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Carolina Live
Sundays at 3 p.m. Repeats Saturdays at 3 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
March 1, 2015
Greensboro Symphony Masterworks: Heroes and Villains
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This program by the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra takes its theme from the devolution shared by the characters which open and close the concert. The title character from Britten’s opera Peter Grimes descends into madness; from his story we’ll hear four famous instrumental passages depicting the sea to start the program. Beethoven’s Third Symphony was originally intended to honor Napoleon, but his transformation into yet another power-mad monarch caused the composer to change the dedication; that symphony closes the program. In between the virtuoso Igor Kamenz performs Tchaikovsky’s beloved first piano concerto, and treats us to an encore by Schumann.


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BRITTEN: Four Sea Interludes

Greensboro Symphony Orchestra

Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Conductor

 

TCHAIKOVSKY: Piano Concerto No. 1 in Bb

Greensboro Symphony Orchestra

Igor Kamenz, Pianist

Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Conductor

 

SCHUMANN: Widmung, or Dedication

Greensboro Symphony Orchestra

Igor Kamenz, Pianist

Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Conductor

 

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 3 in Eb-“Eroica”

Greensboro Symphony Orchestra

Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Conductor

February 22, 2015
South Carolina Philharmonic: Beethoven & Blue Jeans – Oktoberfest!

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An all-Beethoven program marked Oktoberfest at the Koger Center for the Arts in Columbia. The South Carolina Philharmonic opens with a dramatic overture and closes with one of the master’s most popular symphonies. In between the orchestra welcomes pianist Hugo Kitano for the third of Beethoven’s five piano concertos. After that there are highlights from another Oktoberfest concert, this time with the Greenville Symphony Orchestra. They perform Baroque music by Gluck and J. S. Bach.

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BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 3
South Carolina Philharmonic
Morihiko Nakahara, Conductor
 
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7 in A
South Carolina Philharmonic
Morihiko Nakahara, Conductor
 
GLUCK: Selections from Orpheus and Eurydice
Greenville Symphony Orchestra
Edvard Tchivzhel, Conductor
 
BACH: Suite No. 4 in D
Greenville Symphony Orchestra
Edvard Tchivzhel, Conductor
February 15, 2015
Greenville Symphony Orchestra: “Tcheers” for Tchaikovksy
Greenville Symphony Orchestra

Carolina Live sees “green” on this edition of the program, with concerts from two Carolina cities with top-notch orchestras and conductors: the Greenville Symphony in South Carolina and the Greensboro Symphony in North Carolina. The concert from the Palmetto State celebrates Tchaikovsky with two favorites by the Russian master in a program conducted by Edvard Tchivzhel and featuring violinist Rachel Lee. The second concert featured includes Russian music director Dmitri Sitkovetsky, but has a 20th century American focus, with works by Copland and Gershwin, as well as guest violinist Stefani Collins playing Barber’s concerto.

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PETER ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY
- Symphony No. 5 in e-minor
Greenville Symphony Orchestra
Edvard Tchvizhel, music director

AARON COPLAND - El Salón México
Greensboro Symphony Orchestra
Dmitry Sitkovetsky, conductor

SAMUEL BARBER - Violin Concerto
Greensboro Symphony Orchestra
Dmitry Sitkovetsky, conductor
Stefani Collins, guest violinist

GEORGE GERSHWIN - An American in Paris
Greensboro Symphony Orchestra
Dmitry Sitkovetsky, conductor

February 8, 2015
Winston-Salem Symphony: Rachmaninoff’s Paganini Rhapsody
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Winston-Salem Symphony launched the 2014-2015 season in high gear. The orchestra tears out of the gate with Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony, then welcomes young piano virtuoso Conrad Tao for one of Rachmaninoff’s most beloved works, as well as a Prokofiev encore. Then the orchestra gets sultry for one of the most popular works in contemporary Mexican music. Then it’s over to Hendersonville in the North Carolina foothills for a chamber orchestra performance of music by J. S. Bach.

