Coming Up on Carolina Live

Winston-Salem Symphony Orchestra: Classics #3

Week of October 15, 2017

Carolina Live has an interesting combination of both new and older music on this program. The concert is from the Classics Series of the Winston-Salem Symphony, and features Jean Sibelius’ Symphony No. 5 in Eb, contemporary composer D. J. Sparr’s Violet Bond: Concerto for Electric Guitar, and the ever-popular Symphony No. 9 in e-minor (From the New World) by Antonin Dvorak.. The mix is striking, so be sure to join conductor Robert Moody and us for this edition of Carolina Live.

Greenville Symphony Orchestra: In the Company of Great Romantics

Week of October 22, 2017

The Greenville Symphony Orchestra and conductor Edvard Tchivzhel invite you to spend some wonderful time In the Company of Great Romantics. You’ll hear Carl Maria von Weber’s Oberon, Sergei Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in C with guest pianist Edisher Savitski, and the concert will conclude with Robert Schumann’s Symphony No. 4 in d-minor. A distinguished group of Romantics for sure, and you’ll be glad you joined their company by joining us for this edition of Carolina Live.

Greensboro Symphony: Night of Mystery

Week of October 29, 2017

From Dana Auditorium comes a Halloween edition of the program. Music Director Dmitry Sitkovetsky and the Greensboro Symphony welcome a rising young Irish pianist for a holiday-themed concert that includes devilish music by Liszt for solo piano and piano with orchestra. There are also perennially popular spooky classics from Dukas, Prokofiev, Saint-Saens, Sibelius and Mussorgsky.

Greenville Symphony Chamber Orchestra: Some Enchanted Evening

Week of November 5, 2017

This edition of the program focuses on chamber settings. First the Greenville Symphony Chamber Orchestra presents the concert Some Enchanted Evening, featuring Schubert’s Symphony No. 5 and several Slavonic Dances by Dvorak. Then the musicians of Chamber Music Charleston offer An Afternoon in Vienna, with a well-known waltz by Johann Strauss, Jr., The Emperor, and Beethoven’s Septet in E-flat.

Winston-Salem Symphony Orchestra: Film Composers Onstage

Week of November 12, 2017

Composers who achieved great fame and adulation in part by writing wonderful music for films are featured on this program. The Winston-Salem Symphony and conductor Robert Moody bring you a piece from John Williams’ score for War Horse—Dartmoor, 1912; there’s a Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D by an earlier film giant, Erich Kordgold; and the program concludes with the Symphony No. 5 n d-minor by Russian great Dmitri Shostakovich. It may not be a trip to the movies, but it’s a terrific musical journey on Carolina Live.

Greensboro Symphony Orchestra: Winter Dreams

Week of November 19, 2017

The excitement of Tchaikovsky’s music is heard in abundance on this program. From the Russian master there’s the symphony that provides the title of the concert—Winter Dreams, the Symphony No. 1 in g. There’s a suite from one of Tchaikovsky’s iconic ballets, Sleeping Beauty, and the concert concludes with a classic ode to bombast--the 1812 Overture.

Kaia String Quartet: Returning Friends

Week of November 26, 2017

Two settings and two interesting groups of performers are featured on this edition of Carolina Live. The Kaia String Quartet arrives from their base in Chicago to wow an audience at the Salt Block Auditorium in Hickory, NC, playing the String Quartet No. 8 in e-minor by Beethoven and Chicago-Lucerne by Amos Gillespie. In Davidson, NC, mezzo-soprano Rebecca Robinson is joined by accompanist Wade Dingman and her musician parents, Mary Kay and Joseph Robinson, for a varied concert with music from Schubert, Gershwin, Bizet and more. It’s a pleasing potpourri on this week’s Carolina Live.

Rebecca Robinson, Family and Friend: Love Songs in the Afternoon

Week of November 26, 2017

Two settings and two interesting groups of performers are featured on this edition of Carolina Live. The Kaia String Quartet arrives from their base in Chicago to wow an audience at the Salt Block Auditorium in Hickory, NC, playing the String Quartet No. 8 in e-minor by Beethoven and Chicago-Lucerne by Amos Gillespie. In Davidson, NC, mezzo-soprano Rebecca Robinson is joined by accompanist Wade Dingman and her musician parents, Mary Kay and Joseph Robinson, for a varied concert with music from Schubert, Gershwin, Bizet and more. It’s a pleasing potpourri on this week’s Carolina Live.