Apr 29th& May 1st
Winston-Salem Symphony Orchestra & Chorale: A Symphonic Odyssey
Robert Moody, conductor; Elizabeth Bishop, mezzo-soprano; Dr. Christopher Gilliam, Chorale director
Winston-Salem State University Choir
D'Walla Simmons-Burke, director
Winston-Salem Youth Chorus
Dr. Sonya Sepulveda, director
Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra
Berlioz: Te Deum for Choruses, Orchestra and Organ
The Tesla Quartet
Brahms: String Quartet in Bb
There's a gathering of musical forces on this Carolina Live program. The Winston-Salem Symphony and Chorale are joined by the Winston-Salem State University Choir and the Winston-Salem Youth Chorus in a concert that includes Richard Strauss' Also sprach Zarathustra and Hector Berlioz' Te Deum for Choruses, Orchestra and Organ. Then the chamber brilliance of Johannes Brahms is brought to life by the Tesla Quartet, as they play his String Quartet in Bb. Try not to miss this edition of Carolina Live (and of course we hope you don't miss any of them).
May 6th & 8th
Greensboro Symphony Orchestra: Russian Romantics
Dmitry Sitkovetsky, conductor; Dmitry Masleev, piano
Stravinsky: Divertimento from The Fairy's Kiss
Rachmaninov : Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Mendelssohn: Scherzo from A Midsummer Night's Dream
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in b-minor
You can sample both the power and emotion of some wonderful composers on this Carolina Live. Conductor Dmitry Sitkovetsky and the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra present Russian Romantics, and you can hear such dramatic favorites as Rachmaninov's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6 in b-minor. There's also music from the ballet The Fairy's Kiss by Igor Stravinsky, and more. Be with us for a generous portion of Russian romanticism on Carolina Live.
May 13th & 15th
Greenville Symphony Orchestra: Triumph of the Human Spirit
Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor
Mozart: Overture to Don Giovanni
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Mahler: Symphony No. 6 in a-minor ("Tragic")
Two musical masters provide the works featured in a concert by the Greenville Symphony Orchestra titled Triumph of the Human Spirit. Mozart's work leads off the concert with the Overture to Don Giovanni and the very popular Serenade Eine Kleine Nachtmusik. Then conductor Edvard Tchivzhel and orchestra play a massive symphony by Gustav Mahler, the Symphony No. 6 in a-minor, known as "Tragic." It's a powerful and musically diverse edition of Carolina Live, so please join us.
May 20th & 22nd
Bel Canto Company: In Time of Strife
Welborn Young, conductor; Christy Wisuthseriwong, accompanist
Part: Kyrie from Berliner Messe
Finzi: My Spirit Sang All Day
Parton: Light of a Clear Blue Morning
Lauridsen: Soneto de la Noche
Hogan I Can Tell the World
(plus several other selections)
Rutherford Chamber Consort
Brahms: Piano Quintet in g-mnor
If by chance you're at a point in life where some solace would be welcome, try to hear this Carolina Live program. The excellent Greensboro-based choral group Bel Canto Company present a concert titled In Time Of Strife, and there's music to assuage such a time from such composers as Arvo Part, Gerald Finzi, Morten Lauridsen, and even Dolly Parton and Carly Simon. The program also features the Rutherford Chamber Consort performing Johannes Brahms' Piano Quintet in g-minor. Ahhh…soothing just to think about it!
May 27th & 29th
South Carolina Philharmonic Orchestra: Certified Organic
Morihiko Nakahara, conductor; Andy Akiho, steel pan/composer
Ottorino Respighi: Fountains of Rome
Akiho: Beneath Lighted Coffers
Saint-Saens: Symphony No. 3 in c-minor, "Organ"
There's a refreshing variety in the music we enjoy from a concert by the South Carolina Philharmonic titled Certified Organic. Italian great Ottorino Respighi takes you on a tour of the Fountains of Rome, contemporary composer Andy Akiho brings you up-to-date with his Beneath Lighted Coffers, and conductor Morihiko Nakahara leads the orchestra in the Symphony No. 3, the famous "Organ" symphony of Frenchman Camille Saint-Saens. Different times, diverse styles, but consistent quality on this edition of Carolina Live.
June 3rd & 5th
South Carolina Philharmonic Orchestra: Up Close and Personal
Morihiko Nakahara, conductor; Derek Chung, Elisabeth Tsai, piano
Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat
Grieg: Piano Concerto in a-minor
Sibelius: Symphony No. 1 in e-minor
Two very popular piano concertos featuring an award-winning pianist playing each…that's just part of this edition of Carolina Live. Morihiko Nakahara and the South Carolina Philharmonic Orchestra welcome guest pianists Derek Chung, who plays Franz Liszt's Piano Concerto No. 1, and Elisabeth Tsai, the soloist for Edvard Grieg's Piano Concerto n a-minor. The orchestra also brings you a wonderful symphony: the Symphony No. 1 in e-minor of Jean Sibelius. It's a powerful combination of masterful music and musicians on Carolina Live.
June 10th & 12th
Western Piedmont Symphony Orchestra: Russian Roultette
John Gordon Ross, conductor; Baron Fenwick, piano
Warshauer: As Waters Over the Earth
Beethoven: Piano Concerto in Eb, "The Emperor"
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in e-minor
It's a game you generally don't want to play, but on this Carolina Live the Western Piedmont Symphony has a melodic kind of Russian Roulette for you. That's the title of a concert that features a tribute to Mozart by Meira Warshauer, one of Beethoven's most famous piano works, the Emperor Concerto, plus the emotion of Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5 in e-minor. It's a musical game you're sure to win if you join us for this edition of Carolina Live.
