Evening Concert

This week on the “Evening Concert”: symphonies, chamber music and more


This week on the “Evening Concert” on FM 90.9 you’ll hear Dvorak’s “New World Symphony” from New York, Schubert’s “Mass in E-Flat Major” from Chicago, Mahler’s “3rd Symphony” from San Francisco, Pärt’s “Fratres” from Peenemunde (Pay-neh-Moon-deh) Germany, then Sunday, chamber music from Lincoln Center and from Santa Fe.

WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF JUNE 24 – 25 – 26 – 27 & 30, 2019


Monday June 24: “The New York Philharmonic This Week” (NYP 19-39)

Philharmonic Firsts!

DVOŘÁK: Symphony No 9.Kurt Masur, conductor

COPLAND: Connotations for Orchestra. Leonard Bernstein, conductor

CORIGLIANO: Clarinet Concerto. Leonard Bernstein, conductor; Stanley Drucker, clarinet

CARTER: A Symphony of Three Orchestras. Pierre Boulez, conductor


Tuesday June 25: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Radio Broadcast (CSO 19-26)

Riccardo Muti conducts Schubert’s Mass in E-Flat Major (repeat of 18-41)

Weber: Overture to Oberon

Max Raimi: Three Lisel Mueller Settings (Elizabeth Deshong, mezzo-soprano, world premiere)

Schubert: Mass No. 6 in E-flat Major, D.950 (Chicago Symphony Chorus, Duain Wolfe, director; Amanda Forsythe, soprano; Elizabeth Deshong, mezzo-soprano; Paul Appleby, tenor; Nicholas Phan, tenor; Nahuel di Pierro, bass)

[CSO fill: Wagner: Siegfried’s Rhine Journey from Götterdämmerung (Fritz Reiner, conductor)]


Wednesday June 26: San Francisco Symphony (SFS 19-13) (Last in series)

CONDUCTOR: Michael Tilson Thomas
SOLOIST: Sasha Cooke, soprano; Pacific Boy Choir; Women of the SFS Chorus*
Mahler: Symphony No. 3 in D Major*


Thursday June 27: Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts 2018-19 (DWF 18-26) (Last in series)

Baltic Sea

Ten countries border on the Baltic Sea: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Russia and Sweden. Proving that they are united, not separated by that body of water are musicians from all ten, led by an exciting and innovative conductor whose programs are invariably standouts.  Mari Samuelsen, violin; Baltic Sea Philharmonic; Kristjan Järvi, conductor;

Wojciech Kilar: Orawa

Gediminas Gelgotas: Mountains. Waters. (Freedom)

Arvo Pärt: Fratres for violin, percussion and strings

Kristjan Järvi: Aurora for violin and orchestra

Jean Sibelius: The Storm. Concert suite, arranged by Kristjan Järvi)

Imants Kalnins: Rock Symphony (Symphony No. 4), 1st movement

Recorded by North German Radio, Hamburg (NDR) in the Power Plant of the Museum of History and Technology in Peenemünde on September 22, 2018


Sunday June 30: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 18-40)

Uneasy Friendships

Zemlinsky: Quartet No. 3 for Strings, Op. 19 (1924) Escher String Quartet

Berg: Four Pieces for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 5 (1913) Anthony McGill, clarinet; Gloria Chien, piano

Schoenberg: Kammersymphonie, arranged for Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Cello, and Piano, Op. 9 (arr. Webern) (1906, arr. 1922-23) Tara Helen O'Connor, flute; Tommaso Lonquich, clarinet; Kristin Lee, violin; Nicholas Canellakis, cello; Gilbert Kalish, piano


Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival (SFS 19-13) (Last in series)

HENRI DUTILLEUX: Les citations for Oboe, Harpsichord, Bass & Percussion (1985; 1990; 2010):        

For Aldeburgh 85; Interlude, “As for the Wolf’s Moan”; From Janequin to Jehan Alain

Liang Wang, oboe; Paolo Bordignon, harpsichord; Leigh Mesh, bass; Daniel Druckman, percussion (performed August 14, 2018, NMMA)

BRAHMS: Waltzes for Piano, Four Hands, Op. 39 (1865), Nos. 1, 2, 4, 6, 11, 14 & 15                          

Ran Dank, Soyeon Kate Lee, piano (performed July 17, 2018, NMMA)

SCHUBERT: Fantasy in C Major for Violin & Piano, D. 934 (1827)      

Daniel Phillips, violin; Haochen Zhang, piano (performed August 2, 2018, NMMA)