Carolina Live

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.

Week of August 9, 2015

The Greensboro Symphony and its distinguished music director welcome a solo clarinetist for a showpiece by Weber, as well as a chamber music trio for an innovative concerto by Beethoven in a concert from their 2014 season. They wrap up the program with Rachmaninoff’s most popular symphony.

Week of August 2, 2015

Two concerts presented by the Hub City’s own orchestra yielded the offerings on this edition of the program.

Week of July 26, 2015

The English choral tradition returned to the Carolinas in April of 2014 as part of Charlotte’s Ulysses Festival of the Arts. The Christ Church Cathedral Choir of Oxford paid its second visit to the Queen City in three years to perform in the Gothic-style sanctuary of Covenant Presbyterian Church near downtown. The program represented a veritable survey of English choral music ranging from Thomas Tallis to 20th century practitioners such as Ralph Vaughan Williams, William Walton and Hubert Parry. The all-male choir also treated the audience to choral arrangements by Michael Tippitt of African-American spirituals, and encores from the great American songbook.

Related Content: View pictures and concert program, and listen to an interview with director Stephen Darlington and chorister Michael Fitzgibbon

Week of July 19, 2015

The Olde Presbyterian Church in Lancaster, South Carolina is the site for this April 2015 program of chamber music and solo performance presented by the Vivian Major Robinson Concert series. Pianist Keiko Sekino of UNC Greensboro teams with cellist Nathaniel Yaffe of the North Carolina Symphony to present sonatas by Beethoven and Brahms. 

Week of July 12, 2015

Inspired by a performance of Handel’s Messiah during his visit to London in 1791, Franz Joseph Haydn created his own oratorio depicting the origins of the world. 


Week of July 5, 2015

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.

Week of June 27, 2015

Richard Rosenberg leads the Union Symphony in this special performance.

Week of Jun 21, 2015

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. 

Week of June 14, 2015

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. 

Week of June 1, 2014

The Queen City’s orchestra welcomed an acclaimed violinist and her priceless Stradivarius for the second concert from their 2013-2014 Classics Series. 

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