This Week (Jan 13 - Jan 17, 2014) on “The Evening Concert” on WILL-FM

January 11, 2014

This week on the Evening Concert ….. we start Monday night at 7:00 with a special program on Benjamin Britten; then Tuesday and every Tuesday night at 7:00 it’s the Chicago Symphony Orchestra ; Wednesday it’s the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra; Thursday and every Thursday at 7:00: “The New York Philharmonic This Week”….. and Friday…Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper.

WEEK OF JANUARY 13 –14 – 15 – 16 – 17, 2014

Monday January 13: Special: Benjamin Britten – The Beauty of Loneliness and of Pain

BRITTEN: Excerpts from the following: Frank Bridge Variations (English Chamber Orch./Steuart Bedford); Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra (LSO/MTT); Billy Budd (Peter Pears; LSO/Britten); Cello Symphony (Mstislav Rostropovich; ECO/Britten); Peter Grimes (Peter Pears; Royal Opera House Orch. and Chorus/Britten); Enter Spring (New Philharmonia Orch./Britten); String Quartet No. 1 (Sorrel Quartet); Death in Venice (Peter Pears; ECO/Britten); Quartet No. 3 (Belcea Quartet); War Requiem; A Boy was Born; Our Hunting Fathers; The Rape of Lucretia; The Prince of the Pagodas; Spring Symphony; Albert Herring; Curlew River; Night Mail; On This Island; Michelangelo Sonnets; Paul Bunyan; Winter Words; The Turn of the Screw; Owen Wingrave.


Tuesday January 14:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra (#14-02)

Jaap van Zweden, conductor; **David [dah-VEED] Fray, piano)  

Mason BATES (American, b.1977): Liquid Interface

**MOZART:  Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K. 466

BARTOK: Concerto for Orchestra  

[CSO fill: MOZART: Bassoon Concerto (David McGill, bassoon)]


Wednesday January 15:  Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (#13-14_09)

Manfred Honeck, conductor;  *Yefim Bronfman, piano;  **Gregg Baker, baritone *BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor”

*[Encores; LISZT: Etude #2 in Eb; CHOPIN: Etude in C# Minor, Op. 10, No. 12]

JOH. STRAUSS, JR: Overture to Eine Nacht in Venedig 

JOH. STRAUSS, SR.: Moulinet & Eislauf Polkas 

JOH. STRAUSS, JR: On the Beautiful Blue Danube Waltz 

**LEHAR: “You are My Heart’s Delight” from Das Land des Lachelns 

**LEHAR: “Volga Song” from Der Zarewitsch 

JOH. STRAUSS, SR: Telefon-Polka 

MANCINI: “Moon River” from Breakfast at Tiffany’s 

STRAUSS, JR: Thunder and Lightning Polka

**KERN: Old Man River from Show Boat

JOH. STRAUSS, JR: Im Krapfenwald’l Waltz 

JOH. STRAUSS, JR:  Radetzky March


Thursday January 16: The New York Philharmonic This Week (#14-15) 

You’ll find the New York Philharmonic here every Thursday night from now on (unless pre-empted)!

[This Listing Differs from the one in Patterns Magazine]  

Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor; *Leila Josefowicz, violin

RAVEL:   Mother Goose Suite
*Esa-Pekka SALONEN: Violin Concerto (New York Concert Premiere)
SIBELIUS:  Symphony No 5


Friday January 17: Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper (perPatterns Magazine)

Bach and Schumann: Teacher and Poet   (09/21/13)

William Heiles, piano


Classical 24 Music Playlist

WILL Highlights


Illini Wrestler Isaiah Martinez joins the gang to discuss his career and more

Nathan Gunn Interview

Talks about his directorial debut and return to the Krannert stage with John Frayne