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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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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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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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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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