Carolina 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.
From campus of Davidson College in Davidson, NC comes a performance featuring the Kontras Quartet, quartet-in–residence with the Western Piedmont Symphony. Then a memorial concert honoring renowned pianist and Davidson College faculty member Ruskin Cooper, who passed away unexpectedly in 2012.
The Greensboro Symphony with award-winning violinist Ray Chen plays Max Bruch’s beloved concerto, plus "The Moldau" from Bedrich Smetana's Ma Vlast and a well-known symphony by fellow Bohemian Antonin Dvořák. It's all part of the Greensboro Symphony's 2011-2012 "Season of Winners."
The holiday season brings warm memories and this edition of Carolina Live shares some musical memories from seasons past. Features performances by the Union Symphony, Winston-Salem Symphony and Charlotte's choral group, Renaissance.
From the season-opening concert of the Charlotte Symphony's Classics Series in September of 2012, we hear an all-Beethoven concert. Music Director Christopher Warren-Green put together a program of Beethoven selections which were all premiered at the same concert in 1807.
Beethoven's crowning achievement capped off the Greenville Symphony Orchestra's 2011-2012 concert season in May. This choral and orchestral hymn to the brotherhood of man was performed by the orchestra under the direction of veteran conductor Edvard Tchivzhel and with the Greenville Chorale with soloists.
Two concerts from the rich Charlotte, NC scene comprise this edition of the program. The siblings of The Five Browns give a mostly-Russian program during the Ulysses Festival of the Arts in Charlotte and the Canadian Brass play everything from Baroque to Blues.