Evening Concert

This week’s “Evening Concert” programs include music by Copland, Ravel, Beethoven, Mozart and others


This week on the “Evening Concert” on FM 90.9 you’ll hear Copland’s “Clarinet Concerto” on “The New York Philharmonic This Week”, Ravel’s “Mother Goose Suite” from Chicago,  Sir Andras Schiff in recital on “Carnegie Hall Live!”, Mozart’s “18th Piano Concerto” from Los Angeles, then Sunday, chamber music from Lincoln Center and the program “Early Music Now”.

WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF SEP 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 & 9, 2018


Monday September 3 (Labor Day 2018): “The New York Philharmonic This Week” (NYP 18-49)

A Century of Bernstein, Part II (Leonard Bernstein conducts, except where noted)

New York Philharmonic: Four Improvisations by the Orchestra

Mozart: Overture to The Magic Flute, K. 620

Copland: Concerto for Clarinet, Strings, Harp, & Piano Stanley Drucker, clarinet

Mahler: Adagietto from Symphoy No. 5

Barber: Second Essay for Orchestra

Shchedrin: Mischievous Folk Ditties

Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story Alan Gilbert, conductor

Beethoven: Gloria from Mass in D, Op. 123, "Missa solemnis” Eileen Farrell, soprano; Shirley Verrett, mezzo-soprano; Jon Vickers, tenor; Donald Bell, baritone; Schola Cantorum, dir. Hugh Ross

Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man

Bernstein: Overture to Candide


Tuesday September 4: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Radio Broadcast (CSO 18-36)

Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts Ravel

Ravel: Mother Goose Suite

Debussy: La damoiselle élue (Kate Royal, Elodie Méchain, Women of the Chicago Symphony Chorus)

Ravel: L'enfante et les sortilèges (The child and the spells) (soloists and Chicago Symphony Chorus)

[CSO fills: Ravel Pavane pour une indante defunte; Alborada del gracioso; and

Introduction and Allegro; Jean Martinon, conductor]


Wednesday September 5: Carnegie Hall Live! (CHL 18-10)

Sir András Schiff

Mendelssohn: Fantasia in F-sharp Minor, Op. 28

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 24 in F-sharp Major, Op. 78

Brahms: Klavierstücke, Op. 76

Brahms: Seven Fantasies, Op. 116

Bach: English Suite No. 6 in D Minor


Thursday September 6: Los Angeles Philharmonic (LAP 18-10)  

Conductor: Andrew Manze

Grazyna Bacewicz (Poland, 1909-1969): Overture

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 18 K. 456 (Paradis) Soloists: Richard Goode, piano

Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 6

[LAP fill: Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 5; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Andrew Manze, conductor]


Sunday September 9: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 17-50)

Fun and Spirited

Vivaldi: Concerto in G minor for Flute, Oboe, and Bassoon, RV 103 Danish String Quartet (Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen, Frederik Oland, Violin; Asbjørn Norgaard, Viola; Fredrik Schøyen Sjolin, Cello)

Mozart: Duo No. 2 in B-flat major for Violin and Viola, K. 424

Bella Hristova, Violin; Paul Neubauer, Viola

Beethoven: Trio in G major for Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 9, No. 1

Benjamin Beilman, Violin; Paul Neubauer, Viola; David Finckel, Cello


Early Music Now with Sara Schneider (EMN 18-11)

Heinichen, please

Italian music has long fascinated German composers, and Johann David Heinichen brought the sounds of Venice to the court of August the Strong in Dresden. We'll hear a cross section of Heinichen's music, from a mass to motets to concertos, with performances by the Dresdener Kammerchor and Musica Antiqua Köln. (But no beer)