Evening Concert

New concert series from the San Francisco Symphony and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra start this week


This week on the “Evening Concert” on FM 90.9 you’ll hear Holst’s “The Planets” on “The New York Philharmonic This Week”, then Mahler’s “7th Symphony” from Chicago, Shostakovich’s “1st Piano Concerto” from San Franciso, Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” from Pittsburgh, and Sunday. . . chamber music from Lincoln Center and Santa Fe.

WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF APR 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 & 8, 2018


Monday April 2: “The New York Philharmonic This Week” (NYP 18-27)


Elgar: Cockaigne Overture; Leonard Bernstein, conductor

Tallis Why fum’th in Fight… Harry Christophers/The Sixteen

Vaughan-Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis; Dimitri Mitropoulos, conductor

Vaughan-Williams: Fantasia on Greensleeves; Leonard Bernstein, cond. SMK-47638

Britten: Agnus Dei & Libera Me from War Requiem Carol Vannes, sop; Jerry Hadley, ten; Thomsas Hampson, bar.; Westminster Choir; American Boychoir; Samuel Wong & Kurt Masur

Holst: The Planets Zubin Mehta, conductor


Tuesday April 3: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Radio Broadcasts (CSO 18-14)

Bernard Haitink Conducts Mahler 7

Mahler: Symphony No. 7

Haydn: Sinfonia concertante in B-flat Major, Hob. I:105 (Robert Chen, violin; John Sharp, cello; Eugene Izotov, oboe; David McGill, bassoon)


Wednesday April 4: San Francisco Symphony (SFS 18-01) (new series)

Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas

*Soloists: Yuja Wang, piano/ Mark Inouye, trumpet

Bright Sheng:"The Dream of the Red Chamber" Overture

*Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C minor, Opus 35

Stravinsky: Le Chant du Rossignol AND

Stravinsky The Firebird Suite [1919 revision]


Thursday April 5: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO 17-18_01) (new series)

Rhapsody in Blue Gala

Manfred Honeck, conductor

Smetana: “Dance of the Comedians” and “Polka” from The Bartered Bride”

John Adams: The Chairman Dances

Chabrier: “Espana”

Shostakovich: Suite for Variety Orchestra, No. 1

Saint-Saens: “Aquariam” from “Carnival of the Animals”

Tchaikovsky’s “Sugar Plum Fairy” from “The Nutcracker”

Bernstein’s “America” from “West Side Story”

Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue (Lang Lang, piano right-hand; Maxim Lando, piano left-hand.)

Chopin: Minute Waltz (Encore)

[PSO fill: Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1: II. & III.; Marin Alsop, conductor; Lang Lang, piano]


Sunday April 8: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 17-28)


Mozart: Serenade in C minor for Winds, K. 388

James Austin Smith, Stephen Taylor, oboe; Romie de Guise-Langlois, David Shifrin, Clarinet; Peter Kolkay, Bram van Sambeek, bassoon; Jennifer Montone, Julie Landsman, horn

Dvořák: Serenade in D minor for Winds, Cello, and Double Bass, Op. 44

Stephen Taylor, James Austin Smith, oboe; David Shifrin, Romie de Guise-Langlois, clarinet; Bram van Sambeek, Peter Kolkay, bassoon; Harry Searing, contrabassoon; Jennifer Montone, Julie Landsman, Julia Pilant, Michelle Baker, horn; Nicholas Canellakis, cello; Kurt Muroki, double bass


Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival (SFS 18-02)

Dvořák: Terzetto in C Major, Op. 74 (1887)

Jennifer Frautschi, violin; Daniel Hope, violin; Paul Neubauer, viola

(Performance: July 19, 2017, St. Francis Auditorium, New Mexico Museum of Art)

Brahms: Piano Trio No. 2 in C Major, Op. 87 (1882)

Inon Barnatan, piano; Daniel Phillips, violin; Eric Kim, cello

(Performance: August 20, 2017, Lensic Performing Arts Center)