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.
This 2008 program from the Keowee Chamber Chamber Music Festival evokes summer breezes, with "Serenades" by Post-Romantics Max Reger and Ernst von Dóhnanyi. The show is rounded out by offerings from the Impressionist Debussy, and a flute quartet by Mozart.
Of Bach’s Passions for Holy Week the St. John is less–often performed because of its controversial text. Nevertheless, it’s widely acknowledged as a masterwork of the Western musical canon. Here it is performed by the Winston-Salem Symphony with the Winston-Salem Symphony Chorale and guest soloists.
For this "Soundscapes" concert from the South Carolina Philharmonic, an orchestral piece by rock musician Jonny Greenwood of the British band Radiohead, plus a Brahms Double Concerto and music by the Finnish master Jean Sibelius.
From USC’s School of Music in Columbia, violinist Michael Ludwig is the featured soloist in a concerto drawn from John Corigliano’s Academy Award-winning score for the film The Red Violin. Plus, music from Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker and an immortal Beethoven piano concerto.
From the USC School of Music's innovative chamber music series Chamber Innovista, a March, 2009, concert featuring work by Camille Saint-Saëns and the little known Wenzeslaus Matiegka. Then to November, 2011, for a rare performance of Igor Stravinsky's "The Soldier's Tale."
An unusual concert from the Mosely Chamber Music Series at Converse College in Spartanburg blends familiar concertos by Vivaldi and Telemann with lively selections by anonymous 18th century Roma composers. Then it’s a visit to the NC mountains for offbeat selections from a summer festival concert from Keowee Chamber Music.
The Greenville Symphony Orchestra plays haunting tunes by Strauss, Liszt, and Mussorgsky and Hickory, NC's Western Piedmont Symphony plays some similarly eerie music from the first concert of their 46th season.
This all-choral edition of Carolina Live begins in High Point, NC, for a 9/11 Memorial Concert featuring Gabriel Fauré’s immortal D-minor Requiem and a contemporary work by Rene Clausen written in tribute to the victims. In the second half of the show, a "Poetry in Music" program from the 2011 Piccolo Spoleto Festival.