Evening Concert

Bach, Dvorak, John Williams, Mahler, and other composers on this week’s “Evening Concert”


This week on the “Evening Concert” on FM 90.9 you’ll hear the first of two “Bach-Fests” from Leipzig, Dvorak’s “8th Symphony” from Chicago, a “Music for Film” concert from Pittsburgh, “The New York Philharmonic This Week” and Sunday. . . chamber music from Lincoln Center and the Spoleto Chamber Music Festival. 

WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF JUL 17 – 18 – 19 – 20 & 16, 2017


Monday July 17: Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts (DWF 2016-04)

BachFest 01

Location: St. Thomas' Church, Leipzig (1,2,3,7,8,9)
Performed by: Choir of St. Thomas's Church, Leipzig (2,3,7,8,9); 

St. Thomas's School Choir, Leipzig (2,3,6,7,8,9);  Leipzig University Choir (2,3,7,8,9);  
Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig (2,3,6,7,8,9);  New Bach Collegium Musicum (4,5);  
Conductor: Gotthold Schwarz (2,3,7,8,9);  Max Pommer (4);  Albrecht Winter (5);  Karl Straube (6);  
Soloists: Ullrich Böhme, organ (1,7,8);  Elvira Bill, alto (2,3,7,8);  Martin Petzold, tenor (2,3,7,8);  

Tobias Berndt, bass (2,3,7,8);  Monika Frimmer, soprano (4); Julia Sophie Wagner, soprano (7,8)

(1) BACH: Passacaglia in C Minor, BWV 582
(2) BACH: O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort (O Eternity, You Word of Thunder), cantata BWV 20, part one
(3) BACH: O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort (O Eternity, You Word of Thunder), cantata BWV 20, part two
(4) BACH: Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen (Praise God in every nation), cantata BWV 51 (excerpt)
(5) BACH: Sinfonia from the cantata Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis, BWV 21
(6) BACH: Chorale from the cantata Die Himmel erzählen die Ehre Gottes  (The Heavens Declare the Glory of God), BWV 76
(7) REGER: Requiem, part one; (8) REGER: Requiem, part two
(9) BACH: Chorale from the cantata o Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort, BWV 60


Tuesday July 18: Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO 17-29)

Emmanuel Krivine and Denis Kozhukhin

Liszt: Les préludes, Symphonic Poem No. 3

Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, OP. 16 (Denis Kozhukhin, piano)

Dvorák: Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88

Debussy: Symphonic Fragments from The Martyrdom of St. Sebastian


Wednesday, July 19: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO 16-17_05)

Music for Film

Lawrence Loh, conductor

John Williams (b. 1932): Theme from “Jurassic Park”; Excerpts from “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”; “Dartmoor, 1912” from “War Horse”; “Finale” from “E.T.”; Suite from “Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets”; “The Imperial March” from “The Empire Strikes Back”; “Across the Stars” (Love Theme from “Star Wars, Episode 2”); “March” from “Raiders of the Lost Ark”; Theme from “Superman”; Theme from “Far and Away”; “Leia’s Theme” and “March” from “Star Wars”

[PSO fill: Holst: The Planets: Mars; Mercury; and Jupiter. PSO/John Williams, cond.]


Thursday July 20: “The New York Philharmonic This Week” (NYP 17-43)

CONDUCTOR: Bernard Haitink

MAHLER: Symphony No. 9


Sunday July 23: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 16-43)

Shostakovich Quartets

Shostakovich Quartet No. 8 in C minor for Strings, Op. 110; Jerusalem Quartet

Shostakovich Quartet No. 12 in D-flat major for Strings, Op. 133; Jerusalem Quartet


Spoleto Chamber Music Festival (SCM 17-04)

George Frideric Handel: “Where’er You Walk” from Semele “Why Do the Nations” from Messiah

Tyler Duncan, baritone; Geoff Nuttall and Owen Dalby, violins; Daniel Phillips, viola; Christopher Costanza, cello; Anthony Manzo, double bass; Pedja Muzijevic, harpsichord

Gordon Beeferman: Occupy Bassoon III Drumming and Chanting; Peter Kolkay, bassoon

Franz Joseph Haydn: Divertimento in C Major, Hob. II: 11, “Der Geburtstag”; Tara Helen O’Connor, flute; James Austin Smith, oboe; Daniel Phillips and Livia Sohn, violins; Christopher Costanza, cello; Anthony Manzo, double bass; Pedja Muzijevic, harpsichord;

Suzanne Farrin: "Unico spirito" from La Dolce Morte;  Anthony Roth Costanzo, countertenor; James Austin Smith, oboe; Peter Kolkay, bassoon; Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka: Trio pathétique in D Minor

Todd Palmer, clarinet; Peter Kolkay, bassoon; Pedja Muzijevic, piano