Evening Concert

Composers heard on this week’s “Evening Concert” to include Schumann, Beethoven, and others


This week on the “Evening Concert” on FM 90.9 you’ll hear Stravinsky’s “Persephone” on “The New York Philharmonic This Week”, then Bizet’s “Symphony in C” from Chicago, it’s Tchaikovsky’s “Fifth Symphony” from San Francisco, Beethoven’s “6th Symphony” from Pittsburgh, and Sunday, chamber music from Lincoln Center and Santa Fe.

WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF APR 30 – MAY 1 – 2 – 3 & 6, 2018


Monday April 30: “The New York Philharmonic This Week” (NYP 18-31)

All Stravinsky program featuring a mix of new and old recordings


Stravinsky: Scherzo Fantastique Pierre Boulez, conductor

Stravinsky: Three movements from The Firebird Alan Gilbert, conductor

Stravinsky: Perséphone Vera Zorina, narrator; Richard Robinson, tenor; Westminster Choir; Igor Stravinsky, conductor

Stravinsky: Rite of Spring Alan Gilbert, conductor


Tuesday May 1: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Radio Broadcasts (CSO 18-18)

Susanna Mälkki and Branford Marsalis (Repeat of 17-49) 

Bizet: Symphony in C

Fauré: Pavane, for Soprano Saxophone

Williams: Escapades for Alto Saxophone from “Catch Me If You Can”

Melinda.Wagner: Proceed, Moon (2017)

Debussy: Ibéria from Images for Orchestra

Debussy: Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun (Cristian Măcelaru, conductor)


Wednesday May 2: San Francisco Symphony (SFS 18-05)

CONDUCTOR: Michael Tilson Thomas

SOLOIST: Cameron Carpenter, organ*

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048

Henry Brant (b. 1913): Ice Field* (San Francisco Symphony commission)

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Opus 64

ENCORE: Tilson Thomas: Street Song for Symphonic Brass


Thursday May 3: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO 17-18_05)

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 6

[PSO fill: Mahler: Sym. #7: Nachtmusik & Scherzo, Mariss Jansons, conductor]

MAHLER: Seven Songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn

Manfred Honeck, conductor; Matthias Goerne, baritone


Sunday May 6: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 17-32)

End of Time

Messiaen: Quatuor pour la fin du temps (Quartet for the End of Time) for Clarinet,

Violin, Cello, and Piano

Jörg Widmann, Clarinet; Nicolas Dautricourt, Violin; Nicolas Altstaedt, Cello; Gilles Vonsattel, Piano


Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival (SFS 18-06)

COUPERIN: Vingt-septième ordre from Pièces de clavecin (Book 4) (1730) Juho Pohjonen, piano

(Performance: July 29, 2017, St. Francis Auditorium, New Mexico Museum of Art)

PHIL TAYLOR (b. 1989): of embers and aspen leaves (String Quartet No. 2) (2017) (world premiere)

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 Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 44 (1842)

Haochen Zhang, piano; Martin Beaver & Owen Dalby, violin; Ida Kavafian, viola; Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello

(Performance: August 2, 2017, St. Francis Auditorium, New Mexico Museum of Art)