Evening Concert

“Pictures at an Exhibition”; Beethoven’s “3rd” ; an all Mozart program and more: the Evening Concert


This week on the “Evening Concert” on WILL-FM 90.9 you’ll hear Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition from the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, then Nielsen’s 5th Symphony from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Mozart’s 20th Piano Concerto from the Los Angeles Philharmonic, plus “The New York Philharmonic This Week” then Sunday chamber music from Lincoln Center and the series “Song: Mirror of the World”. 

WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF JAN. 25 – 26 – 27 – 28 – 29 & 31, 2016


Monday January 25: Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (MSO 15-04)

Carlos Kalmar, conductor

PROKOFIEV: Classical Symphony, Op. 25 [Symphony No. 1]

MARC NEIKRUG (b. 1948, US): Bassoon Concerto [MSO Co-Commission] Theodore Soluri, bassoon

SCHULLER: Seven Studies on Themes of Paul Klee

MUSSORGSKY (Orch. RAVEL): Pictures at an Exhibition


Tuesday January 26: Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO 16-04)

Sakari Oramo conducts Nielsen 5

Brett Dean (b. 1961, Australia): Ampitheatre

Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3 (Yuja Wang, piano)

Nielsen: Symphony No. 5

[CSO fill: Brahms: Serenade No. 2 in A Major, Op. 16 (Lorin Maazel, conductor)]


Wednesday January 27: Los Angeles Philharmonic (LAP 15-04)

Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor

MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 20, K.466 SOLOISTS: Jeremy Denk, piano

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 3, “Eroica”

SAINT-SAËNS: Symphony No. 3, “Organ”


Thursday January 28: The New York Philharmonic This (NYP 16-18)

Jeffrey Kahane, conductor and piano soloist

MOZART: Piano Concerto in G major, K.453

MOZART: Piano Concerto in D minor, K.466

MOZART: Sinfonia concertante in E-flat major, K.364 Michelle Kim, violin Rebecca Young, viola



Friday January 29: Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper (subject to availability)



Sunday January 31: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 15-18)

Haydn & Dvorak

Haydn: Quartet in G major for Strings, Hob. III:81, Op. 77, No. 1 Belcea Quartet

Dvorák: Quartet in D major for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 23 Jeremy Denk, piano; Erin Keefe, violin; Richard O'Neill, viola; Andreas Brantelid, cello  


Song: Mirror of the World (with Thomas Hampson) (15-05) Paris, City of Light

This program roams the streets of Paris during the fast-changing period of 1840 to 1848, when the French capital was a cradle for literary, artistic, and musical innovation—and a centrifuge for social, philosophical, and political revolution. Artists we meet include Chopin, Liszt, Meyerbeer, and Offenbach, plus Heine, Hugo, and the fable writer La Fontaine.  Writer: Benjamin Binder, Duquesne University

Hector Berlioz: "Strophes" (Romeo and Juliet) Jessye Norman, soprano; Philadelphia Orchestra, Riccardo Muti, conductor Warner Classics (EMI Classics reissue) [ASIN] B001EZJ16
Henry Bishop: "O Happy Fair" Anthony Rolfe Johnson, tenor; Graham Johnson, piano. Hyperion CDA 66480
Robert Franz: "Ihr Auge" Thomas Hampson, baritone; Geoffrey Parsons, paino. Warner Classics (EMI Classics reissue) [ASIN] B000WYF2G6
Carl Loewe: "Tom, de Reimer" Thomas Quasthoff, bass-baritone; Justus Zeyen, piano. DG B0002192-02
Sir John Stevenson: "The Last Rose of Summer" (from the film "Three Smart Girls Grow Up" Deanna Durbin, soprano; unamed orchestra HHO Licensing; on Prism Platinum [ASIN] B00000JZWI
Clara Schumann: "Ich stand in dunkeln Traumen" Thomas Hampson, baritone; Wolfgang Sawallisch, piano Philadelphia Orchestra [ASIN] B0032I27IW
Robert Schumann: "Roselein, Roselein" Christine Schafer, soprano; Graham Johnson, piano. Hyperion CDJ33101
Stephen Foster: "Ah, may the red rose live always" Thomas Hampson, baritone; Jay Ungar, violin; Molly Mason, guitar; David Alpher, piano. EMI/Angel 54621-2
Gaetano Donizetti: "La lontanaza" Dennis O'Neill, tenor; Ingrid Surgenor, piano. Naxos [ASIN] B00CH818RM
Fanny Mendelssohn: "Gondelied" Susan Gritton, soprano; Eugene Asti, piano Hyperion CDA 67110
Fanny Mendelssohn: "Bitte" Susan Gritton, soprano; Eugene Asti, piano Hyperion CDA 67110

Hector Berlioz: "La mort d'Ophelie" Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano; Cord Garben , piano. DG [ASIN] B000001GGX