Evening Concert

The “Evening Concert” programs of this week are from New York, Chicago, Cologne and elsewhere.


This week on the “Evening Concert” on FM 90.9 you’ll hear Charles Ives’ “Holidays Symphony” from New York, Beethoven’s “Violin Concerto” from Chicago, Gershwin’s “Piano Concerto in F” from Pittsburgh, Brahms’ “Variations on a Theme by Haydn” from Cologne, then Sunday, chamber music by Mozart from Lincoln Center and music from Versailles on “Early Music Now”.

WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF JUN 8 – 9 – 10 – 11 & 14, 2020


Monday June 8: The New York Philharmonic This Week (NYP 20-37)

America, the Beautiful

IVES: Holidays Symphony (Leonard Bernstein, conductor)

BLITZTEIN: Airborne Symphony (Orson Welles, narrator; Andrea Velis, tenor; David Watson; Choral Arts Society; Leonard Bernstein, conductor)


Tuesday, June 9: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Radio Broadcast (CSO 20-24)

Nikolaj Znaider conducts Beethoven and Shostakovich

Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61 (Nikolaj Znaider, violin)

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 47

[CSO fill: Gershwin/Rose: Overture to Strike up the Band (Bramwell Tovey, conductor)

Gershwin/Tovey: A Foggy Day (Bramwell Tovey, conductor)]


Wednesday, June 10: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO 19-20_24)

Leonard Slatkin, conductor; Conrad Tao, piano

Conrad Tao (b. 1994, USA): Pángǔ

Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F

[Encore: Elliot Carter: Catenaires]

Richard Strauss: Symphonia Domestica

[PSO fill: Victor Herbert: “Love Theme” from the “Serenade in F Major for String Orchestra”; Michael Lankester, conductor]


Thursday June 11: Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts (DWF 2019-24)

Music of our Times

Location: Cologne Philharmonie (1,2,3)
West German Radio Hall, Cologne (4,5)
Performed by: West German Radio Symphony Orchestra (1-xx)
Conductor: Cristian Macelaru (1,2,3); Michael Wendeberg (4,5)
Soloists: Ray Chen, violin (2); Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin (4)
(1) BRAHMS: Variations in B-flat Major on a theme by Joseph Haydn, op. 56a (18:21)
(2) WIENIAWSKI: Violin Concerto No. 1 in F-sharp Minor, op. 14, 1st and 3rd movements (23:10)
(3) R. STRAUSS: Suite from the opera Der Rosenkavalier (23:30)
(4) Márton ILLÉS (b. 1985, Hungary): Violin concerto (world premiere) (19:07)
(5) Beat FURRER 9B. 1954, Switzerland; Austrian): Phaos for orchestra (2006) (15:53)


Sunday June 14: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 19-38)

Antiphonal Melodies

Per Nørgård (b. 1932, Denmark): Quartet No. 10 for Strings, “Høsttidløs”. Escher String Quartet

Mozart: Quintet in G minor for Two Violins, Two Violas, and Cello, K. 516. Todd Phillips, Daniel Phillips, Violin; Steven Tenenbom, Matthew Lipman, Viola; Timothy Eddy, Cello



Early Music Now with Sara Schneider (EMN 19-51)

Music from Versailles

The glitz and glamour of Versailles is on display on this week's show! We'll hear Marc-Antoine Charpentier's glorious Te Deum for soloists, chorus, orchestra, trumpets and tympani, in a performance by Les Arts Florissants, plus Lully's Divertissment Royale, performed by Les Concerts des Nations, directed by Jordi Savall. We'll also hear from royal organist François Couperin, played by Michel Chapuis.

Robert de Visée: Overture ‘La Grotte de Versailles’ de Lully. Toyohiko Satoh, theorbo

Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Te Deum, H. 146. Les Arts Florissants

Jean-Baptiste Lully: Divertissement Royale. Le Concert des Nations

Francois Couperin: Kyrie and Agnus from ‘Messe a l’usage des paroisses’. Michel Chapuis, organ

Jean-Baptiste Lully: Rondeau pour la Fete Marine (Alceste).