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Carolina Live
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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
September 4, 2016
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.

Edvard Grieg: suite From Holberg’s Time
Phillip Bush, piano

GABRIEL FAURE: Cello Sonata No. 2 in G minor
Phillip Bush, piano
Alan Black, cello

GABRIEL FAURE: Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor
Phillip Bush, piano
Joseph Meyer, violin
Rosemary Furniss, violin
Alan Black, cello

James Stephenson: A Dialogue of Self and Soul
Andrew Armstrong, piano
Anthea Kreston, violin
Frances Hsieh, violin
Ben Weiss, viola
Timothy O’Malley, cello
Sandra Nidolayevs, bassoon

Franz Drdla: Hey, Hay!
Andrew Armstrong, piano
Anthea Kreston, violin
Frances Hsieh, violin
Ben Weiss, viola
Timothy O’Malley, cello

Maurice Ravel: Quartet in F
Kontras Quartet
Dmitri Pogorelov, violin
Ai Ishida, violin
Francois Henkins, violin
Jean Hatmaker, cello



August 28, 2016
South Carolina Philharmonic: A Concert for Columbia
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In the wake of the devastating flooding in the state capital in October of 2015, the South Carolina Philharmonic presented a program to celebrate the community’s resilience. They performed a masterpiece by Beethoven that reflects the noblest attributes and highest aspirations of the human spirit. Then the program moves to Charleston for a chamber concert of music by Brahms.

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 9 in D minor
South Carolina Philharmonic
Tina Milhorn Stallard, soprano
Janet Hopkins, soprano
Adam Kirkpatrick, tenor
Jacob Will, bass
Morihiko Nakahara, conductor 

BRAHMS: Piano Quartet No. 1
Andrew Armstrong, piano
Karen Kim, violin
Ben Weiss, viola
Timothy O’Malley, cello 

COPLAND: Buckaroo Holiday from Rodeo
South Carolina Philharmonic
Morihiko Nakahara, conductor

August 21, 2016
Greensboro Symphony Orchestra: Over the Edge
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The finale of the Greensboro Symphony’s 2014-2015 Season is the source for this edition of the program. The concert opens with Debussy’s transformational work. Then the orchestra welcomes the Korean soloist who won the Indianapolis Violin Competition for a masterwork by the Finnish composer Jean Sibelius, plus a couple of encores. Rounding out the program is the game-changing ballet score by Stravinsky that many consider the first great musical work of the 20th century.

CLAUDE DEBUSSY: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Dmitry Sitkovetsky, conductor
Greensboro Symphony Orchestra 

JEAN SIBELIUS: Violin Concerto in D minor
Dmitry Sitkovetsky, conductor
Jinjoo Cho, violinist
Greensboro Symphony Orchestra 

GEORGE GERSHWIN: Summertime from Porgy and Bess
Dmitry Sitkovetsky, conductor
Jinjoo Cho, violinist
Greensboro Symphony Orchestra

IGOR STRAVINSKY: Rite of the Spring
Dmitry Sitkovetsky, conductor
Greensboro Symphony Orchestra

JOHANN STRAUSS JR.: By the Beautiful Blue Danube
Dmitry Sitkovetsky, conductor
Greensboro Symphony Orchestra

August 14, 2016
Winston Salem Symphony Orchestra: All-Russian Program
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Andrew von Oeyen

Pianist Andrew von Oeyen joins conductor Robert Moody and the Winston-Salem Symphony for this concert of Russian masterworks. Rachmaninoff’s most technically challenging piano concerto is the centerpiece while works by Rimsky-Korsakov and Stravinsky provide the bookends.

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Russian Easter Festival Overture: Overture on Liturgical Themes (Russian Easter Overture)
Winston-Salem Symphony
Robert Moody, conductor 

RACHMANIOFF: Piano Concerto No. 3 in d-minor
Andrew von Oeyen, piano
Winston-Salem Symphony
Robert Moody, conductor 

STRAVINSKY: Petrouchka
Winston-Salem Symphony
Robert Moody, conductor 

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

August 7, 2016
Davidson College Choirs & Pro Arte Orchestra
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The combined forces of several Davidson College choirs and orchestral ensemble present a powerful contemporary mass by Welsh composer Karl Jenkins on this edition of the program. Then it’s off to Greenville for highlights from a concert featuring tasty selections by Jacques Ibert, as well as an opening memorial tribute to beloved orchestra leader Sherwood Mobley.

JENKINS: The Armed Man: A Mass For Peace
Davidson Choral Arts Society
Davidson College Chorale
Davidson Pro Arte Orchestra
Marilyn England, soloist
David Gilliland, accompanist
Christopher Gilliam, conductor

POULENC: Sinfonietta
Greenville Symphony Orchestra
Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor

IBERT: Suite Symphonique “Paris”
Greenville Symphony Orchestra
Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor

 

July 31, 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

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

 


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