Coming Up on Carolina Live

South Carolina Philharmonic: Oktoberfest

Week of August 13, 2017

The concert featured on this Carolina Live program is titled Oktoberfest, but it’s filled with music that’s wonderful any month of the year. Hear Weber’s Overture to Der Freischutz, the Schicksalslied (Song of Destiny) by Brahms, Beethoven’s “warm-up” to the 9th Symphony, his stirring Choral Fantasy, plus Mendelssohn’s powerful Symphony No. 5 in d-minor. It’s a full and appetizing menu of musical delights, just right for whenever you may hear it.

Davidson College Choirs & Pro Arte Orchestra

Week of August 20, 2017

The massed Choirs and Pro Arte Orchestra of Davidson College, along with impressive vocal soloists, team to present a major work by Ralph Vaughn Williams—A Sea Symphony. It’s a spectacular choral symphony by the English great, not heard all that often. You can hear it on this Carolina Live, along with a set of highlights from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake ballet, played by Hickory, North Carolina’s Western Piedmont Symphony.

Winston Salem Symphony Orchestra: All-Russian Program

Week of August 27, 2017

A bright, rising star joins conductor Robert Moody and the Winston-Salem Symphony for this concert of Russian masterworks. Rachmaninoff’s most technically challenging piano concerto is the centerpiece while works by Rimsky-Korsakov and Stravinsky provide the bookends.

Greenville Symphony Orchestra: Meet the Heroes

Week of September 3, 2017

This edition features a concert of heroic music from the Masterworks Series of the Greenville Symphony Orchestra in South Carolina. The orchestra is joined by violinist Benjamin Beilman for Beethoven’s concerto, and he also delivers three encores. Then the orchestra and their renowned, long-serving maestro deliver a performance of Beethoven’s groundbreaking “Eroica.”

Greensboro Symphony Orchestra: Magic of Mozart

Week of September 10, 2017

Mozart is indeed the focus of this energetic concert by the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra, and the masterful composer’s diversity is highlighted. Dmitry Sitkovetsky leads the orchestra in the overture from Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute, the Flute Concerto No. 1 in G major is played by guest artist Debra Reuter-Pivetta, and Mozart’s Symphony No. 39 in E-flat major is the closer. A rich sampling of Mozartiana on this edition of Carolina Live.

South Carolina Philharmonic: All About the Bass

Week of September 17, 2017

A versatile performer visits the Koger Center in Columbia to play with the state’s orchestra. Edgar Meyer plays his own concerto as well as another work for double bass by a Baroque composer plus his own transcription of a beloved cello work by Bach as an encore. Then the orchestra performs one of Mozart’s mighty final symphonies.

Western Piedmont Symphony: Ludwig van Is the Man

Week of September 24, 2017

One of the gems of the North Carolina foothills is the Western Piedmont Symphony, based in Hickory, NC. The orchestra returns to Carolina Live with an all-Beethoven concert titled “Ludwig van Is the Man.” You’ll hear the master composer’s Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus, the Symphony No. 4 in B-flat Major and the Violin Concerto in D-Major with guest violinist Marjorie Bagley. You’ll hear clearly why Beethoven is indeed “The Man!”