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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
April 20, 2014
Winston-Salem Symphony: St. John Passion
Winston-Salem Symphony

Recorded in November of 2011, this is a timely offering for the Easter holiday from the Winston-Salem Symphony with the Winston-Salem Symphony Chorale and guest soloists. 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.

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J. S. BACH - Passion According to St. John, BWV 245
Winston-Salem Symphony
Robert Moody, conductor
John McVeigh, The Evangelist
Laurence Albert, Jesus
Kathryn Mueller, soprano
Mary Gayle Greene, mezzo-soprano
Daniel Stein, tenor
Sidney Outlaw, baritone

April 13, 2014
Kontras Quartet: Seven Last Words of Christ and Ebenezer Lutheran Church, Columbia: Fauré Requiem

Kontras Quartet
This Holy Week program features a performance of Haydn’s sacred masterpiece featuring the Kontras Quartet from a concert in Hickory, NC in April of 2012. The music was augmented by messages from distinguished area clergy about each of the final utterances attributed to Christ in the Bible. Then from a memorial concert in November of 2012 at Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Columbia, SC the choir, soloists and orchestra, under the direction of cantor Thomas J. White, perform Fauré’s stirring sacred work.

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FRANZ JOSEPH HADYN – The Seven Last Words of Christ

Kontras Quartet

Fr. Gabriel Carvajal-Salazar of St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Rev. Whit Malone of First Presbyterian Church, Rev. David Roberts of Morningstar First Baptist Church, Rev. Rick Schilling of First United Methodist Church, Dr. Bob Thompson of Corinth Reformed Church, Dr. William Trexler of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Dr. Andrew Weisner—campus pastor of Lenoir-Rhyne University, and Rev. Karla Woggon of the Episcopal Church or the Ascension

GABRIEL FAURE – Requiem

The Ebenezer Chancel Choir

The Ebenezer Festival Orchestra

Haleigh Marcolini – soprano, Cody Jones – bass, Christopher Jacobson – organist, Rhett Barnwell – harpist

Thomas J. White, conductor

April 6, 2014
Western Piedmont Symphony: 2012-2013 Masterworks III
Kontras Quartet

In February of 2012 the Western Piedmont Symphony in Hickory, NC welcomed pianist Andreas Klein for a program featuring Beethoven’s first piano concerto, bookended by a character piece by Afro-British composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Tchaikovsky’s final symphony. Then from a Chamber Classics concert presented in May of 2012, the orchestra’s resident quartet was augmented by two additional string players for more Tchaikovsky: a performance of his popular musical postcard from Florence.

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SAMUEL COLERIDGE-TAYLOR - Rhapsodic Dance -
"The Bamboula"

Western Piedmont Symphony
John Gordon Ross, conductor

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN -
Piano Concerto No. 1 in C
Western Piedmont Symphony
John Gordon Ross, conductor
Andreas Klein, pianist

PETER ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY - Symphony No. 6
in b-minor, “Pathetique”

Western Piedmont Symphony
John Gordon Ross, conductor

PETER ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY - Souvenir of Florence
Kontras Quartet:
Dmitri Pogoreloy & Francois Henkins, violinists
Ai Ishida, violist, and Jean Hatmaker, cellist
Evelyn Grau, 2nd viola
Greg Sauer, 2nd cello

March 30, 2014
Winston-Salem Symphony: Borodin & Adams
Carolina Live March 30 2014 540

This edition of the program kicks off in the Twin Cities of North Carolina with a concert featuring the ever-popular dances from Alexander Borodin’s opera Prince Igor, followed by a symphonic adaptation of music from a contemporary opera by the American minimalist John Adams. Then it’s back to the grace of the 18th century with an all-Mozart program from the Greenville Symphony Orchestra’s Chamber Series.

BORODIN: Polovtsian Dances
Winston-Salem Symphony: Borodin & Adams
Robert Moody, conductor

ADAMS: “Doctor Atomic” Symphony
Winston-Salem Symphony: Borodin & Adams
Robert Moody, conductor

MOZART: Overture, “La clemenza de Tito”
Greenville Symphony: Mozart the Magnificent
Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor; Joanna Lebo, violin; Katie Dey, viola 

MOZART: Sinfonia concertante in E-flat, K. 364
Greenville Symphony: Mozart the Magnificent
Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor; Joanna Lebo, violin; Katie Dey, viola  

MOZART: Overture, “The Impresario”
Greenville Symphony: Mozart the Magnificent
Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor; Joanna Lebo, violin; Katie Dey, viola 

MOZART: Symphony No. 39 in E-flat, K. 543
Greenville Symphony: Mozart the Magnificent
Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor; Joanna Lebo, violin; Katie Dey, viola 

March 23, 2014
Greensboro Symphony Orchestra with Lukas Geniušas
Lukas Geniušas, pianist

We travel to the NC Triad for a concert filled with variety from the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Dmitry Sitkovetsky welcomes Russian piano prodigy Lukas Geniušas for a performance of Chopin: the First Piano Concerto and two encores! Sitkovetsky also leads the ensemble in a Mendelssohn concert overture, a recent work by fiddler-turned-classical composer Mark O'Connor, and Elgar's enduring Enigma Variations.

