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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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June 4 & 6

Greenville Symphony Chamber Orchestra: All Mozart
Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor

Mozart: Serenade No. 12 – The Night Music
                 Divertimento No. 3
                 Serenade No. 10 – Gran Partita
Grieg: In the Hall of the Mountain King

All Mozart—that’s the title of the concert we feature on this edition of Carolina Live, and the works by Mozart you’ll hear are his Serenade No. 12 – The Night Music, the Divertimento No. 3 and the great composer’s Serenade No. 10 – Gran Partita.  There is one non-Mozart piece, too—Edvard Grieg’s In the Hall of the Mountain King.  Wonderful orchestra, excellent music—a great combination for you!

June 11 & 13

Winston-Salem Symphony: Innovators and Legends
Stillian Kirov, conductor; Terence Wilson, piano

Seeger: Andante for Strings
Beethoven: Concerto No. 1 in C for Piano and Strings
Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2 in E minor

The Winston-Salem Symphony brings you a wonderful concert titled Innovators and Legends.  You’ll hear Ruth Crawford Seeger’s lovely Andante for Strings, Ludwig van Beethoven’s Concerto No. 1 for Piano and Strings with special guest Terence Wilson and the powerful Symphony No. 2 in E minor by Sergei Rachmaninoff.

June 18 & 20

South Carolina Philharmonic: Mendelssohn’s “Scottish” Symphony
Morihiko Nakahara, music director/conductor; Mary Lee Taylor Kinosian, Ashley Horvat, Damir Horvat, Sophie Wang, violins

Mendelssohn-Hensel: Overture in C Major
Gabrieli-Scatterday: Aria della battaglia
Vivaldi: Concerto for Four Violins in b-minor
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 in a-minor “Scottish”

UNCSA Chamber Member Festival
Dmitri Vorobiev, piano; Roni Shitrit, violin; Julian Smart, viola; Jan Vogler, cello

Faure: Piano Quartet No. 1 in c-minor

The South Carolina Philharmonic brings a variety of musical flavors to a concert titled Mendelssohn’s “Scottish” Symphony.  You know that that work is a major part of the evening’s music, but so is an exciting Concerto for Four Violins in b-minor by Antonio Vivaldi.  The second part of our program is a performance of Gabriel Faure’s Piano Quartet No. 1 in c-minor, featuring faculty and students from the UNC School of the Arts.  Join us for a remarkable program.

June 25 & 27

Greensboro Symphony: A German Requiem
Dmitry Sitkovetsky, conductor & violin; Julia Sitkovetsky, soprano; Andrew Garland, baritone

Brahms: A German Requiem
Bonuses: Mozart – Flute Concerto No. 1
Vivaldi/Bach – Concerto in D-minor

One of Johannes Brahms most celebrated works is his A German Requiem, and that’s the foundation piece of a concert you’ll hear on this Carolina Live.  In addition to that you’ll hear two selections from an earlier concert by the orchestra: Mozart’s Flute Concerto No. 1 and a Concerto in D minor written by Vivaldi and transcribed by Bach.  Most impressive composers at your service on this program, so please join us…

Jul 2 & 4  

South Carolina Philharmonic: Mozart Symphony No. 40
Morihiko Nakahara, music director/conductor; Eve Tang & Scott Garrett, violas; James Ackley, trumpet; Gilles Vonsattel, piano

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in Bb
Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 1 in c-minor
Mozart: Symphony No. 40 in g-minor

Palmetto Chamber Orchestra: Columbia Celebrates!
Suzanna Pavlovsky, music director/conductor; Betty Gardiner & Robin Doherty, flutes

Quantz: Flute Double Concerto in g-minor
O’Neill and Kinkel: Christmas Eve Sarajevo
Webber: Memory from Cats

 Two orchestras based in Columbia provide music for this edition of Carolina Live.  The South Carolina Philharmonic presents Mozart Symphony No. 40 from its Masterworks series of concerts, with that true masterwork by Mozart along with Dmitri Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in c-minor and more.  The Palmetto Chamber Orchestra has highlights from its concert Columbia Celebrates!, featuring a Flute Double Concerto in g-minor by Johann Joachim Quantz and a moving work titled Christmas Eve Sarajevo. Enjoy both on Carolina Live.

Jul 9 & 11

Winston-Salem Symphony: Music from Homelands
Vinay Parameswaran, guest conductor; Lara St. John, violin

Sibelius: Finlandia
Dvorak: Concerto in A minor for Violin and Orchestra
Lutoslawski: Concerto for Orchestra
Bonus: Rachmaninoff – Symphonic Dances

The title of the concert you’ll enjoy on this program is Music From the Homelands, and it includes the beloved Finlandia by Jean Sibelius, a Concerto in A minor for Violin and Orchestra by Antonin Dvorak and the intriguing Concerto for Orchestra by Witold Lutoslawski.  There’s also a bonus of the Symphonic Dances of Sergei Rachmaninoff, so please join us.

