Nov 3 & 5
Winston-Salem Symphony: Kulenovic Conducts Brahms
Vladimir Kulenovic, conductor; Julian Schwartz, cello
Weber: Overture to Der Freischutz
Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-flat
Bach: Prelude to First Cello Suite
Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F
The Winston-Salem Symphony is led by guest conductor Vladimir Kulenovic in a concert appropriately titled Kulenovic Conducts Brahms. The title piece is Brahms' Symphony No. 3 in F, but also included is Carl Maria von Weber's Overture to Der Freischutz, the Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-flat by Dmitri Shostakovich, and an encore by Bach from guest cellist Julian Schwartz. Please join us for this rich group of pleces and the excellent performers who play them.
Nov 10 & 12
Greenville Symphony Orchestra: And the Gold Medal Winner Is…
Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor; Yekwon Sunwoo, piano
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3 in d-minor
Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in e-minor
This edition of Carolina Live features two wonderful orchestral works performed by the Greenville Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Edvard Tchivzhel leads the players in Sergei Rachmaninoff's dramatic Piano Concerto No. 3 in d-minor, with celebrated guest pianist Yekwon Sunwoo, Gold Medalist at the Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Then the orchestra performs Johannes Brahms' marvelous Symphony No. 4 in e-minor to round out a program you won't want to miss.
Nov 17 & 19
Greensboro Symphony: Austro-Hungarian Delight
Dmitry Sitkovetsky, conductor; Scott Rawls, viola
Kodaly: Dances of Galanta
Bartok: Viola Concerto
Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F
The Rutherford Chamber Consort: Ruscelli di Primavera
Schoenberg: Transfigured Night for String Sextet
There's a combination of grand symphonic music and a very intriguing chamber piece on this edition of Carolina Live. The Greensboro Symphony offers their concert titled Austro-Hungarian Delight, with music by Zoltan Kodaly, Bela Bartok and Johannes Brahms. Then the Rutherford Chamber Consort brings us a work by Arnold Schoenberg, his Transfigured Night for String Sextet. Interesting combination for sure, and pleasurable listening for you…
Nov 24 & 26
South Carolina Philharmonic: Beethoven & Blue Jeans – Oktoberfest!
Morihiko Nakahara, conductor; Hugo Kitano, piano
Beethoven: Coriolan Overture
Piano Concerto No. 3
Symphony No. 7
Greenville Symphony Orchestra: Oktoberfest
Edvard Tchizhel, conductor
Gluck: Selections from Orpheus and Eurydice
J. S. Bach: Suite No. 4 in D
An all-Beethoven program marked Oktoberfest at the Koger Center for the Arts in Columbia. The South Carolina Philharmonic opens with a dramatic overture and closes with one of the master's most popular symphonies. In between the orchestra welcomes pianist Hugo Kitano for the third of Beethoven's five piano concertos. After that there are highlights from another Oktoberfest concert, this time with the Greenville Symphony Orchestra. They perform Baroque music by Gluck and J. S. Bach.
Dec 1 & 3
Greensboro Symphony Orchestra: European Delights
Dmitry Sitkovetsky, conductor
Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnol
Ravel: Alborado del grazioso
The French Connection
Matthew Hanna, clarinet; Christopher Tavernier, piano
Poulenc: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
Debussy: L'Isle Joyeuse
Messager: Solo de concours
Liszt: Grand gallop chromatique
Great music from Europe fills this edition of Carolina Live. Maestro Dmitry Sitkovetsky leads the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra in Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's joyful Capriccio Espagnol, the haunting Iberia by Claude Debussy, and Maurice Ravel's Alborado del grazioso. Then two talented soloists work together to bring you The French Connection—clarinetist Matthew Hanna and pianist Christopher Tavernier play music by Francis Poulenc, Claude Debussy, Frederic Chopin, Franz Liszt and more. Make sure to join us for this European musical "travelogue" on Carolina Live.
Dec 8 & 10
South Carolina Philharmonic: Symphonie Fantastique!
Morihiko Nakahara, conductor; Brad Edwards, trombone
Tomasi: Trombone Concerto
Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique
Choirs of Anderson University: Choral Masterworks
Richard Williamson, Director of Choral Activities
Haydn: selections from The Creation
Mendelssohn: Three Sacred Songs
Handel: Worthy Is the Lamb from Messiah
The music on this edition of Carolina Live comes to you from the Palmetto State—from an excellent orchestra, then from the Choral program at a fine university. The South Carolina Philharmonic presents two works: Henri Tomasi's Trombone Concerto, with Brad Edwards the soloist, plus Hector Berlioz' groundbreaking Symphonie Fantastique. Then you'll hear performances from a number of Choral Masterworks concerts held at Anderson University, with music by Haydn, Bach, Mendelssohn and Handel. Orchestral flair and vocal brilliance--yours to enjoy on this Carolina Live.
