Evening Concert

Symphonies, Concertos, Overtures, Oh My….and more on this week’s “Evening Concert”


This week on the “Evening Concert” on WILL-FM 90.9 you’ll hear “Sibelius’ 5th Symphony” on the “Shanghai Spring International Music Festival”, Beethoven’s “Seventh”from Chicago, Rachmaninoff’s 3rd Piano Concerto from Pittsburgh, Beethoven’s 4th Piano Concerto from New York and Sunday . . . chamber music from Lincoln Center and the Spoleto Chamber Music Festival.

WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF SEP 5 – 6 – 7 – 8 – 9 & 11, 2016


Monday September 5: Shanghai Spring [International Music Festival] (SSF 15-05)( of 8)

Eastern Bridges

In the 20th century, China was a place of refuge for hundreds of thousands of Russian Jews and other Russian émigrés. Arriving in Shanghai via the northern Chinese city of Harbin, Jewish musicians proved to be a major force in the musical and cultural life of pre-war Shanghai. Later, when communism arose in China, many Chinese musicians and composers received their musical training in Moscow and Leningrad. Today, China and Russia are two of the world’s emerging financial powers, building new cultural bridges with each other — including the historic visit by the St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra to the Shanghai Spring International Music Festival.

Glinka: Overture to “Ruslan and Lyudmila" St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra/DMITRIEV Alexander

Shostakovich: 1st movement from Symphony no. 7 “Leningrad”; St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra/DMITRIEV Alexander Shostakovich: 3rd movement from Symphony no. 5; Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra/MRAVINSKY Evgeny

ZHU, Jian’er (Soviet-trained): Days of Emancipation; Shanghai Chinese Orchestra/XIA Feiyun

ZHU, Jian’er (Soviet-trained): A Wonder of Naxi; Shanghai Symphony Orchestra/CHEN Xieyang

TRADITIONAL: Dilvaq’jan; MEMET Ayshemgul

YANG, Liqing: Impression of Muqam Bamberg Symphony Orchestra/NOTT Jonathan — cello: HORNUNG Maximilian Unknown: Farewell Shasha (Sha Sha Zai Hui Ba); BAI Hong

KREISLER: Tambourin Chinois; Kreisler

unknown / Shanghai Restoration Project Night Life in Shanghai (Shanghai Restora-on Project Remix) Zhou Xuan/ Shanghai Restoration Project The Shanghai Restoration Project: Remixed and Restored, Vol. 1 (2007, China Records)

SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 5; Bamberg Symphony Orchestra/NOTT Jonathan 


Tuesday September 6: Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO 16-36)

Honeck conducts Beethoven 7

Haydn: Symphony No. 93

Strauss: Don Juan

Beethoven: Symphony No. 7

[CSO fill: Haydn: Symphony No. 100 (Military) (Nicholas McGegan, conductor)]


Wednesday September 7: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) 15-16_20)

RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No. 3

ROSSINI: Overture to William Tell

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 2

Gianandrea Noseda, conductor; Denis Kozhuhkin, piano


Thursday September 8: The New York Philharmonic This Week” (NYP 16-50)

The Beethoven Piano Concertos: A Philharmonic Festival (Program 1)

The Listing Differs from the one in Patterns Magazine (per NYP and WFMT)

Conductor: Alan Gilbert; Yefim Bronfman, piano

BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, op. 15

Anthony CHEUNG (b. 1982 USA): Lyra

BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, op. 58


Friday September 9: Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper (PP 16-40)

September concerts are to-be-announced.


Sunday September 11: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 15-50)

Beethoven - Heroic Sonatas

Beethoven: Sonata in A major for Cello and Piano, Op. 69 David Finckel, cello; Wu Han, piano

Beethoven: Sonata in G major for Violin and Piano, Op. 96 Ani Kavafian, violin; Gilbert Kalish, piano

and         Spoleto Chamber Music Festival (SCM 16-11)

Norman: “Light Screens”; Tara Helen O’Connor, flute; Livia Sohn, violin; Lesley Robertson, viola; Christopher Costanza, cello

J.S. Bach: “Gebt Mir Meinen Jesum Wieder” from St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244

Tyler Duncan, baritone; Daniel Phillips, violin; St. Lawrence String Quartet; Livia Sohn, violin; Hsin-Yun Huang, viola; Ian Halas, double bass; Kevin Payne, lute

Kurtág: “Hommage à Robert Schumann” for Clarinet, Viola, and Piano, Op. 15
Todd Palmer, clarinet; Hsin-Yun Huang, viola; Inon Barnatan, piano

Schumann: Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 44 
Inon Barnatan, piano; St. Lawrence String Quartet