Evening Concert

Beethoven Piano Concertos, Mahler’s 7th, Berlioz’ “Harold in Italy”, Thanksgiving Specials


This week on the “Evening Concert” on WILL-FM 90.9 you’ll hear Beethoven’s 2nd and 4th Piano Concertos from last summer’s “Beethovenfest”, Mahler’s 7th Symphony from Chicago, Berlioz’s “Harold in Italy” from the Cleveland Orchestra, two Holiday specials for Thanksgiving which pre-empt Thursday’s “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. 23 – 24 – 25 – 26 – 27 & 29, 2015


Monday November 23: Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts (DWF 14-24)

Beethoven Piano Concertos I

Mahler Chamber Orchestra; Leif Ove Andsnes, conductor and piano soloist

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, op. 19

Stravinsky: Apollon musagète, ballet music for strings

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, op. 58

Recorded by Deutsche Welle, Bonn (DW) in the Beethoven Hall, Bonn on September 25, 2014


Tuesday November 24: Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO 15-47)

Haitink conducts Mahler 7

Bernard Haitink, conductor;

*Robert Chen, violin; John Sharp, cello; Eugene Izotov, oboe; David McGill, bassoon

Mahler: Symphony No. 7

*Haydn: Sinfonia concertante in B-Flat Major


Wednesday November 25: Cleveland Orchestra (COR 15-18)       

Archival program in celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Cleveland Orchestra radio broadcasts.  12/19/68. George Szell, conductor; *Abraham Skernick, viola
CORELLI: Concerto Grosso in g, Op. 6  No. 8 “Christmas”
BRAHMS: Variations on a Theme of Haydn, Op. 56
*BERLIOZ: Harold in Italy


Thursday November 26: The New York Philharmonic This Week [pre-empted this week]

[programs are presented in reverse order compared to the Patterns listings per WILL-FM]

The Score with Edmund Stone: Native Americans

Music from films : Dances With Wolves, Smokesignals, Windwalkers, and more

A Harvest Home Thanksgiving

Jay Ungar and Molly Mason: Harvest Home Suite

And 18 other selections (more data at will.illinois.edu/eveningconcert on the day of the event)


Friday November 27: Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper (subject to availability)


Sunday November 29: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 15-09)   

Classical Winds

Mozart: Serenade in E-flat major for Winds, K. 375 Stephen Taylor, Oboe; James Austin Smith, Oboe; David Shifrin, Clarinet; Romie de Guise-Langlois, Clarinet; Bram van Sambeek, Bassoon; Peter Kolkay, Bassoon; Radovan Vlatkovic, Horn; Trevor Nuckols, Horn

Beethoven: Quintet in E-flat major for Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, and Piano, Op. 16 Jeremy Denk, Piano; James Austin Smith, Oboe; David Shifrin, Clarinet; Peter Kolkay, Bassoon; Jennifer Montone, Horn


Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival (15-09)

Brett Dean: String Quartet No. 2, "And once I played Ophelia" Text by Matthew Jocelyn after William Shakespeare (Co-Commissioned by the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, the Britten Sinfonia, and Australian String Quartet (2014, U.S. Premiere) Tony Arnold, soprano; Orion String Quartet (Daniel Phillips, violin; Todd Phillips, violin; Steven Tenenbom, viola; Timothy Eddy, cello)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: String Quintet No. 5 in D Major, KV. 593 (1790)

Ida Kavafian, violin; Jessica Lee, violin; Steven Tenenbom, viola; Choong-Jin Chang, viola; Peter Stumpf, cello