Jan 21st & 23rd
Greenville Symphony Orchestra: The Great EscapeEdvard Tchivzhel, conductor; Edwin McCain, narrator
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 3 in D
Copland: Lincoln Portrait
Gershwin: An American in Paris
The concert featured on this edition of Carolina Live was titled "The Great Escape," and the Greenville Symphony Orchestra offers music to transport you. They begin with Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 3, then take you back in time with Aaron Copland's Lincoln Portrait. The final excursion is to the City of Lights—George Gershwin's An American in Paris. Bon voyage!
Jan 28th & 30th
Greensboro Symphony Orchestra: Not So Classical
Dmitry Sitkovetsky, conductor and violin
Haydn: Overture to Lo Speziale
Mozart: Violin Concerto in G Major
Chopin: Prelude No. 15 in Db Major
Borodin: Symphony No. 2 in b-minor
Dmitry Sitkovetsy, Music Director and conductor of the Greensboro Symphony, is also a world-renowned violinist, and in the concert we feature he plays Mozart's Violin Concerto in G Major in addition to leading the orchestra. There's also an overture by Haydn, a prelude by Chopin transcribed by Sitkovetsky for string orchestra and the oh-so-melodic Symphony No. 2 in b-minor by Borodin. Enjoy a true Maestro and some wonderful musicians on Carolina Live.
Feb 4th & 6th
Greenville Symphony Orchestra: Musical Deserts and Magic
Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor; Roman Kim, violin
Rossini: La gazza ladra Overture
Paganini: Violin Concerto No. 1 in D
Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 in e-minor
Music and magic—a wonderful combination on this edition of Carolina Live…Maestro Edvard Tchivzhel and the Greenville Symphony Orchestra are featured in a concert that includes a favorite operatic overture by Rossini, the Violin Concerto No. 1 in D by the brilliant violinist and composer Paganini, and the very popular Symphony No. 9 in e-minor "From the New World" by Dvorak. Roman Kim is the guest violinist, so be our guest for the broadcast.
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.
[ORIGINAL AIR DATE FEB 2017]
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.
[ORIGINAL AIR DATE FEB 2017]
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
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.
[ORIGINAL AIR DATE JAN 2017]
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…