Brevard Music Center 2018 Summer Music Festival

View our Performance List to purchase online.

View or download our Performance Calendar for a complete summer music festival listing.

Call 828-862-2105 to purchase tickets by phone.

Beginning May 14, visit the BMC Box Office for walk-up orders.

Ticketing Alert: With the increase in third party ticket resale websites posing as BMC, we want to reassure you, our valued patrons, that Brevard Music Center in no way supports this activity. When obtaining tickets for any Brevard Music Center event, be sure to purchase them only from our official ticketing site at Purchasing BMC tickets directly from us will assure the best ticket price and customer service.

Brevard Music Center reserves the right to refuse ticket sales to any suspected third party reseller accounts.

Enjoy Symphony, Opera, Chamber, Pops, Bluegrass, Blues, and Dance!

We invite you to enjoy performances as captivating as the view at Brevard Music Center, one of this country's premier summer music festivals! Join Artistic Director Keith Lockhart, a distinctive community of world-class artists, the next generation of accomplished musicians, and 40,000 enthusiastic music-lovers in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina.

From June through August, witness 80 performances over 10 weeks and distinguished names in music including classical superstars Olga Kern, Conrad Tao, Robert McDuffie, Noah Bendix-Balgley, The Shanghai Quartet, Sō Percussion, and Time for Three. Hear five Grammy® Award-winning artists—Manhattan Transfer, Steep Canyon Rangers, Randy Brecker, R.E.M.'s Mike Mills, and Béla Fleck—in our exquisite 1800-seat, open air Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium. Experience a truly unique night at the movies featuring the epic film West Side Story in Concert with live symphony. And participate in our season-long Festival within a Festival as we honor the centennial of Leonard Bernstein with an unforgettable series of classical, chamber, opera, and Broadway performances, plus free readings and lectures.

Additional summer music festival highlights include a diverse offering of operatic productions such as Madama Butterfly, La Cenerentola (Cinderella), Candide, and Sondheim on Sondheim, as well as classical favorites like Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 (Opening Night), Holst's The Planets, Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, Brahms Double Concerto, and Bernstein's Mass (Season Finale).

But there's more! Don't miss Asheville dance troupe Terpsicorps, a very special WQXR Young Artists Showcase in Brevard hosted by New York's Robert Sherman, and a series of inspiring BMC Faculty and Student Spotlights.

Under the stars, by the lake, or in an intimate hall, this is the place to enjoy performances as captivating as the view! This is Brevard. Be inspired. Be here.

View the 2018 Performance Calendar

Subscribe All Season Long and Save Up To 35%!

Call the BMC Box Office at 828-862-2105 to purchase a 2018 Season Subscription. BMC subscribers not only realize significant savings and benefits throughout the summer festival season—including up to 35% off single ticket prices, no hassle, FREE ticket exchanges, and access to premium seats and concerts before the general public—but also support our important mission to teach gifted young musicians to prepare and perform great musical works at a high artistic level.

Throughout the entire BMC summer festival season, a variety of subscription offerings are available for purchase including Symphony Series, Chamber Music, and Opera Lovers packages. Or, choose our popular Compose Your Own subscription package for ultimate flexibility and the ability to select up to 12 or 9 different performances.

Exclusive Donor Benefits

Be first to get the best seats in the house! Donors of $50 or more always receive priority handling on subscriptions and single ticket purchases, based on contributor level.

Learn more about the benefits of giving. For additional details or questions about your giving level, contact Palma Cohen at 828-862-2114.

Group Sales

Group sales discounts of up to 25% are available throughout the season and may be reserved by calling 828-862-2131.

Students & Children

Students 18 and older, with a valid student ID, may sit on the lawn free of charge*. Students are also entitled to a 50% discount for seats inside Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium.

Children 17 and under may sit on the lawn free of charge* with a paying adult. Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium tickets may be purchased for children over the age of 6 for $15. Children under 6 are not permitted inside Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium.

* Complimentary child/student lawn tickets are not available for Opening Night, Season Finale, or BMC Presents.

Price Lists and Seating Maps

Visit our ticketing site to purchase tickets. Check our seating maps for Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium and Scott Concert Hall at the Porter Center (Brevard College). When purchasing tickets, seat maps are shown in real time, so you can see the current seating availability of any seated performance.

Ticket Fees & Exchanges

All tickets will be charged a per-ticket service fee of $2.75; this affects tickets purchased via internet, phone, and mail. Subscriptions will be charged $8.50 per order. Group orders of 10 or more tickets to the same event will be charged $8.50 per order. All ticket orders are subject to North Carolina Sales tax of 6.75%.

Exchanges are available up to 24 hours before the exchanged event. Unused tickets can be turned in for a tax deduction. Subscription tickets may be exchanged for events not currently included in your series. Subscription tickets may not be exchanged for Opening Night, Season Finale, or BMC Presents. There is a $2 per ticket fee to exchange tickets; this fee is waived for BMC subscribers.

Lawn Seating & Campus Etiquette

Lawn seating is available for all events. Bring blankets and/or chairs to sit on, but be courteous to those who may be seated behind you. If you have large and/or obstructive seats or umbrellas, you may be asked to move to another location on the lawn.

Food and drink (including alcoholic beverages) are permitted on the lawn. Please dispose of trash in the trash cans located around the auditorium.

Brevard Music Center is a smoke-free environment. Smoking is strictly prohibited in all BMC buildings, and is also prohibited on the lawn area during performances.

There are no refunds in the case of rain, but you can upgrade your lawn ticket to a seat inside Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium. Upgrades will be subject to an additional cost. For sold-out events, there may not be space available for upgrades inside the Auditorium.

Brevard Music Center strictly prohibits any person from bringing a weapon or dangerous object onto any part of our campus. Weapons include all types of firearms, knives, hazardous chemicals, explosives, and other objects that may be used to attack, injure, or intimidate another person.


Pets are not allowed in or around the area of Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium during a performance.

Properly identified service animals are permitted in all areas in which BMC patrons are allowed.

2018 Season Sponsors

Brevard Music Center gratefully acknowledges and thanks Jacquelyn and Bruce Rogow for their support as our 2018 Season Sponsors.