Evening Concert

Liszt’s 1st Piano Concerto, Mahler’s 5th Symphony, and more on this week’s “Evening Concert”


This week on the “Evening Concert” on WILL-FM 90.9 you’ll hear Liszt’s “1st Piano Concerto” from Carnegie Hall, Mahler’s 5th Symphony from Chicago, Brahms’ “Violin Concerto” from San Francisco, Thursday, Beethoven’s “Pastoral” Symphony on “The New York Philharmonic This Week” and on Sunday chamber music from Lincoln Center and the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival.

WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF MAY 16 – 17 –18 – 19 – 20 & 22, 2016


Monday May 16: Carnegie Hall Live! (CHL 16-07)

Program differs from Patterns listing, which are now a week behind per syndicator.

Budapest Festival Orchestra Music Director: Ivan Fischer

Kodaly: Dances of Galanta (recording of Budapest Festival Orchestra, Fischer) (excerpt)

Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5 (recording by Philadelphia Orchestra, Ormandy) (excerpt)
Weber: Overture to Der Freischutz Budapest Festival Orchestra
Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat Major Marc-Andre Hamelin, piano the with Budapest Festival Orchestra
Chopin: "My Joys" Op. 74, No. 12 (trans. Franz Liszt from Six chants polonais, S. 480, No. 5) Marc-Andre Hamelin, piano solo (encore)
Hamelin: Pavane Variée (recorded at WQXR) Marc-Andre Hamelin, piano solo (excerpt)
Bartok: Roumanian Folk Dances (recording by Budapest Festival Orchestra) (excerpt)
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5 Budapest Festival Orchestra
Encore: Silent Light Russian Orthodox liturgical hymn (sung by Budapest Festival Orchestra)


Tuesday May 17: Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO 16-20)  

Donald Runnicles Conducts Mahler

Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor; Robert Chen, violin; Donald Runnicles, conductor

Mahler Symphony No. 5; Donald Runnicles, conductor

[CSO fill: Beethoven Coriolan Overture; Fritz Reiner, conductor]


Wednesday May 18: San Francisco Symphony (SFS 16-07)

Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas Soloist: Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin

John Luther Adams (b. 1953, USA) The Light that Fills the World (Christian Baldini, conducting)

Brahms: Violin Concerto in D Major, Opus 77

Schumann: Symphony No.1 in B-flat Major, Opus 38, Spring

Bach: Orchestra Suite No.2 (Encore)


Thursday May 19: The New York Philharmonic This Week” (NYP 16-34)

CONDUCTOR:            Bernard Haitink         

SOLOISTS: Cynthia Phelps, viola; Carter Brey, cello

R. STRAUSS: Don Quixote

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 6, Pastoral


Friday May 20: Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper (PP 16-21) Subject to availability

Millikin-Decatur Symphony Michael Luxner, Music Director and Conductor with Martha Placeres, Guest Conductor; Young Artist’s Concert (2/6/16) Abigail Karnes, soprano

Sibelius: Finlandia Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op.25; Kyle Johnson, piano

Ferdinand David (1810-1873): Concertino No. 4 for Trombone in E-flat, Op.4; John Robinson, trombone

Carl Maria von Weber: “Kommt ein schlanker Burshch” from “Der Freischutz”; Abigail Karnes, soprano

Duparc: “LInvitation au voyage”. Abigail Karnes, soprano

Gounod: Ah! Je veux vivre” from Romoe and Juliet; Abigail Karnes, soprano

Dvorak: Sympony No. 8 in G, Op. 88.


Sunday May 22: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 15-34)

Songs Long Lives                   

Chausson: Chanson Perpetuelle; Claron McFadden, soprano; Gilbert Kalish, piano; The Pacifica Quartet

Schubert: Quartet in D minor for Strings, D. 810, Op. Posth. "Death and the Maiden" Belcea Quartet


Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival (SFE 16-08)

DEBUSSY: Rhapsody for Clarinet & Piano (1910)

Todd Levy, clarinet; Haochen Zhang, piano.

BÉLA BARTÓK: Piano Quintet (1904) Anne-Marie McDermott, piano; Miami String Quartet: Benny Kim, violin; Cathy Meng Robinson, violin; Scott Lee, viola; Keith Robinson, cello.