Carolina Live travels the region and features classical musicians from our area as well as those of international renown who visit our performance halls. Lauren Rico hosts the series.
Note: Carolina Live is looking for professional-quality vocal or instrumental recordings made in concert in the Carolinas in the past couple of years. Mail them to: Box 8990, Davidson, NC 28035-8990, attn. Carolina Live. For more info, call 877.333.8990.
The resident orchestra in Greenville, SC performs a program contrasting music by the immortal Tchaikovsky and his ingenious pupil, Sergei Taneyev. It opens with a symphony by the younger composer, followed by one of the master’s most romantically evocative compositions. Then it’s over to Greensboro, NC for a masterwork near and dear to the heart of the music director of the orchestra there, Dmitri Sitkovetsky, who is also a renowned virtuoso.
The ancient and the modern come together harmoniously on this edition of the program. From a January 2015 concert by the South Carolina Philharmonic there’s music ranging from Bach, Handel and Mozart to the 20th century master Ottorino Respighi as well as the contemporary Estonian composer Arvo Pärt.
A renowned German pianist paid a return visit to the Hub City to perform with its orchestra. Andreas Boyde joined music director Sarah Ioannides and the Spartanburg Philharmonic to play Tchaikovsky’s “fiery” concerto for the orchestra’s 2014-2015 season opener.
The Queen City’s orchestra welcomed an acclaimed violinist and her priceless Stradivarius for the second concert from their 2013-2014 Classics Series.
The Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra is hand-picked each year to include some of the finest young orchestra musicians across the country. This edition of Carolina Live features highlights from two of the orchestra’s concerts during the 2014 festival.
Among the highlights of the Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston each spring are the choral concerts given by the Westminster Choir. The 2014 edition of the festival featured two programs led by Joe Miller , and we present highlights from each on this edition of the series.
A rising young composer returns to his alma mater in Greenville, SC for this edition of the program. The Rivertree Singers perform a work by Dan Forrest that is quickly becoming the composer’s most popular piece in a concert from the campus of Bob Jones University. Then it’s over to the Stevens Center in Winston-Salem, NC for highlights from an October, 2014 concert featuring an overture by Shostakovich and Brahms’ iconic first symphony.
Superstar cellist Yo-Yo Ma visits the Palmetto State on this edition of Carolina Live! He’s the special guest for an October 2014 concert with the Greenville Symphony Orchestra and their venerable conductor to play the powerful concerto by Edward Elgar.