Evening Concert

Holiday specials on the Evening Concert programs this week


WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF DEC 21 – 22 – 23 – 24 & 27, 2020


Monday December 21: The New York Philharmonic This Week! (NYP 21-13) Pre-empted

Paul Winter’s Winter Solstice Celebration (from NPR):  Celebrate the return of the sun - and the warming of the heart with Paul Winter's Winter Solstice Celebration. On the darkest night of the year, we head back to New York's Cathedral of St. John the Divine to hear a new performance of The Paul Winter Consort and the glorious Cathedral Pipe Organ. John Schaefer hosts.

AND Jonathan Winters’ A Christmas Carol (from NPR): An updated version of a public radio tradition hosted by NPR's Susan Stamberg. Master comedian Jonathan Winters presents a distinctive reading of Dickens' holiday classic, with a special performing edition prepared by Dickens for his own presentations.


Tuesday, December 22: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Radio Broadcast (CSO 20-52) Pre-empted

Symphonic Holiday (from Wind and Rhythm)

Russian Christmas Music: Dallas Wind Symphony

Variants on an Ancient Air: University of Illinois Symphonic Band

Dies Natalis: Philharmonia a Vent

A Winter's Tale: Emory Symphonic Winds

Variants on an Advent Hymn: Keystone Wind Ensemble

Wind and Rhythm Christmas Special

Sleigh Bells: Dallas Wind Symphony

All Through the Night: University of Texas at El Paso Wind Symphony, Concert Band

An Der Schonen, Blauen Donau: North Texas Symphonic Band

Noel Nouvelet: Salvation Army Staff Bands

O Magnum Mysterium: University of Michigan Symphonic Band

Mysterium: Emory Symphonic Winds

A Christmas Festival: Northshore Concert Band

Trepak from the Nutcracker Suite: Dallas Brass


Wednesday, December 23: Cleveland Orchestra (COR 20-13) Pre-empted

Noel, Noel (from Harmonia)

A Christian expression of joy, the word "noel" has been associated with Christmas for hundreds of years. Harmonia looks at its many guises in music from the Middle Ages to the early baroque.

There Were Shepherds (from Harmonia)

It may be the Christmas season, but don’t pour the hot cocoa just yet! On this holiday edition of Harmonia, we’re going outside – not into the snow, but to the pastoral, and probably warm, scene of the Nativity.


Thursday December 24: Collectors’ Corner with Henry Fogel (CCF 20-40) Pre-empted

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols (from APM)

The audience will share in a live, world-wide Christmas Eve broadcast of a service of Biblical readings, carols, and related seasonal ‘classical’ music (anthems a cappella and with organ accompaniment, and congregational hymns), presented by one of the world’s foremost choirs of men and boys and performed in an acoustically and architecturally renowned venue.


Sunday December 27: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 20-14)  

Voices of Longing

Brahms: Intermezzo Op. 117, No. 1 and Rhapsody Op. 119, No. 4. Shai Wosner, Piano

Brahms: Quartet in G minor for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 25. Wu Han, Piano; Daniel Hope, Violin; Paul Neubauer, Viola; David Finckel, Cello


Early Music With Sara Schneider (EMN 20-28)

A Mass for Christmas Morning

We're getting a jump on the 2021 anniversary celebrations for Michael Praetorius with selections from the exquisite Mass for Christmas Morning, one of the finest liturgical 'recreations' by Paul McCreesh and the Gabrieli Consort and Players.