Western Piedmont Symphony: Heavy Metal

John Gordon RossOnce again on Carolina Live we’re happy to present a mix of strong symphonic music and elegant choral stylings.  From a concert in the farewell season of long-cherished conductor John Gordon Ross titled Heavy Metal come works by composers as diverse as Jennifer Higdon, Ludwig van Beethoven and Christopher Rouse.  Then the Charlotte Master Chorale Chamber Singers present their concert Mostly Motets, with works by such choral masters as Palestrina, Monteverdi, Edward Elgar, Benjamin Britten and modern rocker Ben Folds.  Enjoy the power and the grace on this program.



Higdon: Machine

Beethoven: Concerto No. 4 in G for Piano & Orchestra
Gregory Knight, piano

Mosolov: Gavod (The Iron Foundry)

Rouse: The Infernal Machine

Honneger: Pacific 231

Charlotte Master Chorale Chamber Singers: Mostly Motets
Kenny Potter, conductor

Palestrina: Super Flumina Babylonis

Monteverdi: Adoramus te, Christe

Gesualdo: O Vox Omnes

MacMillan: O Radiant Dawn
                    Data Est Mihi Omnes Potestas

Elgar: Lux Aeterna, “Nimrod” from the Enigma Variations

Britten: Hymn to St. Cecilia
Emily Shusdock, sopranos
Sarah Towner, sopranos
Elizabeth Rennie, alto
Jordan Taylor, tenor
Ryan Harrison, bass

Folds: The Luckiest
Jordan Taylor, solo