Coming Up on Carolina Live

Greenville Symphony Orchestra: Genius Against Tyrant

Week of April 22, 2018

Once again Carolina Live brings you stirring symphonic music and intriguing chamber music in the same program. Edvard Tchivzhel leads the Greenville Symphony Orchestra in a concert titled Genius Against Tyrant, and it contains Rachmaninoff’s uplifting Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini and the Symphony No. 10 in e-minor by Shostakovich. We also have highlights from a chamber concert which features the music of North Carolina-based composer Bill Robinson: his Chamber Concerto scored for piano quintet, plus two selections from his Robinsongs. Classical favorites and new-to-you chamber works on this edition of Carolina Live.

Winston-Salem Symphony Orchestra & Chorale: A Symphonic Odyssey

Week of April 29, 2018

There’s a gathering of musical forces on this Carolina Live program. The Winston-Salem Symphony and Chorale are joined by the Winston-Salem State University Choir and the Winston-Salem Youth Chorus in a concert that includes Richard Strauss’ Also sprach Zarathustra and Hector Berlioz’ Te Deum for Choruses, Orchestra and Organ. Then the chamber brilliance of Johannes Brahms is brought to life by the Tesla Quartet, as they play his String Quartet in Bb. Try not to miss this edition of Carolina Live (and of course we hope you don’t miss any of them).

Greensboro Symphony Orchestra: Russian Romantics

Week of May 6, 2018

You 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.

Greenville Symphony Orchestra: Triumph of the Human Spirit

Week of May 13, 2018

Two musical masters provide the works featured in a concert by the Greenville Symphony Orchestra titled Triumph of the Human Spirit. Mozart’s work leads off the concert with the Overture to Don Giovanni and the very popular Serenade Eine Kleine Nachtmusik. Then conductor Edvard Tchivzhel and orchestra play a massive symphony by Gustav Mahler, the Symphony No. 6 in a-minor, known as “Tragic.” It’s a powerful and musically diverse edition of Carolina Live, so please join us.

Bel Canto Company: In Time of Strife

Week of May 20, 2018

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!

South Carolina Philharmonic Orchestra: Certified Organic

Week of May 27, 2018

There’s a refreshing variety in the music we enjoy from a concert by the South Carolina Philharmonic titled Certified Organic. Italian great Ottorino Respighi takes you on a tour of the Fountains of Rome, contemporary composer Andy Akiho brings you up-to-date with his Beneath Lighted Coffers, and conductor Morihiko Nakahara leads the orchestra in the Symphony No. 3, the famous “Organ” symphony of Frenchman Camille Saint-Saens. Different times, diverse styles, but consistent quality on this edition of Carolina Live.

South Carolina Philharmonic Orchestra: Up Close and Personal

Week of June 3, 2018

Two 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.

Western Piedmont Symphony Orchestra: Russian Roulette

Week of June 10, 2018

It’s a game you generally don’t want to play, but on this Carolina Live the Western Piedmont Symphony has a melodic kind of Russian Roulette for you. That’s the title of a concert that features a tribute to Mozart by Meira Warshauer, one of Beethoven’s most famous piano works, the Emperor Concerto, plus the emotion of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 in e-minor. It’s a musical game you’re sure to win if you join us for this edition of Carolina Live.

Greenville Symphony Orchestra: Hymn to Nature

Week of June 17, 2018

One of Gustav Mahler’s massive symphonies is the focus of this edition of Carolina Live. In a concert titled “Hymn to Nature,” the Greenville Symphony, the Women of the Greenville Chorale and the city’s young Chicora Voices join to perform Mahler’s Symphony No. 3 in d-minor. It’s a spectacular work—the kind you expect from Mahler—and it’s done in spectacular style by the musical forces from Greenville.

Winston-Salem Symphony: Fanfare

Week of June 24, 2018

The concert featured on this program opens with a piece specially commissioned for the Winston-Salem Symphony, Light From Shadows by james Stephenson, who also provides his Concerto No. 3 for Trumpet and Orchestra. The orchestra and conductor Robert Moody also offer favorite works by Bedrich Smetana, Samuel Barber, Ennio Morricone and Ottorino Respighi, so be sure to be with us for the marvelous variety on this Carolina Live.