Evening Concert

This Week’s Evening Concerts: April 29 - May 3, 2013


Monday night April 29 it's Leif Ove Andsnes as the soloist in Beethoven’s 1st Piano Concerto from Pittsburgh; Tuesday night April 30, it's Yefim Bronfman as the soloist in Prokofiev’s 2nd Piano Concerto from New York: it's a program that differs from the Patterns Magazine listing; Wednesday night May 1 it’s “Fiesta of the Guitar” and “The Orchestral Works of Astor Piazzolla” on back-to-back episodes of “Fiesta!”; then Thursday night May 2, Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic in works by Beethoven and Lutoslawski; Friday night May 3rd it’s “Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper” with the Illinois Chamber Orchestra performing music by Elgar, Copland and Golijov.

Monday April 29: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Manfred Honeck, cond.; *Leif Ove Andsnes, piano; **Noah Bendix-Balgley, violin
*BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 1.  NICOLAI: Overture: The Merry Wives of Windsor. 
JOH. STRAUSS, JR.: Csardas from Ritter Pasman, and Artist’s Life Waltz. 
**SARASATE: Gypsy Airs for Violin and Orchestra. **KREISLER: Love’s Joy (Vln. & Orch.).  JOS. STRAUSS: Cheerful Fortitude Polka, and On Holiday Polka.
JOH. STRAUSS, JR.: Light of Heart Polka.  JOS. STRAUSS: Feuerfest Polka. 
JOH. STRAUSS, JR.: Radetzky March. 

Tuesday April 30:  The New York Philharmonic This Week
*****The program differs from Patterns Magazine per NY Phil and syndicator) 

Alan Gilbert, cond.; *Yefim Bronfman, piano
PROKOFIEV:  Piano Concerto No. 2 RACHMANINOFF:   Symphony No. 2

Wednesday May 1:  Fiesta! with Elbio Barilari: Fiesta of the Guitar
This week, Fiesta! celebrates a wide range of Latin American guitar music; there’s the thriving crossover of classical style and popular folk and cultural themes, an intersection which has a rich history and continuing tradition of innovative guitar music.
Luiz BONFA’, arr., Carlos BARBOSA-LIMA: Sambolero (Carlos Barbosa-Lima, guitar)
Agustin BARRIOS: El Ultimo Canto (Berta Rojas, guitar)
Juan FALU: Chacarera Ututa (Berta Rojas, guitar)
Juan FALU: 3 mvts fr. Suite Argentina: Zamba, Estilo, Malambo (Paco Péña and Eduardo Falú, gtr)
Luiz BONFA: Manha de Carnaval (Carlos Barbosa-Lima, guitar)
Luiz BONFA: Na Sombra (Carlos Barbosa-Lima, guitar)
Chico BUARQUE DE HOLLANDA: A Novia de Cidade, Embebedado (Arthur Nestrovski, guitar)
Fernando CABRERA: El tiempo está despues (Gustavo Ripa, guitar)
Leo BROUWER: Danza caracteristica (Miguel Trapaga, guitar)
and Fiesta! with Elbio Barilari: The Orchestral World of Astor Piazzola
Astor Piazzolla is world famous for his work in revolutionizing the field of nuevo tango. More obscure are his pure classical works, which we will explore today. All works on the program are by Astor PIAZZOLLA:  Suite for Oboe and String Orchestra (Camerata Bariloche, Andres Spiller, conductor)
Tres Movimientos Sinfonicos (Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra, Juan Jose Mosalini, conductor)
Suite Punta del Este (Camerata Bariloche, Daniel Binelli, bandoneon)

Thursday May 2: Los Angeles Philharmonic: Lutoslawski Centennial
Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
BEETHOVEN:   King Stephen Overture
LUTOSLAWSKI:  Symphony No. 1
LUTOSLAWSKI:  Fanfare for the Los Angeles Philharmonic
BEETHOVEN:    Symphony No. 2

Friday May 3: Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper
Illinois Symphony Orchestra  Russian Revolution, (2/22 - 23/13)
Alastair Willis, cond.; *Joshua Roman, cello
Arvo PART:  Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten
*SHOSTAKOVICH: Cello Concerto No. 1
TCHAIKOVSKY:  Symphony No. 5