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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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May 1 & 3
Greenville Symphony Chamber Orchestra: Shall We Dance
Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor

Weber: Invitation to the Dance
Glinka: Three Polish Dances
De Falla: The Three-Cornered Hat Suite No. 1
Dvorak: Three Slavonic Dances
Brahms: Two Hungarian Dances

An invitation to dance can be an exciting thing, but in this program we also have music that can make it seem rather harrowing. In a concert titled Shall We Dance the Greenville Symphony Chamber Orchestra brings you music from five wonderful composers, with the music ranging from Glinka’s Three Polish Dances to De Falla’s dances from The Three-Cornered Hat. There are Three Slavonic Dances by Dvorak and a pair of Hungarian Dances by Brahms, plus more. Put on your dancing shoes and join us.

May 8 & 10
Winston-Salem Symphony: Wild Dreams
Carolyn Kuan, conductor; Michael Lewin, piano

Karpman: All-American
Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in A Major “Italian”
Piano Concerto No. 1 in D-minor

Johannes Brahms commands much of the focus in a concert by the Winston-Salem Symphony titled Wild Dreams. The program opens with All-American by Laura Karpman, then Brahms’ music takes over with his Symphony No. 4 in A Major “Italian” and his Piano Concerto No. 1 in D-minor, with guest pianist Michael Lewin. Guest conductor of the concert was Carolyn Kuan, and she makes the “wild dreams” ones you’ll want to share.

May 15 & 17
Rutherford Chamber Consort: …and the Daffodils Bloomed o’er the Lea
Sharon Lawrence, Artistic Director

Mozart: Quintet in Eb
Dvorak: Bagatelles
Brahms: Sextet in G Major

The always-dependable ensemble the Rutherford Chamber Consort provides the music for this Carolina Live. From a concert titled …and the Daffodils Bloomed o’er the Lea we’ll hear a Quintet in Eb by Mozart, the delightful set of five Bagatelles by Antonin Dvorak and the masterful Sextet in G Major by Johannes Brahms. It’s a chamber music treat for you, so don’t miss it.

May 22 & 24
Greenville Symphony Orchestra: Mozart & More
Edvard Tchivzhel, Music Director & conductor; Johnathan Swensen, cello

Dvorak: Cello Concerto
Bach: Sarabande from Suite No. 1
Mozart: Overture to Don Giovanni
Symphony No. 35 – “Haffner”

Edvard Tchivzhel leads the Greenville Symphony Orchestra in a concert titled Mozart & More. The program features Mozart’s Overture to Don Giovanni and the Symphony No. 35 – “Haffner,” and you’ll also hear a wonderful Cello Concerto by Antonin Dvorak, with guest cellist Johnathan Swensen. A double helping of Mozart is always wonderful, and when you add “more” it’s even better!

May 29 & 31
South Carolina Philharmonic: Springtime & Shaw
Morihiko Nakahara, conductor; Tessa Lark, violin

Mozart: Symphony No. 36 in C, “Linz”
Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D

The marvelous South Carolina Philharmonic has a concert from its Masterworks series for us. It’s Springtime & Shaw, featuring Mozart’s Symphony No. 36 in C, “Linz,” as well as one of the most respected of all works for violin—Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D, with Tessa Lark in the solo violin spot. The orchestra also has two shorter works for you to enjoy, so please make sure to join us for this edition of Carolina Live.

June 5 & 7
Greensboro Symphony Orchestra: Italian Inspirations
Dmitry Sitkovetsky, conductor; Xavier Foley, double bass

Respighi: The Birds
Bottesini: Double Bass Concerto No. 2 in b-minor
Schubert: Symphony No. 4 in c-minor

So many great classical composers have come from Italy, and many more have been inspired by visits there or by its music. The Greensboro Symphony presents a concert titled Italian Inspirations, and those include Ottorino Respighi’s delightful suite The Birds, and an intriguing Double Bass Concerto in b-minor by Giovanni Bottesini. You’ll also hear Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 4 in c-minor, so join us for some inspiration of your own.

June 12 & 14
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 19 & 21
Winston-Salem Symphony: Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto
Martin West, conductor; Alexander Kobrin, piano

Mendelssohn: Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 in c-minor
Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty Suite

Colour of Music
Lee Pringle, Artistic Director

Bruch: Violin Concerto – finale
Grimbert-Barre: Tribal Triple Concerto for String Trio & Orchestra

Martin West is guest conductor as the Winston-Salem Symphony presents music by three legendary composers. There’s Felix Mendelssohn’s Overture to a Midsummer Night’s Dream, Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty Suite and Sergei Rachminonoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in c-minor. The latter features guest pianist Alexander Kobrin. Then there’s music from Charleston’s Colour of Music Festival, with a movement from Max Bruch’s Violin Concerto and Paris-based composer Johnathan Grimbert-Barre’s Tribal Triple Concerto for String Trio and Orchestra.

June 26 & 28
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.

July 3 & 5 
Winston-Salem Symphony: Center Stage
Timothy Redmond, conductor

Gershwin: Cuban Overture
Elgar: Cello Concerto

Broyhill Chamber Ensemble: Music – So What’s the Story?

Enescu: Aubade Lointane

Janacek: Sonata for Violin and Piano

Dvorak: String Quartet in F Major – “American Quartet”

This edition of Carolina Live features both outstanding symphonic music and excellent choral offerings from the Palmetto State. The South Carolina Philharmonic has a concert titled Reimagining Vivaldi, which features that composer’s The Four Seasons Recomposed, then you’ll hear music from Richard Strauss’ Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, inspired by his admiration of Jean Baptiste Lully. The choral component of the program comes from the Choral Department of Anderson University, featuring a compilation of performances from the school’s Concert Choir and Chamber Singers. Among the composers represented are Morten Lauridsen and Eric Whitaker.

July 10 & 12
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!

July 17 & 19
Greensboro Symphony Orchestra: Trumpet Overture
Dmitry Sitkovetsky, conductor; Brandon Ridenour, trumpet

Mendelssohn: Overture for Orchestra in C

Schubert: Fantasia in f-minor

Haydn: Trumpet Concerto in E-flat

Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 in D

Several of the greatest of the great composers contribute mightily to this edition of Carolina Live. Dmitry Sitkovetsky leads the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra in an Overture for Orchestra in C by Felix Mendelssohn, the Fantasia in f-minor by Franz Schubert, then a Trumpet Concerto in E-flat by Franz Joseph Haydn featuring guest trumpeter Brandon Ridenour. The concert is topped off by the Symphony No. 2 in D by the marvelous symphonist Jean Sibelius. It’s a collection of diverse selections by a wonderful group of composers.

July 24 & 25
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 Fridayand Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 in A. It’s an interesting combination of works, so make sure to join us this week.

July 31 & Aug 2
Greenville Symphony Chamber Orchestra: Chamber 1
Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor

Bach: Suite No. 3 in D major

Beethoven: Music for a Ballet of Knights

Symphony No. 2 in D major

Broyhill Chamber Ensemble

Haydn: Trio in D major

Faure: Quartet No. 2 in g minor

Music Director and conductor Edvard Tchivzhel leads the Greenville Symphony Chamber Orchestra in a concert featuring three works by two masters. You’ll hear Johann Sebastian Bach’s Suite No. 3 in D major, then Ludwig van Beethoven provides his Music for a Ballet of Knights and the delightful Symphony No. 2 in D major. The Broyhill Chamber Ensemble brings you two excellent chamber works: Franz Joseph Haydn’s Trio in D major and Gabriel Faure’s Quartet No. 2 in g minor. Please join us for this diverse program.