Coming Up on Carolina Live
Greensboro Symphony Orchestra: French Masterpieces
Week of March 19, 2017The title of the concert featured on this edition of Carolina Live tells the story: French Masterpieces. Vivid examples of favorite pieces by Maurice Ravel and Claude Debussy are brought to life by the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra and conductor Dmitry Sitkovetsky. In addition, Ukranian-born pianist Inna Faliks joins the orchestra for the dramatic Piano Concerto No. 2 in c-minor by Sergei Rachmaninov, plus a charming encore of a piece by Franz Liszt.
Winston Salem Symphony Orchestra: Mighty Mahler
Week of March 26, 2017Two orchestras from North Carolina’s Piedmont Triad provide the stirring music on this program. The Winston Salem Symphony and conductor Robert Moody play the Symphony No. 1 in D “Titan” by Gustav Mahler, then the Piedmont Wind Symphony offers the Cuban Overture and An American in Paris by George Gershwin, plus a piece by Arnold Schoenberg. Interesting variety in both music and musicians on this Carolina Live.
Greensboro Symphony: War & Peace Reimagined
Week of April 2, 2017
Major works by two Russian greats are performed by two separate orchestras in this program. Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 1 is played by the Symphony of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, with Dmitry Sitkovetsky playing violin. Then Maestro Sitkovetsky leads the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra in the marvelous Symphony No. 8 by Shostakovich. Hear some of the North Carolina Triad’s finest musicians on this Carolina Live.
St. Paul’s Episcopal, Winston-Salem: Locklair’s Requiem
Week of April 9, 2017This edition of the program features a world premiere from a North Carolina-based composer whose music is performed the world over. Dan Lockair’s choral music is especially highly-regarded, and the work in this concert from Winston-Salem showcases his writing for voices with orchestra. The second part of the program changes locations to nearby Greensboro where the Bel Canto Company performs a work by another contemporary composer from the Carolinas as well as Johann Sebastian Bach.
Winston-Salem Symphony & Chorale: Brahms Beloved Requiem
Week of April 16, 2017Johannes Brahms’ A German Requiem is the foundation piece of this concert with the Winston-Salem Symphony and Chorale, Winston-Salem State Choir and guest soloists lending their talents to the monumental work. There’s also a piece by Johann Sebastian Bach on the program, as well as contemporary composer Dan Forrest’s beautiful In paradisum. It’s a massing of great musical forces on this Carolina Live.
South Carolina Philharmonic: Beethoven and Blue Jeans 2015
Week of April 24, 2017The Koger Center in Columbia was the site of this concert from 2015 which welcomed musician and NPR classical music commentator Miles Hoffman. He joined the orchestra for a Berlioz work based on an epic poem by Lord Byron and commissioned by none other than Paganini. The concert opens with one of the most famous opera overtures of all, followed by a popular Beethoven symphony.
Greensboro Symphony Orchestra: Russian Romantics
Week of April 30, 2017You can sample both the power and emotion of some wonderful composers on this Carolina Live. Conductor Dmitry Sitkovetsky and the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra present Russian Romantics, and you can hear such dramatic favorites as Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 in b-minor. There’s also music from the ballet The Fairy’s Kiss by Igor Stravinsky, and more. Be with us for a generous portion of Russian romanticism on Carolina Live.
South Carolina Philharmonic Orchestra: Up Close and Personal
Week of May 7, 2017Two very popular piano concertos featuring an award-winning pianist playing each…that’s just part of this edition of Carolina Live. Morihiko Nakahara and the South Carolina Philharmonic Orchestra welcome guest pianists Derek Chung, who plays Franz Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1, and Elisabeth Tsai, the soloist for Edvard Grieg’s Piano Concerto n a-minor. The orchestra also brings you a wonderful symphony: the Symphony No. 1 in e-minor of Jean Sibelius. It’s a powerful combination of masterful music and musicians on Carolina Live.
Bel Canto Company: In Time of Strife
Week of May 14, 2017
If by chance you’re at a point in life where some solace would be welcome, try to hear this Carolina Live program. The excellent Greensboro-based choral group Bel Canto Company present a concert titled In Time Of Strife, and there’s music to assuage such a time from such composers as Arvo Part, Gerald Finzi, Morten Lauridsen, and even Dolly Parton and Carly Simon. The program also features the Rutherford Chamber Consort performing Johannes Brahms’ Piano Quintet in g-minor. Ahhh…soothing just to think about it!