Evening Concert

Another week of great “Evening Concert” programs


This week on the “Evening Concert” on FM 90.9 you’ll hear an all-Shostakovich program from New York, Beethoven’s “2nd Symphony” from Chicago, Rachmaninoff’s “3rd Piano Concerto” from Pittsburgh, an Opera Gala from Bonn, then Sunday, chamber music from Lincoln Center and music of Jacques Arcadelt on “Early Music Now”.

WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF FEB.  24 – 25 – 26 – 27 & MAR. 1, 2020


Monday February 24: The New York Philharmonic This Week (NYP 20-22)


Shostakovich: Symphony No. 6, Op. 54. L. Bernstein, conductor.  

Piano Cto. No. 2, Op. 102. Helen Huang, p; Kurt Masur, cond.

Sym. #14, Op. 135. Teresa Kubiak, sop.; Issser Bushkin, bass; Leonard Bernstein, conductor


Tuesday February 25: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Radio Broadcasts (CSO 20-09)

Riccardo Muti conducts Beethoven and Gershwin

Vivaldi: Piccolo Concerto in C Major, RV 444 (Jennifer Gunn, piccolo)

Benshoof: Concerto in Three Movements for Piccolo and Orchestra (Jennifer Gunn, piccolo)

Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36.  

Stephenson: Bass Trombone Concerto (World premiere) (Charles Vernon, trombone).

Gershwin: An American in Paris


Wednesday February 26: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO 19-20_09)

Juraj Valcuha, conductor;

Rachmaninoff: Piano Cto. No. 3. Lukas Vondracek, piano.

Encore: Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Etude Tableau, Op. 33, No. 3]

Respighi: The Pines of Rome. The Fountains of Rome

[Fill: “La Befana” from Ottorino Respighi’s Roman Festivals; Lorin Maazel, conductor;

selection from Benjamin Britten’s Phantasy Quartet, Op. 2; Kelsey Blumenthal, violin; Deanna Badizadegan, viola; Will Chow, cello; Max Blair, oboe]


Thursday February 27: Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts (DWF 2019-09)

Opera Gala (rec. 5-11-19)

Location: Bonn Opera; Performed by: Beethoven Orchestra Bonn; Bonn Opera Chorus (21);
Conductor: Dirk Kaftan; Soloists: Alexander Roslavets, bass (2,17); Veronika Dzhioeva, soprano (3,15);
Airam Hernandez, tenor (4, 9,14); Lilly Jørstad, mezzo-soprano (5,18,19);
Nils Wanderer, countertenor (6); Ruth Iniesta, soprano (7,11); Olena Tokar, soprano (8,9,13);
Mattia Olivieri, baritone (12,19); Andrei Danilov, tenor (20);
(2) VERDI: MACBETH: Come dal ciel precipita (How the shade falls from heaven)
(3) VERDI: LA FORZA DEL DESTINO: Pace, pace (Peace, peace)
(4) DONIZETTI: L’ELISIR D’AMORE: Una furtiva lagrima (A Furtive Tear)
(5) ROSSINI: LA CENERENTOLA: Nacqui all’affanno (I was born into worry and weeping)
(6) HANDEL: GIULIO CESARE: Va’ tacito e nascosto (Go silently and stealthily)
(7) DONIZETTI: DON PASQUALE: Quel guardo il cavaliere … (That Glance, it pierced a knight's heart ...)
(8) VERDI: I VESPRI SICILIANI: Mercè, dilette amiche (Thank you, dear friends)
(9) VERDI: LA TRAVIATA: Parigi, o cara (Paris, My Dear)
(10) SHOSTAKOVICH: Jazz Suite No. 2: 6th movement
(11) GIMENEZ: EL BARBERO DE SEVILLA: Me llaman la primorosa (They Call me the exquisite one)
(12) VERDI: FALSTAFF: È sogno? O realtà? (Is it a dream? Or reality?)
(13) PUCCINI: LA BOHÈME: Mi chiamano Mimì (My Name is Mimi)
(14) MASSENET: WERTHER: Pourquoi me réveiller (Why do you awaken me)
(15) PUCCINI: TOSCA: Vissi d’arte (I live from art) (16) ERKIN: Köçekçe
(17) BEETHOVEN: FIDELIO: Hat man nicht auch Gold beineben (If you have enough gold on hand)
(19) ROSSINI: L’ ITALIANA IN ALGERI: Ai capricci della sorte (To the whims of fate)
(20) VERDI: RIGOLETTO: Ella mi fu rapita… (She was stolen from me)
(21) BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 9, final chorus


Sunday March 1: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 19-23)

International Virtuosity

Kreisler: Viennese Rhapsodic Fantasietta for Violin and Piano. Yura Lee, Violin; Gilbert Kalish, Piano

Bartók: Contrasts for Violin, Clarinet, and Piano. Alexi Kenney, vln; Sebastian Manz, cl.; Alessio Bax, pno.

Rachmaninov: Suite No. 2 in C minor for Two Pianos, Op. 17 Wu Qian, Anne-Marie McDermott, Piano


Early Music Now with Sara Schneider (EMN 19-36)

Arcadelt the Visionary

Jacques Arcadelt enjoyed a glittering career serving the Medicis, the pope, and French royalty. His music was depicted in Caravaggio's famous painting The Lute Player, yet his music isn't as well known today as it deserves to be. We'll hear motets, madrigals, and chansons from a three-disc set from Outhere Music, performed by the Chamber Choir of Namur, Capella Mediterranea, and Doulce Memoire.

Jacques Arcadelt: Estote fortes in bello. Josquin Capella

Arcadelt: Il Bianco e dolce cigno. Vostra fui e saro. Felici amanti. Quando col dolce suono. Deh! Dimm’amor. Cappella Mediterranea 

Giovanni Maria Trabaci: Ancidetemi pur Angelique Mauillon, harp

Jacques Arcadelt: Les yeux qui me sceurent prendre. Tout au rebours. Quand je me trouve aupres. Amour ce plaint. Margot labourez les vignes. Doulce Memoire

Franz Liszt: Ave Maria d’Arcadelt: Joris Verdin, organ

Jacques Arcadelt:: Motetti, Madrigali, Chansons Outhere

Jacques Arcadelt: Agnus Dei (Missa Ave Regina Coelorum). Gloriosae virginis Mariae. Namur Chamber Choir