Evening Concert

It’s Beethoven “Synchronicity” Week on the “Evening Concert”


This week on the “Evening Concert” on WILL-FM 90.9 you’ll hear “The Story of the Shanghai Conservatory” on “Shanghai Spring”, music from Wagner’s “Gotterdammerung”, Bruckner’s 1st Symphony, Beethoven’s 1st, 4th & 5th Piano Concertos and Sunday . . . chamber music from Lincoln Center and the Spoleto Chamber Music Festival.

WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF SEP 19 – 20 – 21 – 22 – 23 & 25, 2016


Monday September 19: Shanghai Spring Int’l Music Fest…. (SSF 15-07)  

The Story of the Shanghai Conservatory

In 1927, the Shanghai Conservatory of Music was founded by two young Chinese musicians with a vision. They engaged Russian Jewish musicians to teach the first generation of Chinese classical musicians. Threatened by war, the school moved multiple times and nearly closed, but it has survived to become a pillar of culture in Shanghai and in China. Visit the hallowed halls of the Shanghai Conservatory and hear music by some of its legendary graduates and up-and-coming stars.

Featuring Chinese tenor Han Peng singing Chinese, Mongolian and Italian songs. The Chinese Orchestra of the Shanghai Conservatory give a performance of Folk Rhyme, showcasing the striking sound of the suona, the Chinese oboe.

GASTALDON Stanislao Musica proibita;tenor: HAN Peng — piano: JIN Ling

CARDILLO Salvatore Core ‘ngrato; tenor: HAN Peng — piano: JIN Ling

BIXIO Cesare Andrea Parlami d’amore, Mariù; tenor: HAN Peng — piano: JIN Ling

DE CURTIS Ernesto Non - scordar di me;tenor: HAN Peng — piano: JIN Ling

unknown Liu Tiao Zhang; ZHOU Xiaoyan Pop Songs between 1930s and 1940s in Shanghai (China Record Corporation)

MONGOLIAN FOLK SONG Swan goose; tenor: HAN Peng — piano: JIN Ling

MELCHIG The Everlasting Sun Rising on the Grassland; tenor: HAN Peng — piano: JIN Ling

FALVO Rodolfo Dicitencello vuie; tenor: HAN Peng — piano: JIN Ling

PUCCINI Giacomo "E lucevan le stelle” from Tosca; tenor: HAN Peng — piano: JIN Ling

WANG Jianmin China Caprices no. 1 “Oriental Impression”; The Chinese Traditional Orchestra of the Shanghai Conservatory/WU Qiang — dizi: TANG Junqiao

HUANG Yijun Beautiful Flower and Full Moon; The Chinese Traditional Orchestra of the Shanghai Conservatory/WU Qiang — dizi: TANG Junqiao  - sheng: WU Wei

CHOPIN Frédéric Ballade in F minor, Op. 52; Nocturne in E-­Flat major, Op. 9 no. 2; LI Jian, piano

VERDI; “Per me giunto” from Don Carlo; Bamberg Symphony Orchestra/NOTT Jonathan — baritone: LIAO Changyong

QIANG Weihao Folk Rhyme; The Chinese Traditional Orchestra of the Shanghai Conservatory/WU Qiang

HE Lü-ng The Herding Boy’s Flute; Shanghai Music Institute (otherwise unspecified) Selected Works of He Lü-ng (2000, Chinese Musician Audio and Video Publishing House

MENDELSSOHN Felix Motets, Op. 39; Shanghai Conservatory of Music Girls’ Choir/WANG Hailing — organ: ZHU Lei


Tuesday September 20: Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO 16-38)

Riccardo Muti conducts Bruckner 1

Wagner: Siegfried’s Rhine Journey and Funeral March from Götterdämmerung

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58 (Rudolf Buchbinder, piano)

Bruckner: Symphony No. 1 in C Minor


Wednesday September 21: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) 15-16_24)

Manfred Honeck, conductor

BEETHOVEN/ARR. HONECK: Quartet for String Orchestra, Op. 18, No. 4; 1st Movement

BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 1 (Lars Vogt, piano)    

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 3, “Eroica”


Thursday September 22: The New York Philharmonic This Week” (NYP 16-52)

The Program differs from the listing in Patterns Magazine

The Beethoven Piano Concertos: A Philharmonic Festival (Program 3)

SOLOISTS: Yefim Bronfman, piano; Glenn Dicterow, violin; Carter Brey, cello

BEETHOVEN:  Concerto in C Major for Piano, Violin, and Cello, op. 56 “Triple”

BEETHOVEN:   Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, op. 73, “Emperor”

Dvorak (fill): Symphony No.8 (From NYP 14-06)


Friday September 23: Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper (PP 16-42)

September concerts are to-be-announced.


Sunday September 25: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 15-52) Big Three in High Spirits

Mozart Quartet in D major for Flute, Violin, Viola, and Cello, K. 285 Sooyun Kim, flute; Kristin Lee, violin; Paul Neubauer, viola; Andreas Brantelid, cello

Beethoven Sonata in G major for Violin and Piano, Op. 30, No. 3 Ani Kavafian, violin; Anne-Marie McDermott, piano

Haydn Trio in G major for Piano, Violin, & Cello, Hob. XV:25, “Gypsy Trio” Wu Han, piano; Gil Shaham, violin; David Finckel, cello


Spoleto Chamber Music Festival (SCM 16-13) (of 13)

Telemann: Concerto for Oboe in E minor, TWV 51:e1; James Austin Smith, oboe; Geoff Nuttall and Livia Sohn, violins; Gabriela Diaz, viola; David Ying, cello; Anthony Manzo, double bass; Pedja Muzijevic, Harpsichord

Handel: Arias from Guilio Cesare - “Priva son d’ogni donforto” and “Deh piangete,o mesti lumi”  

Charlotte Hellekant, mezzo-soprano; Geoff Nuttall, Mark Fewer, Gabriella Diaz, and Daniel Phillips, violins; Masumi Rostad, viola; David Ying Cello and Pedja Muzijevic, Harpsichords

J.S. Bach: “Ich Habe genug”, BWV 82

Tyler Duncan, baritone; James Austin Smith, oboe; Geoff Nuttall and Livia Sohn, violins; Daniel Phillips, viola; Christopher Costanza, cello; Pedja Muzijevic, Harpsichord

Vivaldi: Concerto No. 1 in E Major, Op. 8; RV 269 – Spring; Livia Sohn, violin; Anthony Manzo, bass; Pedja Muzijevic, harpsichord; St. Lawrence String Quartet