Brevard Music Center Festival
Our summer festival includes over 80 opera, chamber, and orchestra performances over seven weeks each summer. BMC students, faculty, and guest artists perform a variety of concerts that range from baroque and classical, to modern and pops. The Music Center's relaxed setting and scenic beauty make it the perfect place to enjoy performances throughout the summer.
Over the past 78 seasons, BMC stages have welcomed some of the world's best soloists including Itzhak Perlman, Yo-Yo Ma, Joshua Bell, and more. Orchestra concerts give audiences the opportunity to hear unforgettable performances of true masterpieces.
Chamber music concerts present the opportunity to hear Brevard's world-renowned faculty performing in an intimate setting. Concerts include well-known and less frequently performed works that appeal to a variety of musical tastes.
Brevard's Janiec Opera Company presents three fully-staged operas and one opera workshop each season. Performances include classic operas such as Madame Butterfly, Don Giovanni, and La bohème as well as more modern works such as Albert Herring and Sweeney Todd. Our Opera In A Box workshop series gives audiences the chance to see composers and performers collaborate to bring a work in progress to life through special, lightly staged performances.
Almost half of our Summer Festival events are presented free of charge. Audiences can enjoy student piano recitals, chamber performances at the Transylvania County Library, New Music concerts, and performances by our high school voice students.
Our summer festival also includes our BMC Presents series, bringing non-classical artists to Music Center stages. Past performers have included Mary Chapin Carpenter, Peter, Paul and Mary, Garrison Keillor, Marvin Hamlisch, and more.
Check back to the Festival section of our website for updates on upcoming performances and our 2015 Summer Festival!