Music on this week’s “Evening Concert” by Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn, Schubert, Rodrigo and more.

July 31, 2016

This week on the “Evening Concert” on WILL-FM 90.9 you’ll hear a  ‘Flute Quartet’ by Mozart on “The Magic of Marlboro”, a famous concerto with cellist Yo-Yo Ma in Chicago, Rodrigo’s “Concierto de Aranjuez” from Pittsburgh, Strauss’ “Oboe Concerto” from the New York Philharmonic and Sunday . . . chamber music from Lincoln Center and the Spoleto Chamber Music Festival.

WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF AUG 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 & 7, 2016


Monday August 1: Summer Special: The Magic of Marlboro [Episodes 3 & 4 of 4]

Episode Three: Soloists: Mitsuko Uchida (pf), Rudolf Serkin (pf), Jamie Laredo (vln), Priscilla Lee (vcl), Jonathan Chu (vla), Anna Polonsky (pf), David Soyer (vcl), and other Musicians from Marlboro

Mozart: Flute Quartet No. 3 in C major, K. 285b

Schumann: Andante und Variationen, Op.46 excerpt

Brahms: Clarinet Quintet – excerpts from mvt 2. Adagio & mvt 3 Andantino

Schubert: Fantasia in F minor, D 940

Episode Four: Soloists: Rudolf Serkin (pf), Benita Valente (sop), Harold Wright (cl), Jonathan Biss (pf), Isidore Cohen (vln), Benjamin Beilman (vln), and other Musicians from Marlboro

Schubert: Hirt Auf Dem Felsen, "The Shepherd on the Rock" D. 965

Dvorak: String Quintet No. 10 in E flat major, Op. 51

Haydn: Gypsy Rondo excerpt

Beethoven: Choral Fantasy excerpt (from 1981 with R & P Serkin)


Tuesday August 2: Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO 16-31)

Esa-Pekka Salonen and Yo-Yo Ma

Beethoven: Overture to King Stephen

Lutosławski: Symphony No. 3

Salonen: Foreign Bodies.  Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1 (Yo-Yo Ma, cello)

Janáček: Sinfonietta


Wednesday August 3: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) 15-16_10)

DEBUSSY: Petite Suite

RODRIGO: Concierto de Aranjuez  [encore: TARREGA: Memories of the Alhambra]

TCHAIKOVSKY: Manfred Symphony

Omer Meir Wellber, conductor; Pablo Villegas, guitar


Thursday August 4: The New York Philharmonic This Week” (NYP 16-45)

Honeck and Wang perform Beethoven, Strauss, and Suppé

CONDUCTOR: Manfred Honeck

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 6

STRAUSS: Oboe Concerto SOLOIST: Liang Wang, oboe

SUPPÉ: Poet & Peasant


Friday August 5: Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper (PP 16-32)

Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra; Stephen Alltop, cond

"Jeff Beal: House of Cards, Composer in Concert" (1/30/15) All works on the concert by Jeff Beal.

Pollock Suite. Alternate Route for trumpet & orchestra. (Jeff Beal, trumpet)

House of Cards: Russia. Clarinet Concerto (J. David Harris, clarinet). House of Cards Suite.


Sunday August 7: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 15-45)

American Dances

Mark O'Connor (b. 1961, usa): F.C.'s Jig for Violin and Viola.

Chad Hoopes, Violin; Matthew Lipman, Viola

Tsontakis (b. 1951, usa): Selected Knick Knacks for Violin and Viola.

 Kristin Lee, Violin; Richard O'Neill, Viola

Barber: Souvenirs for Piano, Four Hands, Op. 28 Anne-Marie McDermott, Piano; Wu Han, Piano

Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue for Piano, Four Hands, arr. Henry Levine.

Alessio Bax, Piano; Wu Han, Piano


Spoleto Chamber Music Festival (SCM 16-06)

Haydn: Symphony No. 104, “London”. Pedja Muzijevic, harpsichord; Tara Helen O’Connor, flute;
Geoff Nuttall and Owen Dalby, violins; Daniel Phillips, viola; Christopher Costanza, cello; Anthony Manzo, double bass

Schumann: Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 47. Pedja Muzijevic, piano; Benjamin Beilman, violin; Daniel Phillips, viola; Alisa Weilerstein, cello

Classical 24 Music Playlist

Illinois Arts Council Agency logo

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

WILL Highlights

Summer Solstice Concert Cruise

WILL Classical and Allerton Park and Retreat Center are teaming up to bring you the first performance in this year’s modified Allerton Park Concert Series, featuring Viktor Krauss.