Coming Up on Carolina Live

Winston-Salem Symphony: Enigma Variations

Week of December 10, 2017

The title of our featured concert is Enigma Variations, but the quality of the music you’ll hear during this edition of Carolina Live is quite clear and straightforward. It begin with Wagner’s stately Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg, moves to a distinctive Concerto for Two Cellos and Orchestra by contemporary composer David Ott, and ends with the work that provides the concert’s title—Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variations. A diverse and interesting selection from the always-creative Robert Moody and the Winston-Salem Symphony.

Greenville Symphony Orchestra: Oktoberfest and Divine Mozart

Week of December 17, 2017

Any part of the year is a good time for an Oktoberfest celebration, and we have one for you in mid-December, courtesy of conductor Edvard Tchivzhel and the Greenville Symphony Orchestra. Their concert features the bombast of Handel’s Royal Fireworks Music, the musical precision of Brahms’ Variations on a Theme by Haydn and the power of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8. Then from a concert in the orchestra’s chamber series titled Divine Mozart we’ll hear Amadeus’ Symphony No. 20 in D and the “Haffner” Symphony No. 35. Highlights from two concerts on this one Carolina Live.

Bel Canto Company of Greensboro: Holiday Favorites

Week of December 24, 2017

The music of Christmas is presented in rich abundance by Bel Canto Company, the excellent vocal group from Greensboro. In a concert from Christ United Methodist Church, artistic director and conductor Wellborn Young leads the singers in songs that are popular gems of the season, as well as in pieces less well-known but wonderfully striking. Enjoy the sounds of the holiday on a joyous Carolina Live.

Greenville Symphony Orchestra: Poetry and Drama of Life

Week of December 31, 2017

The Greenville Symphony Orchestra and conductor Edvard Tchivzhel delve into the Poetry and Drama of Life on the program, with the dramatic aspects including the music written by Edvard Grieg to accompany the play Peer Gynt. The marvelous Finnish symphonist Jean Sibelius touches on life’s poetry with his beautiful Symphony No. 2 in D. Beauty, drama, great music—it’s all yours on this week’s Carolina Live.

USC Symphony Orchestra: Segev Plays Elgar

Week of January 7, 2018

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.

Winston-Salem Symphony Orchestra: Season Finale

Week of January 14, 2018

The brilliant young pianist Conrad Tao joins the Winston-Salem Symphony in the concert this program features, and he plays two vital roles: he’s soloist in Prokofiev’s Concerto No. 3 for Piano and Orchestra, and he also wrote one of the concert’s works, The world is very different now. In addition, the orchestra plays a suite from The Firebird by Igor Stravinsky, so be sure to join us for this program’s fireworks.

Greenville Symphony Orchestra: The Great Escape

Week of January 21, 2018

The concert featured on this edition of Carolina Live was titled “The Great Escape,” and the Greenville Symphony Orchestra offers music to transport you. They begin with Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 3, then take you back in time with Aaron Copland’s Lincoln Portrait. The final excursion is to the City of Lights—George Gershwin’s An American in Paris. Bon voyage!

Greensboro Symphony Orchestra: Not So Classical

Week of January 28, 2018

Dmitry Sitkovetsy, Music Director and conductor of the Greensboro Symphony, is also a world-renowned violinist, and in the concert we feature he plays Mozart’s Violin Concerto in G Major in addition to leading the orchestra. There’s also an overture by Haydn, a prelude by Chopin transcribed by Sitkovetsky for string orchestra and the oh-so-melodic Symphony No. 2 in b-minor by Borodin. Enjoy a true Maestro and some wonderful musicians on Carolina Live.

Greenville Symphony Orchestra: Musical Deserts and Magic

Week of February 4, 2018

Music and magic—a wonderful combination on this edition of Carolina Live…Maestro Edvard Tchivzhel and the Greenville Symphony Orchestra are featured in a concert that includes a favorite operatic overture by Rossini, the Violin Concerto No. 1 in D by the brilliant violinist and composer Paganini, and the very popular Symphony No. 9 in e-minor “From the New World” by Dvorak. Roman Kim is the guest violinist, so be our guest for the broadcast.

Winston-Salem Symphony: All-Mozart

Week of February 11, 2018

The setting for this edition of Carolina Live is Winston-Salem, with guest conductor Edwin Outwater leading the Winston-Salem Symphony in an all-Mozart concert. The great Amadeus supplies his Divertimento No. 2 in D, the Oboe Concerto in C with guest soloist John Hammarback, and the Symphony No. 38 in D – “Prague.” Brilliant composer, talented orchestra…a great combination on Carolina Live.
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