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

July 16, 2017

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

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These programs are partially sponsored by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

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