Evening Concert

This Week May 27 - 31, 2013 on the Evening Concert


This week on the Evening Concert we’ll start with Mozart and Mendelssohn from Santa Fe;  on Tuesday Emanuel Ax plays Chopin’s 2nd Piano Concerto in Chicago; on Wednesday we present “The 100-Year-Shock Wave” about Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring”;  then Gustavo Dudamel leads his Los Angeles Philharmonic in “The Firebird”; Friday night it’s “Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper”. 

Monday May 27: Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival 40th Anniversary Special
MOZART: Piano Quartet in E-Flat Major, K. 493 (Harvey de Souza, violin; Hsin-Yun
Huang, viola; Kajsa William-Olsson, cello; Joyce Yang, piano)
SCHOENBERG: Chamber Symphony No. 1 in E Major, Op. 9 (Alan Gilbert, conductor; Tara
Helen O’Connor, flute; Liang Wang, oboe; Ricardo Morales, clarinet; Michael Rusinek, alto clarinet; Stephen Ahearn, bass clarinet; Nancy Goeres, bassoon; Lewis C. Kirk, contrabassoon; Julie Landsman, horn; Philip Myers, horn; Jennifer Gilbert, violin; Harvey De Souza, violin; Hsin-Yun Huang, viola; Eric Kim, cello; Marji Danilow, bass)
MENDELSSOHN: Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 20 (Jennifer Gilbert, violin; Arnold Steinhardt, violin; Alan Gilbert, violin; Harvey De Souza, violin; John Dalley, viola; Michael Tree, viola; Peter Wiley, cello; Eric Kim, cello)

Tuesday May 28:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Ludovic Morlot, cond.; *Emanuel Ax, piano
BERLIOZ: Overture to “Benevenuto Cellini”.  
MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 5 “Reformation”          
*CHOPIN: Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, op.21. (encore: *CHOPIN: Waltz No. 3 in A minor)
WAGNER: Overture to “Rienzi”
BIZET: L’arlesienne Suite No. 2

Wednesday May 29: “The Rite of Spring - The 100-Year-Shock Wave”
In this anniversary documentary, the ballet’s 100 year shock-wave is traced from its initial explosion on May 29th, 1913 right up to the present time. The show features brief interviews and first-hand recollections of the famous first night from Dame Marie Rambert, who was one of the dancers, and Igor Stravinsky, who was in the audience, through memories of the Berlin premiere in 1923 and the 50th anniversary performance in London conducted by Pierre Monteux, who was the original conductor in 1913, up to comments on the work’s enduring power from major artists of today: dancer Dame Monica Mason, and conductors Sir Colin Davis and Valery Gergiev. The program will also feature extended excerpts from “The Rite of Spring” as conducted by Valery Gergiev.
STRAVINSKY: The Rite of Spring (Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra/ Valery Gergiev)
and Civic Orchestra of Chicago
Cliff Colnot, conductor
STRAVINSKY: The Suite from The Firebird  (1919 Version)
BEETHOVEN : Symphony No. 5 in C minor

Thursday May 30: Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Claude VIVIER (Canadian) (d.1983):  Excerpt from “Zipangu for String Orchestra” (1980)
DEBUSSY: La Mer (The Sea)
STRAVINSKY: The Firebird (complete)

Friday May 31: Prairie Performances: The Prairie Ensemble
Kevin Kelly, music director  A Windy Affair  (2/24/13)
Prairie Voices/Laurie Matheson, cond.