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Winston Salem Symphony Orchestra: Mighty Mahler

Week of March 18, 2018

Two 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 Orchestra: Zuill Bailey Plays Elgar

Week of March 25, 2018

One of the world’s great cellists lends his name to a concert featured on this Carolina Live program: Zuill Bailey Plays Elgar is the concert’s title, and Mr. Bailey solos brilliantly on Edward Elgar’s Cello Concerto in e-minor. Conductor Dmitry Sitkovetsky also leads the Greensboro Symphony in Wagner’s Overture to Tannhauser and the Symphony No. 7 in d-minor by Dvorak. Stirring pieces from iconic composers on this Carolina Live…

Greensboro Symphony: War & Peace Reimagined

Week of April 1, 2018

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.

South Carolina Philharmonic: West Side Story

Week of April 8, 2018

There’s a fascinating combination of symphonic power and chamber grace in the two concerts featured on this program. The South Carolina Philharmonic Orchestra, in a concert titled West Side Story, plays the Symphonic Dances from that landmark work, as well as music from Duke Ellington’s The River Suite. Then you’ll hear highlights from a chamber concert from the stellar series of the Rutherford Chamber Consort, with two pieces by Beethoven. A pair of memorable concerts to enjoy on this Carolina Live.

Winston-Salem Symphony & Chorale: Brahms Beloved Requiem

Week of April 15, 2018

Johannes 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.

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).