Evening Concert

This Week’s Evening Concerts: May 20 - 24, 2013


This week on the Evening Concert: Yo-Yo Ma plays Dvorak’s “Cello Concerto” in Pittsburgh; Emanuel Ax plays Mozart’s 23rd Piano Concerto in New York; it’s a “Percussion Program with composer Guillermo Gregorio” and “Spanish Guitar Music” on back-to-back episodes of “Fiesta!”; then Charles Dutoit conducts Mozart in Los Angeles; Friday night it’s “Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper”. 

Monday May 20: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Manfred Honeck, cond.; *Yo-Yo Ma, cello
TCHAIKOVSKY: Suite from “The Nutcracker”                          *DVORAK: Cello Concerto 
[PSO fill: VIVALDI: Cello Concerto, RV 422, A minor; Yo-Yo Ma, vcl.; Mariss Jansons, cond.; and TCHAIKOVSKY: Andante Cantabile: excerpt; Yo-Yo Ma, vcl.; Lorin Maazel, cond.;]

Tuesday May 21:  The New York Philharmonic This Week
Alan Gilbert, cond.; *Emanuel Ax, piano
*MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 25 in C, K.503   BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 3         
[NYP fill: FALLA: Suite No. 2 from “The Three-Cornered Hat”.]

Wednesday May 22:  Fiesta! with Elbio Barilari: Music for Percussion with guest composer Guillermo Gregorio  Ritmicas 5 and 6, by Cuban composer Amadeo Roldan were the first classical pieces ever composed exclusively for percussion (even before Varese’s Ionisation). Mexican composer Carlos Chavez also contributed his Toccata to the early repertoire for this type of ensemble. Alberto Ginastera wrote the magnificent Cantata para la America Magica for soprano and percussion. Finally. Guest composer Guillermo Gregorio introduces his brand new work.
Amadeo ROLDAN: Ritmicas 5  &  6; (Tambuco Percussion Ensemble/Enrique  Arturo Diemecke)
Carlos CHAVEZ: Toccata for Percussion Instruments; &  Tambuco (Panamerican Chamber Players/Eduardo Mata – Dorian 90215)
GINASTERA: Cantata Para La America Magica: I. & II.  (Patrice Michaels Bedi, soprano/Lawrence University Percussion  Ensemble/Dane Maxim Richeson)
Guillermo GREGORIO: Construction in Four Parts (Makrokosmos Quartet – hatART Records)
Fiesta! with Elbio Barilari: Spanish Guitar Music
A panoramic view of the Spanish repertoire for the guitar from the baroque to the 21st century,
featuring some of the most formidable virtuosi of the instrument. Music Sor, Albeniz, Granados,
Tarrega, Rodrigo and other specialists in the instrument.
ALBENIZ: Iberia, Book 3: I. El Albaicin, excerpt (Brazilian Guitar Quartet)
LUYS DE NARVAEZ: Baxa de contrapunto; Tres differencias sobre Guardame las vacas; Fantasia XII; (Juan Carlos Rivera, vihuela)
AGUADO: Introduction and Rondo, op.2 in D minor. (Eduardo Fernandez, guitar)
ALBENIZ: Evocacion (Brazilian Guitar Quartet)
TORROBA: Oliveras (Abel Calevaro, gtr.)
BACARISSE: Concertino para guitarra y orquestra en la menor, op.72 (Narciso Yepes, gtr.; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Rolando Ossad)

Thursday May 23: Los Angeles Philharmonic
Charles Dutoit, cond.; *Gautier Capuçon, cello; Carrie Dennis, viola
MENDELSSOHN:  Hebrides Overture
MOZART:  Symphony No. 29, K. 201
*R. STRAUSS:  Don Quixote

Friday May 24: Prairie Performances
Illinois Chamber Orchestra   Alistair Willis, cond.; John Bruce Yeh, clarinet
Classically Connected  (3/22-23/2013)