Carolina Live

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Carolina Live is a weekly program of the Carolinas' best live classical concert recordings. Presented by OrthoCarolina, the show is a co-production of WDAV 89.9 Classical Public Radio and South Carolina Public Radio. Longtime classical music announcer Lauren Rico hosts the series.

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Oct 20, 2016

Feb 11th & 13th

Winston-Salem Symphony: All-Mozart
Edwin Outwater, conductor; John Hammarback, oboe

Mozart: Divertimento No. 2 in D
Oboe Concerto in C
Symphony No. 38 in D – "Prague"

The setting for this edition of Carolina Live is Winston-Salem, with guest conductor Edwin Outwater leading the Winston-Salem Symphony in an all-Mozart concert.  The great Amadeus supplies his Divertimento No. 2 in D, the Oboe Concerto in C with guest soloist John Hammarback, and the Symphony No. 38 in D – "Prague."  Brilliant composer, talented orchestra…a great combination on Carolina Live.

Feb 18th & 20th
Greenville Symphony Orchestra: Secrets Behind Inspiration
Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor

Edward Elgar: Enigma Variations
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 in d-minor

Rutherford Chamber Consort: Belle Perle di Primavera

Martinu: Madrigal for Violin and Viola
Gliere: Duets for Violin and Cello

Piazzolla: Oblivion for Clarinet in A
Williams: Air and Simple Gifts

You'll find an interesting mixture of symphonic and chamber music on this program.  Edvard Tchivzhel leads the Greenville Symphony in the mysterious Enigma Variations of Edward Elgar and the powerful Symphony No. 5 by Dmitry Shostakovich.  Then it's a chamber concert from the Rutherford Chamber Consort, with selections by Bohuslav Martinu, Reinhold Gliere, Astor Piazzolla and more.  A wealth of variety and excellent performances for you to enjoy.

Feb 26th & 28th
Greensboro Symphony Orchestra: Hope Springs Eternal
Dmitry Sitkovetsky, conductor; Sergey Antonov, cello

Smetana: Overture to The Bartered Bride
Dvorak: Concerto for Cello and Orchestra
Bach: Sarabande
Schumann: Symphony No. 1 in B-flat – "Spring"

Spectacular music for cello and a joyous symphony by Schumann are the focal points of this program, with the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra and their concert "Hope Springs Eternal."  The music begins with the ever-popular Overture to The Bartered Bride by Smetana, then Dvorak's Concerto for Cello and Orchestra is performed by guest artist Sergey Antonov.  The concert concludes with Robert Schumann's "Spring" Symphony No. 1.  Our "hope" is that you'll join us.

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).