Pianist takes on popular Rachmaninoff ‘Rhapsody’

 Full Article from Greenville News Online By Paul Hyde: October 27, 2016 Pianist Dmitri Levkovich reaches for a “Star Wars” metaphor in describing Rachmaninoff’s popular “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini.” “There’s a dark force in the piece that’s not to be underestimated,” Levkovich said, speaking by phone from New York recently. “Perhaps it has a

‘Insanely Beautiful’ Scriabin Concerto Gets Rare Performance in San Jose

Full Article from Public Media Northern California KQED Arts   By Elijah Ho: October 20, 2016 In 1939, composer Virgil Thomson brought attention to a growing problem in classical music. Despite a dire need for the presentation of new works, orchestras around the globe clung desperately to certain classics “tyrannically,” as he wrote in a 1944

Editorial: Tchivzhel is Greenville’s treasure

 Full Article from Greenville News Online By Greenville News Editorial Board: September 25, 2016 On Saturday evening Greenville celebrated the unique story of one of the Upstate’s greatest treasures, and the program will be repeated this afternoon. With a concert that features a Russian great and two American icons, Maestro Edvard Tchivzhel celebrated the 25th

Tchivzhel celebrates milestone in a new life of freedom

 Full Article from Greenville News Online By Paul Hyde: September 23, 2016 Tchivzhel conducts a program that honors his past and present, featuring Tchaikovsky, Copland and Gershwin At every Greenville Symphony Masterworks concert, one piece is always on the program: the National Anthem. Conductor Edvard Tchivzhel insists on it. It’s his way of paying tribute to

Tchivzhel celebrates freedom, McCain tries on a new hat

 Full Article from Greenville News Online By Paul Hyde: September 15, 2016 Greenville’s charismatic orchestral conductor Edvard Tchivzhel pays tribute to his homeland, Russia, and his beloved adopted country, America, in the season-opening concert of the Greenville Symphony, Sept. 24-25. At the same Peace Center concerts, Greenville’s chart-busting singer-songwriter Edwin McCain will try on a

Have a blast for free with the symphony on Saturday

 Full Article from Greenville News Online By Paul Hyde: June 29, 2016 You can’t keep a good orchestra down. The Greenville Symphony’s big outdoor Independence Day concert at Heritage Park Amphitheatre in 2014 was rained out — stormed out actually. There was little music and no fireworks — unless you count the bursts of thunder

Classical music and fireworks: GSO offers free show

 Full Article from Greenville News Online By Paul Hyde: June 14, 2016 The Greenville Symphony will return to Simpsonville’s Heritage Park for an Independence weekend concert featuring patriotic music and fireworks. This time, the show will be absolutely free. “We want the entire Upstate to be able to enjoy the Fourth of July with an amazing