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Charles Ives: A Life in Music

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

Cultural historian and author Joseph Horowitz explores the life and career of American composer Charles Ives. A scripted playlet is the vehicle used to tell the story before Horowitz and Professor J. Peter Burkholder introduce Ives's 2nd String Quartet, to be performed by BMC Artist Faculty. Interspersed throughout the program will be art songs from […]

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The Concord Sonata

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

Witness a rare performance of Ives's iconic sonata performed by pianist Michael Chertock. Readings that inspired Ives's work are recited before each movement by baritone William Sharp. A discussion with the artists will take place following the concert.

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Gershwin and Ives

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

Two of the most original and "American" sounding composers of the 20th century are featured in this concert written and curated by cultural historian Joseph Horowitz. Hosted and conducted by Delta David Gier, the Brevard Sinfonia explores Ives's tuneful and inventive 2nd Symphony, and BMC Artist Faculty pianist Terrence Wilson performs Gershwin's ever-popular Piano Concerto […]

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Copland 3

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

BMC alumnus André Raphel returns to conduct a program of works spanning three centuries. Dvořák's Violin Concerto, first played in 1883, is graceful, expressive, and folksy in nature. Jessie Montgomery's Hymn for Everyone was commissioned by the Chicago Symphony and premiered in 2022. Aaron Copland's 3rd Symphony, often regarded as the "great American Symphony," received […]

A Steinway Celebration

Parker Concert Hall 141 Milner Circle, Brevard, NC, United States

BMC Artist Faculty take center stage as we shine a spotlight on Brevard's world-renowned piano program.

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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STAR WARS: The Empire Strikes Back™—In Concert

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

"You must feel the Force around you ..." Experience the magic of this intergalactic epic like never before. The Brevard Sinfonia performs John Williams's Oscar-winning score live as the film soars above on the big screen. Presentation licensed by Disney Concerts in association with 20th Century Fox, Lucasfilm Ltd. and Warner/Chappell Music. © 1980 & […]

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