Evening Concert

Beethoven, Rodrigo, Rachmaninoff, Schubert and more on this week’s “Evening Concert”


This week on the “Evening Concert” on WILL-FM 90.9 you’ll hear Beethoven’s “Triple Concerto” from Shanghai, Falla’s “Nights in the Gardens of Spain” from Chicago, Rodrigo’s “Concierto de Aranjuez” from Dallas, “The New York Philharmonic This Week” and Sunday. . . chamber music from Lincoln Center and “This is Cabaret”.  

WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF JAN 9 – 10 – 11 – 12 – 13 & 15, 2017


Monday January 9: Shanghai Symphony Orchestra (SSO 17-02 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: Sir Andrew Davis - Berlioz, Beethoven, Holst

*SOLOISTS: Eoin Andersen (violin), Liwei Qin (cello), Du Ningwu (piano)

Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture

*Beethoven: Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano in C major, Op.56

Holst: The Planets featuring the Shanghai Opera House Chorus Female Choir

Joint performance by Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

[SSO fill: Verdi: Overture from Nabucco Shanghai Symphony Orchestra only (conductor, Daniele Gatti)]


Tuesday January 10: Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO 17-02)

Charles Dutoit conducts Falla

Ravel: Alborada del gracioso

Falla: Nights in the Gardens of Spain (Javier Perianes, piano)

Dukas: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Falla: The Three-Cornered Hat (Daniella Mack, mezzo-soprano)

[CSO fill: Falla: El amor brujo from 1963 RCA (Leontyne Price, soprano; Fritz Reiner, conductor)]


Wednesday January 11: Dallas Symphony Orchestra (DSO 17-02 of 13) New Series

CONDUCTOR: Yan Pascal Tortelier; *SOLOIST: Pepe Romero, guitar

RAVEL Rapsodie espagnole

*RODRIGO Concierto de Aranjuez

FRANCK Symphony

HIGDON, Jennifer (b. 1962, USA): blue cathedral


Thursday January 12: “The New York Philharmonic This Week” (NYP 17-16)

CONDUCTOR: Alan Gilbert; *SOLOISTS: Barbara Hannigan, soprano

BEETHOVEN: Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72b (1806)

LINDBERG, Magnus (b. 1958, Finland): Souvenir (in memoriam Gérard Grisey)

*GRISEY, Gerard (1946 – 98, France): Quatre chants pour franchir le seuil (Four Songs for Crossing the Threshold), for soprano and ensemble

MOZART: Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K.550 (1788)


Friday January 13: Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper (PP 17-02) Millikin- Decatur Symphony

Sergey Bogza, conductor (9/24/16)     

Debussy: The Sunken Cathedral

Rachmaninoff:  Piano Concerto No. 2 (Mikhail Yanovitsky, piano)

Mussorgsky orch. Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition


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

Nights in Vienna

Schubert: Sonata in A major for Violin and Piano (“Duo”), D. 574, Op. 162.

Arnaud Sussmann, Violin; Juho Pohjonen, Piano

Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night) for String Sextet, Op. 4 Arnaud Sussmann, Paul Huang, Violin; Matthew Lipman, Mark Holloway, Viola; Paul Watkins, David Finckel, Cello


This Is Cabaret with Curtis Stigers (CAB 16-03 of four)  

Host: Ann Hampton Callaway

Segal/Fisher: I Keep Going Back to Joe’s Curtis Stigers Live
Mann/Curtis: Never Saw A Miracle Curtis Stigers Live
Dylan: I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight Curtis Stigers Live
Hilliard/Mann: In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning Curtis Stigers Live
Stigers/Sneider: Hooray for Love Curtis Stigers Live
Myrow/Gordon: You Make Me Feel So Young Curtis Stigers Live
Porter: Er’ry Time We Say Goodbye Ann Hampton Callaway Curtis Strigers, Sax Live
Hamilton/Lewis: How High The Moon Ann Hampton Curtis Stigers Live
Gershwin: They Can’t Take From Me Ann Hampton Callaway Curtis Stigers Live

The Band: Bennett Paster, piano; Martin Wind, Bass; Paul Wells, drums