Evening Concert

More “Shanghai Spring”, Mahler from Chicago, and more on this week’s “Evening Concert"s


This week on the “Evening Concert” on WILL-FM 90.9 you’ll hear “Music of the Middle Kingdom” on “Shanghai Spring, Mahler’s 9th Symphony from Chicago, Rachmaninoff’s 3rd Symphony from Pittsburgh, Nielsen’s “Clarinet Concerto” with soloist Anthony McGill 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 22 – 23 – 24 – 25 – 26 & 28, 2016


Monday August 22: Shanghai Spring [International Music Festival] (SSF 15-03)( of 8)

Music of the Middle Kingdom

Traditional, arr. Wang, Aikang: Autumn Feelings on the Dressing Table; The Chinese Music Orchestra of Jiangsu Province/Wang, Aikang; Li Nixia, dizi

Cui, Xin: Pavilions in the Misty Rain; The Chinese Music Orchestra [C M O ] of Jiangsu Province/Wang, Aikang

Cui, Anqiang Qinhuai: River Caprice; The C M O of Jiangsu Province/Wang, Aikang; Ren, Jie, guzheng

Ding, Ying: Two Selected Poems of Tagore; Ars Nova Copenhagen/Bojesen, Michael

Lotti, Antonio: Crucifixus; Ars Nova Copenhagen/Bojesen, Michael

Traditional, arr. Yin, Mingwu: Jasmine Flower; Ars Nova Cophenhagen/Bojesen, Michael

Zhou, Long: King Chu Doffs his Armor; Shanghai Opera House Orchestra/Zhang, Gouyong; Liu Xiaojing, pipa

Piertopaolo, Paolo: The Ghost of the Marquis Yi of Zeng (Shanghai Spring Mix); Piertropaolo, Paolo

Han, Wenhe: Music from Heaven, in the Heart; Lu Xiaozi & Zhang Liang, guqin duet

Zhour, Xianglin: Jumping Sound; Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra/Kawka Daniel; Wu Qiang, zhongruan

Zhu, Changyao & Wang, Aikang: Affection for Gusu; The C M O of Juangsu Province/ Wang, Aikang


Tuesday August 23: Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO 16-34)

Tilson-Thomas conducts Mahler 9

Stravinsky: Elegy for JFK     

Mahler: Symphony No. 9     

Mahler: Blumine

[CSO fill: Gabriel Two Canzonae tr. 2 and 4 (from CSO Resound Brass CD)]


Wednesday August 24: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) 15-16_16)

RACHMANINOFF: The Isle of the Dead

SZYMANOWSKI: Violin Concerto No. 1 [and Encore: arr. Of Burns’ “Auld Lang Syne”]

RACHMANINOFF: Symphony No. 3

Juraj Valčuha, cond.; Nicola Benedetti, violin; Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh; Betsy Burleigh, director


Thursday August 25: The New York Philharmonic This Week” (NYP 16-48)

Nielsen’s Clarinet Concerto with Anthony McGill   

Alan Gilbert, conductor

RAVEL: Valses nobles et sentimentales         

NIELSEN: Clarinet Concerto (Anthony McGill, clarinet)

TCHAIKOVSKY: Selections from Swan Lake


Friday August 26: Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper (PP 16-38) Subject to availability

Eastern (IL University) Symphony; Richard Robert Rossi, conductor; “Ovations” (5/17/16)

Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor, Op. 23; (Jonathan Bowman, piano;)  

Sejourne: Concerto for Marimba and String Orchestra; (Lauren Stephany Cohen Gonzalez, marimba Faure: Requiem, Op.48 (Rebecca Carmack, soprano; Timothy Renner, baritone; Eastern Illinois University Choral Union; Special Guests: Kaskaskia College Concert Choir, Parkland Chamber Singers, Charleston High School Advanced Choir;)     Rutter: The Lord Bless You and Keep You


Sunday August 28: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 15-48) French Exploration

Jolivet: Chant de Linos for Flute, Violin, Viola, Cello, and Harp Ransom Wilson, flute; Bella Hristova, violin; Ida Kavafian, viola; Alisa Weilerstein, cello; Bridget Kibbey, harp

Françaix: Quintet for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, and Horn Tara Helen O’Connor, flute; Stephen Taylor, oboe; David Shifrin, clarinet; Peter Kolkay, bassoon; Radovan Vlatkovic, horn

Poulenc: Sextet for Piano, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, and Horn Alessio Bax, piano; Tara Helen O’Connor, flute; Stephen Taylor, oboe; David Shifrin, clarinet; Bridget Kibbey, harp; Radovan Vlatkovic, horn

and      Spoleto Chamber Music Festival (SCM 16-09)

Tartini: Violin Sonata in G Minor, “Devil’s Trill” (Giuseppe)
Daniel Phillips, violin; Kevin Payne, lute; Christopher Costanza, cello

Bittová: Hoboj” and “A Strange Young Lady" 

James Austin Smith, oboe; Hsin-Yun Huang, viola

Chopin: Cello Sonata in G Minor, Op. 65 

Alisa Weilerstein, cello; Inon Barnatan, piano