Evening Concert

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.