Evening Concert

A new week of “Evening Concert” programs with music by Tchaikovsky, Mozart, and others


WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF FEB 8 – 9 – 10 – 11 & 14, 2021


Monday February 8: The New York Philharmonic This Week! (NYP 21-20)

Gilbert and Dicterow 

Conductor: Alan Gilbert;  Soloist: Glenn Dicterow, Violin

DVORAK: Carnival Overture;  

BARTOK: Violin Concerto No. 1;  

TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 4

[NYP fill: TCHAIKOVSKY: Selections from The Nutcracker; Polonaise from Eugene Onegin; NYP/Gilbert]


Tuesday, February 9: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Radio Broadcast (CSO 21-07)

John Williams Returns

All selections by John Williams: The Cowboys Overture;

Suite from Jane Eyre; 

The Adventures of Mutt from Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull; (Richard Kaufman, conductor).

Marion's Theme from Raider's of the Lost Ark; (John Williams, conductor).

A New Beginning from Minority Report;

Adventures on Earth from E.T.; (Richard Kaufman, conductor).

Flight to Neverland from Hook;

A Child's Tale: Suite from The BFG;

Out to Sea and Shark Cage Fugue from Jaws;

With Malice Toward None from Lincoln (Mark Ridenour, trumpet);

The Rebellion is Reborn from Star Wars: The Last Jedi;

Rey's Theme from Star Wars: The Force Awakens;

Throne Room and End Title from Star Wars: A New Hope;

Imperial March (Darth Vader's Theme) from The Empire Strikes Back;

March from Superman;

Going to School from Suite for Cello and Orchestra from Memoirs of a Geisha (Yo-Yo Ma, cello);  

Sayuri's Theme from Suite for Cello and Orchestra from Memoirs of a Geisha (Yo-Yo Ma, cello) (John Williams, conductor)


Wednesday, February 10: Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (MSO 20-06)

CONDUCTOR: Edo de Waart (Mozart Symphony, Ives & Adams) Yaniv Dinur (Mozart)  SOLOIST(S): Mary Wilson, soprano; Clara Osowski, mezzo soprano; Evan LeRoy Johnson, tenor; Peixin Chen, bass; Milwaukee Children’s Choir, Marco Melendez, director; Milwaukee Symphony Chorus, Lee Erickson, director (Adams), Cheryl Frazes Hill, director (Mozart);

Mozart: Symphony No. 39 in E flat major, K. 543;

Ives: The Unanswered Question;  

John Adams: On the Transmigration of Souls;  

Mozart/Sussmeyer: Requiem, K. 626


Thursday February 11: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO 20-21_06)

Nikolaj Znaider, conductor; Noah Bendix-Balgley, violin MENDELSSOHN: Hebrides Overture

BRUCH: Scottish Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra;

[Encore: BACH: Gavotte from the Partita No. 3 in E Major; Noah Bendix-Balgley, violin];

SCHUMANN: Symphony No. 4

[Fill: KORNGOLD: Violin Concerto; Nikolaj Znaider, violin; Gianandrea Noseda, conductor]


Sunday February 14: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 21-21)

At the Mountain Top

Schubert: Quintet in C major for Two Violins, Viola, and Two Cellos, D. 956, Op. 163;

Arnaud Sussmann, Violin I; Sean Lee, Violin II;Matthew Lipman, Viola; Clive Greensmith, Cello I; David Requiro, Cello II; 


Early Music With Sara Schneider (EMN 20-34)

The program differs from the one listed in Patterns Magazine.

Ockeghem's Requiem

The profoundly beautiful Requiem by Johannes Ockeghem may have been composed to commemorate the death of a French king. We'll hear a performance by Cappella Pratensis, which was recently included in Gramophone's list of Top Choice classical recordings. We'll also hear some of Ockeghem's songs performed by the Boston-based ensemble Blue Heron.

Johannes Ockeghem: Requiem. Cappella Pratensis.

Ockeghem: Aultre Veunus estes sans faille. Quant de vous seul je pers la veue. Mort, tu as navré de ton dart. O Rosa Bella. Fors seullement l’actente ce qu’ay promis. Blue Heron.

 “A Classical Valentine’s Day”: A WILL-FM/Illinois Public Media Special by Vincent Trauth [9-11pm]

Liszt: Liebestraum. Jorge Bolet, piano.

Steiner: Theme from “A Summer Place”. Boston Pops Orchestra/John Williams.

Mozart: Piano Concerto #20, K. 466: II. Romance. Mitusko Uchida, piano and conductor / Cleveland Orchestra.

Saint-Saens: The Swan. Varda Nishry, piano

Khacturian: Adagio from Spartacus. Kirov Orchestra / Valery Gergiev

Brahms: Intermezzo in A Major, Op. 118, No. 2. Paul Badura-Skoda, piano.

Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy. Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Yuri Temirkanov

Kreisler: Liebesfreud. Itzhak Perlman, violin; Samuel Sanders, piano

Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor. Sviatoslav Richter, piano / Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra / Stanislaw Wislocki.

Mozart: Clarinet Quintet: II. Eduard Brunner, clarinet; Hagen Quartet

Delibes: Flower Duet from Lakme. Joan Sutherland, Jane Berbié; Monte Carlo National Opera Orchestra / Richard Bonynge.