Evening Concert

Large works by Brahms, Ravel, Wagner, and others on this week’s “Evening Concerts”


This week on the “Evening Concert” on FM 90.9 you’ll hear Brahms’ “Violin Concerto” on “The New York Philharmonic This Week”, Ravel’s “Piano Concerto for the Left Hand” from Chicago, Act 1 of Wagner’s “Tristan and Isolde” from Cleveland, Mahler’s “Song of the Earth” from Milwaukee” then Sunday, two Hanukkah specials.

WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF DEC 3 – 4 – 5 - 6 & 9, 2018

Monday December 3: “The New York Philharmonic This Week” (NYP 19-10)

Lindberg: Expo. Alan Gilbert, Conductor

Brahms: Violin Concerto in D. Frank Peter Zimmerman, Violin; Alan Gilbert, Conductor

Berlioz: Sinfonie fantastique, Op. 14. Alan Gilbert, Conductor  


Tuesday December 4: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Radio Broadcast (CSO 18-49)

Matthias Pintsher and Jean-Yves Thibaudet

Debussy (orch. Ravel): Sarabande and Danse

Ravel: Piano Concerto for the Left Hand (In One Movement). Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano

Ravel: Daphnis and Chloe. Chicago Symphony Chorus, Duain Wolfe, director

[CSO fill: Bernstein: Symphonic Suite from On the Waterfront (James Gaffigan, conductor)]


Wednesday December 5: Cleveland Orchestra (COR 18-10)

Franz Welser-Möst, conductor Gerhard Siegel, tenor (Tristan); Nina Stemme, soprano (Isolde); Okka von der Damerau, mezzo-soprano (Brangäne) – Cleveland Orchestra debut; Ain Anger, bass (King Marke); Alan Held, baritone (Kurwenal); Sean Michael Plumb, baritone (Melot); Matthew Plenk, tenor (Young Sailor/Shepherd) Men of the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus  

Wagner: Tristan and Isolde (opera in concert) (Act 1)


Thursday December 6: Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (MSO 18-10)

Conductor: Asher Fisch  Soloist: Michelle DeYoung, mezzo soprano; Stuart Skelton, tenor

Foss: Three American Pieces for Violin and Orchestra. Bella Hristova, violin;  

Britten: “Four Sea Interludes” from Peter Grimes, Opus 33a

Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde


Sunday December 9: Two Hanukkah Specials (Hanukkah = sunset Dec 2 – sunset Dec 10)

Hanukkah Lights 2018 (from NPR)

A perennial NPR favorite, Hanukkah Lights 2018 features all new Hanukkah stories: Ellis Island Hanukkah, The Magic Candles, The View From Masada, plus more. Written by R.L. Maizes, Lia Pripstein, Elisa Albert, and Ellen Orleans. Read by hosts Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz. (No detailed rundown available at press time).


Candles Burning Brightly (Encore) (from APM)

Mindy Ratner hosts this 2017 encore celebration of Chanukah, the Jewish Festival of Lights. “Candles Burning Brightly” explores Chanukah foods, traditional activities, and plenty of music.

Traditional Yiddish (arr H Netsky) – Oy, Chanukah…New England Conservatory Jewish Music Ensemble

Traditional Sephardic – Los Siete Hijos de Hanna…Western Wind Vocal Ensemble

Solomon Golub (arr Z Mlotek) – Borukh Ate zingt der Tate…Essential Voices USA

Traditional Folk Melody – Lichvod HaChanukah…Ron Raines, baritone; Essential Voices USA Orchestra

Hugo Chaim Adler – Hannerot Hallalu…Carolina Chamber Chorale; Zhou Jin, piano

Folk Melody (arr Clurman, Hochman & Mitchell) – Haneirot Halalu…Essential Voices USA

Traditional Yiddish – Haneyros Halalu…Lissa Schneckenburger, violin; Hankus Netsky, piano

Chaim Parchi (arr J Jacobson) – Aleh Neiri…Chaim Parchi, soloist; Zamir Chorale of Boston

Leo Low (arr L Moore) – Likhtelekh…Coro Hebraeico

Traditional Hebrew – Mi Zeh Hidlik…Counterpoint

Flory Jagoda (arr H Netsky) – Ocho Candelikas…Rebecca Shrimpton, Marissa Steingold & the New England Conservatory Jewish Music Ensemble

Traditional Sephardic – Azeremoz una merenda…Voice of the Turtle

Traditional – Maoz Tsur (English)…Western Wind Vocal Ensemble

Traditional – Maoz Tsur (Hebrew)…Zamir Chorale of Boston

Traditional – Maoz Tsur (Instrumental)…Rachel Van Voorhees, harp

Traditional – My Little Dreydl…Rachel Van Voorhees, harp

Traditional Yiddish – Ich bin a kleyner dreydl…Chicago a Cappella

Traditional Hebrew (arr S Barnett) – S’vivon…New England Conservatory Chorus

Judith Shatin – Nun, Gimel, Hei, Shin…New London Children’s Choir

Avrom Goldfaden (arr E Levine) – Drey Zikh, Dreydele…Western Wind Vocal Ensemble

Abraham Ellstein and Moishe Oysher (arr Ellstein, Jacobson & Netsky) – Drey Dreydele…Cantor Morton Shames; New England Conservatory Jewish Music Ensemble and Chorus