Evening Concert

Brahms’ 1st from Shanghai, Sibelius’ 2nd from Chicago, Schubert’s (not 3rd, but) 7th from Pittsburgh


This week on the “Evening Concert” on WILL-FM 90.9 you’ll hear Brahms’ First Symphony from Shanghai, Sibelius’ 2nd Symphony from  Chicago,  Beethoven’s “Emperor” Piano Concerto from Pittsburgh, Korngold’s “Violin 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 15 – 16 – 17 – 18 – 19 & 21, 2016


Monday August 15: Shanghai Spring [International Music Festival] (SSF 15-02)( of 8)

Shanghai: City of Music

Liu, Tianhua (Orch. Huang Yijun): “A Fine Evening"; Shanghai Symphony Orchestra/Cao Peng. Shanghai Spring International Music Festival, April 28 – May 18, 2015

Schoenfield, Paul: “Café Music”; Trio Prisma. Shanghai Spring International Music Festival, 2015

Wang, Xinyang: “I’ve Heard Jasmine Flowering”; Trio Prisma. Shanghai Spring IMF, 2015

Schnyder, Daniel: 1st Movement from “Piano Trio”; Trio Prisma. Shanghai Spring IMF, 2015

Babadjanian, Arno: 2nd movement from “Piano Trio in F-sharp minor”; Trio Prisma. SSIMF 2015

Chopin, Frederic: “Ballade No. 3 in A-flat major, Op.47”; Li Jian, piano. Shanghai Spring IMF, 2015

Yin, Qing: “Heavenly Road”; Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra/Zhang Liang; Han Peng, tenor. Shanghai Spring International Music Festival, April 28 – May 18, 2015

Zhu, Changyao: “Rafting on the Taihu Lake”; Wang Aikang; The Chinese Music Orchestra of Jiangsu Province/Wang Shanghai Spring International Music Festival Aikang April 28 – May 18, 2015

Brahms, Johannes: “Symphony No.1 in C minor”; Shanghai Symphony Orchestra/Yu Long
Shanghai Spring International Music Festival, April 28 – May18, 2015


Tuesday August 16: Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO 16-33)

Tilson Thomas conducts Sibelius

Stravinsky: Scherzo á la russe

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 (Emanuel Ax, piano)

Sibelius: Symphony No. 2

[CSO fill: Britten: Four Sea Interludes and Passacaglia from Peter Grimes (Jaap van Zweden, conductor)]


Wednesday August 17: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) 15-16_12)

MOZART: “Coronation” from Mass in C (Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh; Betsy Burleigh, director)

SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 7

BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, “Emperor” (Yulianna Avdeeva, piano)

[Encore: BACH: Partita for Keyboard No. 1 in B-flat Major, BWV 825. Y. Avdeeva, piano]

[PSO fill: MOZART: “Minuetto” from the Serenade No. 9 in D, “Posthorn”; PSO/Bammert]

Manfred Honeck, conductor


Thursday August 18: The New York Philharmonic This Week” (NYP 16-47)

Van Zweden and Hahn perforn Wagenaar, Korngold, and Beethoven

CONDUCTOR: Jaap van Zweden; *SOLOIST: Hilary Hahn, violin

WAGENAAR: Cyrano de Bergerac Overture

*KORNGOLD: Violin Concerto;         BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7


Friday August 19: Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper (PP 16-34) Subject to availability

Champaign-Urbana Symphony; Stephen Alltop, conductor; “Brass Blowout” (4/15/16)

Horns: Bernhard Scully; Thomas Jostlein; Marc Zyla; Stephen Burian

Wagner: Overture to “Rienzi”; Schumann: Konzertstuck for Four Horns; Falla: The Three-Cornered Hat: Suite No. 1 (selections); Ravel: Bolero


Sunday August 21: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 15-47)

Fun and Spirited

Vivaldi: Concerto in G minor for Flute, Oboe, and Bassoon, RV 103 Sooyun Kim, Flute; Stephen Taylor, Oboe; Bram van Sambeek, Bassoon

Mozart: Duo No. 2 in B-flat major for Violin and Viola, K. 424

Bella Hristova, Violin; Paul Neubauer, Viola

Beethoven: Trio in G major for Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 9, No. 1 Benjamin Beilman, Violin; Paul Neubauer, Viola; David Finckel, Cello


Spoleto Chamber Music Festival (SCM 16-08)

Stamitz: Clarinet Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 8, No. 4
Todd Palmer, clarinet; Livia Sohn, violin; Hsin-Yun Huang, viola; Alisa Weilerstein, cello

Barber:  Dover Beach. Tyler Duncan, baritone; St. Lawrence String Quartet

Mozart: Viola Quintet in G Minor, K. 516; St. Lawrence String Quartet; Hsin-Yun Huang, viola