Evening Concert

Symphonies by Tchaikovsky, Bizet and Weinberg on this week’s “Evening Concert"s.


This week on the “Evening Concert” on FM 90.9 you’ll hear Tchaikovsky’s “5th Symphony” from New York, Bizet’s “Symphony in C” from Chicago, Arvo Part’s “Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten” from Pittsburgh, Weinberg’s “22nd Symphony” from Berlin, then Sunday, chamber music from Lincoln Center and an episode of “Early Music Now”.

WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF JAN.  20 – 21 – 22 – 23 & 26, 2020


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

Jaap van Zweden conducts Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky

Prokofiev: Selections from Romeo and Juliet; Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5; Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem


Tuesday January 21: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Radio Broadcasts (CSO 20-04)

Conductor Susanna Mälkki and Saxophonist Branford Marsalis

Bizet: Symphony in C; Fauré: Pavane for Soprano Saxophone (Branford Marsalis, soprano saxophone)

Williams: Escapades for Alto Saxophone from “Catch Me If You Can” (Branford Marsalis, alto saxophone)

M. Wagner: Proceed, Moon; Debussy: Ibéria from Images for Orchestra

[CSO fill: Debussy: Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun (Cristian Măcelaru, conductor)]


Wednesday January 22: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO 19-20_04) (New Season)

Concert of Peace and Unity to honor the victims of the October 2018 Pittsburgh Synagogue attack. 

Manfred Honeck, conductor; Itzhak Perlman, violin; Michael Rusinek, clarinet; Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh; Matthew Mehaffey, director

Arvo Part’s: “Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten;” Maurice Ravel’s: “Kaddish” from Deux Melodies Hebraiques for Clarinet and String Orchestra; Dmitri Shostakovich’s “Largo” from Symphony No. 5;

David Zehavi’s “Eli, Eli;” James MacMillan’s “Larghetto” for Orchestra; Felix Mendelssohn’s “Lift Thine Eyes to the Mountains” from Elijah; Johannes Brahms’ “Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen” from A German Requiem; Three Pieces from Schindler’s List for Violin and Orchestra;

Edward Elgar’s “Nimrod” from Variations on an Original Theme, “Enigma;”

[Fill: Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Tallis Fantasia; William Steinberg, conductor];


Thursday January 23: Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts (DWF 2019-04) (New Season)

Mieczyslaw Weinberg

Konzerthausorchester Berlin/Thomas Sanderling, conductor

Brahms: Piano concerto No. 1 in D Minor, op. 15; Denis Matsuev, piano

Tchaikovsky: Méditation, No. 5 of the 18 Piano Pieces op. 72 (Encore played by Matsuev)

Weinberg: Symphony No. 22 op. 154, orchestrated by Kirill Umansky

Weinberg: Trio für violin, viola and cello, op. 48 


Sunday January 26: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 19-18)


Bach: Ricercar in Six Voices from Musical Offering, BWV 1079. (University of Illinois Artists-in-Residence) Jupiter Quartet; Mark Holloway, Viola; Andreas Brantelid, Cello

Bach: Fifteen Sinfonias for Violin, Viola, and Cello, BWV 787-801 (arr. Dmitry Sitkovetsky)

Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Violin; Yura Lee, Viola; Dane Johansen, Cello

Bach: Concerto in C minor for Oboe, Violin, Strings, and Continuo, BWV 1060R

Stephen Taylor, Oboe; Erin Keefe, Violin Solo; Ani Kavafian, Sean Lee, Violin; Mark Holloway, Viola; Colin Carr, Cello; Anthony Manzo, Double Bass; Kenneth Weiss, Harpsichord


Early Music Now with Sara Schneider (EMN 19-31)

The Garden of Zephyrus

This week's show takes us to a lush medieval garden with The Orlando Consort, with selections from their CD The Rose, the Lily, & the Whortleberry. We'll also hear sensual garden-themed pieces with texts from the Song of Solomon, performed by Stile Antico, and the tender This Day Day (not a typo) Dawes, performed by The Sixteen.

Anon.: N’a pas longtemps; Ensemble Fortuna. Anon.: En un gardin; Capilla Flamenca.

Anon.: Rosa das Rosas; Hana Blazikova, soprano; Cantigas de Santa Maria.

Anon.: This Day Day Dawes The Sixteen. Jean Pullois: Flos de Spina. The Binchois Consort.

Clemens non Papa: Ego flos campi; and Rodrigo de Ceballos: Hortus conclusus; and

Tomas Luis de Victoria: Vidi speciosam Stile Antico.

Guillaume de Machaut: Rose, liz, printemps, verdure; and Anon.: El mois de Mai; and Clemens non Papa: Au ioly bocquet croist le violette; and Arcadelt: I vaghi fiori. The Orlando Consort

William Byrd: All in a Garden Green. Paul Jenkins, harpsichord.