Evening Concert

Music by Debussy, Mozart, Williams, Beethoven, Schubert & more this week’s Evening Concert


This week on the “Evening Concert” on FM 90.9 you’ll hear Debussy’s “Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun” from Bonn, Mozart’s “23rd Piano Concerto” from Chicago, “Classics of the Silver Screen” from Pittsburgh, “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 7 – 8 – 9 – 10 & 13, 2017


Monday August 7: Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts (DWF 2016-10)

Les Siècles
Location: Beethoven Hall, Bonn; Performed by: Les Siècles; Conductor: François-Xavier Roth 

DEBUSSY: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
MÉHUL (attrib.): Solemn Mass for the Coronation of Napoleon; Flemish Radio Chorus; Soloists: Chantal Santon, soprano; Caroline Meng, alto; Artavazd Sargsyan, tenor; Tomislav Lavoie, bass

DEBUSSY: Jeux (Games)
STRAVINSKY: The Rite of Spring


Tuesday August 8: Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO 17-32)

Sir Mark Elder conducts Mozart

Ives: Symphony No. 2

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major, K. 488 (Richard Goode, piano)

Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks, Op. 28

[CSO fill: Mozart: Concerto for Two Pianos (Emanuel Ax, Benjamin Hochman, Orli Shaham, and Orion Weiss, pianos; David Robertson, conductor)]


Wednesday, August 9: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO 16-17_09)

Classics of the Silver Screen

Lawrence Loh, conductor; Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Student Chorale

Alfred NEWMAN: 20th Century Fox Fanfare; Jeff TYZIK: The “Big Movie Suite”;

Nino ROTA: Waltz from “The Godfather”; John BARRY: Theme from “Out of Africa”;

VANGELIS: Theme from “Chariots of Fire”; Elton JOHN: “Circle of Life” from “The Lion King”; Ernest GOLD: “Exodus: An Orchestral Tone Poem” John WILLIAMS: “Flying Theme” from “E.T.”; James HORNER: Suite from “Titanic”; Max Steiner: Theme from “Now, Voyager”;

Miklos ROZSA: Prelude and Parade from “Ben Hur”;

[PSO fill: Erich Wolfgang KORNGOLD: Violin Concerto. Itzhak Perlman, violin; Andre Previn, conductor]


Thursday August 10: “The New York Philharmonic This Week” (NYP 17-46)

CONDUCTOR: Manfred Honeck

SOLOIST: Liang Wang, oboe

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 6

STRAUSS: Oboe Concerto

SUPPÉ: Poet & Peasant


Sunday August 13: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 16-46) American Program

Bolcom: Graceful Ghost from Three Rags for String Quartet (1989);  Escher Quartet

Tsontakis: Knick Knacks for Violin and Viola (2000); Ida Kavafian, Violin; Steven Tenenbom, Viola

Fine: Partita for Wind Quintet; Ransom Wilson, Flute; Stephen Taylor, Oboe; Jose Franch-Ballester, Clarinet; Peter Kolkay, Bassoon; William Purvis, Horn

Jalbert: Trio for Piano, Violin, and Cello; Gilles Vonsattel, Piano; Susie Park, Violin; Julie Albers, Cello


Spoleto Chamber Music Festival (SCM 17-07)

Franz Schubert: “Wandrers Nachtlied” and “Erlkönig”; Tyler Duncan, baritone; Inon Barnatan, piano

Sean Shepherd: Quintet; James Austin Smith, oboe; Todd Palmer, clarinet; Livia Sohn, violin; Daniel Phillips, viola; Anthony Manzo, double bass

Eric Korngold: Piano Quintet in E major, op. 15; St. Lawrence String Quartet; Stephen Prutsman, piano