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PROKOFIEV: Symphony No. 5 in B Flat

Winston-Salem Symphony Orchestra
Robert Moody, Conductor
 
RACHMANINOFF: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Winston-Salem Symphony Orchestra
Conrad Tao, Pianist
Robert Moody, Conductor
 
PROKOFIEV: Piano Sonata No. 7 [encore]
Conrad Tao, Pianist
 
MARQUEZ: Danzon No. 2
Winston-Salem Symphony Orchestra
Robert Moody, Conductor
 
BACH: Triple Concerto in a-minor
Rutherford Chamber Consort
Sharon Lawrence, Violinist
Christopher Tavernier, Klavier Player
Patricia Caldemeyer, Flutist

February 1, 2015
South Carolina Philharmonic + Chamber Charleston
Morohiko Nakahara, conductor

A program of highlights starts off the month on Carolina Live. From the South Carolina Philharmonic there’s a heaping helping of Mozart favorites, with a familiar curtain-raiser from “bicentennial boy” Verdi, and an offbeat offering from the 20th century mashing up Amadeus and Papa Haydn, all drawn from the first two Masterworks concerts of the 2013-2014 season. Then it’s over to Charleston for a chamber masterwork from Brahms which the ensemble performed earlier at Carnegie Hall in New York.

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WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
- Piano Concerto
No. 21 in C

South Carolina Philharmonic
Morohiko Nakahara, conductor
Dong Yeon Kim, guest pianist

ALFRED SCHNITTKE - Moz-Art a la Haydn
South Carolina Philharmonic
Morohiko Nakahara, conductor

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART - Symphony No. 39 in E-flat
South Carolina Philharmonic
Morohiko Nakahara, conductor

JOHANNES BRAHMS - Piano Quintet in F minor
Chamber Music Charleston
Frances Hsieh & Nonoko Okada, violinists
Ben Weiss, violist
Timothy O’Malley, cellist
Andrew Armstrong, pianist

January 25, 2015
Greensboro Symphony Orchestra: Family Comes First
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It was a family affair when the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra opened its 2014-2015 season. Soprano Julia Sitkovetsky joins her father Dmitri to mark his 60th birthday as he leads the orchestra in an overture by Rossini, plus famous opera arias by Verdi, Donizetti and Puccini. The second part of the concert program consists of one of Mahler’s mightiest symphonies, with Ms. Sitkovetsky back to add her soprano to the mix.

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Program:

ROSSINI: Overture to The Barber of Seville
Greensboro Symphony Orchestra
Dmitri Sitkovetsky, Conductor 

VERDI: Caro nome
Greensboro Symphony Orchestra
Dmitri Sitkovetsky, Conductor 

DONIZETTI: Regnava nel silenzio
Greensboro Symphony Orchestra
Dmitri Sitkovetsky, Conductor 

PUCCINI: O mio babbino caro
Greensboro Symphony Orchestra
Dmitri Sitkovetsky, Conductor 

MAHLER: Symphony No. 4 in G
Greensboro Symphony Orchestra
Dmitri Sitkovetsky, Conductor 

RACHMANINOFF: Symphonic DancesGreensboro Symphony Orchestra
Dmitri Sitkovetsky, Conductor
January 18, 2015
USC Symphony + Western Piedmont Symphony
Zuill Bailey

Conductor Donald Portnoy and the USC Symphony Orchestra began the 2014-2015 concert season by welcoming star cellist Zuill Bailey. Then it’s off to Western North Carolina for another 2014 season-opener, where a world premiere began the program, which also included a performance of the first symphony by the 20th-century American Neo-Romantic Samuel Barber.

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TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 2 in c-minor
USC Symphony Orchestra
Donald Portnoy, conductor

PROKOFIEV: Sinfonia Concertante in e-minor
USC Symphony Orchestra
Donald Portnoy, conductor

BACH: Cello Suite No. 1 in G
USC Symphony Orchestra
Donald Portnoy, conductor

BENTON: Terminal Star
Western Piedmont Symphony
John Gordon Ross, conductor

BARBER: Symphony No. 1 in One Movement
Western Piedmont Symphony
John Gordon Ross, conductor 

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

January 11, 2015
Charlotte Concerts: The Emerson Quartet and Van Cliburn Gold Medalist
Vadym Kholodenko

Since 1930 Charlotte Concerts has been bringing world-class classical performers to the Queen City. This edition includes two recent concerts and features pianist Vadym Kholodenko fresh from his sensational gold medal win at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.

Listen to Kholodenko program
(Note: The Emerson Quartet declined permission to post audio of their concert; we apologize for any inconvenience.)

The Emerson Quartet

Mendelssohn: Quartet in F Minor, Op. 80
Britten: Quartet No. 3
Beethoven: “Razumovsky” Quartet in C Major

Vadym Kholodenko, piano

Rachmaninoff: Sonata No. 1
Rachmaninoff: Arrangements of music by Bach , Schubert, Tchaikovsky and others


 


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