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Lauren Rico red 120 pxCarolina 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.

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Program Schedule
July 3, 2016
26th Vivian Major Robinson Concert
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sekino-yaffe-540The 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. Individually, Yaffe performs one of the Bach solo cello suits while Sekino plays an arrangement of one of Bach’s most popular choral works, as well as two intermezzi by Brahms. Rounding out the show is an early symphony by Shostakovich from a Masterworks concert by the Greenville Symphony Orchestra in January 2015.


BACH: Cello Suite No. 2 in d-minor
Nathaniel Yaffe, cellist
 
BEETHOVEN: Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 4 in C
Nathanial Yaffe, cellist
Keiko Sekino, pianist
 
BACH: Sheep May Safely Graze
Keiko Sekino, pianist
 
BRAHMS: No. 1 in b-minor
Keiko Sekino, pianist
 
BRAHMS: No. 3 in C
Keiko Sekino, pianist
 
BRAHMS: Cello Sonata No. 1 in e-minor
Nathaniel Yaffe, cellist
Keiko Sekino, pianist
 
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 1 in f-minor
Greenville Symphony Orchestra
Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor
 
BERNSTEIN: Overture to Candide
Greenville Symphony Orchestra
Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor


June 26, 2016
Davidson College Presbyterian Church: Christ Church Cathedral Choir of Oxford
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The 500 year old choir returned to the Carolinas in April of 2016 for their third concert appearance in six years. Once again they presented a wide-ranging program in the grand English choral tradition, and this time community singers from churches in Davidson joined them to close the concert, as did local instrumentalists, for a rousing anthem written for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.

TALLIS: Dum transisset Sabbatum (While the Sabbath) 

PARSONS: Ave Maria 

BYRD: Haec dies (This Day) 

J.S. BACH: Prelude in E flat
Christian Wilson, organ 

PURCELL: Jubilate Deo (Shout to God) in D Major

HANDEL: Worthy is the Lamb & Amen from Messiah

Interview with chorister Nick Savage 

Interview with Stephen Darlington, conductor 

WILLIAMS: Old Hundredth Psalm Tune arrangement by Ralph Vaughan Williams

WOOD: Hail, Gladdening Light by Charles Wood

GRIEG: Ave Maris Stella by Edvard Grieg

GOODALL: The Lord is my Shepherd (Psalm 23) by Howard Goodall 

HADLEY: My Beloved Spake

LITAIZE: Prelude et danse fugée

WALTON: Coronation Te Deum

Legends Concert
Westminster Choir 
Joe Miller, conductor

HANDL
: Pater Noster 

DURUFLE: Ubi Caritas, Buffalo Gals/Charleston Gals 

FOSTER: Nelly Bly 

ELDER: Ballade to the Moon from Three Nocturnes

June 19, 2016
South Carolina Philharmonic: Going for Baroque
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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 20
th century master Ottorino Respighi as well as the contemporary Estonian composer Arvo Pärt. All of it shares a commitment to timeless musical values brought vividly to life by the orchestra led by their popular music director.

MOZART:  Eine kleine Nachtmusik
South Carolina Philharmonic
Morihiko Nakahara, conductor 

PART: Do pacem Domine
South Carolina Philharmonic
Morihiko Nakahara, conductor
 
RESPIGHI: Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No. 3
South Carolina Philharmonic 
Morihiko Nakahara, conductor
 
BACH: Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F
South Carolina Philharmonic
Morihiko Nakahara, conductor
 
PART: If Bach Had Been a Beekeeper
South Carolina Philharmonic
Morihiko Nakahara, conductor
 
HANDEL: Music for the Royal Fireworks
South Carolina Philharmonic
Morihiko Nakahara, conductor
 
MOZART: Symphony No. 39 in E-flat
South Carolina Philharmonic
Morihiko Nakahara, conductor

 

June 12, 2016
Benefit Concert for WDAV and Davidson College: An Evening with Robert McDuffie and Friends
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Robert McDuffie playing violin.

The acclaimed American violinist, whose son is part of the Davidson Class of 2016, gave a benefit concert at the Duke Family Performance Hall on campus to benefit Classical Public Radio WDAV. It was a program of delightful works for violin and piano emceed by the host of the national program Performance Today. The concert also included a string quintet from the McDuffie Center for Strings at Mercer University to play Vivaldi and Philip Glass. Then it’s over to the Palmetto State for highlights from a Masterworks Concert by the South Carolina Philharmonic featuring jazzy classics from Gershwin and Maurice Ravel.

FRITZ KREISLER: Minuetto in the Style of Paganini 

JAY UNGAR: Ashokan Farewell 

AARON COPLAND: Hoedown from Rodeo 

ANTONIN DVORAK: Romantic Piece No. 1

JOHN WILLIAMS: Theme from Schindler’s List

GEORGE GERSHWIN: It Ain’t Necessarily So
Robert McDuffie, violin
Elizabeth Pridgen, piano
   

PHILIP GLASS: “The American Four Seasons”
Song No. 3 from Violin Concerto No. 2
Robert McDuffie, violin 

ANTONIO VIVALDI: Largo from the “Winter” Concerto from “The Four Seasons”
Robert McDuffie, violin
Charissa Leung, violin
Harry Ward, violin
Alexander Locke, viola
Atticus Mellor-Goldman, cello
Reed Tucker, double bass 

GEORGE GERSHWIN: Promenade (Walking the Dog)
Joseph Eller, clarinet
South Carolina Philharmonic
Morihiko Nakahara, conductor 

Artie Shaw: Concerto for Clarinet
Joseph Eller, clarinet
South Carolina Philharmonic
Morihiko Nakahara, conductor 

MAURICE RAVEL: Piano Concerto in G
Phillip Bush, piano
South Carolina Philharmonic
Morihiko Nakahara, conductor 

GEORGE GERSHWIN: Rhapsody in Blue
Phillip Bush, piano
Morihiko Nakahara, conductor
South Carolina Philharmonic 

Salute to the Troops
South Carolina Philharmonic

June 5, 2016
Intermezzi & Westminster Choir
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This program features performances from two separate concerts, both performed at the Cathedral Church of St. Luke and St. Paul, one of fourteen different venues used during the 2013 festival. The first is from the Intermezzi series of concerts and features the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra with conductor Aik Kai Pung in a program of Ives, Copland and Stravinsky. The second features the festival’s long-time resident chorus, the Westminster Choir under the direction of Joe Miller, performing a program ranging from the Renaissance to the present day.

