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Carolina Live
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 30 & Nov 6

Greensboro Symphony Orchestra: Circle of Friends
Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Music Director/conductor;
Yevgeny Kutik, violin

Schumann: Overture from Manfred
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in e-minor
Bach: Largo from Violin Sonata No. 3 in C
Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in c-minor

 The Greensboro Symphony joins us again, this time with the concert Circle of Friends.  They play Robert Schumann’s Overture from Manfred, Felix Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in e-minor with guest artist Yevgeny Kutik, and top things off with Johannes Brahms’ Symphony No. 1 in c-minor.  What a group of friends, so make sure to join them! 

Nov 6 & 8

South Carolina Philharmonic: Phenoms & Schumann
Morihiko Nakahara music director/conductor; Yerin Yang, piano

Tian: A Thousand Years of Good Prayers
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20 in d-minor
Schumann: Symphony No. 2 in C

There’s interesting variety for you in this week’s Carolina Liveprogram.  You’ll enjoy a work inspired by an ancient Chinese proverb—composer Zhou Tian’s A Thousand Years of Good Prayers, then it’s time for Mozart and the Piano Concerto No. 20 in d-minorThe “capper” on the program is a major work by Robert Schumann, his Symphony No. 2 in C.Take time to enjoy all three fine pieces on Carolina Live.

Nov 13 & 15

Greensboro Symphony: American Rhapsody
Leslie B. Dunner, conductor; Aaron Dworkin, narrator

Ellington: Suite from The River
Dworkin: The American Rhapsody
Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 in E

Guest conductor Leslie B. Dunner leads he Greensboro Symphony in a very distinctive concert titled American Rhapsody.  You’ll hear Duke Ellington’s Suite from the River, Aaron Dworkin’s The American Rhapsody and the oh-so-popular Symphony No. 9 in e-minor “From the New World” by Antonin Dvorak.

Nov 20 & 22

Greenville Symphony Orchestra: Grieg & Mendelssohn
Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor; Maxim Lando, piano

Grieg: Piano Concerto in a-minor
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 1 in b-minor

Two spectacular classical works are featured in this edition of Carolina LiveOne of the most popular piano pieces ever written, Edvard Grieg’s Piano Concerto in a-minor, will be played by the Greenville Symphony Orchestra and pianist Maxim Lando.  Then the orchestra brings you Felix Mendelsson’s Symphony No. 1 in b-minor, completed when the composer was only fifteen years old.  You’ll enjoy both of these great pieces when you join us for Carolina Live.

Nov 27 & 29

Winston-Salem Symphony: The Creation
Simon Carrington, conductor; Amy Justman, soprano; Karim Sulayman, tenor; David Grogan, baritone
Winston-Salem Symphony Chorus
Wake Forest University Choirs
Christopher Gilliam, Chorus Director

Haydn: The Creation

A rather massive group of very talented performers assembled to perform the music you’ll hear in this Carolina Live.  The Winston-Salem Symphony and Symphony Chorus and joined by the Wake Forest University Choirs and some  excellent vocal soloists for Franz Joseph Haydn’s work that has been called “the capstone of his career”—The Creation.  Don’t miss this magnificent performance of a truly amazing work.

Dec 4 & 6

Winston-Salem Symphony: The Rite of Spring
Timothy Redmond, conductor; Brian French, trombone; David Wulfeck, trombone;  Erik Salzwedel, Bass trombone; Matt Ransom, Tuba

Mozart: Symphony No. 35 in D Major
Higdon: Low Brass Concerto
Haydn: The Representation of Chaos from The Creation
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

Timothy Redmond is Conductor of the Winston-Salem Symphony in a richly diverse concert.  You’ll hear Mozart’s Symphony No. 35, Jennifer Higdon’s intriguing Low Brass Concerto, The Representation of Chaos from Haydn’s The Creation and Igor Stravinsky’s groundbreaking The Rite of Spring.  It’s a fascinating blend for you to enjoy on Carolina Live.

Dec 11 & 13

Greenville Symphony: Rhapsody in Blue
Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor; Asiya Korepanova, piano

Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 9

This Carolina Live program is titled Rhapsody in Blue, the title of the concert you have a chance to enjoy.  But the George Gershwin landmark piece is not the only wonderful music you’ll hear—there’s also Franz Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with guest Asiya Korepanovaand the dramatic Symphony No. 9  by Dmitry Shostakovich.  It’s quite a collection of disparate musical works, yours for the hearing on Carolina Live.

Dec 18 & 20

The Rutherford Chamber Consort: Melody Rides the Westward Wind

Vaughn-Williams: Phantasy Quintet
Brahms: Clarinet Quintet in b-minor
Dvorak: “The American” Quintet

There’s wonderful chamber music from the North Carolina highlands in this edition of Carolina Live.  The Rutherford Chamber Consort presents a concert titled Melody Rides the Westward Wind, and those melodies include the Phantasy Quintet of Ralph Vaughn-Williams, Johannes Brahms’ Clarinet Quintet in b-minor and the rousing “American” Quintet by Antonin Dvorak.  Let this Westward Wind  bring melodic breezes your way.

