Evening Concert

A “Double bass” Concerto, a Ballet Suite; a famous symphony and much more: The Evening Concert


This week on the “Evening Concert” on FM 90.9 you’ll hear a  “Concerto for Double Bass” from Munich, Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring” from Chicago, Beethoven’s “7th Symphony” from Pittsburgh, Nielsen’s “Clarinet 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 28 – 29 – 30 – 31 & SEP 3, 2017


Monday August 28: Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts (DWF 2016-15)

DWF 2016-15 ARD Competition [from Munich]

Locations: Hercules Hall, the Munich Residential Palace (1,3,6,7)   Prince Regent Theater, Munich (2,4,5,8)
Performed by: Bavarian RSO (1,6,7); Conductor: Constantin Trinks (1,6,7)  
Munich Chamber Orchestra (2,4,5)     Host: Rick Fulker
(1) STRAUSS: Horn concerto No. 2 in E-flat Major, 3rd movement [Marc Gruber, horn]
(2) DEBUSSY: Danses secrée et profane (Sacred and Profane Dances) [Anais Gaudemard, harp]
(3) BARTÓK: String Quartet No. 3, Sz 85 [Quatuor Arod (Arod Quartet)]
(4) VANHAL: Concerto in D Major for double bass and orchestra [Michael Karg, double bass]**
(5) MOZART: Horn Cto No. 4 in E-flat Major, K. 495; 2nd & 3rd mvmnts [Katerina Javurkova, horn]
(6) GLIÈRE: Harp concerto, op. 74, 2nd and 3rd movements [Agnes Clement, harp]
(7) ROTA: Divertimento concertante for double bass & orch, 2nd, 3rd & 4th mvmnts [Wies de Boeve, double bass (7)]
(8) HAYDN: String quartet in G Minor, op. 74, No. 3 (The Horseman), 2nd, 3rd and 4th movements [Aris Quartet]

**1st prize and special prizes – “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Conservatory Competition” 2014, 2nd Prize – “Leoš Janáček International Competition” 2013, 1st Prize – “International Johann-Matthias-Sperger Competition” 2012, 1st prize and special prize – “Jugend musiziert” Competition 2010. Michael Karg has been a member of the double bass section of the Berliner Philharmoniker since the beginning of the 2014/2015 season.


Tuesday August 29: Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO 17-35)

Esa-Pekka Salonen and Leila Josefowicz

Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen

Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun

John Adams: Scheherazade.2; (Leila Josefowicz, violin)

Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

[CSO fill: Respighi: Fountains of Rome; Manfred Honeck, conductor]


Wednesday, August 30: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO 16-17_17)

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7

SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 5 [& Encore: SIBELIUS: “Valse triste”]

Jukka-Pekka Saraste, conductor

[PSO fill: BEETHOVEN: Concerto for Violin, Piano, and Cello in C, Op. 56 “Triple Concerto”; Christopher O’Riley, p.; Daniel Phillips, v.; Carter Brey, cello; PSO/Paavo Berglund]


Thursday August 31: “The New York Philharmonic This Week” (NYP 17-49)

CONDUCTOR: Alan Gilbert; SOLOIST: Anthony McGill, clarinet

RAVEL: Valses nobles et sentimentales

NIELSEN: Clarinet Concerto

TCHAIKOVSKY: Selections from Swan Lake


Sunday September 3: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 16-49)

Debussy & Faure

Debussy (arr. Bavouzet): Jeux (Games) for Two Pianos; Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Anne-Marie McDermott, Piano

Fauré: Quartet No. 1 in C minor for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 15

Juho Pohjonen, Piano; Yura Lee, Violin; Richard O'Neill, Viola; Jakob Koranyi, Cello


Spoleto Chamber Music Festival (SCM 17-10)

Johann Sebastian Bach: Concerto for Oboe d’amore in A Major, BWV 1055; James Austin Smith, oboe d’amore; Livia Sohn and Geoff Nuttall, violins; Lesley Robertson, viola; Christopher Costanza, cello; Anthony Manzo, double bass; Pedja Muzijevic, harpsichord

George Gershwin, arr. Heifetz: “Summertime” and “It Ain’t Necessarily So” from Porgy and Bess;

Livia Sohn, violin; Pedja Muzijevic, piano

Svante Henryson: Off Pist; Todd Palmer, clarinet; Christopher Costanza, cello

Johann Sebastian Bach: Ich habe genug, BWV 82; Tyler Duncan, baritone; James Austin Smith, oboe; Geoff Nuttall and Livia Sohn, violins; Daniel Phillips, viola; Christopher Costanza, cello; Anthony Manzo, double bass; Pedja Muzijevic, harpsichord