Evening Concert

From Strauss to Mendelssohn on this week’s “Evening Concert"s


This week on the “Evening Concert” on FM 90.9 you’ll hear Strauss’ “Don Quixote” on “The New York Philharmonic This Week”, then Rachmaninov’s “Symphonic Dances” from Chicago, the Takacs Quartet on “Carnegie Hall Live!”, Mahler’s “4th Symphony” from Los Angeles, then Sunday, chamber music from Lincoln Center and the program “Early Music Now”.

WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF JUL 16 –17 – 18 – 19 & 22, 2018


Monday July 16: “The New York Philharmonic This Week” (NYP 18-42)

Strauss: Don Quixote Bernard Haitink, conductor (Cynthia Phelps, viola; Carter Brey, cello)

Oscar Bettison (b. 1975 British/American): Threaded Madrigals for solo viola (Rebecca Young, viola)

Strauss: Ein Heldenleben Alan Gilbert, conductor (Frank Huang, violin)


Tuesday July 17: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Radio Broadcast (CSO 18-29)

James Gaffigan conducts Bernstein, Barber, and Rachmaninov

Bernstein: Symphonic Suite from On the Waterfront

Barber: Violin Concerto, Op. 14 (James Ehnes, violin)

Bach: Allegro assai (fourth movement) from Sonata No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1005 (James Ehnes, violin)

Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances, Op. 45

[CSO fill: Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 in F Major, O. 93 (Sir Georg Solti, conductor)]


Wednesday July 18: Carnegie Hall Live! (CHL 18-03)

Takács Quartet

Haydn: String Quartet in D Major, Op. 76, No. 5
Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 11
Brahms: String Sextet in G Major, Op. 36 (guest violist Ericka Eckert and guest cellist David Requiro)


Thursday July 19: Los Angeles Philharmonic (LAP 18-03)

Conductor: Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla

Messiaen: Un Sourire

Weinberg: Violin Concerto (Gidon Kremer, violin)

Mahler: Symphony No. 4 (Janai Brugger, soprano)


Sunday July 22: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 17-43)

Mendelssohn and Schumann

Mendelssohn: Quartet in F minor for Strings, Op. 80 (Schumann Quartet)

Schumann: Quartet in E- Flat major for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 47

(Wu Qian, Piano; Alexander Sitkovetsky, Violin; Yura Lee, Viola; Jan Vogler, Cello)


Early Music Now with Sara Schneider (EMN 18-04)

Music from the Polish Court

The Sixteen, directed by Eamonn Dougan, give us a peek into musical life at the court of Sigismund III Vasa (1566-1632) who favored Italian composers like Luca Marenzio. Charles Ferdinand Vasa (1613-1655) preferred homegrown composers like Marcin Mielczewski, and we'll hear his works performed by Weser Renaissance Bremen.

Luca Marenzio: Com'e dolce il gioire o vago Tirsi. Cantus Cölln/ Konrad Junghänel

Marenzio: Iniquos odio habui. The Sixteen/Eamonn Dougan

Marenzio: Kyrie from Missa super Iniquos odio habui. The Sixteen/Eamonn Dougan

Aprilio Pacelli: Gaudent in caelis. The Sixteen/Eamonn Dougan

Vincenzo Bertolusi: Ave Verum Corpus. The Sixteen/Eamonn Dougan

Marcin Mielczewski: Virgo Prudentissima Weser Renaissance Bremen/Manfred Cordes

Adam Jarzebski: Concerto I a 4 Weser Renaissance Bremen/Manfred Cordes

Jarzebski: Chromatica Weser Renaissance Bremen/Manfred Cordes

Mikolaj Zielenski: Assumpta es a 8 Weser Renaissance Bremen/Manfred Cordes

Jarzebski: Canzon III a 4 Weser Renaissance Bremen/Manfred Cordes

Zielenski: Beata es a 8 Weser Renaissance Bremen/Manfred Cordes

Mielczewski: Ante thorum huius virginis Weser Renaissance Bremen/Manfred Cordes

Mielczewski: Magnificat primi toni Weser Renaissance Bremen/Manfred Cordes

Jarzebski: Concerto IV a 2 Weser Renaissance Bremen/Manfred Cordes