Evening Concert

Highlights of the week include Dvorak’s “7th Symphony” and Elgar’s “Enigma Variations”


This week on the “Evening Concert” on WILL-FM 90.9 you’ll hear Dvorak’s “7th Symphony” from Milwaukee, Elgar’s “Enigma Variations” from Chicago, the First Round of the Cooper International Piano Competition from Cleveland, another “New York Philharmonic This Week” and Sunday. . . . .chamber music from Lincoln Center and the Gilmore International Keyboard Festival.

WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF DEC 5 – 6 – 7 – 8 – 9 & 11, 2016


Monday December 5: Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (16-10)

CONDUCTOR: JoshuaWeilerstein

BRAHMS: Variations on a theme by Joseph Haydn, Opus 56a

CORIGLIANO: The Red Violin: Chaconne for Violin and Orchestra (Frank Almond, violin)

DVORÁK: Symphony No. 7 in D minor, Opus 70 [old No. 2]


Tuesday December 6: Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO 16-49)

Runnicles conducts the Enigma Variations

Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem

Strauss: Death and Transfiguration

Elgar: Enigma Variations

[CSO fill: Dvóřak: Violin Concerto (Christian Tetzlaff, violin; Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor)]


Wednesday November 7: Cleveland Orchestra (CO) (16-24)

Cleveland International Piano Competition Concerto Round No. 1


Thursday December 8: The New York Philharmonic This Week” (NYP 17-11)

The New York Philharmonic at 175

Conductor: Alan Gilbert, Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, Kurt Masur, Leonard Bernstein, Pierre Boulez, Dmitri Mitropoulos, Arturo Toscanini; Jaap van Zweden

Please Note: programming is still to be determined by producer.

Musical highlights to include:

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 5

DVORAK: Symphony No. 9, “From the New World”


Friday December 9: Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper (PP 16-50)

Champaign-Urbana Symphony; Stephen Alltop, conductor;  "Second to None" (3/5/16)

Samuel Barber: Second Essay for Orchestra

Alexander Borodin: Symphony No. 2 in B Minor

Johannes Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 in Bb Major, op. 83; (Anton Nel, piano)


Sunday December 11: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 16-11)

Hungarian Origins

Ligeti: Six Bagatelles for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, and Horn (1953); Tara Helen O'Connor, Flute; Stephen Taylor, Oboe; Romie de Guise-Langlois, Clarinet; Peter Kolkay, Bassoon; Radovan Vlatkovic, Horn

Bartók: Quartet No. 3 for Strings, BB 93 (1927); Orion Quartet

Dohnányi: Serenade in C major for Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 10 (1902)

Arnaud Sussmann, Violin; Paul Neubauer, Viola; Paul Watkins, Cello

Bartók: Román népi táncok (Romanian Folk Dances) for Strings, BB 76 (1915, arr 1917)

Violinist Daniel Hope leading an ensemble of CMS artists


The Gilmore International Keyboard Festival (GIL 16-11)

Beethoven: Fantasia in G minor/B-flat major, Op. 77 (1809); Llŷr Williams, piano

Schumann: Papillons, Op. 2 (1829-31); Till Fellner, piano

Brahms: Klavierstücke, Op. 119, No. 3 (1893); Richard Goode, piano

Wagner, arr. Kocsis: Prelude from Tristan und Isolde (1859); Imogen Cooper, piano

Liszt: La Lugubre Gondola, S. 200/1; Imogen Cooper, piano

Wagner, arr. Liszt: Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde (1859); Imogen Cooper, piano