Evening Concert

Concerts this week from New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Pittsburgh, and Santa Fe


This week on the “Evening Concert” on FM 90.9 you’ll hear Wagner’s “Siegfried Idyll” on “The New York Philharmonic This Week”, then Bruckner’s “Romantic” Symphony” from Chicago, Strauss’ “Ein Heldenleben” from San Francisco, Tchaikovsky’s “Violin Concerto” from Pittsburgh, and Sunday. . . chamber music from Lincoln Center and Santa Fe.

WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF APR 9 – 10 – 11 – 12 & 15, 2018


Monday April 9: “The New York Philharmonic This Week” (NYP 18-28)

Music Director Profiles #1: Pierre Boulez

(Selection/movement is complete unless marked ‘excerpt’)

Ravel: Rigaudon from Le Tombeau de Couperin (excerpt)

Debussy: La Mer and Debussy: Jeux (excerpt)

Berg: Rondo from Lulu Suite (excerpt)

Boulez: Polyphonie X (excerpt)

Bartok: Music for Strings, Percussion, & Celesta (excerpt)

Stravinsky: Harbingers of Spring from The Rite of Spring (excerpt)

Ravel: Une Barque sur l’ocean (excerpt)

Carter: Symphony of Three Orchestras (NYP Premiere) Varese: Deserts (excerpt)

Berg: Variations from Lulu Suite (excerpt)

Stravinsky: Petrushka’s Room (second tableau) from Petrushka

Berg: Lyric Suite  Mahler: Symphony No. 3: III

Boulez: Improvisation I from Pli selon Pli (From the NYP Archives)

Wagner: Siegfried-Idyll

Wagner: Overture to Tannhauser

Boulez: Explosante-fixe (excerpt)


Tuesday April 10: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Radio Broadcasts (CSO 18-15) WILL MARATHON

Riccardo Muti conducts Bruckner 4

Rossini: Overture to William Tell

Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 in E-flat Major “Romantic”

Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 “Classical”


Wednesday April 11: San Francisco Symphony (SFS 18-02) (new series)

CONDUCTOR: Michael Tilson Thomas

SOLOISTS: Steven Braunstein, contrabassoon*/ Alexander Barantschik, violin**

Tilson Thomas Urban Legend* (World Premiere)

Bartók Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta

R. Strauss Ein Heldenleben, Opus 40**


Thursday April 12: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO 17-18_02) (new series)

Stafford Smith: Star Spangled Banner

Glinka: Overture to “Ruslan and Ludmila”

Morricone: “Gabriel’s Oboe” from “The Mission”

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto

Dvorak: Symphony No. 9, “From the New World”

Macmillan: Fanfare for Pittsburgh

[PSO fill: Napoleon Costa: “Consolazione” fr “Three Pieces” (Cynthia Koleda DeAlmeida, ob.; James Ferla, guitar)]

Manfred Honeck, conductor; Cynthia Koledo DeAlmeida, oboe; Noah Bendix-Balgley, violin


Sunday April 15: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 17-29)


Dvořák: Selected Slavonic Dances for Piano, Four Hands Wu Qian, Orion Weiss, piano

Prokofiev: Sonata in C Major for Two Violins, Opus 56 Chad Hoopes, Paul Huang, violin

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B-flat major, BWV 1051

Paul Neubauer, Che-Yen Chen, Violas; Timothy Eddy, Cello; Dmitri Atapine, Keith Robinson, Viola da gambas; Scott Pingel, Double Bass; Kenneth Weiss, Harpsichord


Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival (SFS 18-03)

FRANK BRIDGE Three Songs for medium voice, viola & piano (1908)

“Far, far from each other” “Where is it that our soul doth go?” “Music when soft voices die”

Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo-soprano; Paul Neubauer, viola; Jon Kimura Parker, piano

BEETHOVEN String Quartet No. 14 in C-sharp Minor, Op. 131  Johannes String Quartet