Evening Concert

This Week (Mar 31 - Apr 6, 2014) on “The Evening Concert” on WILL-FM


This week on “The Evening Concert” we start with the last of the Dranoff international Two Piano Competition, then it’s “A Classical All-Fool’s Day”, an original production from Illinois Public Media; Wednesday we start a new series from the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Thursday it’s “The New York Philharmonic This Week” and Friday "Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper". Starting Sunday April 6th at 7:00 p.m. we add another day of the week to the "Evening Concert" series, with chamber music every Sunday evening from The Chamber Music Society of Lincon Center. Let us know what you think of the Evening Concert series, in general, and our program decisions, especially this one, in particular at dthiel@illinois.edu or trauth@illinois.edu. Thanks!

WEEK OF MARCH 31 – APRIL 1 – 2 – 3 – 4, 2014

Monday March 31: The Dranoff 2 Piano Competition: 176 Keys to the World (#4 of 4)

The 2013 competition follows the eight top professional semifinalist piano teams from seven countries: Duo Yamamoto (Japan), Duo Yoo & Kim (South Korea), Duo ImPuls (Germany); Duo Ping & Ting (Hong Kong); Lavrova/Primakov Duo (Russia); Duo Bohemes (France/Romania); Adventure Piano Duo (Russia); Julia Getallo & Alexander Andreev Duo (Russia) 

(See http://dranoff2piano.org/comp-about-2013-teams.html for bios of the teams….)

SAINT-SAENS: Variations on a theme by Beethoven (Duo Yoo and Kim)
Gabriele Lena FRANK (b. 1972): Seis cantos de los campos for two pianos (Duo ImPuls)
SCHUMANN arr. DEBUSSY: Six Etudes en forme de Canon, Op. 56 (Duo Yamamoto)
ARENSKY: Suite No. 1 for two pianos, Valse Romance

BACH: Concerto in C minor for two keyboards, BWV 1060 (Dui ImPuls)
TCHEREPNIN: Rondo, Op. 87a (Duo Yamamoto)
RAVEL: Introduction and Allegro (Duo Yoo and Kim)
POULENC: Concerto for piano and orchestra in D Minor (Duo Yamamoto)


Tuesday April 1:  A Classical All-Fools’ Day [From IPM by Vincent Trauth]

[Pre-empts Chicago Symphony Orchestra which returns next week]

Two hours of music jokes, and humor, and even the two together!

J. STRAUSS, JR.: Perpetual Motion – Musical Jest, Op. 257.

CHOPIN: Scherzo #2 in B-flat Min., Op.31. BEETHOVEN: Sym. #3: Scherzo. BALAKIREV: Scherzo #3 in F-sharp Major. MOZART: A Musical Joke, K. 522. P.D.Q.BACH (Peter SCHIKELE): 1712 Overture.
J. STRAUSS, JR.: Scherzo (Joke) Polka, Op. 72. CHOPIN: Scherzo #3.

DVORAK: Sym. #9.: Scherzo
WAGNER arr. Anna RUSSELL: The Ring of the  Nibelungs” (An Analysis)
Victor BORGE: Excerpts from his musical comedy act.


Wednesday April 2:  Los Angeles Philharmonic (#14-01) (New Series!)

Peter LIEBERSON (1946-2011) orchestration completed by Oliver KNUSSEN with the assistance of Dejan BADNJAR:  Shing Kam  (2010-2011) (World Premiere – LA Phil Commission)


SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 4.
TCHAIKOVSKY: Piano Concerto No. 1 (Yefim Bronfman, piano)


Thursday April 3:  The New York Philharmonic This Week (#14-26)

Alan Gilbert, conductor.

NIELSEN: “Helios” Overture. Symphony No. 1; Symphony No. 4

[NYP fill: PONCE: Concierto del sur. (Sharon Isbin, guitar; NYP/Jose Serebrier)]


Friday April 4:  Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper

Illinois Symphony Chamber Orchestra  (1/31/-2/1/14) Nicholas Mcgegan, guest conductor .



Sunday April 6:  Debut of the “Sunday” Evening Concert (series) (7:00 – 8:00 p.m.)

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. (#13-27)

Escher String Quartet

PURCELL arr. BRITTEN: Chacony in G Minor for Str. Qrt.

BEETHOVEN: String Quartet in A minor, Op. 132