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Brevard Music Center, Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium

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349 Andante Lane
Brevard, NC 28712 United States
828-862-2100 www.brevardmusic.org

June 2022

OPERA’S GREATEST HITS

June 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Brevard Music Center, Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium, 349 Andante Lane
Brevard, NC 28712 United States
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As part of the Brevard Music Center Summer Festival, favorite arias, duets, and ensemble pieces from the world's most beloved operas featuring Janiec Opera Company of the Brevard Music Center with Steven White, conductor.

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BMC Presents: ABBA The Concert

June 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Brevard Music Center, Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium, 349 Andante Lane
Brevard, NC 28712 United States
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As part of the Brevard Music Summer Festival, the world's top ABBA tribute band performs the iconic songs of a generation. "Dancing Queen," "Mamma Mia," "Waterloo," "S.O.S.," "Gimme Gimme Gimme," and many more will have you dancing in the aisles and singing along. Auditorium seating is reserved.  Lawn seating is general admission.

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Opening Night! Pictures at an Exhibition

June 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Brevard Music Center, Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium, 349 Andante Lane
Brevard, NC 28712 United States
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As part of the Brevard Music Summer Festival, Pictures at an Exhibition Resident Conductor Ken Lam kicks off the season with Mussorgsky's showpiece Pictures at an Exhibition and Resphigi's inspired tone poem Fountains of Rome. See the prowess of emerging classical music leader and Brevard favorite, pianist Conrad Tao as he performs Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. PERFORMANCE & ARTIST DETAILS Brevard Music Center Orchestra Ken Lam, conductor Conrad Tao, piano OTTORINO RESPIGHI Fountains of Rome SERGEI RACHMANINOFF Paganini Variations MODEST MUSSORGSKY Pictures…

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The Firebird

June 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Brevard Music Center, Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium, 349 Andante Lane
Brevard, NC 28712 United States
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As part of the Brevard Music Summer Festival, this colorful program opens with Ukrainian composer Mykola Lysenko's exciting Overture to the opera Taras Bulba. Featuring Hollywood film composer Erich Korngold’s soaring and melodic Violin Concerto, ballet music from Stravinksy’s Firebird, and Ravel's whirling La Valse, expect to be moved by the drama of this music. PERFORMANCE & ARTIST DETAILS Brevard Sinfonia Katharina Wincor, conductor Maya Anjali Buchanan, violin MYKOLA LYSENKO Overture to Taras Bulba ERICH WOLFGANG KORNGOLD Violin Concerto IGOR STRAVINSKY Firebird…

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BMC PRESENTS: STEEP CANYON RANGERS

June 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Brevard Music Center, Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium, 349 Andante Lane
Brevard, NC 28712 United States
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As part of the Brevard Music Summer Festival, the Brevard Music Center presents GRAMMY® Award-winners, Billboard chart toppers, and local favorite, the Rangers return to the stage at Brevard Music Center for another not-to-be-missed North Carolina summer tradition. Auditorium seating is reserved.  Lawn seating is general admission.

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July 2022

Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto

July 3 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Brevard Music Center, Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium, 349 Andante Lane
Brevard, NC 28712 United States
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The Brevard Music Summer Festival presents, Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1. It is one of the most popular and most recognized piano concertos of all time. This great work, plus one of Prokofiev's most loved works, his "Classical" Symphony, are a fitting combination along with the intense and meaningful work Symbolon, commissioned by the New York Philharmonic and dedicated to Zubin Mehta. PERFORMANCE & ARTIST DETAILS Brevard Sinfonia Ken Lam, conductor Kirill Gerstein, piano SERGEI PROKOFIEV Classical Symphony ELLEN TAAFFE…

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PENDERGRAST FAMILY PATRIOTIC POPS!

