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.
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.
The Peace Center Concert Hall in Greenville was the ideal setting for this concert from October of 2014. It features music of consolation and inspiration by Brahms, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Gustav Mahler, as well as a recent work by a hometown favorite.
This Easter season edition of the program features Bach’s first and less-frequently performed setting of the Passion of Christ. Though there is controversy in some quarters regarding the text, there’s no disagreement about the power of the music.
During the 2014-2015 concert season the Western Piedmont Symphony in Hickory holds an ongoing “Battle of the Bows” to determine its next resident string quartet. First up in the competition is the Tetra Quartet performing in a Chamber Classics Concert from September of 2014.
Featuring the symphony’s 2nd Masterworks concert of the 2012-2013 season.
Carolina Live sees “green” on this edition, with concerts from the Greenville Symphony and the Greensboro Symphony.