Aug 4 & 6
Greenville Symphony Orchestra: Beilman Returns
Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor; Benjamin Beilman, violin
Wagner: Prelude to Die Meistersinger
Violin Concerto in D
Symphony No. 7 in d-minor
It can be exciting when someone of international renown is a special guest, and this concert has that kind of buzz…the Greenville Symphony welcomes violinist Benjamin Beilman to this concert, and the gifted performer plays Johannes Brahms' Violin Concerto in D. Also on the program are Richard Wagner's Prelude to Die Meistersinger and the Symphony No. 7 in D-minor by Antonin Dvorak. Be sure to be with us for this much-awaited "return."
Aug 11 & 13
Winston-Salem Symphony: Fanfare
Robert Moody, conductor; Ryan Anthony, trumpet
Stephenson: Light from Shadows
Smetana: Overture to The Bartered Bride
Stephenson: Concerto No. 3 for Trumpet and Orchestra
Morricone: "Gabriel's Oboe" from The Mission
Barber: Adagio for Strings
Respighi: Pines of Rome
The concert featured on this program opens with a piece specially commissioned for the Winston-Salem Symphony, Light From Shadows by James Stephenson, who also provides his Concerto No. 3 for Trumpet and Orchestra. The orchestra and conductor Robert Moody also offer favorite works by Bedrich Smetana, Samuel Barber, Ennio Morricone and Ottorino Respighi, so be sure to be with us for the marvelous variety on this Carolina Live.
Aug 18 & 20
Charleston Symphony Orchestra: Bach's B-minor Mass
Rob Taylor, conductor
Taylor Festival Choir
College of Charleston Madrigal Singers
Bach: Mass in B-minor
A single monumental work fills this edition of Carolina Live. It's Johann Sebastian Bach's Mass in B-minor, which gave new form to the vocal music that Bach had composed throughout his career. The performance is by the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, the Taylor Festival Choir and the College of Charleston Madrigal Singers, so join us for this special concert.
Aug 25 & 27
Greenville Symphony Orchestra: Beethoven the Great
Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor; Dmitri Levkovich, piano
Beethoven: Egmont Overture
Piano Concerto No. 5
Symphony No. 5 in c
Conductor Edvard Tchivzhel and the Greenville Symphony Orchestra focus on Ludwig van Beethoven in the concert featured on this program. From the great composer comes his Egmont Overture, the Piano Concerto No. 5 with guest artist Dmitri Levkovich and the always-stirring Symphony No. 5 in c. The concert's title is Beethoven the Great and the orchestra does a great job of playing the master's music!
Sept 1 & 3
Tesla Quartet: Chamber Classics III
Mozart: String Quartet in d-minor
Puts: Dark Vigil
Sibelius: String Quartet in d-minor – Voces Intimae
South Carolina Philharmonic
Morihiko Nakahara, conductor
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition
There's a wonderful combination of chamber charm and symphonic power on this edition of Carolina Live. The Tesla Quartet provides a concert from their time as resident quartet with the Western Piedmont Symphony, with pieces by Mozart, Sibelius and Kevin Puts. Then the capper on the program is the entire Pictures at an Exhibition by Modest Mussorgsky, with all the beauty and drama the work contains. Join us for both kinds of musical magic on this program.
Sept 8 & 10
Vox & The Firebird Sinfonia: A German Requiem
David Tang, conductor
Brahms: A German Requiem
Western Piedmont Symphony: Masterworks ii
John Gordon Ross, conductor; Luke Boudreault and Bill
Lawing, trumpets; Serafim Smigelskiy and Sarah Rocco Ross, cello
Vivaldi: Concerto for Two Trumpets in C
Joplin: Solace & The Easy Winners
Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No. 1
Vivaldi: Concerto for Two Cellos in g-minor
This program brings you two very different concerts…in the first, Johannes Brahms' A German Requiem is performed in stirring fashion by Charlotte-based choral group Vox and The Firebird Sinfonia. The second concert's highlights are supplied by the Western Piedmont Symphony, with two impressive works by Antonio Vivaldi and favorites by Scott Joplin and Ottorino Respighi. It's a Carolina Live with great variety, so be sure to listen.