July 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Brevard Music Center, Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium, 349 Andante Lane
Brevard, NC 28712 United States
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The Brevard Summer Music Festival presents Patriotic Pops at Brevard Music Center. Celebrate Independence Day with Patriotic Pops at Brevard Music Center. Hear the BMC Orchestra and Concert Band perform inspirational American music, traditional Sousa marches, and Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture complete with the sounds of live cannon! PERFORMANCE & ARTIST DETAILS Brevard Symphonic Winds Kraig Alan Williams, conductor PIOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY 1812 Overture Program to include traditional patriotic favorites Auditorium seating is reserved.  Lawn seating is general admission.

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Jan and Beattie Wood Concerto Competition Finals

July 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Brevard Music Center, Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium, 349 Andante Lane
Brevard, NC 28712 United States
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The Brevard Music Summer Festival presents the Jan and Beattie Wood Concerto Competition Finals. Gifted BMC students compete for the coveted spotlight positions in BMC's Soloists of Tomorrow concert on Sunday, July 31. All seating is general admission.

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RHAPSODY IN BLUE

July 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Brevard Music Center, Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium, 349 Andante Lane
Brevard, NC 28712 United States
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The Brevard Music Summer Festival presents Rhapsody in Blue. Acclaimed by the New York Times as "One of the finest conductors of her generation," BMC Principal Guest Conductor JoAnn Falletta and Billboard Chart-topping pianist and NPR Music personality Lara Downes join forces in this American-inspired program including Gershwin's landmark composition Rhapsody in Blue and the North Carolina premiere of The Strayhorn Concerto. PERFORMANCE & ARTIST DETAILS Brevard Music Center Orchestra JoAnn Falletta, conductor Lara Downes, piano ANTONIN DVOŘÁK American Suite GEORGE GERSHWIN Rhapsody in…

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FALLA’S THREE CORNERED HAT

July 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Brevard Music Center, Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium, 349 Andante Lane
Brevard, NC 28712 United States
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The Brevard Music Summer presents Falla's Three Cornered Hat. Travel the world in full musical color with the passionate sounds of folk melodies and dance rhythms from Mexico, Spain, and Brazil. Born of American and Brazilian heritage, compelling young cellist, composer, and teacher Gabriel Martins is acclaimed for his distinctive, emotive performances. PERFORMANCE & ARTIST DETAILS Brevard Sinfonia JoAnn Falletta, conductor Gabriel Martins, cello CARLOS CHÁVEZ Sinfonia India HEITOR VILLA-LOBOS Cello Concerto No. 2 MAURICE RAVEL Rapsodie espagnole MANUEL DE…

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BMC PRESENTS: ROBERT EARL KEEN FAREWELL TOUR

July 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Brevard Music Center, Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium, 349 Andante Lane
Brevard, NC 28712 United States
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The Brevard Music Summer Festival presents Robert Earl Keen's Farewell Tour. Renowned singer-songwriter and Americana music cult favorite Robert Earl Keen, best known for "The Road Goes On Forever," will perform on July 10 at Brevard Music Center as a part of his farewell tour. Auditorium seating is reserved.  Lawn seating is general admission.

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JUST BRASS

July 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Brevard Music Center, Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium, 349 Andante Lane
Brevard, NC 28712 United States
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The Brevard Music Summer Festival presents Just Brass. A brass-travanganza with BMC faculty and students. PERFORMANCE & ARTIST DETAILS BMC Brass Artist Faculty College Brass Ensembles Please note: All seating is general admission.

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DVORAK’S PROPHECY

July 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Brevard Music Center, Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium, 349 Andante Lane
Brevard, NC 28712 United States
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The Brevard Music Summer Festival presents Dvorak's Prophecy, a multimedia program based on Joe Horowitz' book about the path of classical music in America, will be an engaging highlight of the 2022 American Voices Festival. PERFORMANCE & ARTIST DETAILS Brevard Sinfonia Angel Gil-Ordonez, conductor Soloist TBD Auditorium seating is reserved.  Lawn seating is general admission.

