Coming Up on Carolina Live

Greensboro Symphony Orchestra: French Masterpieces

Week of March 19, 2017

The title of the concert featured on this edition of Carolina Live tells the story: French Masterpieces. Vivid examples of favorite pieces by Maurice Ravel and Claude Debussy are brought to life by the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra and conductor Dmitry Sitkovetsky. In addition, Ukranian-born pianist Inna Faliks joins the orchestra for the dramatic Piano Concerto No. 2 in c-minor by Sergei Rachmaninov, plus a charming encore of a piece by Franz Liszt.

Winston Salem Symphony Orchestra: Mighty Mahler

Week of March 26, 2017

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: War & Peace Reimagined

Week of April 2, 2017

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.

St. Paul’s Episcopal, Winston-Salem: Locklair’s Requiem

Week of April 9, 2017

This edition of the program features a world premiere from a North Carolina-based composer whose music is performed the world over. Dan Lockair’s choral music is especially highly-regarded, and the work in this concert from Winston-Salem showcases his writing for voices with orchestra. The second part of the program changes locations to nearby Greensboro where the Bel Canto Company performs a work by another contemporary composer from the Carolinas as well as Johann Sebastian Bach.

Winston-Salem Symphony & Chorale: Brahms Beloved Requiem

Week of April 16, 2017

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.

South Carolina Philharmonic: Beethoven and Blue Jeans 2015

Week of April 24, 2017

The Koger Center in Columbia was the site of this concert from 2015 which welcomed musician and NPR classical music commentator Miles Hoffman. He joined the orchestra for a Berlioz work based on an epic poem by Lord Byron and commissioned by none other than Paganini. The concert opens with one of the most famous opera overtures of all, followed by a popular Beethoven symphony.