Evening Concert

A Concerto a night Monday through Thursday nights on this week’s “Evening Concert”


This week on the “Evening Concert” on FM 90.9 you’ll hear Beethoven’s “Violin Concerto” from Bonn, Bach’s “Concerto for Two Violins” from Chicago, Tchaikovsky’s “1st Piano Concerto” from Pittsburgh, Korngold’s “Violin Concerto on “The New York Philharmonic This Week” and Sunday. . . chamber music from Lincoln Center and the Spoleto Chamber Music Festival. 

WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF AUG 21 – 22 – 23 – 24 & 27, 2017


Monday August 21: Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts (DWF 2016-14)

Mahler Chamber Orchestra at Beethoven-fest, Bonn
Location: Beethoven Hall, Bonn (1,2,3,5)  Beethoven House, Bonn (4)
Performed by: Mahler Chamber Orchestra
Conductors: Pekka Kuusisto (1); Michael Wendeberg (3); Matthew Truscott (5)
Soloists: Pekka Kuusisto, violin (1,2); Sunnyi Melles, reciter; (3)

Nicolas Altstaedt, cello (4); Alexander Lonquich, piano (4)

BEETHOVEN: Violin Concerto in D Major, op. 61 (38:43)
ANON.: Vi sålde våra hemman" (We Sold Our Homesteads) (04:13)
SCHÖNBERG: Ode to Napoleon after a poem by Lord Byron, op. 41 (16:47)
BEETHOVEN: Sonata No. 4 in C Major, op.102, No. 1: 2nd movement (02:54)
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7 in A Major, op. 92 (41:23)


Tuesday August 22: Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO 17-34)

Van Zweden conducts Beethoven 5/Goerne sings Strauss

Schubert (orch. Brahms)/Strauss Song Selections; Matthais Goerne, baritone
Beethoven Symphony No. 5
[CSO fill: Bach Concerto for Two Violins, BWV 1043; Jennifer Koh & Jamie Laredo, violins; Harry Bicket, conductor AND Elgar Cockaign Overture; Vasily Petrenko, conductor]


Wednesday, August 23: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO 16-17_13)

TCHAIKOVSKY: Piano Concerto No. 1 (Sa Chen, piano)

[And ENCORES: “Autumn on the Peaceful Lake’; CHOPIN: “Minute” Waltz]

JOH. STRAUSS, JR: “Voices of Spring” Waltzes; JOS. STRAUSS: “A Woman’s Heart” Polka-Mazurka

JOH. STRAUSS, JR. “Chit-Chat” Polka; “Annen” Polka; “Wine, Women, and Song” Waltz; “Hail to Hungary” Waltz; “Pizzicato” Polka; “Egyptian” March; “Thunder and Lightning” Polka; “Perpetuum Mobile”; JOS. STRAUSS: “Fire Festival” Polka; Joh. STRAUSS: Radetzky March

Manfred Honeck, conductor


Thursday August 24: “The New York Philharmonic This Week” (NYP 17-48)

CONDUCTOR: Jaap van Zweden

WAGENAAR: Cyrano de Bergerac Overture

KORNGOLD: Violin Concerto [SOLOIST: Hilary Hahn, violin]

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7


Sunday August 27: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 16-48)

Uneasy Friendships

Zemlinsky: Quartet No. 3 for Strings, Op. 19 (1924) Escher String Quartet (Adam Barnett-Hart, Aaron Boyd, Violin; Pierre Lapointe, Viola; Brook Speltz, Cello)

Berg: Four Pieces for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 5 (1913)  Anthony McGill, Clarinet; Gloria Chien, Piano

Schoenberg: Kammersymphonie, arranged for Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Cello, and Piano, Op. 9

(arr. Webern) (1906, arr. 1922-23)  Tara Helen O'Connor, Flute; Tommaso Lonquich, Clarinet; Kristin Lee, Violin; Nicholas Canellakis, Cello; Gilbert Kalish, Piano


Spoleto Chamber Music Festival (SCM 17-09)

Andrew Norman: Garden of Follies; James Austin Smith, oboe; Pedja Muzijevic, piano

Georg Philipp Telemann: Ouverture-Suite, TWV 55:G10, “Burlesque de Quixotte”; Livia Sohn and Geoff Nuttall, violins; Lesley Richardson, viola; Christopher Costanza, cello; Anthony Manzo, double bass; Pedja Muzijevic, harpsichord

Randall Woolf: Righteous Babe; Tara Helen O’Connor, flute; Pedja Muzijevic, piano

Johann Sebastian Bach: Orchestral Suite no. 2 in B minor, BWV #1067; Livia Sohn and Barry Shiffman, violins; Tara Helen O'Connor, flute; Daniel Phillips, viola/violin; Alisa Weilerstein, cello; Pedja Muzijevic, harpsichord; St Lawrence String Quartet