Sept 15 & 17
Greenville Symphony Orchestra: Chamber Extravaganza and Oktoberfest
Edvard Tchivhel, conductor; Amy Yang Hazlett, bassoon; Stephen K. Wilson, trombone
Korngold: Much Ado About Nothing
Rota: Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra
Weill: Threepenny Opera Suite
Weber: Symphony No. 1 in C
Strauss: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme
Enjoy music from two concerts by the Greenville Symphony on this Carolina Live. The Chamber Orchestra offers a fascinating group of selections from the concert Chamber Extravaganza—music by Korngold, Nino Rota and Kurt Weill. Then the Symphony plays two highlights from an Oktoberfest concert—Carl Maria von Weber's Symphony No. 1 in C and Richard Strauss' Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme. There's wonderful variety to be found in this Carolina Live, so make sure to join us.
Sept 22 & 24
Greensboro Symphony Orchestra: Favorite Love Songs
Dmitry Sitkovetsky, conductor & violin; Jaime Laredo, violin; Sharon Robinson, cello
Vivaldi: Concerto for Two Violins and Cello in d-minor
Brubeck: Pas De Deux – Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra
Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet Suite
The title of the concert featured here is Favorite Love Songs, and the special guests of the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra have created a long-running musical love story…Jaime Laredo and Sharon Robinson are a husband-wife team who are known worldwide as soloists, a duo, and as part of a famous trio. The concert features Vivaldi's Concerto for Two Violins and Cello, Chris Brubeck's Pas De Deux-Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra and Sergei Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet Suite. Enjoy the "love songs" with us!
Sept 29 & Oct 1
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.
Oct 6 & 8
Greenville Symphony Chamber Orchestra: Mozart's Magic Flute & Harp + Farewell and Welcome Back
Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor; Carolina Ulrich, flute; John Wickey, harp
Mozart: The Magic Flute
Concerto for Flute & Harp
Symphony No. 34 in C
Haydn: Symphony No. 45 in F#-minor
Elgar: The Wand of Youth
The Greenville Symphony Chamber Orchestra invites you to two distinct concerts on this program. The first is Mozart's Magic Flute & Harp, with music from the master's opera The Magic Flute, his Concerto for Flute & Harp and the Symphony No. 34 in C. The second concert is Farewell and Welcome Back, which brings you Haydn's Symphony No. 45 in F#-minor ("Farewell") and Edward Elgar's The Wand of Youth. Two full concerts for the price of one, and actually free for the listening.
Oct 13 &15
Hendersonville Chamber Orchestra:
Thomas Joiner, conductor; Jesse Davis, Christopher Tavernier & Vance Reese, pianos
Brahms: 16 Waltzes
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 21 in C "Waldstein"
Bach: Concerto No. 2 in C for Three Pianos
Bolcom: Three Rags
Adler: String Quartet
Ljova: Crosstown & Budget Bulgar from Viola Suite
Three composers and three pianists are featured in a concert that leads off this edition of Carolina Live. It's titled The 3 B's, and as you would expect that refers to Brahms, Beethoven and Bach, each of whom is represented by a distinctive work, including one featuring three pianists at once. This program also features some out-of-the-ordinary chamber work by the Tesla Quartet, with Three Rags by William Bolcom and music by two other gifted composers. Join us for this unique edition of Carolina Live.
Oct 20 & 22
Western Piedmont Symphony: World Premiere + Homecoming
John Gordon Ross, conductor; Dmitri Pogorelov, violin
Locklair: Symphony # 2
Williams: "Meditation" from Easter Cantata
Schumann: Violin Concerto in A-minor
Borodin: Symphony No. 2 in B-minor
This program featuring the Western Piedmont Symphony begins with a world premiere: Winston-Salem-based composer Dan Locklair's Symphony No. 2 was premiered by the orchestra, and you'll hear that. Then we hear a different concert by the group—it's titled Homecoming, and among the treats you'll hear are Robert Schumann's Violin Concerto in A-minor and Alexander Borodin's Symphony No. 2 in B-minor. Fine music from a fine orchestra, so please join us.
Oct 27 & 29
South Carolina Philharmonic Orchestra: Kubrick Classics
Morihiko Nakahara, conductor
Rossini: Overture to La Gazza Ladra
Purcell/Stucky: Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary
J. Strauss: On the Beautiful Blue Danube
R. Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra
Greenville Symphony Orchestra: What a Wonderful World
Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor
Ravel: La Valse
Grofe: Grand Canyon Suite
Two excellent South Carolina orchestras are featured in this Carolina Live program. The South Carolina Philharmonic has a concert titled Kubrick Classics, and it contains music by Rossini, Purcell and the Strausses that Stanley Kubrick used in his films. The Greenville Symphony then presents music from its concert What a Wonderful World, with favorites by Maurice Ravel and American composer Ferde Grofe. Double the concerts, twice the musical treats on Carolina Live.