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Program Schedule
February 14, 2016
Spartanburg Philharmonic: Romantic Preludes & Portraits

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Two concerts from February, 2015 comprise this Valentine’s Day edition of the program. The first features the Spartanburg Philharmonic welcoming the exciting, internationally-renowned percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie for a contemporary concerto, and also includes a visionary symphonic poem by Liszt, and Romantic Russian themes by Khatchaturian and Tchaikovsky. Then it’s over to Lancaster County for highlights from a concert of romantic opera arias, duets and art songs.

February 7, 2016
Winston-Salem Symphony: Rachmaninoff’s Paganini Rhapsody
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The Winston-Salem Symphony launched the 2014-2015 concert 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. After that it’s over to Hendersonville in the North Carolina foothills for a chamber orchestra performance of music by J. S. Bach.


SERGEI PROKOFIEV: Symphony No. 5 in B Flat
Robert Moody, conductor
Winston-Salem Symphony Orchestra
 
SERGEI RACHMANINOFF: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Robert Moody, conductor
Conrad Tao, piano
Winston-Salem Symphony Orchestra
 
SERGEI PROKOFIEV: Piano Sonata No. 7
Conrad Tao, piano
 
ARTURO MARQUEZ: Danzon No. 2
Robert Moody, conductor
Winston-Salem Symphony Orchestra
 
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH: Triple Concerto in A-Minor
Sharon Lawrence, violin
Christopher Tavernier, klavier
Rutherford Chamber Consort

January 31, 2016
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.

 
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 3
Morihoko Nakahara, conductor
South Carolina Philharmonic
 
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7 in A
Morihoko Nakahara, conductor
South Carolina Philharmonic
 
CHRISTOPH WILLIBALD GLUCK: Selections from Orpheus and Eurydice
Morihoko Nakahara, conductor
Greenville Symphony Orchestra
 
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH: Suite No. 4 in D
Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor
Greenville Symphony Orchestra
January 24, 2016
Greenville Symphony Orchestra: Opening Spectacular
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The opening concert in the 2015-2016 concert series by Greenville’s orchestra paired a jazz-influenced showpiece by a composer closely associated with Impressionism, and a much-loved symphony by a great Russian Romantic. Then the program switches to a choral concert from Greensboro, NC’s acclaimed company with music exploring the themes of darkness and light.

MAURICE RAVEL: Piano Concerto in G
Edvard Tchivzel, conductor
Greenville Symphony Orchestra
 
SERGEI RACHMANINOFF: Symphony No. 2 in E minor
Edvard Tchivzel, conductor
Greenville Symphony Orchestra
 
TARIK O'REGAN: Had I Not Seen the Sun
Welborn E. Young, conductor
Karen Beres, piano
Larry Pugh, percussion
Chris Eaton, percussion
Daniel Williams, percussion
Bel Canto Company of Greensboro
 
ERIKS ESENVALDS: Northern Lights
Welborn E. Young, conductor
Karen Beres, piano
Larry Pugh, percussion
Chris Eaton, percussion
Daniel Williams, percussion
Bel Canto Company of Greensboro
 
MORTEN LAURIDSEN: Sure On This Shining Night
Welborn E. Young, conductor
Karen Beres, piano
Bel Canto Company of Greensboro
 
BILLY JOEL: Lullabye
Welborn E. Young, conductor
Karen Beres, piano
Bel Canto Company of Greensboro
 

 

January 17, 2016
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.

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 Dances
Greensboro Symphony Orchestra
Dmitri Sitkovetsky, Conductor

January 10, 2016
Winston-Salem Symphony: April 2015
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In the Spring of 2015 the Winston-Salem Symphony featured a soloist saxaphonist for a concert at the Stevens Center. The program also included one of the ballet suites by a 20th century Russian master, a beloved Beethoven symphony and more dance music from a landmark Broadway musical. The Lenoir Sax Ensemble is also prominently featured in highlights from another program from the Lenoir Rhyne Concert Series.

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH: The Age of Gold Suite
Winston Salem Symphony
Robert Moody, conductor

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7 in A
Winston Salem Symphony
Robert Moody, conductor

HENRI TOMASI: Concerto for Saxophone and Orchestra
Dr. Benjamin Robinette, saxophone
Winston Salem Symphony
Robert Moody, conductor

LEONARD BERNSTEIN: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Winston Salem Symphony
Robert Moody, conductor

CARYL FLORIA: Quartette
Robert George, alto/soprano saxophones
Jenny Lanier, alto saxophone
Patrick Young, tenor saxophone
Michael Myers, baritone saxophone

ASTOR PIAZZOLLA: Oblivion
Robert George, alto/soprano saxophones
Jenny Lanier, alto saxophone
Patrick Young, tenor saxophone
Michael Myers, baritone saxophone

JOSEPH KOSMA: Autumn Leaves
Robert George, alto/soprano saxophones
Jenny Lanier, alto saxophone
Patrick Young, tenor saxophone
Michael Myers, baritone saxophone

GEORGE GERSHWIN: Fascinating Rhythm
Robert George, alto/soprano saxophones
Jenny Lanier, alto saxophone
Patrick Young, tenor saxophone
Michael Myers, baritone saxophone

January 3, 2016
USC School of Music Ensemble Concert: USC Symphony Orchestra September 2014
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Conductor Donald Portnoy and the USC Symphony Orchestra began the 2014-2015 concert season by welcoming star cellist Zuill Bailey. He plays a work by Prokofiev that first appeared as a concerto in a disappointing debut, but the composer was later inspired to revise and dedicate to Mstislav Rostropovich. The concert begins with Tchaikovsky’s symphony inspired by Ukrainian themes. Then it’s off to Western North Carolina for another 2014 season-opener, which includes a performance of the first symphony by the 20th century American Neo-Romantic Samuel Barber.

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 

BACHCello 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

 

 
December 27, 2015
Spartanburg Philharmonic: Joyous Holiday Music
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This holiday edition of the program features a December, 2013 concert from the Spartanburg Philharmonic with conductor Sarah Ioannides, the Spartanburg Day School Choir, and tenor Wayne Hobbs.  One of the Bach Brandenburg Concertos gets the concert started and showcases soloists from the orchestra. Then the orchestra is joined by tenor and children’s choir for holiday songs and traditional favorites. There’s also ballet music from Tchaikovsky, a Polonaise from Rimsky-Korsakov, the prelude to Engelbert Humperdinck’s fairy tale opera, and more sacred classics of the season from Bach/Gounod, Adolf Adam and HandelListen to the program

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5
Sarah Johnson, violin
Rhea Jacobus, flute
Kuo-Pei Cheng-Lin, harpsichord

GUSTAFSSON: Maria, Handmaiden of the Lord

TRADITIONAL: Carol of the Bells; Quittez, pasteurs

JEAN SIBELIUS: High are the Snow Drifts

ANDREW LLOYD-WEBBER: Pie Jesu

PYOTR ILLYCH TCHAIKOVSKY: Sleeping Beauty Waltz

NIKOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Polonaise from Christmas Eve

PYOTR ILLYCHTCHAIKOVSKY: Dances from The Nutcracker

ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK: Prelude to Hansel & Gretel

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH: Ave Maria

CHARLES GOUNOD: Ave Maria

ADOLF ADAM: O Holy Night

GEORGE FREDERIC HANDEL: Every Valley, from Messiah

 


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