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Program Schedule
October 19, 2014
Greenville Symphony Chamber Orchestra: A Night in Vienna

GSOThis concert program comes from the Palmetto State, but it transports us to Vienna for music in the great Classical and Romantic tradition of that city. A rousing overture by von Suppe is followed by symphonies from two of the greatest writing in that form, Haydn and Schubert. Then there’s the infectious and toe-tapping music of the Strauss family before the program switches over to Columbia for highlights from a concert by the USC School of Music Symphony Orchestra. They welcome renowned pianist Mischa Maisky for an ever-popular work by Rachmaninoff.

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VON SUPPÉ: Light Cavalry Overture

Greenville Chamber Orchestra

Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor

HAYDN: Symphony No. 82 in C

Greenville Chamber Orchestra

Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor

SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 8 in B-minor

Greenville Chamber Orchestra

Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor

STRAUSS II: Voice of Spring Waltz, Kunster Quadrille and Love’s Errand Galop

Greenville Chamber Orchestra

Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor
 

STRAUSS: Fire Festival Polka

Greenville Chamber Orchestra

Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor
 

RACHMANINOFF: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

USC School of Music Symphony Orchestra

Mischa Dichter, piano
 

DEBUSSY: Clair de lune

USC School of Music Symphony Orchestra

Mischa Dichter, piano
 

COPLAND: Billy the Kid Suite

USC School of Music Symphony Orchestra

Aaron Copland, conductor




October 12, 2014
Western Piedmont Symphony: Fun and Romance

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From the orchestra’s 2013-2014 Masterworks III concert there’s a program of “Fun and Romance.” The fun comes from a lively overture by Dvorak. Then the romance is provided by back-to-back helpings of a beloved Rachmaninoff piano concerto, and the “Romantic” Symphony by an influential American composer and pedagogue. The program is rounded off by two performances by the Kontras Quartet during their time in residence with the Western Piedmont Symphony.


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ANTONIN DVORAK: Carnival Overture
Western Piedmont Symphony      
John Gordon Ross, conductor

SERGEI RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No. 2
Western Piedmont Symphony
John Gordon Ross, conductor
Gregory Knight, piano

HOWARD HANSON: Symphony No. 2 in D-flat
Western Piedmont Symphony
John Gordon Ross, conductor

HEITOR VILLA-LOBOS: String Quartet No. 5
Kontras Quartet

TCHAIKOVSKY: Andante Cantabile
Kontros Quartet

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 8
Western Piedmont Symphony
John Gordon Ross, conductor

 

October 5, 2014
South Carolina Philharmonic: Bolero & Petrushka

South Carolina Philharmonic

There’s a Spanish flavor running through this edition of the program, with a little Russian ballet music thrown in for good measure. It opens with Luciano Berio’s transcription of an evocative Boccherini chamber work and continues with familiar works by Manuel de Falla and Maurice Ravel before featuring the suite from one of Stravinsky’s famous ballet scores. Then another Russian re-interprets the music of Bizet from the world’s most frequently performed opera with his own unique sensibilities.

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LUCIANO BERIO
- Night Watch of Madrid
South Carolina Philharmonic
Morihiko Nakahara, conductor

MANUAL DE FALLA - Suite No. 2 from The Three-Cornered Hat
The Neighbors’ Dance
The Miller's Dance
The Final Dance
South Carolina Philharmonic
Morihiko Nakahara, conductor

IGOR STRAVINSKY - Suite from Petrushka
South Carolina Philharmonic
Morihiko Nakahara, conductor

RODION SHCHEDRIN - Carmen Suite
South Carolina Philharmonic
Morihiko Nakahara, conductor

September 28, 2014
Winston-Salem Symphony: Romantic and Impressionistic
Robert Moody, conductor

The Stevens Center in downtown Winston-Salem was the setting for this concert by the Winston-Salem Symphony from February 2013. It features two 20th century works in two distinct styles from two different composers. American composer Howard Hanson was a respected teacher as well as composer who led the Eastman School of Music for decades. His "Romantic" Symphony harkened back to the ideals of 19th century music. Maurice Ravel's legendary score for the ballet by Mikhail Fokine, on the other hand, looked forward to a new era in music, and draws on the forces of the Winston-Salem Symphony Chorale in this performance.

