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.
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This program by the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra takes its theme from the devolution shared by the characters which open and close the concert. The title character from Britten’s opera Peter Grimes descends into madness; from his story we’ll hear four famous instrumental passages depicting the sea to start the program.
An all-Beethoven program marked Oktoberfest at the Koger Center for the Arts in Columbia. The South Carolina Philharmonic opens with a dramatic overture and closes with one of the master’s most popular symphonies.
Carolina Live sees “green” on this edition, with concerts from the Greenville Symphony and the Greensboro Symphony.
The Winston-Salem Symphony launched the 2014-2015 concert season in high gear. The orchestra tears out of the gate with Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony, then welcomes young piano virtuoso Conrad Tao for one of Rachmaninoff’s most beloved works, as well as a Prokofiev encore.
It was a family affair when the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra opened its 2014-2015 season. Soprano Julia Sitkovetsky joins her father Dmitri to mark his 60th birthday as he leads the orchestra in an overture by Rossini, plus famous opera arias by Verdi, Donizetti and Puccini. The second part of the concert program consists of one of Mahler’s mightiest symphonies, with Ms. Sitkovetsky back to add her soprano to the mix.
Conductor Donald Portnoy and the USC Symphony Orchestra began the 2014-2015 concert season by welcoming star cellist Zuill Bailey. Then it’s off to Western North Carolina for another 2014 season-opener, where a world premiere began the program, which also included a performance of the first symphony by the 20th-century American Neo-Romantic Samuel Barber.
Since 1930 Charlotte Concerts has been bringing world-class classical performers to the Queen City. This edition of the program features two recent concerts from September and October of 2013.