Evening Concert

On this week’s “Evening Concert” programs, music by Rachmaninoff, Mahler, and others.


This week on the “Evening Concert” on FM 90.9 you’ll hear Copland’s “Lincoln Portrait” from New York, a Rachmaninoff’s  “3rd Piano Concerto” from Chicago, Mahler’s “5th Symphony” from Los Angeles, Berlioz’s “Harold In Italy” from Carnegie Hall, then Sunday, chamber music from Lincoln Center and music from the Grand Teton Music Festival.

WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF JULY 8 – 9 – 10 – 11 & 14, 2019


Monday July 8: “The New York Philharmonic This Week” (NYP 19-41)

America, the Beautiful

IVES: Holidays Symphony    Leonard Bernstein, conductor

BLITZTEIN: Airborne Symphony     Orson Welles, narrator    Andrea Velis, tenor    David Watson, baritone    Choral Arts Society


Tuesday July 9: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Radio Broadcast (CSO 19-28)

Yuri Temirkanov Conducts Rachmaninov and Brahms

Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Major, Op. 30 (Denis Matsuev, piano)

Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73

[CSO fill: Mussorgsky/Shostakovich: Two Excerpts from Khovanshchina (Kirill Petrenko, conductor)

Schoenberg: Kol Nidre (Riccardo Muti, conductor; Alberto Mizrahi, narrator; Chicago Symphony Chorus; Duain Wolfe, director)]


Wednesday July 10: Los Angeles Philharmonic (LAP 19-02)

CONDUCTOR: Susanna Mälkki

Steve Reich: Music for Ensemble and Orchestra (world premiere, LA Phil commission)

Mahler: Symphony No. 5


Thursday July 11: Carnegie Hall Live! (CHL 19-02)

For this episode of Carnegie Hall Live, the period-instrument ensemble Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique led by John Eliot Gardiner presented an all-Berlioz program. The centerpiece of the broadcast was Harold in Italy, a work that beautifully shows the composer's talent for painting pictures with music. The featured soloist was violist Antoine Tamestit. The night's selections also included a pair of vocal works, La mort de Cléopâtre and excerpts from his grand opera Les Troyens, featuring mezzo-soprano Lucile Richardot.

Le Corsaire Overture
La mort de Cléopâtre
Selections from Les Troyens, Part II
·· "Chasse Royale et Orage"
·· "Je vais mourir ... Adieu, fière cité"
Harold in Italy
Encore: “Le roi de Thulé,” from La damnation de Faust


Sunday July 14: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 18-42)

Russian I

Glazunov: Elégie in D-flat major for Cello and Piano, Op. 17 Paul Watkins, Cello; Alessio Bax, Piano

Stravinsky: Three Pieces for String Quartet Orion String Quartet: Daniel Phillips, Todd Phillips, Violin; Steven Tenenbom, Viola; Timothy Eddy, Cello

Rachmaninov: Vocalise for Violin and Piano, Op. 34, No. 14 Erin Keefe, Violin; Alessio Bax, Piano

Glazunov: Quintet in A major for Two Violins, Viola, and Two Cellos, Op. 39 Elmar Oliveira, Erin Keefe, Violin; Paul Neubauer, Viola; Nicholas Canellakis, Paul Watkins, Cello


Live from the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTM 19-02)

Orchestral Showpieces

Tchaikovsky - Slavonic March, Op. 31 10

Respighi - Fountains of Rome   16

Bernstein - Symphonic Dances  

Donald Runnicles conducts all pieces with the GTMF Festival Orchestra