Evening Concert

Featured works by Mahler, Verdi, Bach, Finzi, and others on this week’s “Evening Concert”


This week on the “Evening Concert” on FM 90.9 you’ll hear Mahler’s 2nd Symphony on “The New York Philharmonic This Week” now on Monday nights, then music by Verdi from Chicago, Bruckner from Cleveland, Finzi from Milwaukee and Sunday. . . chamber music from Lincoln Center and the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. 

WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF OCT 9 – 10 – 11 – 12 & 15, 2017


Monday October 9: “The New York Philharmonic This Week” [TNYPTW] (NYP 18-02)

[TNYPTW] is now heard on Monday nights at 7:00 p.m.

MAHLER: Three Rückert Lieder. Jennie Tourel, mezzo-soprano; Leonard Bernstein, conductor

MAHLER: Symphony No. 2. Jessica Jones, soprano; Cornelia Kallisch, mezzo-soprano

New York Choral Artists; Lorin Maazel, conductor


Tuesday October 10: “Chicago Symphony Orchestra Radio Broadcasts” (CSO 17-41)

Riccardo Muti conducts Italian Opera Masterworks

Verdi: Overture to Nabucco (Chicago Symphony Chorus)

Verdi: Gli arredi festivi from Nabucco (Chicago Symphony Chorus)

Verdi: Va, pensiero from Nabucco (Chicago Symphony Chorus)

Verdi: Vedi! Le fosche notturne from Il trovatore (Chicago Symphony Chorus)

Verdi: Patria oppressa! From Macbeth (Chicago Symphony Chorus)

Verdi: Overture to I vespri siciliani

Puccini: Intermezzo from Manon Lescaut

Mascagni: Intermezzo from Cavalleria rusticana

Boito: Prologue to Mefistofele (Riccardo Zanellato, bass; Chicago Symphony Chorus; Chicago Children’s Choir)

Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93


Wednesday, October 11: Cleveland Orchestra Radio Network (COR 17-04)

From Adrienne Arsht Center, Miami
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor; Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo soprano; Seraphic Fire Vocal Ensemble
BACH: Cantata No. 191 – “Gloria in excelsis Deo”
BACH: Cantata No. 34 – “O ewiges Feuer”
BACH: Cantata No. 29 – “Wir danken dir Gott”
BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 7

[COR fill: IBERT: “Escales” – Cleveland Orchestra/Franz Welser-Moest,  Severance Hall, 10/11/08]


Thursday October 12: “Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra-On Stage” (MSO 17-02)

CONDUCTOR: David Danzmayr

Vilem TAUSKY (Czech Republic, 1910- UK, 2004): Coventry, A Meditation for Strings

FINZI: Concerto for Clarinet and Strings, Opus 31 [SOLOIST: Todd Levy, clarinet]

ELGAR: Variations on an Original Theme, Opus 36 "Enigma Variations"

[MSO fill: Elgar: Excerpt from Part II “Dream of Gerontius”; Tamara Murphy, soprano; Anthony, tenor; Luca Pisaroni, baritone; Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Chorus ( prepared by Lee Erickson)]


Sunday October 15: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 17-03) (of 52)

Landmark Pieces

Bach: Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue in D minor for Keyboard, BWV 903 Juho Pohjonen, Piano

Schubert: “Der Hirt auf dem Felsen” for Soprano, Clarinet, and Piano, D. 965, Op. 129 Lisette Oropesa, Soprano; David Shifrin, Clarinet; Gilbert Kalish, Piano

Ravel: Quartet in F Major Escher Quartet

and Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival (SFE 17-03) (series repeat [13 episodes])

VIVALDI: Concerto in D Major for Trumpet, Strings & Continuo, Op. 3, No. 3, RV 310 (from L’estro Armonico) (ca. 1711) (originally for solo violin) Caleb Hudson, trumpet; L.P. How & Kathleen Brauer, violins; Kimberly Fredenburgh, viola; Joseph Johnson, cello; Mark Tatum, bass; Kathleen McIntosh, harpsichord

SHULAMIT RAN (b. 1949): String Quartet No. 3, Glitter, Doom, Shards, Memory (2012-13) Pacifica Quartet

HAYDN: String Quartet No. 59 in G Minor, Op. 74, No. 3, Rider (1793) Orion String Quartet: Daniel Phillips & Todd Phillips, violins; Steven Tenenbom, viola; Timothy Eddy, cello