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.
The South Carolina Philharmonic perform music from two 2012 programs. "Love Stories" Wagner and Strauss comprise the show's first half, and then to "Mother Russia?" for a klezmer-inspired overture by Prokofiev and Rachmaninoff beloved concerto featuring rising young star Martina Filjak at the piano.
An insect-themed concert from the Winston-Salem Symphony’s 2011-2012 season, with famous works from Vaughan Williams and Rimsky-Korsakov and a fluttery Chinese violin concerto redolent with atmosphere. Then the focus shifts to Central Europe for one of the Slavonic Dances by Dvořák, and his all too often overlooked Symphony No. 7
The Greenville Symphony plays 18th century masterworks from Mozart in this "Chamber" series concert, including a pair of opera overtures and his great “Jupiter” Symphony No. 41. Then it’s back to the 2011 Southeastern Piano Festival to hear the Anderson & Roe piano duo playing their arrangement of a Vivaldi aria.
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."
This 2008 program from the Keowee Chamber Chamber Music Festival evokes summer breezes, with "Serenades" by Post-Romantics Max Reger and Ernst von Dóhnanyi. The show is rounded out by offerings from the Impressionist Debussy, and a flute quartet by Mozart.
Of Bach’s Passions for Holy Week the St. John is less–often performed because of its controversial text. Nevertheless, it’s widely acknowledged as a masterwork of the Western musical canon. Here it is performed by the Winston-Salem Symphony with the Winston-Salem Symphony Chorale and guest soloists.