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Carolina Live
Sundays at 3 p.m.; Encore 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
September 6, 2015
Davidson College Concert Series: May 2015
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An ensemble comprised of some of the Carolinas’ finest classical musicians came to the campus of Davidson College in North Carolina for the concert presented on this edition of the program. They performed a program of Grieg and Fauré in the intimate setting and acoustics of Tyler Tallman Hall. Then we’ll feature highlights from a concert presented at the Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul in Charleston, including the world premiere of a commission from Chamber Music Charleston, and a witty encore.
August 30, 2015
USC School of Music: USC Symphony Orchestra

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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 23, 2015
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
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
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 16, 2015
Greenville Symphony: Music from the Heavens
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The 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 9, 2015
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 2, 2015
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


July 26, 2015
Charlotte’s Ulysses Festival: Christ Church Cathedral Choir of Oxford
Christ Church Cathedral Choir of Oxford-540The English choral tradition returned to the Carolinas in April of 2014 as part of Charlotte’s Ulysses Festival of the Arts. The Christ Church Cathedral Choir of Oxford paid its second visit to the Queen City in three years to perform in the Gothic-style sanctuary of Covenant Presbyterian Church near downtown. The program represented a veritable survey of English choral music ranging from Thomas Tallis to 20th century practitioners such as Ralph Vaughan Williams, William Walton and Hubert Parry. The all-male choir also treated the audience to choral arrangements by Michael Tippitt of African-American spirituals, and encores from the great American songbook.

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Ralph Vaughan Williams: Kyrie & Gloria, from Mass in G Minor
The Christ Church Cathedral Choir of Oxford
Stephen Darlington, conductor

Thomas Tallis: In ieunio et fletu
The Christ Church Cathedral Choir of Oxford
Stephen Darlington, conductor

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Sanctus & Benedictus, from Mass in G Minor
The Christ Church Cathedral Choir of Oxford
Stephen Darlington, conductor

Johann Sebastian Bach: Prelude in B Minor BWV 544
Alexander Pott, organ 

Thomas Tallis: O sacrum convivium
Christ Church Cathedral Choir of Oxford
Stephen Darlington, conductor

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Agnus dei, from Mass in G Minor
Christ Church Cathedral Choir of Oxford
Stephen Darlington, conductor

Henry Purcell: O God, Thou art my God
Christ Church Cathedral Choir of Oxford
Stephen Darlington, conductor

George Frideric Handel: Two Choruses from the Founding Hospital Anthem
Christ Church Cathedral Choir of Oxford
Stephen Darlington, conductor

Louis Vierne: Finale from Symphony No. 3 in F Sharp Minor
Clive Driskill-Smith, organ

Hubert Parry: My soul there is a country
Christ Church Cathedral Choir of Oxford
Stephen Darlington, conductor

William Walton: Where does the uttered music go?
Christ Church Cathedral Choir of Oxford
Stephen Darlington, conductor 

Sir Michael Tippitt: Steal Away & Deep River
Christ Church Cathedral Choir of Oxford
Stephen Darlington, conductor

Harold Arlen & “Yip” Harbuurg, arr. David Blackwell: “Somewhere over the Rainbow”
Christ Church Cathedral Choir of Oxford
Stephen Darlington, conductor

George & Ira Gershwin: “Our love is here to stay”
Christ Church Cathedral Choir of Oxford
Stephen Darlington, conductor

Benjamin Britten: Hymn to St. Cecilia
Renaissance

July 19, 2015
26th Vivian Major Robinson Concert
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.

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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


 


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