Evening Concert

Beethoven’s “Pastoral”, Brahms’ 2nd Piano Concerto, and more on this week’s “Evening Concert”


This week on the “Evening Concert” on WILL-FM 90.9 you’ll hear Beethoven’s “Pastoral” Symphony from Carnegie Hall, Shostakovich’s “5th Symphony” from Chicago, Brahms’ “2nd Piano Concerto” from San Francisco, Thursday, it’s “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 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 & 8, 2016


Monday May 2: Carnegie Hall Live! (CHL 16-05) Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Sir Simon Rattle, conductor

Beethoven: Symphony No. 8;
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 “Pastoral”;

[CHL fill: Carl Maria von Weber: Der Freischütz: Overture Budapest Festival Orchestra, Ivan Fischer conductor & Antonin Dvorak: Piano Trio No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 90 (excerpt) Tetzlaff Trio]


Tuesday May 3: Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO 16-18)  

Van Zweden conducts Shostakovich 5

Britten: Violin Concerto; Simone Lamsma, violin; Jaap Van Zweden, conductor

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5; Jaap Van Zweden, conductor

[CSO fill: Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 1; Marc-André Hamelin; Christopher Martin, trumpet; Kirill
Petrenko, conductor]


Wednesday May 4: San Francisco Symphony (SFS 16-05)

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor

Cynthia Lee Wong (b. 1982, USA): Carnival Fever [Joshua Gersen, conductor]

Berg: Three Pieces for Orchestra, Opus 6

Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major, Opus 83 (Yefim Bronfman, piano)

Schumann: Symphony No. 4


Thursday May 5: The New York Philharmonic This Week” (NYP 16-32)

Pierre Boulez, conductor

BERG:             Der Wein (concert aria) from SMK 45838 [Jessye Norman, soprano (Berg)]

MAHLER: Symphony No. 3 from NYP Special Editions [Yvonne Minton, soprano (Mahler)]


Friday May 6: Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper (PP 16-19) Subject to availability

Sinfonia da Camera Ian Hobson, conductor and music director

Rush Hour-New Worlds (9/15/15) Matthew Reeder, flute; Muen Wei, piano

Griffes: Poem for Flute and Orchestra

Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat


Sunday May 8: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 15-32)

Heart on the Sleeve   

Shostakovich:  Prelude and Scherzo for String Octet, Op. 11
Bella Hristova, Kristin Lee, violin; Mark Holloway, Viola; Nicholas Altstaedt, cello; together with the Orion String Quartet

Zemlinksky: Quartet No. 2 for Strings, Op. 15
            Escher String Quartet


Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival (SFE 16-06)

FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN: String Quartet No. 27 in D Major, Hob. III:34 (1772)

Miami String Quartet

JOHANNES BRAHMS: Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major, Op. 8 (1854/1890)

Montrose Trio: Martin Beaver, violin; Clive Greensmith, cello; Jon Kimura Parker, piano (Commissioned by Faye Kellerman in honor of her husband Jonathan’s 65th birthday; world premiere) The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival’s commissions of new works are supported in part by a generous grant from The Brown Foundation, Inc. of Houston.