Evening Concert

New “Orchestral” series from Shanghai and Dallas start this week on the “Evening Concert”


This week on the “Evening Concert” on WILL-FM 90.9 you’ll hear Lang Lang play with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Strauss’ “Ein Heldenleben” from Chicago, Brahms’ 1st Symphony from Dallas, “The New York Philharmonic This Week” and Sunday. . . chamber music from Lincoln Center and “This is Cabaret: Anne Hampton Callaway and Friends”.

WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF JAN 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 & 8, 2017


Monday January 2: Shanghai Symphony Orchestra (SSO 17-01 of 13) NEW SERIES

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


Chen Qigang: Instants d'un opéra de Pékin

Chen Gang/ He Zhanhao: The Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto (Maxim Vengerov, violin)

Verdi: “Nei giardin del bello” from Don Carlo; Saint-Saens: “Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix” from Samson et Dalila; Trad./Zou Ye arr.: Jasmine Flower; (Ildiko Komlosi,mezzo-soprano)

Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1 in B-flat minor, Op.23  (Lang Lang, piano)

[Program also includes a highlight from the Shanghai Orchestra Academy: Haydn: String Quartet in D Minor, Op.76, Nr.2, Hob.Ⅲ:76, mvt I. Allegro]


Tuesday January 3: Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO 17-01)

“From the Archives” Special

Brahms: Academic Festival Overture (Theodore Thomas, conductor)

Wagner: Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde (Artur Rodzinski, conductor)

Elgar: Enigma Variations (Sir Georg Solti, conductor)

Strauss: Ein Heldenleben (Fritz Reiner, conductor)

Tchaikovsky: Final Waltz and Apotheosis from The Nutcracker (Morton Gould, conductor)


Wednesday January 4: Dallas Symphony Orchestra (DSO 17-01 of 13) NEW SERIES

CONDUCTOR: Jaap van Zweden

BRAHMS Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68

MAHLER Symphony No. 1 in D major (including Blumine)


Thursday January 5: “The New York Philharmonic This Week” (NYP 17-15)

CONDUCTOR: Alan Gilbert       SOLOIST: Thomas Hampson, baritone

COPLAND: Suite from Appalachian Spring

COPLAND: Selections from Old American Songs, Books 1 & II: 1. The Dodger 2. Simple Gifts 3. The Little Horses 4. The Golden Willow Tree 5. The Boatmen’s Dance

COLE PORTER: 1. Night and Day 2. Who Said Gay Paree? 3. Where Is the Life that Late I Led? 4. In the Still of the Night 5. Begin the Beguine

GERSHWIN: An American in Paris    (All selections from vol. 14 of Alan Gilbert: The Inaugural Season iTunes Pass)


Friday January 6: Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper (PP 17-01)

Champaign-Urbana Symphony

Stephen Alltop, Conductor; "Resurrection" (10/8/16)

Gustav Mahler:  Symphony No 2 "Resurrection";  (Sarah Gartshore, soprano; Julie Miller, mezo-soprano
University of Illinois Oratorio Society (Andrew Megill, conductor)


Sunday January 8: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 16-15)

Russian Sentiment II

Tchaikovsky: Valse Sentimentale for Cello & Piano, Op. 51, No. 6; Julie Albers, cello; Alessio Bax, p.

Rachmaninov: Trio élégiaque in D minor for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Op. 9 Alessio Bax, Piano; Elmar Oliveira, Violin; Paul Watkins, Cello

and This is Cabaret: Anne Hampton Callaway and Friends (CAB 16-02)

Christine Ebersole

Shearing/Weiss: Lullaby of Birdland Ann Hampton Callaway Live
Ann Hampton Callaway: Improvisation Ann Hampton Callaway Live
Warren/Dubin: Lullaby of Broadway Christine Ebersole Live
Kern/Hammerstein: The Folks who live on the Hill Christine Ebersole Live
Mitchell: Woodstock; Christine Ebersole Live
Ebersole: Row, Row; Christine Ebersole Live
Kit Mink Schmink; Christine Ebersole Live
Frankel/Korie: Grey Gardens; Christine Ebersole Live
Robin/Whiting/Harling: Beyond the Blue Horizon; Christine Ebersole Live
Hampton Callaway: Improvisation; Christine Ebersole Ann Hampton Callaway Live
Gershwin: Our Love is Here to Stay; Christine Ebersole Ann Hampton Callaway Live