Coming Up on Carolina Live

Greensboro Symphony Orchestra: Winter Dreams

Week of November 19, 2017

The excitement of Tchaikovsky’s music is heard in abundance on this program. From the Russian master there’s the symphony that provides the title of the concert—Winter Dreams, the Symphony No. 1 in g. There’s a suite from one of Tchaikovsky’s iconic ballets, Sleeping Beauty, and the concert concludes with a classic ode to bombast--the 1812 Overture.

Kaia String Quartet: Returning Friends

Week of November 26, 2017

Two settings and two interesting groups of performers are featured on this edition of Carolina Live. The Kaia String Quartet arrives from their base in Chicago to wow an audience at the Salt Block Auditorium in Hickory, NC, playing the String Quartet No. 8 in e-minor by Beethoven and Chicago-Lucerne by Amos Gillespie. In Davidson, NC, mezzo-soprano Rebecca Robinson is joined by accompanist Wade Dingman and her musician parents, Mary Kay and Joseph Robinson, for a varied concert with music from Schubert, Gershwin, Bizet and more. It’s a pleasing potpourri on this week’s Carolina Live.

Rebecca Robinson, Family and Friend: Love Songs in the Afternoon

Week of November 26, 2017

Two settings and two interesting groups of performers are featured on this edition of Carolina Live. The Kaia String Quartet arrives from their base in Chicago to wow an audience at the Salt Block Auditorium in Hickory, NC, playing the String Quartet No. 8 in e-minor by Beethoven and Chicago-Lucerne by Amos Gillespie. In Davidson, NC, mezzo-soprano Rebecca Robinson is joined by accompanist Wade Dingman and her musician parents, Mary Kay and Joseph Robinson, for a varied concert with music from Schubert, Gershwin, Bizet and more. It’s a pleasing potpourri on this week’s Carolina Live.

South Carolina Philharmonic: Russian Fireworks

Week of December 3, 2017

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: Enigma Variations

Week of December 10, 2017

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 begin 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.

Greenville Symphony Orchestra: Oktoberfest and Divine Mozart

Week of December 17, 2017

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.

Bel Canto Company of Greensboro: Holiday Favorites

Week of December 24, 2017

The music of Christmas is presented in rich abundance by Bel Canto Company, the excellent vocal group from Greensboro. In a concert from Christ United Methodist Church, artistic director and conductor Wellborn Young leads the singers in songs that are popular gems of the season, as well as in pieces less well-known but wonderfully striking. Enjoy the sounds of the holiday on a joyous Carolina Live.

Greenville Symphony Orchestra: Poetry and Drama of Life

Week of December 31, 2017

The Greenville Symphony Orchestra and conductor Edvard Tchivzhel delve into the Poetry and Drama of Life on the program, with the dramatic aspects including the music written by Edvard Grieg to accompany the play Peer Gynt. The marvelous Finnish symphonist Jean Sibelius touches on life’s poetry with his beautiful Symphony No. 2 in D. Beauty, drama, great music—it’s all yours on this week’s Carolina Live.