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.
Feb 2 & 4
Winston-Salem Symphony & Chorus: Mozart's Requiem
Jessica Morel, conductor; Christopher Gilliam, Chorus conductor
Mozart: Requiem in D-minor
Greenville Symphony: Arabian Nights
Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor; Laura Colgate, violin
Two strong orchestras and two spectacular musical works are found on this edition of Carolina Live. The Winston-Salem Symphony and Chorus present the Requiem in D-minor by Mozartfrom a March 2019 concert at Wait Chapel of Wake Forest University. Then the Greenville Symphony plays Nikolai Rimsky-Korsavov's oh-so-romantic Scheherazade in a January 2019 concert. It's an intriguing pairing of musical masterworks, so make sure to join us.
Feb 9 & 11
South Carolina Philharmonic: Masterworks 5
Morihiko Nakahara, director/conductor; David Hou,
Mozart: Overture to La clemenza di Tito
Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1 in e-minor
Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in c-minor
The site of the concert featured in this Carolina Live program is Columbia, where music director and conductor Morihiko Nakahara leads the South Carolina Philharmonic Orchestra in a rich group of compositions. There's Mozart's Overture to La clemenza di Tito, then a masterwork of Frederic Chopin, his Piano Concerto No. 1 in e-minor with guest pianist David Hou. To wrap things up in grand fashion the orchestra plays Johannes Brahms's Symphony No. 1 in c-minor, so be sure to join us for this exciting evening of music.
Feb 16 & 18
Rutherford Chamber Consort: Vessels of Song
Sharon Lawrence, Artistic Director
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.
Feb 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.