Evening Concert

“Bolero”, “Swan Lake Suite” and other well-known music on the week’s “Evening Concert” programs.


This week on the “Evening Concert” on FM 90.9 you’ll hear Ravel’s “Bolero” from New York, Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake Suite” from Chicago, Debussy’s “La Mer” from Pittsburgh, Mozart’s “Exsultate jubilate” from Kissingen, then Sunday, music by Bach and Vivaldi from Lincoln Center and music of Praetorius on “Early Music Now”.

WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF JUN 22 – 23 – 24 – 25 & 28, 2020


Monday June 22: The New York Philharmonic This Week (NYP 20-39)

Slatkin Conducts Copland, Rouse, and Ravel

COPLAND: El Salon Mexico

ROUSE: Flute Concerto (Robert Langevin, flute)

RAVEL/ CONSTANT: Gaspard de la nuit

RAVEL: Bolero

[NYP fill: DEBUSSY: Iberia (Lorin Maazel, conductor)


Tuesday, June 23: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Radio Broadcast (CSO 20-26)

Riccardo Muti conducts Tchaikovsky and Debussy

Debussy: Nocturnes (Women of the Chicago Symphony Chorus; Duain Wolfe, director)

Debussy: Sacred and Profane Dances (Sarah Bullen, harp)

Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini, Op. 32

Tchaikovsky: Suite from Swan Lake, Op. 20a

Puccini: Intermezzo from Manon Lescaut

Mascagni: Intermezzo from Cavalleria rusticana


Wednesday, June 24: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO 19-20_26)

Juraj Valcuha, conductor

GLAZUNOV: Valse de Concert No. 1

PROKOFIEV: Symphony No. 3


[Fill: GERSHWIN: “I Got Rhythm;” George Gershwin, piano]

RAVEL: La Valse

[Encore: PUCCINI: Intermezzo from Act 3 of “Manon Lescaut”]

[Fill: BEETHOVEN: Adagio cantabile from Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13; RAVEL: excerpt from Bolero; Pittsburgh Symphony Low Brass];


Thursday June 25: Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts (DWF 2019-26)

Kissingen Summer

Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen (1,2,3,6,7)
Concerto Köln (4)
Il Giardino Armonico (5)
Bavarian Radio Chorus (7)
Conductor: Paavo Järvi (1,2,3,6,7)
Mikhail Antonenko (4)
Giovanni Antonini (5)
Soloists: Julia Lezhneva, soprano (2,3,4,7)
Valentina Farcas, soprano (6)
Moon Yung Oh, tenor (6)
Andrew Lepri Meyer, tenor (6)
Michael Mantaj, bass (6)
(1) MOZART: Overture to Don Giovanni, K. 527
(2) BEETHOVEN: Ah! perfido: scene and aria for soprano and orchestra, op. 65
(3) MOZART: Exsultate, jubilate: motet for soprano and orchestra, K. 165
(4) GRAUN: Mi paventi il figlio indegno from the opera Britannico *
(5) HANDEL: Come nembo che fugge col vento from The Triumph of Time and of Disillusionment **
(6) BEETHOVEN: Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus, op. 43 ***
(7) MOZART: Mass in C Minor for soloists, chorus and orchestra, K. 427

* on CD Decca 4831518
** on CD Decca 4789230
*** on CD RCA Records Label 88875 02234 2


Sunday June 28: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 19-40)

Baroque Celebration

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048 Ani Kavafian, Yura Lee, Alexander Sitkovetsky, Violin; Matthew Lipman, Paul Neubauer, Daniel Phillips, Viola; Mihai Marica, Timothy Eddy, Inbal Segev, Cello; Anthony Manzo, Double Bass; Paolo Bordignon, Harpsichord

Handel: “Eternal Source of Light Divine” from Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne

Joélle Harvey, Soprano; Brandon Ridenour, Trumpet; Francisco Fullana, Erin Keefe, Violin; Richard O'Neill, Viola; Efe Baltacigil, Cello; Xavier Foley, Double Bass; Kenneth Weiss, Harpsichord

Handel: Armida abbandonata for Soprano, Two Violins, and Continuo, HWV 105 Joélle Harvey, Soprano; Francisco Fullana, Kristin Lee, Violin; EfeBaltacigil, Cello; Xavier Foley, Double Bass; Kenneth Weiss, Harpsichord

Vivaldi: Concerto in D major for Violin, Strings, and Continuo, RV 208, “Il Grosso Mogul” Erin Keefe, Violin Solo; Francisco Fullana, Kristin Lee, Violin; Richard O'Neill, Viola; Efe Baltacigil, Cello; Xavier Foley, Double Bass; Kenneth Weiss, Harpsichord



Early Music Now with Sara Schneider (EMN 20-01)

Treasures from Wolfenbüttel

Starting in the late Renaissance, the court at Wolfenbüttel in northern German emerged as a cultural center. The dukes of the house of Welf employed high-profile composers like Michael Praetorius to increase their prestige, but lesser masters like Daniel Selichius made their mark as well. In this edition of Early Music Now, we'll hear from both composers, with performances by the Huelgas Ensemble and Weser-Renaissance Bremen.

Praetorius: Ballet de le Reine; La Bande des Luths

Daniel Selichius: Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied; Selichius: Wohl dem, der den Herren fürchtet;  Selichius: Laudate pueri Dominum; Selichius: Gelobet sei der Herr; Weser Renaissance Bremen

Praetorius: O Lux beata Trinitas; and Summo Parenti Gloria; Jean-Charles Ablitzer, organ

Praetorius: Der CXVI Psalm Davids; Huelgas Ensemble

Praetorius: La Canarie Ricercar Consort