Evening Concert

A new week of “Evening Concert” programs starts Monday June 3


This week on the “Evening Concert” on FM 90.9 you’ll hear Stravinsky’s “A Soldier’s Tale” from New York, Smetana’s “Ma Vlast” from Chicago, Copland’s “3rd Symphony” from San Francisco, Schumann’s “Violin Concerto” from Berlin, then Sunday, chamber music by Grieg from Lincoln Center and by Beethoven from Santa Fe. 

WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF JUNE 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 & 9, 2019


Monday June 3: “The New York Philharmonic This Week” (NYP 19-36)

Valery Gergiev conducts Stravinsky’s “Renard” and “L’Histoire du soldat”

STRAVINSKY: Renard. Alexander Timchenko, tenor; Dmitry Voropaev, tenor; Ilya Bannik, bass; Andrei Serov, bass‐baritone; Robert Langevin, flute and piccolo; Sherry Sylar, oboe; Thomas Stacy, English horn; Pascual Martinez Forteza, clarinet and E‐flat clarinet; Kim Laskowski, bassoon; Philip Myers, R. Allen Spanjer, horn; Matthew Muckey, trumpet; Markus Rhoten, timpani; Christopher S. Lamb, Daniel Druckman, percussion; Laurence Kaptain, cimbalom; Michelle Kim, Marc Ginsberg, violin; Irene Breslaw, viola; Eileen Moon, cello; Satoshi Okamoto, bass

STRAVINSKY: L’Histoire du soldat (The Soldier’s Tale). Alec Baldwin: Narrator; Matt Cavenaugh: Soldier; Daniel Davis: Devil; Mark Nuccio, clarinet; Judith Leclair, bassoon; Philip Smith, cornet; Joseph Alessi, trombone; Christopher S. Lamb, percussion; Sheryl Staples, violin; Satoshi Okamoto, bass


Tuesday June 4: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Radio Broadcast (CSO 19-23)

Daniel Barenboim conducts Smetana's Má vlast (Symphonic Cycle, 6 Tone Poems)

Smetana: Vyšehrad

Smetana: Vltava (Moldau)

Smetana: Šárka

Smetana: Z českých luhů a hájů (From Bohemian Fields and Groves)

Smetana: Tábor

Smetana: Blanik

Wagner: Siegfried Idyll

Wagner: Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg


Wednesday June 5: San Francisco Symphony (SFS 19-10)

CONDUCTOR: Michael Tilson Thomas
Charles Wuorinen (USA, b. 1938): Sudden Changes (SFS Commission, world premiere)
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, Op. 26 (Behzod Abduraimov, piano)
Copland: Symphony No. 3

Thursday June 6: Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts 2018-19 (DWF 18-23)

Schumann Violin Concerto

An enigmatic work banned by the composer's widow and premiered over eight decades after his death: the brilliant violinist Carolin Widmann has devoted a lot of thought and care to Schumann's Violin Concerto. We'll hear her thoughts – and her performance.

Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra / Dima Slobodeniouk, conductor

Aribert Reimann (Germany, b. 1936): Seven fragments in memory of Robert Schumann

Robert Schumann: Violin concerto in D Minor, op. post. 23 (Carolin Widmann, violin)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, op. 36

Recorded by Radio Deutschlandfunk Kultur, Berlin (DKF) in the Berlin Philharmonie on 11/9/2018


Sunday June 9: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 18-37)


Grieg: Sonata in A minor for Cello and Piano, Op. 36. Jakob Koranyi, cello; Juho Pohjonen, piano

Bartók: Quartet No. 2 for Strings, BB 75, Op. 17. Schumann Quartet


Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival (SFS 19-10)

BEETHOVEN: Piano Trio in D Major, Op. 70, No. 1, “Ghost” (1808).

Shai Wosner, piano; Martin Beaver, violin; Eric Kim, cello (performed August 19, 2018, Lensic)

BRAHMS: Piano Trio in C Minor, Op. 101 (1886)                                              

Shai Wosner, piano; Jennifer Frautschi, violin; Eric Kim, cello (performed August 20, 2018, Lensic)