Evening Concert

Three new series for the 2nd Quarter 2017 start this week


This week on the “Evening Concert” on WILL-FM 90.9 you’ll hear  Ravel’s “La Valse” from Carnegie Hall, Gershwin’s “An American in Paris”, Chopin’s “2nd Piano Concerto”, “The New York Philharmonic This Week” and Sunday. . . chamber music from Lincoln Center and the new Santa Fe Chamber Music series.

WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF APR 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 & APR 9, 2017


Monday April 3: Carnegie Hall Live! (CHL 17-01) (First in series)


Performers: Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela

Conductor: Gustavo Dudamel, Music Director and Conductor

RAVEL: La Valse       

STRAVINSKY: La sacre du printemps

BRAHMS: Hungarian Dance No. 5 in G Minor

COPLAND: "Hoe-Down" from Rodeo           

J. STRAUSS JR.: Tritsch-Tratsch Polka, Op. 214

GINASTERA: "Malambo" from Estancia       

BERNSTEIN: "Mambo" from West Side Story

GUTIERREZ: "Alma Llanera" from Aires de Venezuela (arr. José Terencio)


Tuesday April 4: Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO 17-14)

Slatkin and Gershwin: An American in Paris

Barber: Overture to The School for Scandal   

Schuman: Symphony No. 6

Bates: Violin Concerto (Annie Akiko Meyers, violin)

Gershwin: An American in Paris

Ives: The Unanswered Question (Susanna Mälkki, conductor; Chris Martin, trumpet)

Ives: Three Places in New England


Wednesday April 5: San Francisco Symphony (DSO 17-01) (First in series)

CONDUCTOR: Michael Tilson Thomas

Ravel Menuet antique

Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Opus 21 SOLOIST: Daniil Trifonov, piano

Rossini Overture to La scala di seta   

Respighi Feste romane [Roman Festivals]

Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra


Thursday April 6: “The New York Philharmonic This Week” (NYP 17-28)

CONDUCTOR: Christoph von Dohnányi

BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No. 1 SOLOIST: Paul Lewis, piano

SCHUMANN: Symphony No. 2


Sunday April 9: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 16-27) (held over from last week)

Schubert, Schubert Dream, Brahms

Schubert Rondo in A major for Piano, Four Hands, D. 951

Yoko Nozaki, Emanuel Ax, piano

Stucky Allegretto quasi Andantino (Schubert Dream) for Piano, Four Hands

Emanuel Ax, Yoko Nozaki, piano

Brahms Trio No. 2 in C major for Piano, Violin and Cello, Op. 87

Anne-Marie McDermott, Ani Kavafian, violin; Carter Brey, cello



Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival (SFE 17-01)    (held over from last week)

HENRY PURCELL (1659 – 1695)

Trio Sonata No. 3 in D Minor, Z. 792 (1683); Tara Helen O’Connor, flute; Liang Wang, oboe; Mark Brandfonbrener, cello; Kathleen McIntosh, harpsichord

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756 – 1791): Piano Concerto No. 14 in E-flat Major, K. 449

Alessio Bax, piano; Jennifer Gilbert & Harvey de Souza, violins; Kimberly Fredenburgh, viola; Joseph Johnson, cello; Leigh Mesh, bass

JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833 – 1897)

Liebeslieder Waltzes, Op. 52 (1869)

Sarah Shafer, soprano; Kelley O’Connor, mezzo-soprano; Ben Bliss, tenor; David Kravitz, baritone; Haochen Zhang & Pei-Yao Wang, pianos