Carolina Live

Classical Stations: Sun, 6-8 am; Tue, 7-9 pm
  • Hosted by Lauren Rico

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

Dec 4th & 6th

  Greenville Symphony Orchestra: Over the Edge; Dmitry Sitkovetsky, conductor

Jinyoo Cho, violin

  • Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
  • Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D Minor
  • Traditional: Korean Folk Song [encore]
  • Gershwin: Summertime [encore]
  • Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

Dec 11th & 13th

   Greensboro Symphony Orchestra: Poetry and Drama of Life; Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor

Xiaoquing Yu, violin; Kathryn Dey, viola; Lisa Kiser, piano/organ

  • Wyche: Moonbeams
  • Grieg: Peer Gynt
  • Sibelius: Symphony No. 2   

Dec 18th & 20th

  Bel Canto Company of Greensboro: Holiday Favorites; Wellborn Young, conductor

Karen Beres, piano

  • A gift basket of holiday favorites, including:
  • Mechem: This Is the Truth, Gift of Love
  • Forrest: O Come All Ye Faithful
  • Paulus: We Three Kings of Orient Are
  • Snedden: O Little Town of Bethlehem
  • Jennings: Climb to the Top of the Christmas Tree
  • Poston: Jesus Christ the Apple Tree
  • Van: Christmas Lullaby

Plus arrangements of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Let It Snow!, Patapan and more

Dec 25th & 27th

   Bel Canto Company of Greensboro: Fireside Holiday; Welborn Young, conductor

Lancaster County Arts Council: A Christmas Festival in Brass:  Capital City Brass Quintet

Spartanburg Philharmonic and Friends: Holiday Classics, Sarah Ioannides, conductor

Jan 1st & 3rd
USC Symphony Orchestra
Donald Portnoy, conductor; Inbal Segev, cello

  • Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake Suite
  • Elgar: Cello Concerto in e-minor
  • Bach: Sarabande from Cello Suite in C

Charleston Symphony Orchestra

  • Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in c-minor

Jan 8th & 10th 
Winston-Salem Symphony: April 2015
Robert Moody, conductor; Benjamin Robinette, saxophone

  • Shostakovich: The Age of Gold Suite
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A Major
  • Tomasi: Concerto for Saxophone and Orchestra
  • Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

Lenoir Rhyne Concert Series: Lenor Sax Ensemble
[Works by various composers]

Jan 15th & 17th   
Greenville Symphony Orchestra: The Great Escape
Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor; Edwin McCain, narrator

  • Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 3 in D
  • Copland: Lincoln Portrait
  • Gershwin: An American in Paris

Jan 22nd & 24th  
Greenville Symphony Orchestra: Opening Spectacular
Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor; Andrew von Oeyen, piano

  • Ravel: Concerto for Piano in G Major
  • Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2 in E Minor

Bel Canto Company: From Darkness to Light
Welborn Young, conductor
[Works by various composers]

Jan 29th & 31st
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”

Feb 5th & 7th
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 12th & 14th
Spartanburg Philharmonic: Romantic Preludes & Portraits

Sarah Ioannides, conductor; Dame Evelyn Glennie, percussion

  • Liszt: Les Preludes
  • Sean O’Boyle: “Portraits of Immortal Love,” Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra
  • Khatchaturian: Adagio from Spartacus
  • Tchaikovsky: Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture

Lancaster County Council Vivian Major Concert Series: If Music Be the Food of Love, Play On!
Andrea Moore, Jason Karn & Mimi Solomon

Two concerts from February, 2015 comprise this Valentine’s Day edition of the program. The first features the Spartanburg Philharmonic welcoming the exciting, internationally-renowned percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie for a contemporary concerto, and also includes a visionary symphonic poem by Liszt, and Romantic Russian themes by Khatchaturian and Tchaikovsky. Then it’s over to Lancaster County for highlights from a concert of romantic opera arias, duets and art songs.

Feb 19th & 21th

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
Greenville Symphony Orchestra: Oktoberfest 2015

Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor; David Gross, piano

  • Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B Flat
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 in C Major
  • Brahms: Academic Festival Overture

Two of the “Three B’s” of classical music were represented in the first Chamber Classics program from the Greenville Symphony’s 2014-2015 concert season. The epic B Flat Piano Concerto by Brahms comprises the first half of the program. Then there’s a performance of Beethoven’s first symphony, before going back to Brahms for a big finish.