Evening Concert

Grieg’s “Piano Concerto” leads off a week of as-always must-listen “Evening Concert"s.


This week on the “Evening Concert” on WILL-FM 90.9 you’ll hear Grieg’s “Piano Concerto” from Shanghai, Bruckner’s “9th Symphony” from Chicago, Beethoven’s “5th Symphony” from Dallas, “The New York Philharmonic This Week” and Sunday. . . chamber music from Lincoln Center and “The Shanghai Spring International Music Festival”.  

WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF FEB 20 – 21 – 22 – 23 & 26, 2017


Monday February 20: Shanghai Symphony Orchestra (SSO 17-08)

[First ever broadcast series of a Chinese orchestra to U.S. radio audiences]

AUDIO QUALITY ADVISORY: The concert recordings of a limited number of works in this series contain brief instances of audio distortion.

CONDUCTOR: Osmo Vänskä – Grieg, Berlioz

Kristian Jarvi - Scriabin

SOLOIST: Alice Sara Ott (piano)

Edvard Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.16

Hector Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique, Op.14

Scriabin: the Poem of Ecstasy

Bach: Contrapunctus 14 from The Art of Fugue; Shanghai Orchestra Academy



Tuesday February 21: Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO 17-08)

Riccardo Muti conducts Bruckner

Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor

Bruckner: Te Deum (Erin Wall, soprano; Okka von der Damerau, mezzo-soprano;

Steve Davislim, tenor; Eric Owens, bass; Chicago Symphony Chorus)

Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole


Wednesday February 22: Dallas Symphony Orchestra (DSO 17-08)

CONDUCTOR: Jaap van Zweden

BARTOK Violin Concerto No. 2 (SOLOIST: Leonidas Kavakos, violin)

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5


Thursday February 23: “The New York Philharmonic This Week” (NYP 17-22)

CONDUCTOR: Alan Gilbert. *SOLOIST: Anne-Sophie von Otter, mezzo-soprano

HAYDN: Symphony No. 88 in G-major

TCHAIKOVSKY: Fantasy-Overture, Romeo and Juliet

*SCHUBERT: Six Orchestrated Songs:

1. Die Forelle (The Trout), D.550

2. Gretchen am Spinnrade (Gretchen at the Spinning Wheel), D.118

3. Im Abendrot (In Evening’s Glow), D.799

4. Gesang “An Silvia” (Song “To Sylvia”), D.891

5. Nacht und Träume (Night and Dreams), D.827

6. Erlkönig (Elf King), D.328

PROKOFIEV: Symphony No. 5


Sunday February 26: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 16-22)  

Russian Masters

Scriabin: Five Preludes for Piano, Op. 16 Wu Han, Piano

Taneyev: Quintet in G minor for Piano, Two Violins, Viola, and Cello, Op. 30

Wu Han, Piano, Escher String Quartet (Adam Barnett-Hart, Aaron Boyd, Violin; Pierre Lapointe, Viola; Brook Speltz, Cello)

and Shanghai Spring International Music Festival (17-04) (of 4)

Barber: Canzone.         Orchestra 2001 ensemble

Zhao Jiping: Three Songs on Ancient Poems

Shanghai Conservatory of Music Symphony Orchestra, Daye Lin (conductor), Zhang Ningjia (soprano)

George Crumb: Dream Sequence

Orchestra 2001 ensemble

Deqing Wen: The Shepherd Boy’s Flute

Orchestra 2001 ensemble

Mozart: Sonata No.35, finale

Huang Bin (violin), Yin Zheng (piano)