Evening Concert

Programs on the “Evening Concert” this week have music by Bernstein, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, Bach and others.


This week on the “Evening Concert” on FM 90.9 you’ll hear Bernstein’s “Symphonic Dances from West Side Story” from New York, Prokofiev’s “3rd Piano Concerto” from Chicago, Tchaikovsky’s “Violin Concerto” from Los Angeles, selections from Bach’s “Mass in B Minor” from Carnegie Hall, then Sunday, chamber music from Lincoln Center and music from the Grand Teton Music Festival.

WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 & 8, 2019


Monday September 9: The New York Philharmonic This Week (NYP 19-50)

Lenny’s Playlist, Part II All works conducted by Leonard Bernstein, except as noted.

Mozart: Overture to The Magic Flute, K. 620

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

Mahler: Adagietto from Symphony No. 5;    

Barber: Second Essay for Orchestra, Op. 17

Shchedrin: Mischievous Folk Ditties

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

Beethoven: Gloria from Mass in D Major, 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


Tuesday September 10: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Radio Broadcast (CSO 19-37)

Guest Conductor Marin Alsop and Pianist Daniil Trifonov

Bruno Mantovani (b. 1974, France): Threnos (World premiere, CSO Commission)

Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, Op.26 (Daniil Trifonov, piano)

Bach/Rachmaninov: Gigue from Violin Partita in E Major, BWV 1006 (Daniil Trifonov, piano)

Bridge: Lament;     Copland: Symphony No. 3;  

Ives/Schuman: Variations on “America” (Morton Gould, conductor)


Wednesday September 11: Los Angeles Philharmonic (LAP 19-11)

CONDUCTOR: Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla (Meer-ga Grah-zint-teh Tee-la)  

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35; SOLOIST: Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin

Gyorgy Kurtag: Hommage to Tchaikovsky; Patricia Kopatchinaskaja, piano (yes!)  

Unsuk Chin: SPIRA – A Concerto for Orchestra (world premiere, LA Phil commission)

Debussy: La Mer

[LAP fill: Ernst von Dohnanyi: Waltz from “Coppelia” Patricia Kopatchinskaja, v; Polina Leschenko, p Alpha 61900 and Ravel: Violin Sonata in G minor Patricia Kopatchinskaja, v; Fazil Say, p Naïve 46915]


Thursday September 12: Carnegie Hall Live! (CHL 19-11)

Les Violons du Roy [lay vee-oh-loan due (r)wah] & La Chapelle de Québec

Les Violons du Roy; La Chapelle de Québec
Bernard Labadie, Founding Conductor and Music Director of La Chapelle de Québec
Lydia Teuscher, Soprano; Iestyn Davies, Countertenor; Robin Tritschler, Tenor;

Matthew Brook, Bass-Baritone;

Bach: Mass in B Minor (selections)


Sunday September 15: Chamber Music Society of Lincon Center (CMS 18-51)

Total Schubert

Schubert: “Wandrers Nachtlied” for Voice and Piano, D. 768, Op. 96, No. 3; Nikolay Borchev, Baritone; Gil Kalish, Piano

Schubert: Quintet in C major for Two Violins, Viola, and Two Cellos, D. 956, Op. 163; Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen, Frederik Oland, Violin; Asbjørn Norgaard, Viola; Fredrik Schøyen Sjolin, Jakob Koranyi, Cello


Live from the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTM 19-11)


Mozart - Overture to the Marriage of Figaro - Donald Runnicles, conductor

Saint Saëns - Cello Concerto - Maya Bogdonavić - Cristian Măcelaru, conductor

Rachmaninoff - Concerto No. 1 - Danill Trifonov, piano - Jerry Hou, conductor