Evening Concert

Dvorak’s “New World” Symphony, Mozart Piano Concertos, and more on the “Evening Concert”


This week on the “Evening Concert” on WILL-FM 90.9 you’ll hear the Munich Philharmonic play Dvorak’s “New World” Symphony, Charles Dutoit conducts the CSO in an all-French music program, then Mitsuko Uchida plays and conducts two Mozart Piano Concertos with the Cleveland Orchestra, Thursday “The New York Philharmonic This Week” then Sunday, two Holiday specials .  

WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF DEC. 14 – 15 – 16 – 17 – 18 & 20, 2015


Monday December 14: Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts (DWF 14-19)

“New World” with the Munich Philharmonic

Conductor: Semyon Bychkov Orchestra: Munich Philharmonic

Dvořák: Carnival Overture

Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, op. 95 (New World)

R. Strauss: Horn Concerto No. 2 in E-flat Major

Recorded by West German Radio, Cologne (WDR) in the Cologne Philharmonie on September 20, 2014


Tuesday December 15: Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO 15-50)

Dutoit and Dufour

CONDUCTOR: Charles Dutoit SOLOIST: *Mathieu Dufour, flute ; ^Paul Jacobs, organ

Dukas: La Peri, Fanfare and poeme dansé

*Guiallame Connesson (b. 1970 France): pour sortir au jour [CSO commission]

^Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3 (Organ)

[CSO fill: John Williams (b. 1932): Violin Concerto (Gil Shaham, violin; John Williams, conductor) and Poulenc: Gloria (Bernard Haitink, conductor; from CSO Resound recording)]


Wednesday December 16: Cleveland Orchestra (COR 15-22)
Mitsuko Uchida, conductor and piano
MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 9 in Eb, K. 271, “Jeunehomme”
MOZART: Serenade No. 11, K. 375
MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 21 in C, K. 467


Thursday December 17: The New York Philharmonic This (NYP 16-12)

Alan Gilbert, conductor

BRAHMS: Violin Concerto (Frank-Peter Zimmerman, violin)

SCHOENBERG: Pelleas and Melisande         


Friday December 18:

Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper (subject to availability)

Sinfonia da Camera Messiah and Mendelssohn (12/5/14) 

Ian Hobson, music director and onductor; U of I Chorale and U of I Oratorio Society;  Andrew Megill, choral con ductor

Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 5 in D Major, op. 107, “Reformation”

Handel (Mozart orchestration): The Messiah (Christmas portion with “Hallelujah Chorus”)

Sunday December 20:

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 15-12) Pre-empted by Holiday Special:

Welcome! Christmas

A perennial broadcast favorite featuring the Minneapolis-based ensemble, VocalEssence. Recognized internationally as one of America's premier choral arts organizations, VocalEssence is led by the visionary Philip Brunelle. This year, a tribute to the late Dave Brubeck with his classical Christmas cantata "La Fiesta de la Posada."

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival (15-12) Pre-empted by Holiday Special:

Light and Gold – Christmas with Eric Whitacre

Eric Whitacre is America's most popular composer today, and his choral works are beloved by choirs throughout the world. In this one-hour programs, he introduces the music with co-host Brian Newhouse and describes the often-colorful backstory of how each piece came to be.