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.
Highlights from a pair of concerts from the Greenville Symphony Orchestra's 2012 Masterworks series - including Debussy's evocation of Spring and Stravinsky's The Firebird - and selections from "Sounds of Home," an intimate 2011 Piccolo Spoleto recital with tunes by Charles ives and others.
A choral cornucopia and an assortment of Baroque gems recorded earlier this year in NC's Triad. First up, the Grammy-nominated Miami-based choral ensemble Seraphic Fire, and their March, 2012 visit to Winston-Salem for a program of choral highlights. And then to Greensboro for the a Greensboro Symphony Orchestra concert featuring some of the best of the Baroque.
The South Carolina Philharmonic perform music from two 2012 programs. "Love Stories" Wagner and Strauss comprise the show's first half, and then to "Mother Russia?" for a klezmer-inspired overture by Prokofiev and Rachmaninoff beloved concerto featuring rising young star Martina Filjak at the piano.
An insect-themed concert from the Winston-Salem Symphony’s 2011-2012 season, with famous works from Vaughan Williams and Rimsky-Korsakov and a fluttery Chinese violin concerto redolent with atmosphere. Then the focus shifts to Central Europe for one of the Slavonic Dances by Dvořák, and his all too often overlooked Symphony No. 7
The Greenville Symphony plays 18th century masterworks from Mozart in this "Chamber" series concert, including a pair of opera overtures and his great “Jupiter” Symphony No. 41. Then it’s back to the 2011 Southeastern Piano Festival to hear the Anderson & Roe piano duo playing their arrangement of a Vivaldi aria.
The Greensboro Symphony with award-winning violinist Ray Chen plays Max Bruch’s beloved concerto, plus "The Moldau" from Bedrich Smetana's Ma Vlast and a well-known symphony by fellow Bohemian Antonin Dvořák. It's all part of the Greensboro Symphony's 2011-2012 "Season of Winners."
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.