Evening Concert

On the “Evening Concert” programs this week, music of Britten, Rimsky-Korsakov, Mozart, Bach, and others


This week on the “Evening Concert” on FM 90.9 you’ll hear Britten’s “Violin Concerto” from New York, Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Scheherazade” from Chicago, Mozart’s “22nd Piano Concerto” from Pittsburgh, Bach and more from Leipzig, then Sunday, chamber music by Barber from Lincoln Center and an episode of “Early Music Now”.

WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF FEB.  17 – 18 – 19 – 20 & 23, 2020


Monday February 17: The New York Philharmonic This Week (NYP 20-21)

Jaap van Zweden conducts Britten and Shostakovich

BRITTEN: Violin Concerto, Op. 15; Simone Lamsma, violin

SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No 7, “Leningrad”, Op. 60


Tuesday February 18: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Radio Broadcasts (CSO 20-08)

Riccardo Muti conducts Scheherazade

Mozart: Overture to Don Giovanni, K. 527; Mozart: Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade (Robert Chen, violin)


Wednesday February 19: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO 19-20_08)

Manfred Honeck, conductor

Mason BATES (b. 1977): Resurrexit

MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 22 (Igor Levitt, piano)

[Encore: Robert Schumann’s “The Poet Speaks” from Kinderszenen] (Igor Levitt, piano)

SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 5

[PSO fill: “Galop” from Aram Khachaturian’s “Masquerade”]


Thursday February 20: Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts (DWF 2019-08)

Bachfest Leipzig

Locations: St. Thomas' Church, Leipzig (1,2,3,8); Leipzig City Pool (4,5,6);
Performed by: Choir of St. Thomas' Leipzig (2,8); Freiburg Baroque Orchestra (2,3,8);
Conductor: Gotthold Schwarz (2,3,8);
Soloists: Gesine Adler, soprano (2,8); Cornelia Samuelis, soprano (2); Elvira Bill, alto (2,8);
Patrick Grahl, tenor (2,8); Tobias Berndt, bass (2,8); Ulrich Böhme, organ (1);
Ton Koopman, harpsichord (4,5,6,7); Andreas Staier, harpsichord (5,6);
(1) BACH: Fantasy in G Major for organ (Piece d’Orgue), BWV 572 (07:49)
(2) CHARPENTIER: Te Deum in D Major, H. 146 (22:54)
(3) BACH: Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068 (17:47)
(4) MARCHAND: Harpsichord Suite No. 1 (09:22)
(5) BACH and MARCHAND: French Suite No. 5 / Suite No. 1 for harpsichord (excerpts) (12:21)
(6) BACH: Fugue for two harpsichords from the concerto in C Major, BWV 1061a (05:10)
(7) FROBERGER: Toccata in D Minor from Libro secondo (02:38)
(8) BACH: Unser Mund sei voll Lachens (Our mouth shall be filled…), cantata, BWV 110 (22:17)


Sunday February 23: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 19-22)


Samuel Barber: Souvenirs for Piano, Four Hands, Op. 28. Gilles Vonsattel, Wu Han Piano

Mark O’Connor: FC's Jig for Violin and Viola. Arnaud Sussmann, Violin; Paul Neubauer, Viola

Copland: Appalachian Spring Suite for Ensemble. Violinist Kristin Lee, leading an ensemble of CMS artists

Foster: Selections from “The Social Orchestra” for Ensemble (arr. O'Connor) arranged by flutist Tara Helen O'Connor, performed by an ensemble of CMS artists.


Early Music Now with Sara Schneider (EMN 19-35)

The English Virginalists

This program presents music for keyboard instruments, viols, and voices by late Tudor and early Jacobean composers like Thomas Tomkins, Orlando Gibbons, and Giles Farnaby. We'll hear works for harpsichord from a 2018 release by Mahan Esfahani, plus performances by Rose Consort of Viols and Fretwork.

Thomas Tomkins: Too Much I Once Lamented; Calmus Ensemble
Tomkins: Barafostus Dreame; Mahan Esfahani, harpsichord
Tomkins: Pavane a 6; Galliard a 6; Fantasia a 3; Alman a 4; Fretwork;
Tomkins: Above the Starrs my savior dwells Fretwork; Emma Kirkby, soprano; Charles Daniels, tenor
Orlando Gibbons: Galliard a 6; Gibbons: The Silver Swan; Rose Consort of Viols; Tessa Bonner, soprano.
Gibbons: The Woods so Wild; John Bull: Fantasy ‘Mr. Dr. Bull’; Mahan Esfahani
William Byrd: Ut, re, mi, fa, so, la, BK64; Giles Farnaby: Tell, mee, Daphne; Mahan Esfahani
Giles Farnaby: Wooddy Cock; Mahan Esfahani