This week’s “Evening Concert"s have a mix of favorites and less-often heard works…

April 15, 2018

This week on the “Evening Concert” on FM 90.9 you’ll hear “A Night at the Opera” on “The New York Philharmonic This Week”, then “Italian Opera Masterworks” from Chicago, Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Scheherazade” from San Francisco, Brahms “Violin Concerto” from Pittsburgh, and Sunday chamber music from Lincoln Center and Santa Fe.

WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF APR 16 – 17 – 18 – 19 & 22, 2018


Monday April 16: “The New York Philharmonic This Week” (NYP 18-29)


Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3; Leonard Bernstein, conductor

Wagner: Immolation Scene from Gotterdammerung; Montserrat Caballé, soprano; Zubin Mehta, cond.

Mascagni: Cherry Duet fr. L’Amico Fritz; Plácido Domingo, ten., Adriana Morelli, sop.; Z. Mehta, cond.

Special feature: Continuing In Their Footsteps: Celebrating African-Americans in Opera & Song

Bartok: Bluebeard’s Castle; Siegmund Nimsgern, bar., Tatiana Troyanos, mezzo; Rafael Kubelik conductor


Tuesday April 17: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Radio Broadcasts (CSO 18-16)

Riccardo Muti conducts Italian Opera Masterworks (Repeat of 17-41)

Verdi: Overture to Nabucco

Verdi: Gli arredi festivi from Nabucco (Chicago Symphony Chorus)

Verdi: Va, pensiero from Nabucco (Chicago Symphony Chorus)

Verdi: Vedi! Le fosche notturne from Il trovatore (Chicago Symphony Chorus)

Verdi: Patria oppressa! From Macbeth (Chicago Symphony Chorus)

Verdi: Overture to I vespri siciliani

Puccini: Intermezzo from Manon Lescaut

Mascagni: Intermezzo from Cavalleria rusticana

Boito: Prologue to Mefistofele (Riccardo Zanellato, bass; Chicago Sym. Chorus; Chicago Children’s Choir)

Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93


Wednesday April 18: San Francisco Symphony (SFS 18-03) (new series)

CONDUCTOR: Michael Tilson Thomas

SOLOIST: Alexander Barantschik, violin*

Debussy/ Orch. Holloway: En blanc et noir

J. Adams: My Father Knew Charles Ives

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Opus 35*


Thursday April 19: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO 17-18_03) (new series)

ADAMS: Lollapalooza (PSO premiere)

BRAHMS: Violin Concerto

Boris PIGOVAT (b. 1953, Israel): “…therefore choose life…” (Manfred Honeck 10th Anniversary Commission)

SAINT-SAENS: Symphony No. 3, “Organ”

Manfred Honeck, conductor; Christian Tetzlaff, violin; Larry Allen, organ


Sunday April 22: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 17-30) German


Berg: Quartet for Strings, Op. 3; Amphion String Quartet

Brahms: Quintet in G major for Two Violins, Two Violas, and Cello, Op. 111; Philip Setzer, Violin; Shmuel Ashkenasi, Violin; Richard O'Neill, Viola; Arnaud Sussmann, Viola; Paul Watkins, Cello


AND Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival (SFS 18-04)

PAGANINI: Sonata in A Major, Op. 3, No. 1 (ca 1805) (arr. Barrueco)

Sonata in E Minor, Op. 3, No. 6 (ca 1805) (arr. Barrueco)  Łukasz Kuropaczewski, guitar

(Performance: July 20, 2017, St. Francis Auditorium, New Mexico Museum of Art)

ELLIOTT CARTER: Quintet for Piano & Strings (1997) Stephen Gosling, piano; FLUX Quartet: Tom Chiu & Conrad Harris, violin; Max Mandel, viola; Felix Fan, cello

(Performance: August 4, 2017, St. Francis Auditorium, New Mexico Museum of Art)

SCHUMANN: Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 47 (1842)  Jon Kimura Parker, piano; Daniel Hope, violin; Paul Neubauer, viola; Clive Greensmith, cello

(Performance: July 17, 2017, St. Francis Auditorium, New Mexico Museum of Art)

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These programs are partially sponsored by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

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