This Week (Dec 16 - 22, 2013) on the Evening Concert
This week on the Evening Concert we start with Mozart from Milwaukee, then “Siegfried’s Rhine Journey” from Chicago; more Bach Brandenburg Concertos from San Francisco; Thursday it’s two Holiday specials: “A Centennial ‘Ceremony of Carols’” and “Glad Tidings of Great Joy”. Friday it’s three Holiday specials: “Jonathan Winter’s ‘Christmas Carol’; “A Jazz Piano Christmas” and “The Winter Solstice Celebration”.
Monday December 16: Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (#13-11)
Francesco Lecce-Chong, conductor; *Augustin Hadelich, violin
R. STRAUSS: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks
*MOZART: Violin Concerto No. 5 in A, K. 219, “Turkish”
MOZART: Instrumental Excerpts from “Idomeneo”
R. STRAUSS: Suite from “Der Rosenkavalier”
R. STRAUSS: Serenade in E-flat for Winds (MSO Winds/Edo de Waart, conductor;)
Tuesday December 17: Chicago Symphony Orchestra (#13-45)
Riccardo Muti, conductor; *Rudolf Buchbinder, piano
WAGNER: Siegfried’s Rhine Journey and Funeral March
*BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op.58
BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 1 in C Minor
Wednesday December 18: San Francisco Symphony (#13-26) (last in series)
Jane Glover, conductor; soloists in “Brandenburgs”: Nadya Tichman, violin; Jonathan Vinocour, viola; Yun Jie Liu, viola; Barbara Bogatin, viola da gamba; Marie Dalby Szuts, viola da gamba; Robin McKee, flute; Jonathan D. Fischer, oboe; John Thiessen, trumpet
BACH: Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F Major, BWV 1046
BACH: Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G Major, BWV 1049
HANDEL: Water Music Suite No. 2 in D Major
BACH: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major, BWV 1050
[SFS Encore: BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 4 in B-Flat Major, Op. 60 (SFS/Michael Tilson Thomas)]
Thursday December 19: Holiday Specials:
A Centennial Ceremony of Carols: Britten at 100
New England Conservatory Chamber Chorus/Erica Washburn
BRITTEN: Ceremony of Carols; Hymn to the Virgin; Chorale on an Old French Carol
Glad Tidings of Great Joy
Choir of Christ Church Cathedral Indianapolis/Dr. Dana Marsh with the Early Music School of Music, Indiana University/Paul Elliott. BYRD: Out of the Crystal Skies; PRAETORIUS; ET. AL.: Etc.
Friday December 20: Holiday Specials:
Jonathan Winters’ “A Christmas Carol” (7 – 8 pm)
Master comedian Jonathan Winters, who passed away in 2013, presents a distinctive reading of Dickens' holiday classic. (A public radio tradition updated this year with NPR host Lisa Simeone.)
Jazz Piano Christmas XXIX (8 – 9 pm)
Andy Bey, Michelle Rosewoman, Stanley Cowell, and Sullivan Fortner perform their favorite holiday songs from the Kennedy Center.
Paul Winter’s “Winter Solstice Celebration” (9 – 11 pm)
Paul Winter Consort and musicians from all over the world: the holiday tradition continues with a unique exploration of the solstice tradition in cultures near and far.
Sunday December 22: Holiday Specials:
Welcome Christmas! [Listing differs from Patterns]
VocalEssence: TRAD. The Holly and the Ivy; LEONTOVICH: Carol of the Bells; ET. AL.: Etc.
Tallis Scholars: Love is Better Than Wine
Tallis Scholars present a truly sublime holiday program in concert at St. Paul’s Church in Harvard Square
PRAETORIUS: Es ist ein' Ros' entsprungen; PART: I Am The True Vine; ET. AL.: Etc.