Coming Up on Carolina Live

Greenville Symphony Orchestra: Love Stories

Week of January 13, 2019

Two brilliant composers provide the music for a concert by the Greenville Symphony Orchestra titled Love Stories. From Tchaikovsky come his oh-so-romantic Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture and Francesca da Rimini. Then Richard Strauss’ symphonic poem Don Juan is followed by a suite from his opera Der Rosenkavalier. There’s a great chance you’ll love the musical “stories” told on this Carolina Live.

South Carolina Philharmonic: Russian Fireworks

Week of January 20, 2019

There won’t be explosions, but the music you’ll hear on this program will pack quite a wallop! Music Director and conductor Morihiko Nakahara leads the South Carolina Philharmonic in a concert titled Russian Fireworks. There’s the delight of Dmitri Shostakovich’s Festive Overture, the beloved Violin Concerto of Tchaikovsky and the powerful Symphony No. 5 by Sergei Prokofiev. Russian greats and great Russian music for you to hear and enjoy on this Carolina Live.

Winston-Salem Symphony: Mozart and Shostakovich

Week of January 27, 2019

The Winston-Salem Symphony and conductor Robert Moody present a concert titled Mozart and Shostakovich, and the title tells you the source of the music. From Mozart we hear his popular Overture to The Marriage of Figaro and the Concerto in C for Piano and Orchestra, with guest pianist Orion Weiss. Dmitri Shostakovich is represented by his dramatic Symphony No. 10 in e-minor. Enjoy the works of these two significant composers on this Carolina Live.

Greenville Symphony Orchestra: Oktoberfest and Divine Mozart

February 3, 2019

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.

Greensboro Symphony Orchestra: Trumpet Overture

February 10, 2019

Several of the greatest of the great composers contribute mightily to this edition of Carolina Live. Dmitry Sitkovetsky leads the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra in an Overture for Orchestra in C by Felix Mendelssohn, the Fantasia in f-minor by Franz Schubert, then a Trumpet Concerto in E-flat by Franz Joseph Haydn featuring guest trumpeter Brandon Ridenour. The concert is topped off by the Symphony No. 2 in D by the marvelous symphonist Jean Sibelius. It’s a collection of diverse selections by a wonderful group of composers.

Winston-Salem Symphony: Enigma Variations

February 17, 2019

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 begins 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.

South Carolina Philharmonic: Masterworks 5

February 24, 2019

The site of the concert featured in this Carolina Live program is Columbia, where music director and conductor Morihiko Nakahara leads the South Carolina Philharmonic Orchestra in a rich group of compositions. There’s Mozart’s Overture to La clemenza di Tito, then a masterwork of Frederic Chopin, his Piano Concerto No. 1 in e-minor with guest pianist David Hou. To wrap things up in grand fashion the orchestra plays Johannes Brahms’s Symphony No. 1 in c-minor, so be sure to join us for this exciting evening of music.