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Aoife O’Donovan in Concert with the Brevard Festival Orchestra

Brevard Music Center Campus: Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium 349 Andante Ln, Brevard, North Carolina, United States

Grammy-award winner Aoife O'Donovan radiates with a timeless charm and contemporary allure that defies genre. Her distinctive sound weaves together intricate melodies and introspective lyrics. Along with favorites from throughout her career, Aoife performs America, Come, a new work for orchestra, choir, and vocals inspired by the lives, letters and speeches of suffragist Carrie Chapman […]

Claire Chase and Friends

Brevard Music Center Brevard Music Center, Brevard, North Carolina, United States

As a musician, interdisciplinary artist, and educator, MacArthur ‘Genius Grant' recipient Claire Chase is passionately dedicated to the creation of new ecosystems for the music of our time. In this recital she performs solo works and collaborates with BMC flute students and other instrumentalists in an exploratory and improvisatory program. Chase is a 2024 Thomas […]

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The Threepenny Opera

Brevard College Porter Center , United States

Written by playwright Bertolt Brecht with music by Kurt Weill, The Threepenny Opera opened in Berlin in 1928, serving as a biting critique of capitalism and the bourgeoisie. Strongly influenced by the jazz and German dance music in favor at the time, The Threepenny Opera has produced numerous popular songs, most notably "The Ballad of […]

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Borodin Symphony No. 2

Brevard Music Center Brevard Music Center, Brevard, North Carolina, United States

Written by Zhou Tian as a gift to his fellow musicians upon his return to Shanghai after many years, Gift is cinematically thrilling, beautifully lyrical, and vibrantly colorful—all this in just 8 minutes. Borodin's 2nd Symphony is a distinctive and original work that captures the new ‘Russian sound' developed by Borodin and his compatriots during […]

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Soloists of Tomorrow

Brevard Music Center Brevard Music Center, Brevard, North Carolina, United States

Always the not-to-be-missed concert of the season! Celebrate BMC's mission and the next generation of classical musicians as our most talented young students are showcased. Winners of the prestigious Jan and Beattie Wood Concerto Competition will be featured, as well as the student composition winner from 2023, and a vibrant performance of Debussy's La Mer. […]

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Czech Masters

Brevard Music Center Brevard Music Center, Brevard, North Carolina, United States

Few composers captured the cadences, timbres, and inflections of language and culture as did Dvořák, Janáček, and Smetana. Their embrace of folk music and its importance as an element of an original compositional style led to a collective body of influential work inspired by the songs, dances, and rhythms of country life. The three pieces […]

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Brahms String Sextet in G major

Brevard Music Center Brevard Music Center, Brevard, North Carolina, United States

A varied program of mixed chamber music sets the stage for Brahms's rich and complex G Major String Sextet. A sonorous work filled with dancing rhythms, exquisite melodies, and even a musical reference to a lost love, the String Sextet No. 2 is a sophisticated work by a great artist reaching the heights of his […]

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An Evening of Jerome Kern & Friends

Brevard College Porter Center , United States

Acclaimed conductor, arranger, and director Andy Einhorn curates an evening of beloved songs by one of the most important musical theater composers of the 20th century. Along with Kern classics such as "Old Man River," "A Fine Romance," and "The Way You Look Tonight," Einhorn will sprinkle in a few favorites from the golden age […]

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Fanfares and Festivals

Brevard Music Center Brevard Music Center, Brevard, North Carolina, United States

Brevard's High School Division students shine! Kraig Alan Williams leads the Brevard Symphonic Winds in three works by seminal composers for the symphonic wind repertoire, and Ken Lam conducts the Brevard Concert Orchestra in the last of Respighi's ‘Roman Triptych', described by the composer as incorporating the "maximum of orchestral sonority and color." Every section […]

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Bruckner 7

Brevard Music Center Brevard Music Center, Brevard, North Carolina, United States

Sebastian Lang-Lessing returns to Brevard's podium to conduct Bruckner's sweeping Symphony No. 7. The most successful of Bruckner's works, its early performances turned the oft-maligned Austrian composer into an overnight success. This beautiful statement of Bruckner's special world of slow-moving intensity and overpowering climaxes is a fitting celebration of the composer's 200th birthday. Brevard Sinfonia […]

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