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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 500-year-old choir returned to the Carolinas in April of 2016 for their third concert appearance in six years. Once again they presented a wide-ranging program in the grand English choral tradition, and this time community singers from churches in Davidson joined them to close the concert, as did local instrumentalists, for a rousing anthem written for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.

Week of June 19, 2016

The ancient and the modern come together harmoniously on this edition of the program. From a January 2015 concert by the South Carolina  Philharmonic there’s music ranging from Bach, Handel and Mozart to the 20th century master Ottorino Respighi as well as the contemporary  Estonian composer Arvo Pärt.

Week of June 12, 2016

The acclaimed American violinist, whose son is part of the Davidson Class of 2016, gave a benefit concert at the Duke Family Performance Hall on campus to benefit Classical Public Radio WDAV. It was a program of delightful works for violin and piano emceed by the host of the national program Performance Today. The concert also included a string quintet from the McDuffie Center for Strings at Mercer University to play Vivaldi and Philip Glass. Then it’s over to the Palmetto State for highlights from a Masterworks Concert by the South Carolina Philharmonic featuring jazzy classics from Gershwin and Maurice Ravel.

Week of June 5, 2016

This program features performances from two separate concerts, both performed at the Cathedral Church of St. Luke and St. Paul, one of fourteen different venues used during the 2013 festival.

Week of May 29, 2016

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.

Week of May 22, 2015

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 led by Joe Miller, and we present highlights from each one.

Week of May 15, 2016

We’re in the Sottile Theater of the College of Charleston for a concert by the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra with conductor Stefan Asbury from the 2013 season.

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