June 17th & 19th
Greenville Symphony Orchestra: Hymn to Nature
Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor; Stacy Rishoi, alto solo
Alan Reed, Artistic Director and conductor; Laura Jean Reed, conductor
Women of the Greenville Chorale
Bingham Vick, Jr., Artistic Director and conductor
Mahler: Symphony No. 3 in d-minor
One of Gustav Mahler's massive symphonies is the focus of this edition of Carolina Live. In a concert titled "Hymn to Nature," the Greenville Symphony, the Women of the Greenville Chorale and the city's young Chicora Voices join to perform Mahler's Symphony No. 3 in d-minor. It's a spectacular work—the kind you expect from Mahler—and it's done in spectacular style by the musical forces from Greenville.
[Original air date June 2017]
June 24th & 26th
Winston-Salem Symphony: Fanfare
Robert Moody, conductor; Ryan Anthony, trumpet
Stephenson: Light from Shadows
Smetana: Overture to The Bartered Bride
Stephenson: Concerto No. 3 for Trumpet and Orchestra
Morricone: "Gabriel's Oboe" from The Mission
Barber: Adagio for Strings
Respighi: Pines of Rome
The concert featured on this program opens with a piece specially commissioned for the Winston-Salem Symphony, Light From Shadows by james Stephenson, who also provides his Concerto No. 3 for Trumpet and Orchestra. The orchestra and conductor Robert Moody also offer favorite works by Bedrich Smetana, Samuel Barber, Ennio Morricone and Ottorino Respighi, so be sure to be with us for the marvelous variety on this Carolina Live.
Jul 1st & 3rd
South Carolina Philharmonic: The Rite of Spring
Morihiko Nakahara, conductor
SC Philharmonic Youth Orchestra
Neil Casey, conductor
Mussorgsky/Rimsky-Korsakov: Night on Bald Mountain
Prokofiev: Suite from Cinderella
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring
Several of the greatest figures in Russian musical history provide the selections featured in this edition of Carolina Live. The concert's title is The Rite of Spring, and that groundbreaking work by Igor Stravinsky is performed by the South Carolina Philharmonic, which also presents a Suite from Cinderella by Sergei Prokofiev. The music begins with Modest Mussorgsky's Night on Bald Mountain, in a re-orchestration by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov; that's played by the South Carolina Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. It's powerful music for any season on Carolina Live.
Jul 8th & 10th
Greenville Symphony Orchestra: Chamber Extravaganza and Oktoberfest
Edvard Tchivhel, conductor; Amy Yang Hazlett, bassoon; Stephen K. Wilson, trombone
Korngold: Much Ado About Nothing
Rota: Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra
Weill: Threepenny Opera Suite
Weber: Symphony No. 1 in C
Strauss: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme
Enjoy music from two concerts by the Greenville Symphony on this Carolina Live. The Chamber Orchestra offers a fascinating group of selections from the concert Chamber Extravaganza—music by Korngold, Nino Rota and Kurt Weill. Then the Symphony plays two highlights from an Oktoberfest concert—Carl Maria von Weber's Symphony No. 1 in C and Richard Strauss' Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme. There's wonderful variety to be found in this Carolina Live, so make sure to join us.
Jul 15th & 17th
Winston-Salem Symphony: Schubert & Mozart
Mark Stringer, guest conductor; Daniel Skidmore, violin; Simon Ertz, viola
Schubert: Symphony No. 8 in b-minor (Unfinished)
Britten: Concerto for Violin & Viola
Mozart: Symphony No. 41 in C (Jupiter)
Schubert & Mozart is the title the Winston-Salem Symphony bestowed on the concert we feature this week, but it must be noted that another excellent composer contributes to the music—Benjamin Britten. Guest conductor Mark Stringer leads the orchestra in Schubert's "Unfinished" Symphony No. 8, Britten's Concerto for Violin & Viola, and Mozart's final symphony—No. 41 in C, "Jupiter." It's a program of variety and exciting performances, so be with us for this edition of Carolina Live.
Jul 22nd & 24th
Greensboro Symphony Orchestra: German Romantics
Dmitry Sitkovetsky, conductor; Nikita Mndoyants, piano
Bach: Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 in d-minor
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A
Three great "B's" are featured in this Carolina Live. Johann Sebastian Bach is represented by his beloved Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring; Johannes Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 1 in d-minor features a marvelous guest pianist; and Beethoven is on hand with his stirring Symphony No. 7 in A. The music is presented by the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra and conductor Dmitry Sitkovetsky, so join us for their concert German Romantics.
July 29th & 31st
Greenville Symphony Orchestra: Inspired By the Classics
Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor
Richard Strauss: Divertimento On Themes of Couperin
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 in D
Tchaikovsky: Suite No. 1 in d-minor
Davidson College Choral Arts Society
Davidson Pro Arte Orchestra
Christopher Gilliam, director; David Gilliland, accompanist
Dan Forrest: Requiem For the Living
Classical fans often turn to their favorite music for inspiration, and on this Carolina Live we have music to provide just that. Inspired By the Classics is the title of a concert from the Greenville Symphony Orchestra's chamber series, and there are works from Richard Strauss, who was inspired by Francois Couperin, from Sergei Prokofiev, inspired by Haydn and Mozart, and from Tchaikovsky, who also found his muse in Mozart. In addition, the Davidson College Choral Arts Society and Pro Arte Orchestra present a moving performance of Dan Forrest's Requiem For the Living.