Dec 15 & 17
Winston-Salem Symphony & Chorus Chamber Singers:
Robert Moody, conductor; Christopher Gilliam, Symphony Chorus Director
George Frideric Handel's Messiah is a long-established holiday favorite, though it wasn't originally written as a Christmas work. It actually debuted in the month of April, but for multitudes of classical listeners it is now considered something to be enjoyed at holiday time. It's performed by the Winston-Salem Symphony and the Symphony Chorus Chamber Singers, and it will be a stirring addition to your December delights.
Dec 22 & 24
Bel Canto Company: Holiday Reflections
Welborn Young, conductor
This is a Christmas concert featuring a large variety of noted classical composers such as Mendelssohn, Handel and Praetorius and also a wealth of music from gifted non-classical musicians.
This Carolina Live program is a Christmas delight, a concert by the Greensboro vocal group Bel Canto containing an abundance of familiar traditional music of the season, as well as pieces that are not quite as well known. From classical works by Handel, Mendelssohn and Praetorius to spirituals such as Go Tell It On The Mountain, this holiday offering such certainly has enough "gifts" to make your holiday merry indeed!
Dec 29 & 31
USC Symphony Orchestra: Segev Plays Elgar
Donald Portnoy, conductor; Inbal Segev, cello
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake Suite
Elgar: Cello Concerto in e-minor
Bach: Sarabande from Cello Suite in C
Charleston Symphony Orchestra
Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in c-minor
Music from two excellent South Carolina locations is featured in this program. From Columbia the USC Symphony Orchestra performs cello works by Elgar and Bach, with guest artist Inbal Segev. Then from Charleston that city's symphony orchestra plays the Symphony No. 1 by Johannes Brahms. Two cities, one marvelously full program on this Carolina Live.
Jan 5 & 7
Greensboro Symphony Orchestra: Three Meditations
Dmitry Sitkovetsky, conductor; Andres Diaz, cello
Saint-Saens: The Swan from Carnival of the Animals
Bernstein: Three Meditations from Mass
Dvorak: Symphony No. 6 in D
The Palmetto Mastersingers
Lillian Quackenbush, Artistic Director
Souls of Love – a varied concert of sacred, popular and
Music for the mind and the heart is presented on this edition of the program. We begin with a concert titled Three Meditations by the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra. The title refers to music by Leonard Bernstein – Three Meditations from Mass – and the evening's music includes the lovely The Swan by Camille Saint-Saens and Antonin Dvorak's Symphony No. 6 in D. We then feature highlights from the concert Souls of Love from The Palmetto Mastersingers, a wonderful ensemble known as "South Carolina's Musical Ambassadors." They offer music from a variety of composers including Rachmaninoff, John Dowland, Alex North and Billy Joel.
Jan 12 & 14
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.
Jan 19 & 21
Winston-Salem Symphony: Myers Conducts Tchaikovsky Timothy Myers, conductor; Dmitri Vorobiev, piano
Mazzoli: These Worlds in Us
Ravel: Concerto for Piano in G
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in b-minor
A guest conductor holds the reins of the Winston-Salem Symphony in a concert titled Myers Conducts Tchaikovsky. That Russian great is represented by his Symphony No. 6 in b-minor, but you'll also hear the fascinating Concerto for Piano in G by Maurice Ravel, with guest pianist Dmitri Vorobiev in the solo spot. There's also Machine by contemporary composer Jennifer Higdon and These Worlds in Us by Missy Mazzoli. Tchaikovsky, yes, but a whole lot more!
Jan 26 & 28
Greenville Symphony Chamber Orchestra: Humans and Animals
Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor; Lisa Kiser and David Gross, pianos; Hugh Floyd, narrator
Shchedrin: Carmen Suite
Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No. 1
Saint-Saens: Carnival of the Animals
Music Director and conductor Edvard Tchivzhel has chosen some wonderful pieces for the concert that fills this edition of Carolina Live. The concert's title is Humans and Animals, and the Greenville Symphony Chamber Orchestra brings you Russian composer Rodion Shchedrin's Carmen Suite, Italian composer Ottorino Respighi's Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No. 1, and the always-delightful Carnival of the Animals by French great Camille Saint-Saens. Both the human and animal aspects of your musical makeup will be satisfied by this Carolina Live.