Dec 25 & 27

The Hickory Choral Society: A Christmas Concert
J. Don Coleman, conductor; Mary Texer, accompanist

The concert is a collection of Christmas favorites including The First Noel, O Little Town of Bethlehem and Silent Night, as well as such works as O Magnum Mysterium, Cantate Domino and Hallelujah from Handel’s Messiah.

Taylor Festival Choir: So Hallowed the Time
Robert Taylor, conductor

Galante: So Hallowed the Time
Paulus: How Far is it to Bethlehem
               Christmas Dances

Two wonderful vocal groups bring their talents to Carolina Live to bring you joy for Christmas.  The Hickory Choral Society of Hickory, NC, has been presenting marvelous concerts for more than four decades, and their Christmas
Concert contains wonderful popular songs of the season and also classically-oriented works tied to the time of the year.  Then there’s a concert of new seasonal music by Brian Galante and Stephen Paulus titled So Hallowed the Time.
You’ll hear the title work by Brian Galante as well as a collection of Christmas Dances by Stephen Paulus and more.  It’s a wonderful way to wish you Merry Christmas!

Jan 1 & 3  

Greenville Symphony Orchestra: All Mozart
Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor; Caroline Ulrich, flute

Mozart: Overture to Abduction from the Seraglio
                 Concerto for Flute
                  Symphony No. 39

The Music of Franz Schubert
Peter Kairoff, piano

Schubert: Impromptus
                    Three Piano Pieces
                    Moments Musicaux
                    Sonata in A-minor

 This edition of Carolina Live brings you the symphonic brilliance of Mozart and the piano artistry of Franz Schubert.  The Greenville Symphony Orchestra has an All Mozart concert, featuring the Concerto for Flute and Symphony No. 39 in E-flat.  Then gifted pianist Peter Kairoff, Chair of the Department of Music at Wake Forest University, plays Schubert’s Sonata in A-minor,  Moments Musicaux , a set of Three Piano Pieces and moreEnjoy the work of these two exceptional composers.

Jan 8 & 10

South Carolina Philharmonic: Rachmaninoff & Brahms
Morihiko Nakahara, Music Director; Caleb Borick, piano

Bacewicz: Overture
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2
Bach: Piano Sonata No. 13
Brahms: Symphony No. 4

 

The spectacular music of Sergei Rachmaninoff, Ludwig van Beethoven and Johannes Brahms fills this week’s Carolina Live program.  The Rachmaninoff work is his dramatic Piano Concerto No. 2, Beethoven’s Piano Sonata is featured by guest pianist Caleb Borick, and Music Director Morihiko Nakahara leads the South Carolina Philharmonic in Brahms’ Symphony No. 4.  It’s an exciting combination of brilliant composers and their amazing works.

Jan 15 & 17

Greensboro Symphony Orchestra: Tchaikovsky and Beethoven Treasures
Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Music Director &  conductor;
Olga Kern, piano
Glinka: Ruslan and Ludmilla Overture
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A

This Carolina Live features a concert by the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra titled Tchaikovsky and Beethoven Treasures, and that’s precisely what you’ll hear.  The Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat is Tchaikovsky’s offering, and it’s played by one of the world’s most gifted and popular pianists, Olga Kern.  From Beethoven comes the Symphony No. 7 in A, so join us and share in the treasures the concert has for you.

Jan 22 & 24

Winston-Salem Symphony Chorus: Bach & Locklair
Christopher Gilliam, conductor; Timothy Olsen, organ; Elizabeth Pacheco Rose, soprano; Laura Atkinson, mezzo soprano; Byron Grohman, tenor; Jason Steigerwalt, bass

Bach: Cantata No. 80 - A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
Locklair: Requiem

Two major works by two gifted composers are featured on this edition of Carolina Live.  First is J.S. Bach’s Cantata No. 80, which springs from Martin Luther’s chorale for Reformation Day, A Mighty Fortress Is our God.  Then Winston-Salem composer Dan Locklair offers a work that has been heard in many parts of the world, his Requiem.  The Winston-Salem Symphony Chorus, a group of talented soloists and an excellent group of musicians from the Symphony are led by Christopher Gilliam.

Jan 29 & 31

Greenville Symphony: Rhapsody in Blue
Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor; Asiya Korepanova, piano

Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 9

  This Carolina Live program is titled Rhapsody in Blue, the title of the concert you have a chance to enjoy.  But the George Gershwin landmark piece is not the only wonderful music you’ll hear—there’s also Franz Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with guest Asiya Korepanovaand the dramatic Symphony No. 9  by Dmitry Shostakovich.  It’s quite a collection of disparate musical works, yours for the hearing on Carolina Live.