00 The Aspen Music Festival

Joan Tower: The 5th Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman (1993).

Corigliano: Troubadours, etc.

8:00 – 4:00 a.m. Toast of the Nation

2000-2059 CT -- Jon Batiste and Stay Human play a high energy set from The 2014 Newport Jazz Festival.

2100-2159 CT: 2015 Winter Jazzfest Highlights w/ Big Chief Donald Harrison, Gretchen Parlato, et. al…

2200-2329 CT -– Wynton Marsalis leads a medium-sized ensemble in a celebration of the music of New Orleans pioneers Jelly Roll Morton and King Oliver. This is an encore performance of the 2011/2012 Toast of the Nation set from Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center.

2330 - 0029 CT -- Dee Alexander's Funkin' with Electric Soul: A Tribute to Jimi Hendrix and James Brown. This funky segment is a 2012 encore performance that tore up Chicago's South Shore Cultural Center .

0030-0214 CT -- Big Bad Voodoo Daddy from L.A.'s Walt Disney Concert Hall. Dance to this 2010 encore from BBVD's How Big Can You Get? A Tribute to Cab Calloway, a high-voltage jolt of feel-good energy.

0215-0259 CT -- rollover of 2000-2059 hour. . . . .

0300-0359 CT – rollover of 2100-2159 hour


Thursday January 1: The New York Philharmonic This Week (NYP #15-13)

Gary Thor Wedow, conductor; Layla Claire, soprano; Tim Mead, countertenor; Kenneth Tarver, tenor

Alastair Miles, bass; New York Choral Artists; Joseph Flummerfelt, director

HANDEL: Messiah


Friday January 2:  Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper

2014 Allerton Music Barn Festival   Jupiter Plus  (9/18/14) The Jupiter Quartet

Brahms: String Sextet No. 2 in G Major, op.36 (with Kim Uwate, viola and Seungwon Chung)

Dvorak: String Quartet in F major, Op. 96


Sunday January 4: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS): (#14-14)              

Biber: Battalia for Strings and Continuo (1673). Ian Swensen, Yoon Kwon, Arnaud Sussmann, vln; Paul Neubauer, David Kim, Lily Francis, Erin Keefe, vla; DaXun Zhang, Kurt Muroki, dbl bass; Kenneth Weiss, hpsch; Paul O'Dette, lute

Telemann: Concerto in A minor for Recorder, Two Violins, and Continuo, TWV 43:a3. Matthias Maute, recorder; Erin Keefe, Lily Francis, violin; Kenneth Weiss, harpsichord; Milan Turkovic, bassoon

Muffat: Passacaglia in G major for String Quintet (1682). Erin Keefe, Arnaud Sussmann, violin; Paul Neubauer, David Kim, viola; Paul O'Dette, lute; Fred Sherry, cello; Kenneth Weiss, harpsichord

Handel: "Süsse Stille, sanfter, Quelle" from Nine Arias for Soprano and Continuo, HWV 205 (1724-27). Julianne Baird, soprano; Erin Keefe, violin; Kenneth Weiss, harpsichord; Paul O’Dette, lute; Fred Sherry, cello

Handel: "Die ihr aus dunkeln Grüften" from Nine Arias for Soprano and Continuo, HWV 208 (1724-27). Julianne Baird, soprano; Erin Keefe, violin; Kenneth Weiss, harpsichord; Paul O’Dette, lute; Fred Sherry, cello

Vivaldi: Sonata in D minor for Two Violins and Continuo, RV 63 "La Follia" (1705). Arnaud Sussmann, Yoon Kwon, violin; Paul O'Dette, lute; Efe Baltacigil, cello; Kenneth Weiss, harpsichord

and      Gilmore International Keyboard Festival (#14-01)
Scarlatti: Sonata in A Major, K. 39; Liszt: La Lugubre Gondola. André Watts, piano

Henry Cowell: Aeolian Harp. Barbara Lieurance, piano (with extended technique) 

Schubert: Gretchen am Spinnrade, D. 118. Susanna Phillips, s.; Myra Huang, p.

Schubert: An die Musik, D. 547. Eric Owens, bs. bar.; Myra Huang, p.

Rameau: Pièces de clavecin (excerpts). Jory Vinikour, hps.

Philip Glass: Closing (arr. Grand Band). Grand Band, pianos 

Chopin: Polonaise in A Major, Op. 40 No. 1, Military. Rafał Blechacz, piano