Evening Concert

Music by Saint-Saens, Mendelssohn, Beethoven, and others on this week’s “Evening Concert” programs


This week on the “Evening Concert” on FM 90.9 you’ll hear Saint-Saens’ “Organ” Symphony from New York, Mendelssohn’s “Italian” Symphony from Chicago, Beethoven’s “1st Piano Concerto” from Pittsburgh, Bruckner’s “9th Symphony” from Freiburg, then Sunday chamber music by Dvorak from Lincoln Center and the program “Early Music Now”. 

WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF JAN 28 – 29 – 30 – 31 & Feb 3, 2019


Monday January 28: “The New York Philharmonic This Week” (NYP 19-18)

“Vive la France”

Berlioz: Overture to “Les francs‐juges” (The Free Judges) Sir Andrew David, conductor

Saint‐Saëns: Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 78, “Organ”. Kent Tritle, organ; Sir Andrew Davis, conductor

[NYP fill: Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique. Leonard Bernstein, conductor]


Tuesday January 29: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Radio Broadcast (CSO 19-05)

Christoph Eschenbach and David Fray

Weber: Overture to “Die Freischütz”

Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, Op. 21 (David Fray, piano)

Mendelssohn: Overture to “A Midsummer Night's Dream”, Op. 21

Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 in A Major, Op. 90, “Italian”

[CSO fill: Ravel: Daphnis and Chloe, Suite No. 2. CSO/Jean Martinon]


Wednesday January 30: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO 18-19_05)

Bernard Labadie, conductor

Henri Joseph Rigel (1741-1799, German, worked mainly in France): Symphonie No. 4

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 (Jan Lisiecki, piano)

[Encore: Chopin: Nocturne, Op. Posthumous, in C-sharp minor] (Jan Lisiecki, piano)

Haydn: Symphony No. 98

[PSO fill: Haydn: Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Cello, Oboe, Bassoon & Orchestra in B-flat Major, Op. 84; Andres Cardenas, violin; Anne Martindale Williams, cello; Cynthia Koleda DeAlmeida, oboe; Nancy Goeres, bassoon; Alessandro Siciliano, conductor]


Thursday January 31: Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts (DWF 18-05)

Teodor Currentzis Debut (with SW German RSO)

MusicAeterna/Teodor Currentzis, conductor

Pjotr Il'yich : Violin concerto in D Major, op. 35, 2nd movement (Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin)

MusicAeterna/Teodor Currentzis, conductor; Nadine Koutcher, soprano; Natalya Buklaga, mezzo soprano; Stanislav Leontieff, tenor; Vasiliy Korostelev, bass;

Igor Stravinsky: Les noces (The Wedding)

MusicAeterna/Teodor Currentzis, conductor

Dmitry Shostakovich: Symphony No. 14, op. 135, ninth movement

Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra/Teodor Currentzis, conductor

Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor

György Ligeti: Lontano für großes Orchester


Sunday February 3: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 18-19)


Debussy: Danse sacrée et Danse profane for Harp, Two Violins, Viola, Cello, and Bass Elizabeth Hainen, Harp; Sean Lee, Kristin Lee, Violin; Matthew Lipman, Viola; Dmitri Atapine, Cello; Joseph Conyers, Double Bass

Dvorak: Quintet in G major for Two Violins, Viola, Cello, and Bass Paul Huang, Yura Lee, Violin; Richard O'Neill, Viola; Jakob Koranyi, Cello; Edgar Meyer, Double Bass


Early Music Now (EMN 18-32)

A Lübeck Abendmusik

Dieterich Buxtehude's Advent concert series called Abendmusik was so popular, police had to be on hand for crowd control! This week's show gives an idea of the draw of Buxtehude's music, with a recent release from Vox Luminis and Ensemble Masques.