Mar 4th & 6th
South Carolina Philharmonic: American Originals
Morihiko Nakahara, conductor
Bernstein: Overture to Candide
Copland: Symphony No. 3
Beethoven and Blue Jeans (second concert)
Mozart: Overture to Cosi van tutte
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat
Carolina Live features music from two concerts by the South Carolina Philharmonic Orchestra. Morihiko Nakahara conducts American Originals with music by Leonard Bernstein and Aaron Copland, and he's also at the podium with selections by Mozart and Beethoven from a concert in the Beethoven and Blue Jeans series. Two strong musical events, and you get to sample both on this edition of Carolina Live.
Mar 11th & 13th
Greensboro Symphony Orchestra: French Masterpieces
Dmitry Sitkovetsky, conductor; Inna Faliks, piano
Ravel: Noble and Sentimental Waltzes
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 in c-minor
Liszt: Paganini Etude No. 3 in g#-minor
Debussy: La Mer
Ravel: Daphis and Chloe, Suite No. 2
The title of the concert featured on this edition of Carolina Live tells the story: French Masterpieces. Vivid examples of favorite pieces by Maurice Ravel and Claude Debussy are brought to life by the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra and conductor Dmitry Sitkovetsky. In addition, Ukranian-born pianist Inna Faliks joins the orchestra for the dramatic Piano Concerto No. 2 in c-minor by Sergei Rachmaninov, plus a charming encore of a piece by Franz Liszt.
Mar 18th & 20th
Winston Salem Symphony Orchestra: Mighty Mahler
Robert Moody, conductor
Mahler: Symphony No. 1 in D "Titan"
Piedmont Wind Symphony: Gershwin Plus
Matthew Troy, conductor
Gershwin: Cuban Overture
Schoenberg: Theme and Variations
Gershwin: An American in Paris
Two orchestras from North Carolina's Piedmont Triad provide the stirring music on this program. The Winston Salem Symphony and conductor Robert Moody play the Symphony No. 1 in D "Titan" by Gustav Mahler, then the Piedmont Wind Symphony offers the Cuban Overture and An American in Paris by George Gershwin, plus a piece by Arnold Schoenberg. Interesting variety in both music and musicians on this Carolina Live.
Mar 25th & 27th
Greensboro Symphony Orchestra: Zuill Bailey Plays Elgar
Dmitry Sitkovetsky, conductor; Zuill Bailey, cello
Wagner: Overture to Tannhauser
Elgar: Cello Concerto in e-minor
Dvorak: Symphony No. 7 in d-minor
One of the world's great cellists lends his name to a concert featured on this Carolina Live program: Zuill Bailey Plays Elgar is the concert's title, and Mr. Bailey solos brilliantly on Edward Elgar's Cello Concerto in e-minor. Conductor Dmitry Sitkovetsky also leads the Greensboro Symphony in Wagner's Overture to Tannhauser and the Symphony No. 7 in d-minor by Dvorak. Stirring pieces from iconic composers on this Carolina Live…
Apr 1st & 3rd
UNC Greensboro Symphony
Kevin Geraldi, conductor; Dmitry Sitkovetsky, violin
Greensboro Symphony: War & Peace Reimagined
Dmitry Sitkovetsky, conductor
Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 1 in D
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 8 in C minor
Major works by two Russian greats are performed by two separate orchestras in this program. Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 1 is played by the Symphony of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, with Dmitry Sitkovetsky playing violin. Then Maestro Sitkovetsky leads the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra in the marvelous Symphony No. 8 by Shostakovich. Hear some of the North Carolina Triad's finest musicians on this Carolina Live.
Apr 8th & 10th
South Carolina Philharmonic: West Side Story
Morihiko Nakahara, conductor; Dr. Ed McDowell, narrator
Schwantner: New Meaning For the World
Ellington: "Giggling Rapids" from The River Suite
Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
The Rutherford Chamber Consort: Storms and Rainbows in Spring
Beethoven: Piano Trio No. 1 in D
String Quintet in C
There's a fascinating combination of symphonic power and chamber grace in the two concerts featured on this program. The South Carolina Philharmonic Orchestra, in a concert titled West Side Story, plays the Symphonic Dances from that landmark work, as well as music from Duke Ellington's The River Suite. Then you'll hear highlights from a chamber concert from the stellar series of the Rutherford Chamber Consort, with two pieces by Beethoven. A pair of memorable concerts to enjoy on this Carolina Live.
Apr 15th & 17th
Winston-Salem Symphony & Chorale: Brahms Beloved Requiem
Robert Moody, conductor; Christopher Gilliam, choir director; Twyla Robinson, soprano; Philip Cutlip, baritone
Winston-Salem State Choir: D'Walla Simmons-Burke, director
Bach: Komm, susser Tod
Dan Forrest: In paradisum…
Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem
Johannes Brahms' A German Requiem is the foundation piece of this concert with the Winston-Salem Symphony and Chorale, Winston-Salem State Choir and guest soloists lending their talents to the monumental work. There's also a piece by Johann Sebastian Bach on the program, as well as contemporary composer Dan Forrest's beautiful In paradisum. It's a massing of great musical forces on this Carolina Live.
Apr 22nd & 24th
Greenville Symphony Orchestra: Genius Against Tyrant
Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor; Dmitri Levkovich, piano
Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 in e-minor
The Robinson Ensemble:
Robinson: Chamber Concerto (piano quintet edition)
Robinsongs – two selections
Once again Carolina Live brings you stirring symphonic music and intriguing chamber music in the same program. Edvard Tchivzhel leads the Greenville Symphony Orchestra in a concert titled Genius Against Tyrant, and it contains Rachmaninoff's uplifting Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini and the Symphony No. 10 in e-minor by Shostakovich. We also have highlights from a chamber concert which features the music of North Carolina-based composer Bill Robinson: his Chamber Concerto scored for piano quintet, plus two selections from his Robinsongs. Classical favorites and new-to-you chamber works on this edition of Carolina Live.
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!
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.