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Square Dance Brevard

Square Dance Brevard

SQUARE DANCE BREVARD is a monthly family-oriented and community wide mountain square dance with great professional callers and live music provided by some of the most talented mountain music musicians in our area. Community dances are a cherished Brevard tradition where families bond, friends reconnect and newcomers are always welcomed with open arms. Come out for an evening filled with laughter on a dance floor filled with energy and unforgettable memories. Dances are held on the last Friday of every month at 7:00pm inside Grace Brevard Church at 55 East Jordan Street. Exception is July 27,... Read More
A Hero’s Journey

A Hero’s Journey

Belize-born British composer Errollyn Wallen is featured in two works including Spirit in Motion, written for the 2012 Paralympic Games, and the premiere of a new violin concerto performed by Philippe Quint. Strauss’s autobiographical tone poem Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s Life) is written for large-scale orchestral forces and casts the concertmaster in the role of Strauss’s wild and flirtatious wife. Revolutionary or egotistical, it is a showstopper in the orchestral repertoire. Brevard Music Center Orchestra Keith Lockhart, conductor Philippe Quint, violin Allison Pohl, soprano ERROLLYN WALLEN Spirit In Motion ERROLLYN WALLEN Violin Concerto RICHARD STRAUSS Ein... Read More
Gershwin and Ives

Gershwin and Ives

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 in F. Brevard Sinfonia Delta David Gier, conductor Terrence Wilson, piano GEORGE GERSHWIN Piano Concerto in F CHARLES IVES Symphony No.... Read More
Borodin Symphony No. 2

Borodin Symphony No. 2

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 the second half of the 19th century. Folk tunes, liturgical traditions, and rich orchestral palettes abound in what Borodin himself called his “Heroic Symphony.” Brevard Concert Orchestra Ken Lam, conductor Hannah Tam, violin ZHOU TIAN Gift ALEXANDER GLAZUNOV Violin Concerto ALEXANDER BORODIN Symphony No.... Read More
Soloists of Tomorrow

Soloists of Tomorrow

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. Brevard Music Center Orchestra Ken Lam, conductor MARK CONTRERAS WAISS Mixtura III Concerto Competition winners CLAUDE DEBUSSY La... Read More
Fanfares and Festivals

Fanfares and Festivals

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 has the chance to stand out in this final high school program of the season. Brevard Symphonic Winds Kraig Alan Williams, conductor Brevard Concert Orchestra Ken Lam, conductor PETER BOYER Fanfare, Hymn and Finale JOHN MACKEY This Cruel Moon JAMES M. DAVID Flying Jewels HECTOR BERLIOZ March to the Scaffold from Symphonie Fantastique GIACOMO PUCCINI I Crisantemi IGOR STRAVINSKY Firebird Suite... Read More
Bruckner 7

Bruckner 7

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 Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor ANTON BRUCKNER Symphony No.... Read More
Charles Ives: A Life in Music

Charles Ives: A Life in Music

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 baritone William Sharp. A discussion with the artists will take place immediately following the... Read More
The Concord Sonata

The Concord Sonata

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... Read More
Claire Chase and Friends

Claire Chase and Friends

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 C. Bolton Distinguished... Read More
The Threepenny Opera

The Threepenny Opera

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 Mack the Knife,” which has famously been recorded by the likes of Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, and Ella Fitzgerald. This performance is funded in part by the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, Inc., New York, NY Kurt Weill Brevard Festival Orchestra Joseph Mechavich, conductor Dean Anthony, stage director Sung in... Read More
The Threepenny Opera

The Threepenny Opera

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 Mack the Knife,” which has famously been recorded by the likes of Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, and Ella Fitzgerald. This performance is funded in part by the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, Inc., New York, NY Kurt Weill Brevard Festival Orchestra Joseph Mechavich, conductor Dean Anthony, stage director Sung in... Read More