Evening Concert

This week it’s music by Chopin Mozart, Williams, Mahler, Britten, Beethoven and more


This week on the “Evening Concert” on WILL-FM 90.9 you’ll hear selections from the 17th International Chopin Competition, then Mozart’s “23rd Piano Concerto” from Chicago, violinist Itzhak Perlman plays on a “Cinema Serenade” in Pittsburgh, Mahler’s “9th Symphony” from New York then Sunday chamber music from Lincoln Center and the new Spoleto Chamber Music Festival series.

WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF JUL 11 – 12 – 13 – 14 – 15 & 17, 2016


Monday July 11: Summer Special:

The 17th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition Winners Concert

Chopin: Impromptu in F sharp, op. 36 Barcarolle in F sharp, op. 60.   Yike (Tony) Yang, piano, Canada, 5th Prize

Four Préludes, from op. 28 Prélude No. 4 in E minor Prélude No. 13 in F sharp Prélude No. 15 in D flat Prélude No. 24 in D minor.   Eric Lu, piano, United States, 4th Prize

Three Mazurkas, op. 56 Mazurka No. 1 in B Mazurka No. 2 in C Mazurka No. 3 in C minor

Kate Liu, piano, United States, 3rd Prize

Nocturne in B, op. 62/1 Ballade in A flat, op. 47.   Charles Richard-Hamelin, piano, Canada, 2nd Prize

Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, op. 11.   Seong-Jin Cho, piano, South Korea, 1st Prize

Warsaw Phiharmonic Orchestra/ Jacek Kaspszyk
Polonaise in A flat, op. 53 (encore) Soloist: Seong-Jin Cho, piano


Tuesday July 12: Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO 16-28)

Mark Elder/ Ives: Symphony No. 2

Ives: Symphony No. 2.   

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K. 488 (Richard Goode, piano)
R. Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks - above conducted by Mark Elder

[CSO fill: Mozart: Concerto for Two Pianos in E-flat Major, K. 365 (Emanuel Ax, Benjamin Hochman, Orli Shaham, and Orion Weiss, piano) -conducted by David Robertson]


Wednesday July 13: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) 15-16_03) [2nd of 13]

Cinema Serenade

Manfred Honeck, conductor; *Itzhak Perlman, violin (not certain which selections he plays on)

Alfred Newman (1900-1970): 20th Century Fox Fanfare

Von Suppe: Overture to “Light Cavalry”.    Offenbach: Selections from “Gaite Parisienne”

Wagner: ‘Ride of the Valkyries’ from “Die Walkure”:

Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2.    Brahms: Hungariani Dance No. 5

Herman Hupfeld (1894-1951): ‘As Time Goes By’ from “Casablanca”

Morricone (b. 1928): ‘Love Theme’ from “Cinema Paradiso”

John Barry (1933-2011): Main Title from “Out of Africa”

John Williams (b. 1932): Theme from “Far and Away”

*Korngold: Marian and Robin Love Theme from “The Adventures of Robin Hood”

*John Williams (b. 1937?): Theme from “Schindler’s List”

Carlos Gardel (1890-1935): Tango “Por Una Cabeza” from “Scent of a Woman”

[PSO fill: Andre Previn (b. 19what): Theme from “Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse”; PSO/Previn; Korngold: Selections from Violin Concerto; Itzhak Perlman, violin; PSO/Previn]


Thursday July 14: The New York Philharmonic This Week” (NYP 16-42)

Haitink conducts Mahler’s 9th

Bernard Haitink, conductor.  MAHLER: Symphony No. 9


Friday July 15: Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper (PP 16-29) Subject to availability

Jazz from Allerton Music Barn (AMB) 

AMB 2012   Tribute to Oliver Nelson’s “The Blues & the Abstract Truth”.  UI Jazz Faculty: Chip McNeil tenor sax.;Ron Bridgewater, alto/tenor sax.; Tito Carillo, tpt.; Glenn Wilson, bari sax.; Jim Pugh, ‘bone; Larry Grass, bass; Joel Spencer, drums; Joan Hickey, pno.; Special guest: Oliver Nelson, Jr.

Sels fr both “The Blues and the Abstract Truth” and “More Blues & the Abstract Truth” (both LPs released 1961).


Sunday July 17: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 15-42)

Beethoven & Britten

Britten: Phantasy Quartet for Oboe, Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 2 Stephen Taylor, oboe; Kristin Lee, violin; Beth Guterman, viola; Nicholas Canellakis, cello

Beethoven Quartet in C-sharp minor for Strings, Op. 131 The Orion String Quartet


Spoleto Chamber Music Festival (SCM 16-03) [of 13]

Johann Strauss: “Rosen aus dem Suden” Waltz.  

Geoff Nuttall and Livia Sohn, violins; Daniel Phillips, viola; Anthony Manzo, double bass
Ludwig van Beethoven: String Trio in C Minor, Op. 9, No. 3.

Benjamin Beilman, violin; Daniel Phillips, viola; Christopher Costanza, cello
Pyotr Tchaikovsky Arr. Auer: Lensky’s Aria. Livia Sohn, violin; Pedja Muzijevic, piano
Giuseppe Verdi Arr. Leob: “Solenne on quest’ora” from La Forza del destino. Livia Sohn, violin; Geoff Nuttall, viola; Pedja Muzijevic, piano
Richard Strauss arr. Hanselnohrl: Till Eulenspiegel.   Jennifer Frautschi, violin; Todd Palmer, clarinet; Peter Kolkay, bassoon; Eric Ruske, horn; Anthony Manzo, double bass