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SCHEHERAZADE

July 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Brevard Music Center, Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium, 349 Andante Lane
Brevard, NC 28712 United States
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The Brevard Music Summer Festival presents Scheherazade. Imagine a Sultan's bride winning his heart and saving her life by telling fantastical stories. Delight in the exotic melodies and pure sensory pleasure of the most popular symphonic works, Rimsky-Korsakov's masterfully orchestrated Scheherazade. International piano sensation Zee Zee makes her long-awaited Brevard debut in Liszt's dazzling Piano Concerto No. 1. PERFORMANCE & ARTIST DETAILS Brevard Music Center Orchestra Tito Muñoz, conductor Zee Zee, piano FRANZ LISZT Piano Concerto No. 1 NIKOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scheherazade Auditorium…

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MOZART VIOLIN CONCERTO

July 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Brevard Music Center, Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium, 349 Andante Lane
Brevard, NC 28712 United States
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The Brevard Music Summer Festival presents the 2021 Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient Geneva Lewis performing Mozart's fifth violin concerto, nicknamed the "Turkish".  Hear a rare performance of Franck’s Symphony in D minor, one of the most significant late 19th Century French symphonic works. Geneva is the recipient of a 2021 Avery Fisher Career Grant PERFORMANCE & ARTIST DETAILS Brevard Concert Orchestra Ken Lam, conductor Geneva Lewis, violin WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Violin Concerto No. 5 CÉSAR FRANCK Symphony in D minor…

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BREVARD SYMPHONIC WINDS

July 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Brevard Music Center, Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium, 349 Andante Lane
Brevard, NC 28712 United States
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The Brevard Music Summer Festival presents Maestro Kraig Alan Williams leading Brevard's gifted wind, brass, and percussion students in a colorful program of celebrated music from the symphonic band repertoire. PERFORMANCE & ARTIST DETAILS Kraig Alan Williams, conductor All seating is general admission.

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BRAHMS SYMPHONY NO. 1

July 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Brevard Music Center, Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium, 349 Andante Lane
Brevard, NC 28712 United States
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The Brevard Music Summer Festival presents esteemed Swiss conductor Matthias Bamert returning to Brevard to celebrate his 80th birthday with one of the Romantic era's greatest symphonic works. PERFORMANCE & ARTIST DETAILS Brevard Music Center Orchestra Matthias Bamert, conductor Gabriela Martinez, piano JOACHIM RAFF Overture to Dame Kobold CLARA SCHUMANN Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 7 JOHANNES BRAHMS Symphony No. 1 Auditorium seating is reserved.  Lawn seating is general admission.

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BACH’S BRANDENBURG CONCERTOS

July 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Brevard Music Center, Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium, 349 Andante Lane
Brevard, NC 28712 United States
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The Brevard Music Summer Festival present the BMC Artist Faculty performing J. S. Bach's iconic set of concertos. PERFORMANCE & ARTIST DETAILS TBD

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STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE in CONCERT

July 23 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Brevard Music Center, Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium, 349 Andante Lane
Brevard, NC 28712 United States
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The Brevard Music Summer Festival presents Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert. Luke Skywalker begins a journey that will change the galaxy, as he leaves his home planet, battles the evil Empire and learns the ways of the Force. Don't miss Star Wars: A New Hope in concert, with conductor Damon Gupton and the Brevard Sinfonia performing John Williams' Oscar-winning score live to the complete film. 1977 & TM Lucasfilm Ltd. Presentation licensed by Disney Concerts in association with 20th…

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DVORAK SYMPHONY NO. 8

July 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Brevard Music Center, Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium, 349 Andante Lane
Brevard, NC 28712 United States
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The Brevard Music Summer Festival presents Dvorak Symphony No. 8. Follow conductor Keith Lockhart on an epic tour of the orchestra's instruments with Britten's Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra before journeying to Dvorak's lyrical and inspirational Bohemian work, Symphony No. 8, composed in appreciation of his election to the Bohemian Academy of Science. PERFORMANCE & ARTIST DETAILS Brevard Concert Orchestra Keith Lockhart, conductor BENJAMIN BRITTEN Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra ANTONIN DVORAK Symphony No. 8 Auditorium seating is…

