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Carolina Live
Sundays at 3:00 p.m. Repeats Friday at 7:00 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
August 3, 2014
Spartanburg Symphony Orchestra: Masterworks III
Spartanburg Symphony: Masterworks 3 540A distinguished guest artist joins the Spartanburg Philharmonic for this Masterworks series concert. Violinist Michael Ludwig teams with the orchestra for Brahms’ beloved concerto to cap off the program. Before that the ensemble plays Brahms’ second symphonic effort, and premieres a work by Swedish composer Andrea Tarrodi that combines the classical with the contemporary.

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JOHANNES BRAHMS: Symphony No. 2 in D
Spartanburg Philharmonic
Sarah Ioannides, conductor

ANDREA TARRODI: Lucioles
Spartanburg Philharmonic
Sarah Ioannides, conductor

JOHANNES BRAHMS: Violin Concerto in D major
Spartanburg Philharmonic
Michael Ludwig, violin
Sarah Ioannides, conductor

CLAUDE DEBUSSEY: Masques
Dmitri Shteinberg, piano
Elizabeth Ransom, flute

July 27, 2014
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 20, 2014
Greenville Symphony Orchestra: The Russian Sorcerer & His Apprentice
Greenville Symphony Orchestra-540
The resident orchestra in Greenville, SC performs a program contrasting music by the immortal Tchaikovsky and his ingenious pupil, Sergei Taneyev. It opens with a symphony by the younger composer, followed by one of the master’s most romantically evocative compositions. Then it’s over to Greensboro, NC for a masterwork near and dear to the heart of the music director of the orchestra there, Dmitri Sitkovetsky, who is also a renowned virtuoso.

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Sergei Taneyev: Symphony No. 4 in C Minor, Op. 12
Greenville Symphony Orchestra
Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy
Greenville Symphony Orchestra
Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor

Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 61
Greensboro Symphony Orchestra
Nathaniel Beverslius, conductor
Dmitri Sitkovetsky, violin
July 13, 2014
Charlotte Concerts: Violinist Ray Chen
charlotte concerts ray chen
For over eight decades under a number of different names Charlotte Concertos has bought world-renowned classical musicians to the Queen City. Virtuoso Ray Chen played the second program of their 2012-2013 season in the Halton Theater at Central Piedmont Community College with sonatas by Mozart and Brahms as well as two crowd-pleasers by Saint-Saëns. Then the student musicians of the Davidson College Choral Arts Society, Singers and Pro Arte Orchestra amaze in a performance of Duruflé’s immortal 
Requiem.

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WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART: Sonata for Piano and Violin in B-flat
Ray Chen, violin
Julio Elizalde, piano

JOHANNES BRAHMS: Sonata No. 3 in d minor
Ray Chen, violin
Julio Elizade, piano

CAMILLE SAINT-SAENS: Havanaise in E
Ray Chen, violin

CAMILLE SAINT-SAENS: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso in a minor
Ray Chen, violin

MAURICE DURUFLE: Requiem
Davidson College Choral Arts Society
The Davidson Singers
The Davidson Pro Arte Orchestra
Michael Rowland, organist
Chistopher Gilliam, director

PHILIPPE GAUBERT: Nocturne and allegro scherzando
Dmitri Shteinberg, piano
July 6, 2014
USC School of Music: Ensemble Concert
USC School of Music sliderTwo renowned soloists guest with the University of South Carolina Symphony Orchestra in two different concerts from 2012. First David Kim, concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra, takes center stage for the beloved first concerto by Max Bruch. Then Alexander Fiterstein, winner of the 2009 Avery Fisher Career Grant, performs the seldom-heard Clarinet Concerto by Danish composer Carl Nielsen. Serving as bookends are the final Brahms symphony, and one of Aaron Copland’s landmark ballet scores.

