Evening Concert

This Week’s “Evening Concert"s come to us from Shanghai, Chicago, Dallas, & New York


This week on the “Evening Concert” on WILL-FM 90.9 you’ll hear Rachmaninoff’s “Paganini Rhapsody” from Shanghai, Rachmaninoff’s “2nd Symphony” from Chicago,  Bruckner’s “5th Symphony” from Dallas, “The New York Philharmonic This Week” and Sunday. . . chamber music from Lincoln Center and a special program on Leontyne Price.  

WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF JAN 23 – 24 – 25 – 26 & 29, 2017


Monday January 23: Shanghai Symphony Orchestra (SSO 17-04 of 13) New Series

[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: Daye Lin; Long Yu; Soloist: Ba Tong, viola; Cameron Carpenter, organ

Wagner: Prelude to Act I, Lohengrin; Shanghai Symphony Orchestra/Daye Lin

Bartok: Viola Concerto; Ba Tong, viola; Shanghai Symphony Orchestra/Daye Lin

Brahms: Symphony No. 4; Shanghai Symphony Orchestra/Daye Lin

Rachmaninoff/Carpenter: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini; Cameron Carpenter, organ; Shanghai Symphony Orchestra/Long Yu


Tuesday January 24: Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO 17-04)

James Feddeck conducts Rachmaninoff and Haydn

Franck: Les Eolides; James Feddeck, conductor
Haydn: Trumpet Concerto in E-flat Major; Christopher Martin, trumpet; James Feddeck, cond.

Rachmaninov: Symphony No.2 in E Minor, Op. 27; James Feddeck, conductor

[CSO fill: Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture; Sir Mark Elder, conductor]


Wednesday January 25: Dallas Symphony Orchestra (DSO 17-04 of 13) New Series

Conductor: Jaap van Zweden; Soloist: Erin Hannigan, oboe

Jeremy Gill (b. 1970, USA):  “Serenada Concertante for Oboe and Orchestra” Live

John Borstlap (b. 1950, Netherlands): “Solemn Night Music” Live (World Premiere)

Bruckner: “Symphony #5” Live 


Thursday January 26: “The New York Philharmonic This Week” (NYP 17-18)

CONDUCTORS: Leonard Bernstein; Jose Serebrier; Pierre Boulez

SOLOISTS: Jan DeGaetani, mezzo-soprano; Marilyn Horne, mezzo- soprano

CHAVEZ: Sinfonia India (recorded 1961)

PONCE: Concierto del sur (recorded 2004) Sharon Isbin, guitar;

FALLA: The Three-Cornered Hat (recorded 1975); FALLA: El amor brujo (recorded 1976)


Sunday January 29: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 16-18)

Britten and Mendelssohn

Britten: Suite for Violin and Piano, Op. 6 Todd Phillips, Violin; Gloria Chien, Piano

Mendelssohn: Quartet in B minor for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 3 Juho Pohjonen, Piano; Erin Keefe, Violin; Paul Neubauer, Viola; Narek Hakhnazaryan, Cello"


and Special: The Stradivarius of Singers: A Tribute to Leontyne Price

Leontyne Price turns 90 in February (THE 10TH). She’s celebrated by Roger Pines, broadcast commentator for Lyric Opera of Chicago, in a tribute covering her life and career in depth.

The music sung by Leontyne Price is excerpted from the following:

Charpentier, Louise, “Depuis le jour”

Bizet, Carmen, Seguidilla

Verdi, La forza del destino, “Pace, pace”

Hymn, “Lead, kindly light”

Strauss, Die ägyptische Helena, “Zweite Brautnacht”

Gershwin, Porgy and Bess, “Bess, You Is My Woman Now”

(with William Warfield)

Barber, Hermit Songs, “At St. Patrick’s Purgatory”

Puccini, Tosca, Act I love duet (with David Poleri)

Poulenc, Dialogues des Carmélites, Prison Scene

Puccini, La rondine, “Chi il bel sogno di Doretta”

Massenet, Thaïs, “Dis-moi que je suis belle”

Verdi, Requiem, “Domine Jesu Christe” (with Fiorenza Cossotto,

Luciano Pavarotti, and Nicolai Ghiaurov)

Verdi, Il trovatore, “Tacea la notte”

Mozart, Don Giovanni, “Or sai chi l’onore”

Verdi, Aida, “O patria mia”

Barber, Antony and Cleopatra, Final Scene

Marx, “Marienlied”

Spiritual, “He’s Got the Whole World In His Hands”

Verdi, Un ballo in maschera, Love Duet (with Carlo Bergonzi)

Spiritual, “This Little Light of Mine”