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Welcome to BMC Discover!

Bring the Brevard Music Center to your home with BMC Discover – our hub for online content.

Made possible with generous support from Drs. Tom and Joanne Parker.

BMC Discover gives everyone a chance to enjoy the artistry, pedagogy, and inspiration that is Brevard. Visit regularly for new video content from our faculty, students, and special guests, as well as select past performances, featured live streams from a variety of organizations, shared articles, radio broadcasts, and more. We're excited to share this with you, and hope it becomes a means for continued growth and inspiring musical experiences.


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Enjoy selected performances by BMC students, faculty, and guest artists on Digital BMC.


Beethoven Spring Sonata

Pianist and BMC alum David Lai and violinist Charles Morey perform the first movement of Beethoven’s timeless Spring Sonata. David is a student of BMC faculty member Michael Chertock at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, and Charles is the Acting Associate Concertmaster of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. 


VERDI Requiem (Excerpt from Dies Irae)

VERDI Requiem - II. Dies irae (excerpt)

Brevard Music Center Orchestra •  JoAnn Falletta, conductor

Jennifer Check, soprano

Ann McMahon Quintero, mezzo-soprano

Anthony Dean Griffey, tenor

Ryan Speedo Green, bass

Recorded on August 6, 2017,
at the Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium at the Brevard Music Center.



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Keith's Corner features inspiring musical performances and personal stories from our very own Keith Lockhart and special guests.


DEBUSSY La Cathédrale Engloutie

I've been involved with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution for the last five years.  My wife, Emiley, followed her passion for the sea and originally joined the organization as a volunteer, and followed that by accepting a position in WHOI's administration.  She is currently the Deputy General Counsel, and participates in policy and planning for all facets of the organization, which is involved in cutting-edge ocean research all over the world.

When they asked me to perform at their virtual gala in October. I chose Debussy's piano prelude "La Cathedrale Engloutie," a piece I have always loved but never gotten around to learning.  Debussy's gorgeous work, which dates from 1910, is a quintessential example of his impressionist style.  Its veiled musical imagery paints the subtle play of wind, water, and light.  Its program tells of an old Breton legend, about a magical cathedral that rises, on certain crystal-clear mornings, from the watery depths.  One hears music that depicts dawn on the ocean, muted sounds of monk's chanting, bells pealing and the cathedral organ in its full glory as the edifice breaks the surface of the water, and then the long, slow diminuendo as the mystical cathedral returns to the depths.

I chose this piece for them because, at its core, the story it tells is one of humanity's age-old fascination with what lies below the surface of our oceans.  Woods Hole is dedicated to just that knowledge.  For more information on this extraordinary institution, please visit WHOI.edu.

 


Keith and Garrick Ohlsson

Keith shares an informal interview with pianist and BMC favorite Garrick Ohlsson. Following the interview, Ohlsson performs Chopin's Nocturne in F-sharp Major Op. 15, no. 2 from home.



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Don't miss our staff picks! Enjoy live-streamed performances, resources, and activities we love from Around the Web.


Live Events and Performances

Anthony McGill: Live from The Met

Clarinetist Anthony McGill and the Catalyst Quartet perform live at the MET on Tuesday, March 9 at 7:00pm ET. This special digital performance features the Coleridge-Taylor Clarinet Quintet, a world premiere quintet by Richard Danielpour, and Three Smiles for Tracey by Adolphus Hailstork. 

 

Kirill Gerstein: Live from Wigmore Hall

Pianist Kirill Gerstein (BMC 2017 Guest Artist) performs live on Thursday, March 4 at 2:30pm ET (7:30pm BST). This performance streams on the Wigmore Hall YouTube channel and includes works by Beethoven, Chopin, Haydn, and Schubert. Content is available for archived viewing 30 days after the livestream.


Staff Picks From Around the Web

Because:
By Mo Willems

A touching and beautifully told true story of inspiration found on and behind the stage.

Monet, Renoir, Rodin, and Degas:
A Rare Film

Discover 100-year old film clips of four of the most celebrated artists in history.

Apollo's Fire:
Music for the Soul

Enjoy this beautiful virtual Baroque video series for homebound music lovers.

Blob Opera:
Google Arts

Create your own opera with this machine learning experiment. No music skills required!

TED-Ed:
Four Seasons

Discover the underlying narrative of one of the most familiar and beloved 18th century works.

Articulate:
8 Tasty Art & Music Pairings

Savor eight iconic paintings paired with music that is sure to enhance your artistic palette!

Kaufman Music Center:
Bach Yard Playdates

Enjoy short interactive and exploratory episodes curated by acclaimed pianist Orli Shaham.

MET Opera:
Illustrated Synopses

Explore opera in a new way! Discover 14 cherished operas beautifully illustrated and easily digestible.

HiHo Kids:
Kids Meet an Opera Singer

Curious kids meet—and interview—people with particular points of view.

Cooking with the Sixteen:
Recipes for Isolation

Discover seven mouth-watering recipes recommended by members of the beloved UK-based choir.

JoAnn Falletta:
Unscripted

Explore an unscripted and surprising tall tale of Grammy-winning conductor JoAnn Falletta.

Classical Music and Animation

Enjoy examples of the relationship between classical music and animation aimed at audiences of all ages. 

TED-Ed:
Calm Under Pressure

Explore why we choke under pressure and what we can do to avoid it. Lesson by Noa Kageyama.

The Woman Who Built Beethoven’s Pianos

Learn of the special relationship of Nannette Streicher and Ludwig van Beethoven. 

Ella Fitzgerald:
Frosty the Snowman

Enjoy this animated retelling of Frosty the Snowman, sung by the incomparable Ella Fitzgerald.

Royal Opera House:
Presents Cubanía

Danza Contemporánea de Cuba’s riveting performance of La Ecuación is definitely not to be missed.