Jul 16 & 18

Rutherford Chamber Consort: Vessels of Song
Sharon Lawrence,  Artistic Director

Paganini: Cantabile
H.H.A. Beach: Romance
Galay: Klezmer Tunes with a Classical Touch
Kogan: Klezmer Dance Suite
Schubert: String Quintet in C

Greensboro Symphony Orchestra: Keys of Beethoven
Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Music Director; Lukas Geniusas, piano

Barber: Adagio for Strings
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C-minor


 This edition of the program begins with a concert by the Rutherford Chamber Consort titled Vessels of Song.  Some of those vessels are captained by familiar composers such as Paganini and Schubert, but a main part of the concert blends the distinctive sound of klezmer music with classical in a set titled “Klezmer in the Mountains.”  The second part of Carolina Live has highlights from a concert by the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra—Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings and Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in C-minor.

Jul 23 & 25

Greenville Symphony Orchestra: Love Stories
Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor

Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture
Francesca da Rimini
Strauss: Don Juan
Der Rosenkavalier Suite

Two brilliant composers provide the music for a concert by the Greenville Symphony Orchestra titled Love Stories. From Tchaikovsky come his oh-so-romantic Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture and Francesca da Rimini. Then Richard Strauss’ symphonic poem Don Juan is followed by a suite from his opera Der Rosenkavalier. There’s a great chance you’ll love the musical “stories” told on this Carolina Live.

Jul 30 & Aug 1

South Carolina Philharmonic: Beethoven & Blue Jeans ‘22
Morihiko Nakahara, conductor; Rachel Lee Friday, violin

Simon: Fate Now Conquers
Barber: Violin Concerto
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7

 For years the South Carolina Philharmonic has offered a series of popular concerts under the ongoing title Beethoven & Blue Jeans.  We have a 2022 edition of the series on this Carolina Live, and the music includes Carlos Simon’s Fate Now Conquers, Samuel Barber’s Violin Concerto with soloist Rachel Lee Friday and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 in A.  It’s an interesting combination of works, so make sure to join us this week.

Aug 6 & 8

Winston-Salem Symphony: Grieg and Tchaikovsky
JoAnn Falletta, guest conductor: Karen Ni Bhroin, assistant conductor

Shostakovich: Festive Overture
Grieg: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in a-minor
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 in f-minor

There’s wonderful variety to enjoy on this Carolina Live program.  The Winston-Salem Symphony welcomes the marvelous JoAnn Falletta as guest conductor, and the orchestra presents two major works—Edvard Grieg’s Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in a-minor followed by Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 in f-minor.  You can then enjoy an archived performance by the orchestra from an earlier concert,

Aug 13 & 15

Greenville Symphony Orchestra: All Tchaikovsky
Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor; Alexander Markov, violin

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D Major
Markov: Excerpt for Electric Violin
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 in F minor

 All Tchaikovsky is the title of a concert you’ll hear from the Greenville Symphony Orchestra.  It includes the Russian great’s Violin Concerto in D Major with guest violinist Alexander Markov and the Symphony No. 4 in F minor.  Conductor Edvard Tchivzhel conducts the Orchestra with his accustomed excellence, so please be with us.

Aug 20 & 22

Greensboro Symphony Orchestra: Chopin and Berlioz
Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Music Director & conductor; Emanuel Ax, piano

Von Weber: Overture to Der Freishutz
Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2 in f-minor
                Nocturne No. 15 in f-minor
Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique

Powerful music by Frederick Chopin and Hector Berlioz fills up this edition of Carolina Live. Piano maestro Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in f-minor is performed by the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra and legendary guest pianist Emanuel Ax, who also plays Chopin’s Nocturne No. 15 in f-minor as an encore.  Then Hector Berlioz’ Symphonie Fantastique is heard in the second part of the programJoin us for the great music played by gifted artists.

Aug 27 & 29

South Carolina Philharmonic: Prokofiev’s Piano
Morihiko Nakahara, music director/conductor; Solomon Ge, piano

Coleridge-Taylor: Ballade in A minor
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major
Ge: Astral Mirage
Dvorak: Symphony No. 8 in G Major

The South Carolina Philharmonic brings you a concert titled Prokofiev’s Piano, but that brilliant keyboard work is not all you’ll hear.  In addition to Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in C with guest pianist Solomon Ge, there’s a work by Ge titled Astral Mirage and the wonderful Symphony No. 8 in G of Antonin Dvorak.  It’s a marvelous mix, so don’t miss it.