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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.

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Program Schedule
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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- 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
Dmitri Sitkovetsky 540 cl-150125
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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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.

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(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

January 4, 2015
Greenville Symphony and Greensboro Symphony


The orchestras of two cultural oases in the Carolinas provide the concerts for this edition of the program. From Greenville in South Carolina Edvard Tchvizhel returns with that city’s symphony orchestra to perform an autumn-themed program of Bach, Weber, Mendelssohn and Brahms. Then it’s over to Greensboro in the Old North State where another Russian émigré, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, leads the city’s orchestra in a similar program, but with an emphasis on dance in music from Weber, Saint-Saëns, Khatchaturian and Borodin.

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Greenville Symphony Orchestra: Oktoberfest
Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor
Amy Yang, bassoon

JS BACH: Suite No. 3 in D, BWV 1068
WEBER: Bassoon Concerto in F
MENDELSSOHN: Selections from A Midsummer Night’s Dream
BRAHMS: Selected Hungarian Dances

Greensboro Symphony Orchestra: Invitation to Dance
Dmitry Sitkovetsky, conductor

WEBER: Invitation to the Dance
BERLIOZ: Hungarian March from Damnation of Faust
SAINT-SAENS: Bacchanal from Samson and Delilah
KHATCHATURIAN: Waltz from Masquerade and Sabre Dance from Gayane
BORODIN: Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor

December 28, 2014
Charlotte Concerts: Vienna Concert-Verein
Vienna Concert-Verein Orchestra

The best of old and new Vienna is captured in a concert presented by the venerable Queen City organization Charlotte Concerts. Under the direction of Philippe Entremont the orchestra first performs a pastiche by contemporary Austrian composers based on Schubert’s most famous art song. Then it’s a symphony by Schubert, followed by a light-hearted sequence of Viennese marches, waltzes and polkas.

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A. HUBER, R. DUNSER, G. PROY, H. SCHMIDINGER & R. SÜSS - Variations on The Capricious Trout (after Schubert)
The Vienna Concert-Verein Orchestra
Philippe Entremont, conductor

FRANK SCHUBERT - Symphony No. 5 in B flat
The Vienna Concert-Verein Orchestra
Philippe Entremont, conductor

FRANZ LEHAR - Piave Marsch
The Vienna Concert-Verein Orchestra
Philippe Entremont, conductor

JOHANN STRAUSS JR. - Voices of Spring, Light of Heart, and Annen Polka
The Vienna Concert-Verein Orchestra
Philippe Entremont, conductor

The Vienna Concert-Verein Orchestra
Philippe Entremont, conductor

JOHANN STRAUSS JR. - Pizzicato Polka & Tritsch-Tratsch Polka
The Vienna Concert-Verein Orchestra
Philippe Entremont, conductor

IGOR STRAVINSKY - Suite from Petruschka
South Carolina Philharmonic Orchestra
Morohiko Nakahara, conductor

December 21, 2014
Spartanburg Philharmonic: Joyous Holiday Music
Sarah Ioannides 540

Carolina Live presents an all-new holiday edition of the program thanks to 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 Brandenburgs 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 an Engelbert Humperdinck’s fairy tale opera, and more sacred classics of the season from Bach/Gounod, Adolf Adam and Handel.

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BACH: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5
(with SPO All-Stars including Sarah Johnson, violin; Rhea Jacobus, flute; Kuo-Pei Cheng-Lin, harpsichord)

GUSTAFSSON:Maria, Handmaiden of the Lord”

TRADITIONAL: “Carol of the Bells; Quittez, pasteurs”

SIBELIUS:High are the Snow Drifts”

“Pie Jesu”

TCHAIKOVSKY: Sleeping Beauty Waltz

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Polonaise from Christmas Eve

TCHAIKOVSKY: Dances from The Nutcracker

HUMPERDINCK: Prelude to Hansel & Gretel

BACH/GOUNOD: “Ave Maria”

ADAM: “O Holy Night”

HANDEL: “Every Valley, from Messiah”

December 14, 2014
Holiday Edition: The Best of Christmas Past
Holiday Special The holiday season brings warm memories and this edition of Carolina Live shares some musical memories from seasons past. We open with Corelli's famous Christmas Concerto performed by the Winston-Salem Symphony. The centerpiece of the program comes from the chorus Renaissance of Charlotte, NC and their Christmas in the City concert from 2011, with choral music ranging from the 16th century to the present. Then it's over to Monroe, NC for the highlight of a 2010 holiday program featuring the Union Symphony and Holiday Chorus. The program closes back in Old Salem for another performance by the Winston-Salem Symphony and soloist of the joyous Alleluia by Mozart.

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ARCANGELO CORELLI: Concerto Grosso in G minor, "Christmas Concerto
Winston-Salem Symphony
Robert Moody, conductor

ORLANDO GIBBONS: This is the Record of John
ANDREAS HAMMERSCHMIDT: Glory to God in the Highest 
J. S. BACH: Ah, Dearest Jesus
JOHANNES BRAHMS: The White Dove and Lo How a Rose ere Blooming
ARVO PÄRT: Magnificat
FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Hark! The Herald Angles Sing
PHILIP STOPFORD: A Child is Born in Bethlehem
TRADITIONAL: Tomorrow shall be my dancing day
FRANZ GRUBER: Silent Night
JOHN F. WADE: O Come All Ye Faithful
DONALD MOORE: Over the River and Through the Woods
J. Michael Grant, accompanist 
Robert Pritchard, director

Central United Festival Choir
Union Symphony Orchestra and Holiday Chorus
Nathan Hopper, reader
James A. O'Dell, director

W. A. MOZART: Alleluia from Exultate Jubilate
Carla Lefevre, soprano
Winston-Salem Symphony
Robert Moody, conductor


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