 
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FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage 
Greensboro Symphony Orchestra
Dmitry Sitkovetsky, conductor

FREDERIC CHOPIN: Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 11 
Lukas Geniušas, piano
Greensboro Symphony Orchestra
Dmitry Sitkovetsky, conductor

FREDERIC CHOPIN: Piano Sonata No. 3, Op. 58 and Revolutionary Etude 
Lukas Geniušas, piano

MARK O'CONNOR: Queen Anne's Revenge 
Greensboro Symphony Orchestra
Dmitry Sitkovetsky, conductor

EDWARD ELGAR: Enigma Variations 
Greensboro Symphony Orchestra
Dmitry Sitkovetsky, conductor

FRANZ SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 9, "Great," Mvt III
Greensboro Symphony Orchestra
Dmitry Sitkovetsky, conductor

March 16, 2014
Columbia Museum of Art: Chamber Music on Main
Phillip Bush

A far-ranging program from the Columbia Museum of Art in South Carolina begins this edition of the show. Beethoven from the 18th century, Ernest Chausson from the 19th, and in between 20th century chamber works from Americans William Bolcom and Pierre Jalbert. Then it’s over to Greenville for part of a German Giants concert from the GSO featuring Brahms’ first symphony.

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LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN – String Trio in C Minor

Phillip Bush, pianist
Arnaud Sussmann, violinist
David Hoarding, violist
Edward Aaron, cellist

PIERRE JALBERT – Piano Trio
Phillip Bush, pianist
Arnaud Sussmann, violinist
David Hoarding, violist
Edward Aaron, cellist

ERNEST CHAUSSON – A Piano Quartet in A Major
Phillip Bush, pianist
Arnaud Sussmann, violinist
David Hoarding, violist
Edward Aaron, cellist

JOHANNES BRAHMS – Symphony No. 1 in C Minor
Greenville Symphony Orchestra
Edvard Tchivzel, conductor

March 9, 2014
South Carolina Philharmonic: Mozart & More
South Carolina Philharmonic 540

Two Mozart-themed concerts: From the South Carolina Philharmonic there’s a concert mixing Mozart favorites such as the Overture to the Magic Flute and the Symphony No. 40, and from the Spartanburg Philharmonic, movements from famous Mozart concertos.

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MOZART: Overture to Die Zauberflöte, K. 620
South Carolina Philharmonic
Morihiko Nakahara, conductor

JEAN FRANCAIX: Hommage to My Friend Papageno 
South Carolina Philharmonic
Morihiko Nakahara, conductor

JACQUES IBERT: Concerto for Flute 
South Carolina Philharmonic
Morihiko Nakahara, conductor
                                               
RHONDA LARSON: Lughnasa 
South Carolina Philharmonic
Morihiko Nakahara, conductor

MOZART: Symphony No. 40 in g, K. 550
South Carolina Philharmonic
Morihiko Nakahara, conductor

MOZART: Selections from various concertos
Spartanburg Philharmonic
Sarah Ioannides, conductor

March 2, 2014
Western Piedmont Symphony: 2012-2013 Masterworks 2
Western Piedmont Symphony

The series returns to P.E. Monroe Auditorium on the campus of Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory for a concert by the Western Piedmont Symphony. Debussy’s familiar suite is followed by a lyrical symphony by a Puerto Rican composer inspired by the “Mute Songbook” of the Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca. The program also features music by an American riffing on familiar themes, and Mendelssohn’s majestic symphony.

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CLAUDE DEBUSSY
- Petite Suite
Western Piedmont Symphony
John Gordon Ross, music director and conductor

ARMANDO BAYOLO - Cancionero Mudo
Western Piedmont Symphony
John Gordon Ross, music director and conductor

EDMOND CIONEK - American Remix
Western Piedmont Symphony
John Gordon Ross, music director and conductor

FELIX MENDELSSOHN - Symphony No. 5 in D “Reformation”
Western Piedmont Symphony
John Gordon Ross, music director and conductor

JOHN WILLIAMS - Star Wars scores suite
Western Piedmont Symphony
John Gordon Ross, music director and conductor

 


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