Evening Concert

‘Rhapsody in Blue’, Brahms’ ‘Violin Concerto’ highlight this week’s “Evening Concert” series


This week on the “Evening Concert” on WILL-FM 90.9 you’ll hear a special program about Sir Charles Mackerras, then Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” from Chicago, Brahms’ “Violin Concerto” from Pittsburgh, Mahler’s “3rd 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 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 8 & 10, 2016


Monday July 4: Summer Special: Sir Charles Mackerras, Master Conductor – A Profile

Excerpts from BEETHOVEN: 5th Symphony;  

MAHLER: 4th Symphony;

MOZART: The Marriage of Figaro

HANDEL: Music for the Royal Fireworks and 23 more excerpts from other composers


Tuesday July 5: Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO 16-27)

Alsop conducts American Music and Dvořák

Clyne: Masquerade; conducted by Marin Alsop

Barber: Second Essay for Orchestra; conducted by Marin Alsop
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue [Jon Kimura Parker, piano]; conducted by Marin Alsop
Dvorak: Symphony No. 7; conducted by Marin Alsop

Oscar Peterson: Blues Etude (encore); conducted by Marin Alsop

[CSO fill: Britten: Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra; (Charles Dutoit, conductor)]

[CSO fill: Williams: Excerpts from "Lincoln" from CD; (Charles Dutoit, conductor)]


Wednesday July 6: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) 15-16_02) [First-in-series-of-13]

Manfred Honeck, conductor; Augustin Hadelich, violin

BACH: Chaconne

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 8

BRAHMS: Violin Concerto;   [Encore: Paganini: Caprice for Solo Violin No. 5]

[PSO fill: Mozart: Requiem: “Et incarnates est”; Chen Reiss, soprano; Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia/Honeck]


Thursday July 7: The New York Philharmonic This Week” (NYP 16-41)


Mahler: Songs of a Wayfarer (Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone) (William Steinberg)

Mahler: Symphony No. 3 (Bernarda Fink, mezzo-soprano; Women of the New York Choral Artists, Joseph Flummerfelt, director; Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Dianne Berkun, director)

(Bernard Haitink, conductor)


Friday July 8: Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper (PP 16-28) Subject to availability

Jazz from Allerton Music Barn (AMB) 

AMB 2014

Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers: from “At the Café Bohemia” to the present (9/19/14)

UI jazz faculty represent the driving hard bop style of the 1950s, with aggressive swing and powerful drumming. Chip McNeil leads the band in selections from the most famous Jazz Messengers’ records including  “At the Café Bohemia”.


Sunday July 10: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 15-41)

French IV: The Power of Two

Saint-Saëns: Fantaisie in A major for Violin & Harp, Op. 124

Kristin Lee, Violin; Bridget Kibbey, Harp

Debussy: Six épigraphes antiques for Piano, Four Hands

Soyeon Kate Lee, Piano; Gilbert Kalish, Piano

Boëllmann: Sonata in A minor for Cello and Piano, Op. 40

Gary Hoffman, Cello; David Selig, Piano


Spoleto Chamber Music Festival (SCM 16-02) [Second-in-series-of-13]

Spohr: Fantasia and Variations on a Theme by Danzi for Clarinet and Strings, Op. 81

Todd Palmer, clarinet

Applebaum: Jazz Number Mark Applebaum, piano

Gould: “Benny’s Gig” Todd Palmer, clarinet; Anthony Manzo, double bass

Schumann: Dichterliebe, Op. 48 Tyler Duncan, baritone; Pedja Muzijevic, piano