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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.

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Program Schedule
May 31, 2015
Spoleto Festival USA 2014: Orchestral Highlights
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The Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra is hand-picked each year to include some of the finest young orchestra musicians across the country. This edition of Carolina Live features highlights from two of the orchestra’s concerts during the 2014 festival. Charleston area native Joseph Young conducts masterworks by two 20th century composers, while the festival’s director of orchestral activities leads the ensemble in one of Beethoven’s most popular symphonies.

Listen to Program:

Interview Clip: Interview with conductor Joseph Young addressing his debut at the Spoleto Festival USA. 

BARBER: Adagio for Strings
Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra
Joseph Young, conductor 

Interview Clip: Interview with conductor Joseph Young addressing the Concerto for Orchestra by Bela Bartok. 

BARTOK: Concerto for Orchestra
Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra
Joseph Young, conductor

Interview Clip: Interview with John Kennedy, Director of Orchestral Activities for Spoleto Fest USA addressing the selection process for members of the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7
Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra
John Kennedy, conductor 

MILHAUD: The Bull on the Roof
Greenville Symphony Chamber Orchestra
Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor

 

May 24, 2015
Spoleto Festival USA 2014: Westminster Choir Legends

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Among the highlights of the Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston each spring are the choral concerts given by the Westminster Choir. The 2014 edition of the festival featured two programs, and we present highlights from each on this edition of the series. From a concert called Legends at the Cathedral Church of St. Luke and St. Paul, conductor Joe Miller leads the choir in a multi-faceted program ranging from the ancient to the contemporary. A second concert program at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist had the Charleston Symphony Chorus joining the Westminster Choir and members of the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra to perform Handel’s Te Deum, written to commemorate a British victory in the Battle of Dettingen in 1743.

Listen to the program

ELDER: Elegy
ESENVALDS: Legend of the Walled-Up Woman
CONSOLACIÓN: Allelulia
Westminster Choir
Joe Miller, conductor

HANDI:
 Pater Noster
DURUFLE: Ubi Caritas
PARKER: Buffalo Gals (arr.)
FOSTER: Nelly Bly
ELDER: Ballade to the Moon
Westminster Choir
Joe Miller, conductor

HOGAN: My Soul’s Been Anchored
ERB: Shenandoah
WALKER: Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal (arr.)
The Lord Bless and Keep You
Westminster Choir
Joe Miller, conductor

HANDEL: Te Deum
Westminster Choir
Charleston Symphony Chorus
Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra
Joe Miller, conductor

BRITTEN: Hymn to St. Cecilia
BARBER: This Shining Night
BRAHMS: The May Night
Renaissance
Robert Pritchard, director

 



May 17, 2015
Greensboro Symphony: Transformation
Dmitri Sitkovetsky

The Greensboro Symphony Orchestra’s long-time music director takes the spotlight as soloist for a powerful 20th century violin concerto by Shostakovich. It’s part of a concert on the theme of “transformation” which is bookended by music of Ravel: his ever-popular Pavane to open the program, and his definitive orchestration of Mussorgsky’s masterpiece to close it.

Listen to program

RAVEL: Pavane for a Dead Princess
Greensboro Symphony Orchestra
Dmitry Sitkovetsky, conductor

SHOSTAKOVICH: Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor
Greensboro Symphony Orchestra
Dmitry Sitkovetsky, conductor and violinist

MUSSORGSKY: Pictures at an Exhibition
Greensboro Symphony Orchestra
Dmitry Sitkovetsky, conductor

May 10, 2015
Rivertree Singers & the Winston-Salem Symphony

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A rising young composer returns to his alma m
ater in Greenville, SC for this edition of the program. The Rivertree Singers perform a work by Dan Forrest that is quickly becoming the composer’s most popular piece in a concert from the campus of Bob Jones University. Then it’s over to the Stevens Center in Winston-Salem, NC for highlights from an October, 2014 concert featuring an overture by Shostakovich and Brahms’ iconic first symphony.

Listen to Program:

FORREST: Requiem For the Living
Rivertree Singers
Warren Cook, conductor

STOSTAKOVICH: Overture Festivo
Winston-Salem Symphony
Robert Moody, conductor

BRAHMS: Symphony No. 1 in C minor
Winston-Salem Symphony
Robert Moody, conductor

SAINT-SAENS: Havanaise in E
Greensboro Symphony
Yevgeny Kutik, guest violinist
Dmitri Sitkovetsky, conductor

May 3, 2015
Greenville Symphony Orchestra: Special Concert

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Superstar cellist Yo-Yo Ma visits the Palmetto State on this edition of Carolina Live! He’s the special guest for an October 2014 concert with the Greenville Symphony Orchestra and their venerable conductor to play the powerful concerto by Edward Elgar. The concert opens with an equally powerful work: Tchaikovsky’s fateful F Minor symphony. The program is rounded out with lighter fare from a November 2014 Chamber Series concert featuring a much-loved Mozart piano concerto and soloist David Gross.