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PROKOFIEV’S ROMEO & JULIET

July 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Brevard Music Center, Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium, 349 Andante Lane
Brevard, NC 28712 United States
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The Brevard Music Summer Festival presents Prokofiev's Romeo & Juliet. Sergei Prokofiev's score for the ballet Romeo and Juliet was originally rejected as “impossible to dance to,” but audiences were so enamored with the orchestral suites that ballet companies ultimately vied for the right of first production. In present day, Sergei’s grandson Gabriel Prokofiev is a well-established composer with a large body of orchestral and chamber works to his credit—hear one of his three unique concertos for the turntable. PERFORMANCE…

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SUPERSONIC | PERCUSSION

July 31 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Brevard Music Center, Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium, 349 Andante Lane
Brevard, NC 28712 United States
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The Brevard Music Summer Festival presents Supersonic Percussion. Hypnotic rhythms and spectacular, syncopated drumming combine for a mesmerizing evening of family fun! BMC's percussion students and faculty don't miss a beat in this energetic concert for music-lovers of all ages. All seating is general admission.

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SOLOISTS OF TOMORROW

July 31 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Brevard Music Center, Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium, 349 Andante Lane
Brevard, NC 28712 United States
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The Brevard Music Summer Festival presents 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 2021. PERFORMANCE & ARTIST DETAILS Brevard Music Center Orchestra Keith Lockhart, conductor Concerto Competition Winners TREVOR ZAVAC Convulsions (student composition winner) Concerto Winners (TBD) AARON…

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August 2022

SLEEPING BEAUTY + BOLÉRO

August 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Brevard Music Center, Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium, 349 Andante Lane
Brevard, NC 28712 United States
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The Brevard Music Summer Festival presents Sleeping Beauty + Boléro. The romantic and enchanting music of Sleeping Beauty embodies Tchaikovsky's mastery of orchestration and melodic line. Ravel's most well-known work builds suspense from a simple theme and relentless rhythmic structure until the pent up tension is released perfectly in a glorious burst of musical fireworks. PERFORMANCE & ARTIST DETAILS Brevard Concert Orchestra Ken Lam, conductor 1st Half Concert Band PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY Suite from Sleeping Beauty MAURICE RAVEL Boléro Auditorium seating…

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Symphonie Fantastique

August 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Brevard Music Center, Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium, 349 Andante Lane
Brevard, NC 28712 United States
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The Brevard Music Summer Festival presents Symphonie Fantastique. Symphonie fantastique is an epic for a huge orchestra rumored to have been at least partially written under the influence of opium and recognized by many through its popular use in films. As a part of BMC's American Voices Festival, Keith Lockhart conducts Chadwick's "Jubilee" and Randall Goosby performs Florence Price's rhapsodic Violin Concerto No. 1. PERFORMANCE & ARTIST DETAILS Brevard Sinfonia Ken Lam, conductor Randall Goosby, violin GEORGE WHITEFIELD CHADWICK Jubilee from…

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SEASON FINALE: MAHLER 3

August 7 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Brevard Music Center, Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium, 349 Andante Lane
Brevard, NC 28712 United States
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The Brevard Music Summer Festival presents Season Finale: Mahler 3. Scored for large orchestra, and women's and children's choruses, mezzo-soprano Susan Platts joins with BMC conductor Keith Lockhart in a powerful performance of Mahler's 3rd Symphony, a work of magnitude that has been said to transcend nature, man, and God through the pure dramatic force of his music. PERFORMANCE & ARTIST DETAILS Brevard Music Center Orchestra Keith Lockhart, conductor Susan Platts, mezzo-soprano GUSTAV MAHLER Symphony No. 3 Auditorium seating is reserved.  Lawn…

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