Evening Concert

This Week’s Evening Concerts: July 1 - 5, 2013


This week on the Evening Concert we’ll have Beethoven’s 1st and 7th Symphonies on the Deutsche Welle Festival Concert series; then Prokofiev’s 2nd  Violin Concerto with soloist Leonidas Kavakos from New York; Wednesday it’s music of Lowell Liebermann from Wolf Trap; Thursday, it’s “A Classical Fourth” from Illinois Public Media;  Friday night….  "Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper".

Monday July 1: Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts (Program #12-09)
“Beethoven Fest in Bonn #1”
Philharmonia Orchestra (London); Esa-Pekka Salonen, cond.; *Viviane Hagner, violin
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op.21
*Unsuk CHIN (b. 1961): Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (2011)
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op.92
[DWF fill: BRAHMS: Nanie for chorus and orchestra, after text by Friedrich Schiller, Op.82 City of Birmingham S.O.; Andris Nelsons]

Tuesday July 2:  The New York Philharmonic This Week (Program #13-39)
Lionel Bringuier (brin-gee-AY), cond.; *Leonidas Kavakos, violin
DUKAS:    The Sorcerer's Apprentice
*PROKOFIEV:  Violin Concerto No. 2
KODALY: Dances of Galanta
STRAVINSKY:  Firebird Suite (1919)
[NYP fill: Magnus LINDBERG (b. 1958): Souvenir (In Memoriam Gerard Grisey) NYP/Gilbert]

Wednesday July 3:  Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival (Program #13-05)
Ida Kavafian, violin; Steven Tenenbom, viola; Peter Wiley, cello
BEETHOVEN: String Trio in C Minor, Op. 9, No. 3 (1797-98)i
Arnold Steinhardt & Ida Kavafian, violins; Steve Tenenbom, viola; Peter Wiley, cello
KREISLER: String Quartet in A Minor (1921)

Center Stage from Wolf Trap 2012-13 (Program 5)
Mohammed FAIROUZ (b.1985, American):  Sonata for Violin solo.  Rachel Barton Pine, violin
Lowell Liebermann (b. 1961): Gargoyles, Op. 29.  Joyce Yang, piano
Stacy GARROP: String Quartet No.3, “Gaia – III. Dance of the Earth.  Biava Quartet
Hugo WOLF: “Auf eine Wanderung”; 
Jean RITCHIE: “Now is the Cool of the Day”;
Tom LEHRER: “The Wild West is Where I Want to Be.
Melissa Shippen, soprano; Jamie Van Eyck, mezzo-soprano; David Portillo, tenor; Alexander Tall, baritone; Kim Pensinger Witman, piano

Thursday July 4: Special: “A Classical Fourth’
American patriot favorites and classical music “fireworks” from the Friends of WILL CD Library, with music by Sousa, Copland, and others for the musical backdrop to your Fourth of July activities. Vincent Trauth hosts. Includes
John WILLIAMS: Summon the Heroes
COPLAND: Fanfare for the Common Man; 
TRAD.: Armed Forces Medley
SOUSA: Stars and Stripe Forever; Washington Post (Marches)
TCHAIKOVSKY: 1812 Overture

Friday July 5: Prairie Performances:
“July features the best of past performances from across central Illinois.”