Listen to Program:
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 4 in f-minor
Greenville Symphony Orchestra
Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor

ELGAR: Cello Concerto in e-minor
Greenville Symphony Orchestra
Yo-Yo Ma, cellist
Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor

MOZART: Overture to Idomeneo
Greenville Symphony Orchestra
Edvard Tchivzhel, conductr

MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 21 in C
Greenville Symphony Orchestra
David Gross, pianist

April 26, 2015
Greenville Chorale: Peace and Hope
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The Peace Center Concert Hall in Greenville was the ideal setting for this concert from October of 2014. It features music of consolation and inspiration by Brahms, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Gustav Mahler, as well as a recent work by a hometown favorite.

Listen to Program: 
BRAHMS: Nanie
Greenville Chorale
Greenville Symphony
Bingham Vick, Jr. conductor 

FORREST: Requiem for the Living
Greenville Chorale
Greenville Symphony
Lisa Barksdale, soprano soloist
Grayson Sloan, tenor soloist 

WILLIAMS:  Dona Nobis Pacem
Greenville Chorale
Greenville Symphony
Kathryn C. Knauer, soprano soloist
David Parker, baritone soloist 

MAHLER: Symphony No.2 in c-minor
Greenville Chorale
Greenville Symphony
Rosemary Hughes, mezzo soprano soloist
Kathryn Knauer, soprano soloist 

STASACK: Fons Luminis
Davidson College Chorale

April 19, 2015
Music at Old Salem: Tannenberg Organ Concerts

cl-150419-wdavThe King of Instruments is in the spotlight is in the spotlight on this episode. The setting is the Visitors Center at Old Salem Museums and Gardens, where in 2014 they celebrated the restoration of the historic 1800 David Tannenberg organ with a special concert series. This program features two events in the series.The first features Marilyn Keiser at the keyboard for Mendelssohn and Bach, plus pieces by modern and contemporary composers with Winston-Salem ties. She’s also joined by Indiana University faculty artists for a trio by Haydn and a movement from a suite by Joseph Rheinberger.The second part of the program has Peter DuBois playing the renowned instrument for music by Buxtehude and Handel as well as a set of liturgical preludes from various composers.

Listen to Program:

MENDELSSOHN: Sonata in A Major
Marilyn Keiser, Organist

HAYDN:
Trio in No. 21 in C
Marilyn Keiser, organist
Esther Kim, violinist
Joseph Kaizer, cellist
 
SANDRESKY: The Good Shepherd
Marilyn Keiser, organist
 
RHEINBERGER:  Suite for Violin, Cello and Organ
Marilyn Keiser, organist
Esther Kim, violinist
Joseph Kaiser, cellist
 
LOCKLAIR: Salem Sonata
Marilyn Keiser
 
BUXTEHUDE: Fugue in C
Peter Dubois, organist
 
Choral Preludes for the Church Year
BACH: Savior of the Nations, Come; Rejoice, Beloved Christians; Come God, Creator, Holy Ghost
WALCHA: From Heaven Above to Earth I Come
BRAHMS: My Heart Is Filled With Longing
Peter Dubois, organist
 
HANDEL: Concerto No. 4 in F
Peter Dubois, organist
 
PACHELBEL: Partita—a Chorale with Nine Variations, based on What God Ordains Is Always Good
Peter Dubois, organist

April 12, 2015
South Carolina Philharmonic: Marina Plays Tchaikovsky
cl-150412-wdavThe South Carolina Philharmonic welcomes back local favorite Marina Lomazov for Tchaikovsky’s beloved concerto, and she treats the crowd at the Koger Center to an encore from Tchaikovsky’s The Seasons. Then there’s another Russian masterwork from Sergei Rachmaninoff in the second part of the program.
 
Listen to Program: 

TCHAIKOVSKY: Piano Concerto No. 1 in b-minor
South Carolina Philharmonic Orchestra
Marina Lamozov, pianist
Morihiko Nakahara, conductor 

TCHAIKOVSKY: February (Carnival) from The Seasons
South Carolina Philharmonic Orchestra
Marina Lamozov, pianist
Morihiko Nakahara, conductor 

RACHMANINOFF: Symphony No. 2 in e-minor
South Carolina Philharmonic Orchestra
Morihiko Nakahara, conductor 

SCARLATTI: Sonatas
Dmitri Levkovich, pianist
 
 


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