Evening Concert

Beethoven Piano Concerto No.3, an all-Mozart from Cleveland and more on the"Evening Concert”


This week on the “Evening Concert” on WILL-FM 90.9 you’ll hear Beethoven’s 3rd Piano Concerto and Choral Fantasy from last summer’s “Beethovenfest”, Mitsuko Uchida plays and conducts Mozart in Chicago, then an all-Mozart program from the Cleveland Orchestra, Thursday “The New York Philharmonic This Week” then Sunday, chamber music from Lincoln Center and the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival.  

WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF NOV. 30 – DEC. 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 & 6, 2015


Monday November 30: Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts (DWF 14-25)

Beethoven Piano Concertos II

Mahler Chamber Orchestra; Leif Ove Andsnes, conductor & pianist

West German Radio Chorus; Benita Borbonus, soprano; Anke Lambertz, soprano; Claudia Nüsse, alto; Kwon-Shik Lee, tenor; Christian Dietz, tenor; Arndt Schumacher, bass;

Stravinsky: Concerto in E-flat (Dumbarton Oaks)

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, op. 37

Schoenberg: Peace on Earth, for a cappella chorus, op. 13

Beethoven: Fantasy in C Minor for piano, chorus and orchestra, op. 80 (Choral Fantasy)

Recorded by Deutsche Welle, Bonn (DW) in the Beethoven Hall, Bonn on September 27, 2014


Tuesday December 1: Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO 15-48)

Uchida plays Mozart and Schubert

Mitsuko Uchida, conductor and piano soloist;

*Robert Chen, violin; Charles Pikler, viola; John Sharp, cello; Alexander Hanna; Bass;

Mozart: Adagio in B Minor, K. 540 (Mitsuko Uchida, solo piano [no orchestra])

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 19 (Uchida, piano and conductor)

*Schubert: Piano Quintet in A major, D. 667 (Trout)

Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik

[CSO fill: John Williams: Excerpt from Lincoln soundtrack (John Williams, conductor)]


Wednesday December 2: Cleveland Orchestra (COR 15-19)         

Archival program in honor of conductor Lorin Maazel 
MOZART:  Serenade No.13 in G, “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” (05/05/78)
MOZART: Symphony No. 13 in F, K. 112 (03/26/71)
MOZART: Symphony in D, K. 97 (03/26/71)
MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 26 in D, K. 537 (01/26/78) Bruno Leonardo Gelber, piano
MOZART: Symphony No. 33 in Bb, K. 319 (05/05/78)


Thursday December 3: The New York Philharmonic This (NYP 16-10)

Conductors: André Kostelantetz; Leonard Bernstein; Kurt Masur; Aaron Copland

Soloists: Maynard Ferguson, trumpet; Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Wynton Marsalis, artistic director & trumpet; Joy Clements, soprano; Claramae Turner, mezzo-soprano; Richard Cassilly, tenor; Richard Fredricks, baritone; Norman Treigle, bass; Choral Art Society, William Jonson, director

GERSHWIN: Porgy and Bess (selections) (recorded 1954)

RUSSO: Symphony No. 2, Titans (recorded 1959)     

ELLINGTON/Marsalis:  A Tone Parallel to Harlem (recorded 1999)

COPLAND: The Tender Land (abridged) (recorded 1965)


Friday December 4: Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper (subject to availability)

Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra Michael Luxner, conductor

Janacek: On an Overgrown Path; Bloch: Concerto Grosso No.1

Mahler: Symphony No. 4 (Andrea Frakes Pope, mezzo soprano)

Sunday December 6: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 15-10)      

Stravinsky: Ragtime Violinist Ida Kavafian leading an ensemble of CMS musicians

Franck: Quartet in D Major St. Lawrence String Quartet


Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival (15-10)

Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg No. 6 B-flat Major, BWV 1051 (1721)

Cynthia Phelps, viola; Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, viola; Clive Greensmith, cello; Ronald Thomas, cello; Eric Kim, cello; Leigh Mesh, double bass; Kathleen McIntosh, harpsichord

Arnold Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4 (1899)

Daniel Phillips, violin; Todd Phillips, violin; Steven Tenenbom, viola; Ida Kavafian, viola; Timothy Eddy, cello; Peter Stumpf, cello