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HOWARD HANSON - Symphony No. 2 in D-flat, "Romantic"

Winston-Salem Symphony
Robert Moody, conductor

MAURICE RAVEL - Daphnis et Chloe
Winston-Salem Symphony
Robert Moody, conductor
Symphony Chorale
Dr. Carole Ott

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH - Brandenburg
Concerto No. 2

Winston-Salem Symphony
Robert Moody, conductor

CHIRS BRUBECK - Interplay for Three Violins
Winston-Salem Symphony
Robert Moody, conductor
Daniel Skidmore, Associate Concertmaster
Charles Dimmick, guest violinist
Fabrice Dharamraj, principal violin II

September 21, 2014
Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra: Serenades
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concerts presented by the Hub City’s own orchestra yielded the offerings on this edition of the program. Charismatic conductor Sarah Ioannides leads a program of serenades from the Chapman Cultural Center, including Britten’s work for tenor, horn and strings, as well as a Tchaikovsky masterpiece. Then from another concert the orchestra welcomes the Spartanburg Festival Chorus and soloists for Mozart’s immortal Requiem.

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BRITTEN - Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings
Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Wayne Hobbs, tenor
Anneka Zuelhke, horn
Sarah Ioannides, conductor

TCHAIKOVSKY - Serenade for Strings in C major
Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Sarah Ioannides, conductor

MOZART:
Requiem Mass
Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Sarah Ioannides, conductor
Spartanburg Festival Chorus
Keith Jones, director

BERNSTEIN: Overture to Candide
Greenville Symphony Orchestra
Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor


September 14, 2014
Charlotte Symphony - Beethoven's 9th

Charlotte Symphony 540
Beethoven’s last and most ambitious symphony brought the 2012-2013 Charlotte Symphony Orchestras Classics Series to a memorable close. The combined forces of the orchestra and the Oratorio Singers and soloists were led by music director Christopher Warren-Green.

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LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9 in d minor “Choral” 
Charlotte Symphony Orchestra 
Christopher Warren-Green, conductor 
Oratorio Singers of Charlotte 
Scott Allen Jarret, Director of Choruses

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 4 in B-flat 
Greensboro Symphony Orchestra 
Dmitry Sitkovetsky, conductor


September 7, 2014
Spoleto Festival USA 2014: Westminster Choir Legends

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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 on 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.

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ELDER: Elegy
ESENVALDS: Legend of the Walled-Up Woman
CONSOLACIÓN: Allelulia
Westminster Choir
Joe Miller, conductor

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

HOGAN: My Soul’s Been Anchored
ERB: Shenandoah
WALKER: Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal (arr.)
The Lord Bless and Keep You
Westminster Choir
Joe Miller, conductor

HANDEL: Te Deum
Westminster Choir
Charleston Symphony Chorus
Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra
Joe Miller, conductor

BRITTEN: Hymn to St. Cecilia
BARBER: This Shining Night
BRAHMS: The May Night
Renaissance
Robert Pritchard, director

 



August 31, 2014
USC School of Music: USC Symphony Orchestra
Marina Lomazov

This concert from the University of South Carolina School of Music in Columbia features the USC Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Donald Portnoy. The program begins with the overture to Beethoven’s only ballet, and then features one of the epic tone poems of Richard Strauss. The orchestra is also joined by pianist Marina Lomazov for Grieg’s ever-popular concerto and an encore by Scriabin.

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LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN - The Creatures of Prometheus
USC Symphony Orchestra
Donald Portnoy, conductor

RICHARD STRAUSS - Death and Transfiguration
USC Symphony Orchestra
Donald Portnoy, conductor

EDVARD GRIEG – Piano Concerto in A-minor
USC Symphony Orchestra
Donald Portnoy, conductor
Marina Lomazov, pianist

ALEXANDER SCRIABIN - Prelude in E-flat minor
Marina Lomazov, pianist

JOHANNES BRAHMS - Trio No. 1 in B Major
Tempest Trio

 


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