Evening Concert

A “Festival…”, “Griot” your Season, a “Piano Concerto” by ...and more…the “Evening Concert”


This week on the “Evening Concert” on FM 90.9 you’ll hear “A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols”, then “A Season’s Griot 2017”, music of Ravel as played by the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra, Bruckner’s “7th Symphony” from Milwaukee and Sunday. . . “New Year’s Eve with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra”. 

WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF DEC 25 – 26 – 27 – 28 & 31, 2017


Monday December 25: A Holiday Special: “A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols”

“The New York Philharmonic This Week” [TNYPTW] (NYP 18-13) pre-empted this week.

TNYPTW is now heard on Monday nights at 7:00 p.m.

Michael Barone presents this live service of spoken-word and music (choral and organ) broadcast from the chapel of King's College in Cambridge, England. The 30-voice King's College Choir performs the legendary Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols service of Biblical readings and music.

The Choir of King’s College, Cambridge

Stephen Cleobury, Music Director


Tuesday December 26: Two Holiday Specials: “A Season’s Griot” and “Christmas with the Morehouse and Spelman Glee Clubs (Encore)

 Chicago Symphony Orchestra Radio Broadcasts (CSO 17-52) pre-empted this week.

A Season’s Griot 2017: This one-hour celebration in story and song is public radio's only nationally syndicated Kwanzaa program. Hosted for nearly 20 years by acclaimed storyteller Madafo Lloyd Wilson, this annual special captures the tales and traditions of African American and African peoples. 

Christmas with the Morehouse and Spelman Glee Clubs: One of the great holiday traditions in America, the choirs of Morehouse and Spelman Colleges -- two of the most prestigious historically black institutions in the nation -- get together to present a spine-tingling concert program. This encore presentation features the best works of the last several years. It's a joyous celebration of the schools' tradition of singing excellence, with their trademark mixture of spirituals and carols. Korva Coleman hosts.


Wednesday, December 27: Cleveland Orchestra Radio Network (COR 17-24)

Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra

Brett Mitchell, conductor
TOWER:  Made in America
RAVEL:  Piano Concerto in G (Catharine Baek, piano)                    
PROKOFIEV:  Symphony No. 5 in B-flat


Thursday December 28: Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra-On Stage (MSO 17-12)

CONDUCTOR: Edo de Waart

BLOCH Schelomo, Hebraic Rhapsody for Cello and Orchestra (SOLOIST: Susan Babini, cello)

BRUCKNER (Ed. NOWAK) Symphony No. 7 in E major


Sunday December 31: A Holiday Special

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 17) and

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival (SFE 17) are pre-empted this week

New Year’s Eve with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra: Ring in the New Year with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and a concert of Strauss waltzes and polkas in the style of the Vienna New Year’s concert!