Coming Up on Carolina Live

South Carolina Philharmonic Orchestra: Sayaka in the Spring

Week of June 25, 2017

There’s a fascinating combination of composers to be found in this program. In a concert titled “Sayaka in the Spring,” Felix Mendelssohn provides the Violin Concerto in e-minor, Tchaikovsky his Symphony No. 5 in e-minor, and Japanese composer Akira Nishimura’s Sakurabito (2010) opens the proceedings. The guest artist is violinist Sayaka Shoji, so join us for a stirring evening of music from the South Carolina Philharmonic Orchestra.

Vivian Major Robinson Concert Series: Chopin Meets the Beatles

Week of July 2, 2017

The Lancaster Cultural Arts Center is the setting of an inventive program presented by North Carolina-based pianist Pam Howland. An acclaimed interpreter of Chopin, she performs beloved selections by the Polish composer paired with Beatles pop standards. Then the program shifts to Greenville for highlights from a concert in that orchestra’s Chamber Classics series featuring the overture to a favorite Mozart opera and one of his final symphonies.

South Carolina Philharmonic: The Rite of Spring

Week of July 9, 2017

Several of the greatest figures in Russian musical history provide the selections featured in this edition of Carolina Live. The concert’s title is The Rite of Spring, and that groundbreaking work by Igor Stravinsky is performed by the South Carolina Philharmonic, which also presents a Suite from Cinderella by Sergei Prokofiev. The music begins with Modest Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain, in a re-orchestration by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov; that’s played by the South Carolina Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. It’s powerful music for any season on Carolina Live.

Winston-Salem Symphony: Schubert & Mozart

Week of July 16, 2017

Schubert & Mozart is the title the Winston-Salem Symphony bestowed on the concert we feature this week, but it must be noted that another excellent composer contributes to the music—Benjamin Britten. Guest conductor Mark Stringer leads the orchestra in Schubert’s “Unfinished” Symphony No. 8, Britten’s Concerto for Violin & Viola, and Mozart’s final symphony—No. 41 in C, “Jupiter.” It’s a program of variety and exciting performances, so be with us for this edition of Carolina Live.

Davidson College Concert Series: WDAV Young Chamber Musicians Competition 2016

Week of July 23, 2017

WDAV Classical Public Radio’s third annual Young Chamber Musicians competition drew entries from across the country and Europe, and the four finalists represented some of the nation’s finest music programs. The Junior Division featured a “battle of the coasts,” with ensembles from New York City and Los Angeles competing. In the Senior Division a group from The Cleveland Institute of Music went up against one from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. The concert was presented in the Duke Family Performance Hall on the Davidson College campus and broadcast live, with prizes awarded not only by the panel of judges but also an “Audience Choice” award determined by text voting.

Greenville Symphony Orchestra: Inspired By the Classics

Week of July 30, 2017

Classical fans often turn to their favorite music for inspiration, and on this Carolina Live we have music to provide just that. Inspired By the Classics is the title of a concert from the Greenville Symphony Orchestra’s chamber series, and there are works from Richard Strauss, who was inspired by Francois Couperin, from Sergei Prokofiev, inspired by Haydn and Mozart, and from Tchaikovsky, who also found his muse in Mozart. In addition, the Davidson College Choral Arts Society and Pro Arte Orchestra present a moving performance of Dan Forrest’s Requiem For the Living.