May 29, 2013

The Rite of Spring - The 100-Year-Shock Wave

Tonight at 7,  it’s “The Rite of Spring – The 100-Year-Shock-Wave.” It was 100 years ago today that the ballet “The Rite of Spring” had its premiere in Paris. This special features first-hand recollections from composer Stravinsky, conductor Pierre Monteux and by major artists of today. Lengthy excerpts are conducted by Valery Gergiev.

May 28, 2013

Emanuel Ax Plays Chopin’s 2nd Piano Concerto

Tonight at 7:00 on The Evening Concert it's The Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Emanuel Ax is the piano soloist in Chopin’s 2nd Piano Concerto.  Ludovic Morlot guest conducts.  Also on the program Berlioz’ Overture to ‘Benvenuto Cellini’, Wagner’s Overture to ‘Rienzi’ and Mendelssohn’s 5th Symphony, “Reformation”.

May 27, 2013

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival 40th Anniversary Special

Tonight at 7:00 on The Evening Concert it’s a special program to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. Joyce Yang is the featured pianist in Mozart’s E-flat Piano Quartet, K. 493. Also on the program, Mendelssohn’s “Octet” featuring violinists Harvey de Souza, Jennifer Gilbert, Arnold Steinhardt, and Alan Gilbert.

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival 40th Anniversary Special

MOZART: Piano Quartet in E-Flat Major, K. 493 (Harvey de Souza, violin; Hsin-Yun
Huang, viola; Kajsa William-Olsson, cello; Joyce Yang, piano)
SCHOENBERG: Chamber Symphony No. 1 in E Major, Op. 9 (Alan Gilbert, conductor; Tara
Helen O’Connor, flute; Liang Wang, oboe; Ricardo Morales, clarinet; Michael Rusinek, alto clarinet; Stephen Ahearn, bass clarinet; Nancy Goeres, bassoon; Lewis C. Kirk, contrabassoon; Julie Landsman, horn; Philip Myers, horn; Jennifer Gilbert, violin; Harvey De Souza, violin; Hsin-Yun Huang, viola; Eric Kim, cello; Marji Danilow, bass)
MENDELSSOHN: Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 20 (Jennifer Gilbert, violin; Arnold Steinhardt, violin; Alan Gilbert, violin; Harvey De Souza, violin; John Dalley, viola; Michael Tree, viola; Peter Wiley, cello; Eric Kim, cello)

Since it was founded in 1972, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival has become one of the
world’s preeminent music festivals, guided by a visionary spirit and dedicated to artistic
excellence and innovation. Contributing to its magic is the Festival’s unique Santa Fe setting,
nestled amid the timeless splendors of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

With legendary cellist Pablo Casals as honorary president, the Festival’s 1973 inaugural season
hosted 14 artists performing six Sunday concerts in Santa Fe and additional appearances in other
New Mexico and Arizona communities.

Today, 40 summers later, under the spirited artistic leadership of composer/pianist Marc Neikrug, the Festival invites scores of distinguished musicians, along with emerging young talent, during its 6-week season. Thousands of enthusiastic patrons, young and old, return year after year to enjoy the more than 80 concerts, recitals, master classes, youth concerts and open rehearsals, including an Albuquerque Series that made its debut in 2008.

In addition, in the off-season, the Festival reaches out to adults and young people in Santa Fe schools with innovative and inspiring musical adventures. The Festival also maintains a strong tradition of community service, including the Music in our Schools program – a music education series for grades K-8 in the Santa Fe Public Schools.

This season, the Festival will begin an exciting new Artist-in-Residence program featuring opera
superstar, mezzo-soprano Susan Graham in its inaugural year. Concerts take place in the intimate, historic St. Francis Auditorium at the New Mexico Museum of Art, the Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe, and at Simms Auditorium at Albuquerque Academy.

The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival has garnered enthusiastic acclaim not only from music
lovers, but also from art aficionados with its 20-year series of collectible posters and program
book covers of Georgia O’Keeffe paintings, the tradition continues with other artists, including
Dan Namingha, William Lumpkins, Harry Fonsecca, Nils Hogner, Laura Gilpin, William
Penhallow Henderson and Emmi Whitehorse.

This Year’s Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival is from July 14 – August 24, 2013 for more information check out their website at:

May 25, 2013

This Week May 27 - 31, 2013 on the Evening Concert

This week on the Evening Concert we’ll start with Mozart and Mendelssohn from Santa Fe;  on Tuesday Emanuel Ax plays Chopin’s 2nd Piano Concerto in Chicago; on Wednesday we present “The 100-Year-Shock Wave” about Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring”;  then Gustavo Dudamel leads his Los Angeles Philharmonic in “The Firebird”; Friday night it’s “Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper”. 

May 23, 2013

Charles Dutoit conducts the LA Phil in Strauss’ “Don Quixote”

Tonight at 7:00 on The Evening Concert it’s the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Frequent guest conductor Charles Dutoit returns to lead the group in Mendelssohn’s “Hebrides Overture” and Mozart’s 29th Symphony. Also on the program cellist Gautier Capuçon and violist Carrie Dennis are the soloists in Richard Strauss’ tone poem “Don Quixote”.

May 22, 2013

All-Percussion Works on Fiesta!

Join us tonight for The Evening Concert with back-to-back episodes of “Fiesta! with Elbio Barilari”.  At 7:00 it’s “Music for Percussion” with music by Roldan, Ginastera, and guest composer Guillermo Gregorio and at 8:00 “Spanish Guitar Music”, with music by Albeniz, Torroba and others.

May 21, 2013

Emanuel Ax plays Mozart’s 25th Piano Concerto with the New York Phil

Tonight at 7, it's The New York Philharmonic This Week. Emanuel Ax is the piano soloist in Mozart’s 25th Piano Concerto in C. Music Director Alan Gilbert conducts. Also on the program Bruckner’s 3rd Symphony and Falla’s 2nd Suite from the “Three-Cornered Hat.”

May 20, 2013

Yo-Yo Ma plays Dvorak’s Cello Concerto in Pittsburgh

Tonight at 7:00 on The Evening Concert it's the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Yo-Yo Ma is the cello soloist in Dvorak’s “Cello Concerto”.  Music Director Manfred Honeck conducts.  Also on the program, a Cello Concerto by Vivaldi, and Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite”.

May 19, 2013

This Week’s Evening Concerts: May 20 - 24, 2013

This week on the Evening Concert: Yo-Yo Ma plays Dvorak’s “Cello Concerto” in Pittsburgh; Emanuel Ax plays Mozart’s 23rd Piano Concerto in New York; it’s a “Percussion Program with composer Guillermo Gregorio” and “Spanish Guitar Music” on back-to-back episodes of “Fiesta!”; then Charles Dutoit conducts Mozart in Los Angeles; Friday night it’s “Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper”. 

May 16, 2013

Zubin Mehta 50th Anniversary Concert

Tonight at 7:00 on The Evening Concert it’s the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Former Music Director Zubin Mehta returns to lead the group in Mozart’s “Overture to ‘Don Giovanni’”, Dvorak’s 7th Symphony, and Hindemith’s “Matthias the Painter” Symphony.

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