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Program Schedule
July 24, 2016
Greensboro Symphony Orchestra: Divine Chemistry
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CL-150712-wdavInspired by a performance of Handel’s Messiah during his visit to London in 1791, Franz Joseph Haydn created his own oratorio depicting the origins of the world. This concert in Dana Auditorium in Greensboro brought together the formidable forces of the Bel Canto Company and the Greensboro Symphony for a powerful performance from February of 2015.

HAYDN: The Creation Part 1
Bel Canto Company
Greensboro Symphony Orchestra
Andrew Bidlack, soloist
Brittany Robinson, soloist
Eric Downs, soloist
Dmitri Sitkovetsky, conductor
 
HAYDN: The Creation Part 2
Bel Canto Company
Greensboro Symphony Orchestra
Andrew Bidlack, soloist
Brittany Robinson, soloist
Eric Downs, soloist
Dmitri Sitkovetsky, conductor
 
HAYDN: The Creation Part 3
Bel Canto Company
Greensboro Symphony Orchestra
Andrew Bidlack, soloist
Brittany Robinson, soloist
Eric Downs, soloist
Dmitri Sitkovetsky, conductor
 
DVORAK: Slavonic Dance No. 2 in e-minor
Greensboro Symphony Orchestra
Dmitri Sitkovetsky, conductor
 
July 17, 2016
Vivian Major Robinson Concert Series: Chopin Meets the Beatles
Pamela Howland

The Lancaster Cultural Arts Center is the setting of an inventive program presented by North Carolina-based pianist Pam Howland. An acclaimed interpreter of Chopin, she performs beloved selections by the Polish composer paired with Beatles pop standards. Then the program shifts to Greenville for highlights from a concert in that orchestra’s Chamber Classics series featuring the overture to a favorite Mozart opera and one of his final symphonies.

CHOPIN: A Major Prelude

LENNON & MCCARTNEY: In My Life

CHOPIN: "Raindrop" Prelude

LENNON & MCCARTNEY: "If I Fell"

CHOPIN: C Minor Prelude

LENNON & MCCARTNEY: "Let it Be”

CHOPIN: "Farewell" Waltz

LENNON & MCCARTNEY: "The Long and Winding Road"

CHOPIN: B Minor Mazurka

LENNON & MCCARTNEY: "Lady Madonna"
Pamela Howland, piano

Magic of Mozart

MOZART: Overture to The Magic Flute

MOZART: Symphony No. 40 in G Minor
Greenville Symphony Orchestra
Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor

MOZART: The Abduction From the Seraglio, an opera Singspiel
Christoph Friedrich Bretzner, conductor

MOZART: The Symphony No. 38 in D
Greenville Symphony Orchestra
Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor

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

July 10, 2016
Davidson College Concert Series: WDAV Young Chamber Musicians Competition 2016
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WDAV Classical Public Radio’s third annual Young Chamber Musicians competition drew entries from across the country and Europe, and the four finalists represented some of the nation’s finest music programs. The Junior Division featured a “battle of the coasts,” with ensembles from New York City and Los Angeles competing.  In the Senior Division a group from The Cleveland Institute of Music went up against one from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. The concert was presented in the Duke Family Performance Hall on the Davidson College campus and broadcast live, with prizes awarded not only by the panel of judges but also an “Audience Choice” award determined by text voting.
 

Noctis Quartet
SCHUBERT
: String Quartet No. 14 in D Minor, D. 810
2. Andante con moto

BEETHOVEN: String Quartet No. 9 in C Major, Op. 59, No. 3
4. Allegro molto

Kevin Zhu, violin
Andrew Kim, violin
Jacob van der Sloot, viola
Chase Park, cello
 

Chimera Quartet
HAYDEN
: String Quartet in F Major, Op. 77, No. 2, Hob. III:82
1. Allegro Moderato

BARTOK: String Quartet No. 1 in A Minor, Sz. 40
2. Allegro vivace

Geneva Lewis, violin
Cameron Alan-Lee, violin
Emma Wernig, viola?
Tomsen Su, cello


Von Quartet
MENDELSSOHN
: String Quartet No. 4 in E Minor,
Op. 44, No. 2

1. Allegro assai appassionato

GINASTERA: String Quartet No. 2, Op. 26 5. Furioso

Jisun Lee, violin
Gudbjartur Hakonarson, violin
Ursula Steele, viola
Joanne Yesol Choi, cello

Onyx Quartet
BEETHOVEN: String Quartet No. 11 in F Minor, Op. 85
1. Allegro con brio

DEBUSSY: String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10
1. Animé et très décidé

Genevive Smelser, violin
Michael Siess, violin
Spencer Ingersoll, viola
Noah Krauss, cello


DEBUSSY
: Petite Suite
Western Piedmont Symphony
John Gordon Ross, conductor

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

 


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