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Carolina Live
Sundays at 3:00 p.m. Repeats Friday at 7:00 p.m.

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
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

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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

August 24, 2014
Charlotte Concerts: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
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A group of world-class soloists from the largest performing arts complex in the world visits the Queen City for an October 2012 performance presented by Charlotte Concerts. The versatile ensemble plays a program of chamber classics ranging from Brahms to Max Bruch and the 20th century composer Ernst von Dohnányi. Not to be outdone, the musicians of the Carolina Summer Music Festival presented a program titled A Musical Feast in August of 2012 that featured Martinu’s whimsical suite.

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MAX BRUCH: Eight Pieces for Clarinet, Viola and Piano
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Jose Franch-Ballester, clarinet
Paul Neubauer, viola
Jeremy Denk, piano

JOHANNES BRAHMS: Trio in E-flat for Horn, Violin and Piano
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
John Zirbel, horn
Erin Keefe, violin
Jeremy Denk, piano

ERNO VON DOHNANYI: Sextet in C
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Jeremy Denk, piano
Jose Franch-Ballester, clarinet
John Zirbel, horn
Erin Keefe, violin
Paul Neubauer, viola
Nicholas Canellakis, cello

BOHUSLAV MARTINU: La Revue de Cuisine
Carolina Summer Music Festival
Oskar Espina Ruiz, clarinet
Saxton Rose, bassoon
Judith Saxton, trumpet
Jacqui Carrasco, violin
Alexander Ezerman, cello
James Douglass, piano

JOSEF SUK: Piano Trio in c-minor
Broyhill Chamber Ensemble
 
 
 
August 17, 2014
Greenville Symphony: Music from the Heavens

cl-140817-greenville-540The Greenville, SC ensemble is augmented by chorus and soprano soloist for a concert ringing with vocal music, ranging from Poulenc’s reverent Gloria to dramatic masterworks by Verdi. Later in the program there are highlights from a special recital by student musicians at the Northwest School of the Arts in Charlotte. The young musicians, who receive instruction from professional musicians in the Charlotte Symphony, perform the world premiere of specially-commissioned work by North Carolina’s own Dan Locklair.

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POULENC:
 Gloria
Greenville Symphony Orchestra
Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor
Greenville Chorale
Binghham Vick Jr., director
Christina Major, soprano

MASCAGNI: Eastern Hymn from Cavelleria Rusticana
Greenville Symphony Orchestra
Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor

VERDI: Overture to La Forza del Destino
Greenville Symphony Orchestra
Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor

VERDI: Triumphal March from 
Aida
Greenville Symphony Orchestra
Greenville Chorale
Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor

VERDI: Stabat Mater and Te Deum from Quattro Pezzi Sacri
Greenville Symphony Orchestra
Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor
Greenville Chorale
Binghham Vick Jr., director

MARAIS: L’agreable from Five Old French Dances
Taylor Byrd, viola
Ian Wise, piano

LOCKLAIR: Canzona for the Music Makers
Northwest School of the Arts Recital Seminar Musicians
Charlotte Symphony Orchestra

HAYDN: Sonata in C Major
Louis Goldstein, piano

 

August 10, 2014
Greensboro Symphony: Weber, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff
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The Greensboro Symphony and its distinguished music director welcome a solo clarinetist for a showpiece by Weber, as well as a chamber music trio for an innovative concerto by Beethoven in a concert from their 2014 season. They wrap up the program with Rachmaninoff’s most popular symphony.

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WEBER: Fantasia and Rondo for Clarinet
Greensboro Symphony Orchestra
Kelly Burke, clarinet
Dmitry Sitkovetsky, conductor

BEETHOVEN: Concerto for Violin, Cello, Piano and Orchestra
Greensboro Symphony Orchestra
Hermitage Piano Trio
Dmitry Sitkovetsky, conductor

RACHMANINOFF: Symphony No. 2
Greensboro Symphony Orchestra
Dmitry Sitkovetsky, conductor






August 3, 2014
Spartanburg Symphony Orchestra: Masterworks III
Spartanburg Symphony: Masterworks 3 540A distinguished guest artist joins the Spartanburg Philharmonic for this Masterworks series concert. Violinist Michael Ludwig teams with the orchestra for Brahms’ beloved concerto to cap off the program. Before that the ensemble plays Brahms’ second symphonic effort, and premieres a work by Swedish composer Andrea Tarrodi that combines the classical with the contemporary.

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JOHANNES BRAHMS: Symphony No. 2 in D
Spartanburg Philharmonic
Sarah Ioannides, conductor

ANDREA TARRODI: Lucioles
Spartanburg Philharmonic
Sarah Ioannides, conductor

JOHANNES BRAHMS: Violin Concerto in D major
Spartanburg Philharmonic
Michael Ludwig, violin
Sarah Ioannides, conductor

CLAUDE DEBUSSEY: Masques
Dmitri Shteinberg, piano
Elizabeth Ransom, flute

 


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