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JOHANNES BRAHMS: Symphony No. 4 in E minor
USC Symphony Orchestra
Donald Portnoy, conductor

MAC BRUCH: Violin Concerto No. 1
USE Symphony Orchestra
David Kim, violin
Donald Portnoy, conductor

CARL NIELSEN: Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra
USC Symphony Orchestra
Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet
Donald Portnoy, conductor

AARON COPLAND: Billy the Kid Suite
USC Symphony Orchestra
Donald Portnoy, conductor

June 29, 2014
Union Symphony: 'Jazz in Stride'
cl-140628-Union Symphony-540On this edition of the program, under the direction of distinguished conductor Richard Rosenberg, the Union County, North Carolina Symphony Orchestra presents a jazz-flavored program from October of 2013 from the Batte [BAT] Center at Wingate University. The concert opens with a suite from Kurt Weill’s musical collaboration with Bertolt Brecht, The Threepenny Opera, and closes with Ferde Grofé’s evocative suite inspired by the Grand Canyon. In between, Charlotte-based ragtime pianist Ethan Uslan [YOOS – luhn] plays an arrangement of music by stride pianist James P. Johnson, as well as George Gershwin’s famous breakthrough piece, Rhapsody in Blue.

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Kurt Weill: A Little Threepenny Music
Union Symphony Orchestra
Richard Rosenberg, conductor

James Price Johnson: Yamekraw
Union Symphony Orchestra
Richard Rosenberg; conductor; Ethan Uslan, piano

George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Union Symphony Orchestra
Richard Rosenberg, conductor; Ethan Uslan, piano

Ferde Grofe: Five Pictures of the Grand Canyon
Union Symphony Orchestra
Richard Rosenberg, conductor

Frank Martin: Trio on Popular Irish Folk Tunes 
Union Symphony Orchestra
Richard Rosenberg, conductor
Paul Gillies, piano
Jacqui Carrasco, violin
Evan Richey, cello
June 22, 2014
Musical Jewels of the 19th Century
CL-140621-Greenville SymphonyTwo concerts from different series offered by the Greenville Symphony Orchestra comprise this edition of the program. From the Masterworks Series in March of 2014 there's a program featuring beloved works by Sibelius and a less-often performed Dvorak symphony. Then from the Chamber Classics Series the same month there are excerpts including playful offerings by Frenchman Darius Milhaud and American Leroy Anderson, as well as a ballet suite by Shostakovich.

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Masterworks Series: Greenville Symphony Orchestra
Jean Sibelius: Finlandia 
Greenville Symphony Orchestra
Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor

Jean Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D Minor
Greenville Symphony Orchestra
Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor; Yevgeny Kutik, violin

Antonin Dvorak: Symphony No. 5
Greenville Symphony Orchestra
Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor

Chamber Classics Series: Greenville Symphony Chamber Orchestra
Darius Milaud: The Bull on the Roof
Greenville Symphony Chamber Orchestra
Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor
 
Leroy Anderson: The Typewriter
Greenville Symphony Chamber Orchestra
Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor
 
Dmitri Shostakovich: The Age of Gold
Greenville Symphony Chamber Orchestra
Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor

Leonard Bernstein: Prelude, Fugue and Riffs
Greenville Symphony Chamber Orchestra
Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor
June 15, 2014
The Davidson Trio + Charleston Chamber
The Davidson Trio
Chamber Classics are in the spotlight this time on the program. From the Concert Series at Davidson College outside of Charlotte, the Davidson Trio is joined by distinguished guest artist Don Oehler for a program of Mozart, Bruch and Brahms. Then the program visits Charleston for the finale of the Mozart in the South Festival to sample performances of a Mozart String Quintet and Tchaikovsky's beloved musical "Souvenir."

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Davidson College Concert Series: Davidson Trio with Don Oehler
W.A. Mozart
: "KegelstattTrio in E Flat, K. 498
Rosemary Furniss, viola; Alan Black, cello; dana Protopopescu, piano; Don Oehler, clarinet

Max BruchEight Pieces for Clarinet and Romance
Rosemary Furniss, viola; Alan Black, cello; dana Protopopescu, piano; Don Oehler, clarinet

BrahmsTrio in A Minor for Clarinet, Cello and Piano
Rosemary Furniss, viola; Alan Black, cello; dana Protopopescu, piano; Don Oehler, clarinet

Chamber Music Charleston
W.A. Mozart
String Quintet No. 4 in C Minor, K. 406
Various Artists

TchaikovksySextet in D Minor, "Souvenir of Florence"
Various Artists
 


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