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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
November 23, 2014
Greenville Symphony Orchestra: Mediterranean Spirit
Edvard Tchvizhel

A concert program inspired by the Mediterranean rounds out the month on Carolina Live. Venerable conductor Edvard Tchivzel leads the musicians in Greenville, SC in a program that opens with a typically sparking overture by the Italian opera composer Gioacchino Rossini. Then there are back-to-back symphonies by Luigi Cherubini and Georges Bizet, before winding up with a delightful suite by Frenchman Jacque Ibert.

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GAETANO ROSSINI - Overture to Semiramide 
Greenville Symphony Orchestra 
Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor

LUIGI CHERUBINI - Symphony in D 
Greenville Symphony Orchestra 
Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor

GEORGE BIZET - Symphony in C 
Greenville Symphony Orchestra 
Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor

JACQUES FRANCOIS ANTOINE IBERT - Divertissement 
Greenville Symphony Orchestra 
Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor

ALEXANDER BORODIN - 
Overture and Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor 
Greenville Symphony Orchestra 
Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor

November 16, 2014
Winston-Salem Symphony
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The Winston-Salem Symphony takes the stage for this edition of the program. From September 2013 there’s a concert that opens with music by a prolific contemporary composer commissioned for the 75th anniversary of the Tanglewood Festival, followed by the second symphonic effort by Sibelius. Then a program from October 2013 treats us to Mozart’s ever-popular serenade, plus the tuneful and ironic suite from one of Kurt Weill’s best-known music theater works.

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GANDOLFI: Night Train to Perugia
Winston-Salem Symphon
Robert Moody, conductor

SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 2 in D
Winston-Salem Symphony
Robert Moody, conductor

MOZART: Serenade No. 13 for strings in G major
Winston-Salem Symphony
Robert Moody, conductor

WEILL: Threepenny Opera Suite
Winston-Salem Symphony
Robert Moody, conductor

BEETHOVEN: Quartet in B Flat, Op. 18, No. 6
Kontras Quartet

November 9, 2014
Greensboro Symphony Orchestra: Capriccio

Dmitry Sitkovetsky conducting-real
This edition of the program begins in Greensboro, North Carolina, where Dmitri Sitkovetsky has led the orchestra for more than a decade. He welcomes pianist Julia Zilberquist for a rhapsody by Russian composer Sergei Slonimsky. She also treats us to an encore by Marcello as arranged for keyboard by Bach. The concert is bookended by Brahms’ famous variations and Schumann’s sunniest symphony. Then it’s off to Columbia for a highlight from an October 2013 concert by the USC School of Music Symphony featuring Rimsky-Korsakov’s well-loved caprice.

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BRAHMS: Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn
Greensboro Symphony Orchestra
Dmitry Sitkovetsky, conductor

SLONIMSKY: Jewish Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra
Greensboro Symphony Orchestra
Dmitry Sitkovetsky, conductor
Julia Zilberquit, piano

MARCELLO: Adagio from Concerto for Oboe
Julia Zilberquit, piano 

SCHUMANN: Symphony No. 2 in C
Greensboro Symphony Orchestra
Dmitry Sitkovetsky, conductor

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Capriccio Espagnol
USC Symphony Orchestra
Neil Casey, conductor 

DVORAK: Slavonic Dance No. 2 in E-Minor
Greensboro Symphony Orchestra
Dmitry Sitkovetsky, conductor

 
November 2, 2014
USC School of Music Symphony Orchestra
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A concert from Columbia gets the month started. The USC School of Music Symphony Orchestra welcomes guest conductors and a soloist to a program from November 2013 featuring beloved Brahms and Tchaikovsky. And highlights from another concert in January 2014 round out the program with a familiar Mendelssohn concert overture and some Slavic Tchaikovsky.

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BRAHMS: Academic Festival Overture

USC Symphony Orchestra

Donald Portnoy, conductor

 

TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 4 in f-minor

USC Symphony Orchestra

Donald Portnoy, conductor

 

TCHAIKOVSKY: Variations on a Rococo Theme

USC Symphony Orchestra

Zhongui Dai, conductor

Jiapeng Nie, cello

 

MENDELSSOHN: Hebrides Overture

VERDI: Nabucco

USC Symphony Orchestra

Donald Portnoy, conductor

 

 

TCHAIKOVSKY: Slavonic March

USC Symphony Orchestra

Donald Portnoy, conductor

October 26, 2014
Myers Park Presbyterian Church and Bel Canto Company
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This edition of the program is designed with All Saints Day commemorations in mind. It opens with the beautiful 20th century Requiem by Frenchman Maurice Duruflé performed by an impressive amalgamation of Charlotte, NC-based choruses. Then it’s back to the Triad area for a varied choral program by Greensboro’s acclaimed Bel Canto Company.

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MAURICE DURUFLÉ: Requiem, Op. 9
Myers Park Presbyterian Church Chancel and Sanctuary Choirs
St. John Neumann Catholic Church Sanctuary Choir
The Chamber Choir of Northwest School of the Arts
Rob Frazier, director

WILLIAM BYRD: Haec Dies
VYTAUTAS MIŠKINIS: Lucis Craeator Optime 
Bel Canto Company
Welborn Young, director

CHARLES HUBERT HASTINGS PARRY: I Was Glad 
Bel Canto Company
Susan Bates, organ
Liz Doebler, director
 
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH: Lobet den Herrn
Bel Canto Company
Leah Gibson, cello
Susan Bates, organ
Welborn Young, director

DAN DAVISON: A Soldier, and the One I Love
Soloists: Laura Worst, Dianne Black, Jayme Updike, Tandy Brown, Rich Lowder
Christopher Dial, snare drum
Bel Canto Company

RICHARD BJELLA: Idumea, and am I born to die?
Tandy Brown, soloist
Ryan Silvestri, violin
Stephanie Silvestri, violin
Bel Canto Company

ERIC WHITACRE: Five Hebrew Love Songs
Stephanie Silvestri, violin
Karen Beres, piano
Bel Canto Company

AARON COPLAND: Zion's Walls
Karen Beres, piano
Bel Canto Company

DAN FORREST: Over Havet, Across the Sea
Karen Messina, soloist
Bel Canto Company

MACK WILBERG: Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
Susan Bates, organ
Bel Canto Company

HALL JOHNSON: Great Day
Soloists: Wendell C. Putney and Maya Clausen
Bel Canto Company
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

 


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