JOHANNES BRAHMS – Violin Concerto in D
Dmitry Sitkovetsky, violin
Greensboro Symphony Orchestra
Nathaniel Beverluis, conductor

JOHANN STRAUSS JR. – Die Fledermaus
Greensboro Symphony Orchestra
Dmitry Sitkovetsky, conductor

JOHANNES BRAHMS – Hungarian Dances
Greensboro Symphony Orchestra
Dmitry Sitkovetsky, conductor

JOHANN STRAUSS JR. – Eljien a Magyar Polka
Greensboro Symphony Orchestra
Dmitry Sitkovetsky, conductor

RICHARD STRAUSS – Ohne Sorgen Polka
Greensboro Symphony Orchestra
Dmitry Sitkovetsky, conductor

JOHANN STRAUSS JR. – On the Beautiful Blue Danube
Greensboro Symphony Orchestra
Dmitry Sitkovetsky, conductor

JOHANN STRAUSS SR. – Radetzky March
Greesnboro Symphony Orchestra
Dmitry Sitkovetsky, conductor

ANTONIN DVORAK -  Slavonic Dance No. 2
Greensboro Symphony Orchestra
Dmitry Sitkovetsky, conductor

SERGEI RACHMANINOFF – Symphonic Dances
Greensboro Symphony Orchestra
Dmitry Sitkovetsky, conductor

May 29, 2016
Spoleto Festival USA 2014: Orchestra Highlights
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The Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra is hand-picked each year to include some of the finest young orchestra musicians across the country. This edition of Carolina Live features highlights from two of the orchestra’s concerts during the 2014 festival. Charleston area native Joseph Young conducts masterworks by two 20th century composers, while the festival’s director of orchestral activities leads the ensemble in one of Beethoven’s most popular symphonies.

Interview Clip: Interview with conductor Joseph Young addressing his debut at the Spoleto Festival USA. 

BARBERAdagio for Strings
Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra
Joseph Young, conductor
 
Interview Clip: Interview with conductor Joseph Young addressing the Concerto for Orchestra by Bela Bartok.
 
BARTOKConcerto for Orchestra
Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra
Joseph Young, conductor
 
Interview: Interview with John Kennedy, Director of Orchestral Activities for Spoleto Fest USA addressing the selection process for members of the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra.
 
BEETHOVENSymphony No. 7
Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra
John Kennedy, conductor
 
MILHAUDThe Bull on the Roof
Greenville Symphony Chamber Orchestra
Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor

May 22, 2016
Spoleto Festival USA 2014: Westminster Choir Legends
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The 2014 Westminster Choir at Charleston's Cathedral Church of St. Luke & St. Paul at the Spoleto Festival USA. credit: Julia Lynn Photography

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, and we present highlights from each one this edition of the series. From a concert called Legends at the Cathedral Church of St. Luke and St. Paul, conductor Joe Miller leads the choir in a multi-faceted program ranging from the ancient to the contemporary. A second concert program at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist had the Charleston Symphony Chorus joining the Westminster Choir and members of the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra to perform Handel’s Te Deum, written to commemorate a British victory in the Battle of Dettingen in 1743.

ELDER: Elegy
ESENVALDSLegend of the Walled-Up Woman
CONSOLACIÓNAllelulia
Westminster Choir
Joe Miller, conductor

HANDI: Pater Noster
DURUFLE: Ubi Caritas
PARKER: Buffalo Gals (arr.)
FOSTERNelly Bly
ELDERBallade to the Moon
Westminster Choir
Joe Miller, conductor

HOGANMy Soul’s Been Anchored
ERBShenandoah
WALKERHark, I Hear the Harps Eternal (arr.)
The Lord Bless and Keep You
Westminster Choir
Joe Miller, conductor

HANDELTe Deum
Westminster Choir
Charleston Symphony Chorus
Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra
Joe Miller, conductor

BRITTENHymn to St. Cecilia
BARBERThis Shining Night
BRAHMSThe May Night
Renaissance
Robert Pritchard, director

May 15, 2016
Spoleto Festival USA 2013: Spoleto Festival Orchestra Concert
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We’re in the Sottile Theater of the College of Charleston for a concert by the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra with conductor Stefan Asbury from the 2013 season. The program has two familiar masterworks serving as bookends – the Rimsky-Korsakov Capriccio espagnol as an opener and the Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dances to close the concert – and in between a suite of ballet music from the Hungarian composer, Bela Bartok. All three works serve as ideal showpieces for the abilities of this ensemble.

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Capriccio espagnol 
Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra 
Stefan Asbury, conductor

BARTOK: The Wooden Prince 
Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra 
Stefan Asbury, conductor

RACHMANINOFF: Symphonic Dances
Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra
Stefan Asbury, conductor

BACH: Prelude and Fugue in F# 
HAYDN: Sonata in C Major 
SCHUBERT: Impromptu No. 4
Brendle Recital Hall of the Scales Fine Arts Center at Wake Forest 
Pianist Louis Goldstein

 


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