2018 Performances

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2018 Performance Calendar



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BMC Presents: Brevard Blues Festival

Date:Friday, June 1, 2018

Time:5:00 p.m.

Venue:WPA

A family-friendly event featuring live blues music, tantalizing BBQ, and a wide array of food, beverage, and craft vendors. Produced in collaboration with 185 Productions.

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BMC Presents: Brevard Blues Festival

Date:Saturday, June 2, 2018

Time:2:00 p.m.

Venue:WPA

A family-friendly event featuring live blues music, tantalizing BBQ, and a wide array of food, beverage, and craft vendors. Produced in collaboration with 185 Productions.

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Adam Holzman and the Texas Guitar Quartet

Date:Thursday, June 7, 2018

Time:7:30 p.m.

Venue:PC

Classical guitarist Adam Holzman brings his "virtuosic technique" and "haunting tonal beauty" center stage alongside TxGQ's daring, expressive arrangements.

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An Evening with Randy Brecker

Date:Friday, June 8, 2018

Time:7:30 p.m.

Venue:PC

The "compositional genius" and multi-Grammy® Award-winning jazz trumpeter whose performances have graced hundreds of albums by artists—ranging from James Taylor and Bruce Springsteen to Frank Sinatra, Steely Dan, and Frank Zappa—makes his long-awaited Brevard debut.

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Jazz @ Brevard

Date:Thursday, June 14, 2018

Time:7:30 p.m.

Venue:PC

Swing to the jazz sounds of BMC's all-star faculty and students.

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Opera's Greatest Hits

Date:Thursday, June 21, 2018

Time:7:30 p.m.

Venue:PC

Exquisite ensemble pieces from the world's beloved operas.

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Opening Night with Olga Kern

Date:Friday, June 22, 2018

Time:7:30 p.m.

Venue:WPA

Artistic Director Keith Lockhart takes center stage with the "mesmerizing" and "dazzling" pianist Olga Kern in Rachmaninoff's much-beloved and eloquent masterpiece. Ticket holders may attend a free Pre-Concert Talk in Thomas Hall, which begins one hour before the performance. More Info

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BMC Presents: The Manhattan Transfer

Date:Saturday, June 23, 2018

Time:7:30 p.m.

Venue:WPA

A swinging evening of "some of the finest vocal harmonizing on the planet" with the acclaimed Grammy® Award-winning quartet.

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Beloved Bernstein

Date:Sunday, June 24, 2018

Time:3:00 p.m.

Venue:WPA

BMC's 2018 Leonard Bernstein Festival officially launches with five of the composer's most vibrant, jazz-tinged and fanciful scores for Broadway, orchestra, and ballet. Ticket holders may attend The PreConcert, a free recital in Thomas Hall, which begins one hour before the performance. More Info

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BMC Artist Faculty: Dvořák Bass Quintet

Date:Monday, June 25, 2018

Time:7:30 p.m.

Venue:IA

BMC's esteemed artist faculty open the 2018 chamber music series with one of Dvořák's most endearing, attractive, and spirited works. Scored for two violins, viola, cello, and bass, this irresistible piece combines old-world grace with Dvořák's signature Czech flair. More Info

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BMC Presents: Steep Canyon Rangers with Orchestra

Date:Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Time:7:30 p.m.

Venue:WPA

The Grammy® Award-wining sextet brings its signature bluegrass, folk rock, pop, and country sound back to Brevard for one unforgettable evening! Produced in collaboration with Mountain Song Productions. More Info

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Student Piano Recital

Date:Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Time:12:30 p.m.

Venue:SH

BMC piano students in recital.

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BMC Artist Faculty: Mozart and Fauré

Date:Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Time:7:30 p.m.

Venue:IA

Upon its premiere, Mozart described his Quintet for Piano and Winds as "the best thing I have written in my life." This seminal 18th century gem is paired with Gabriel Fauré's refined and lyrical Piano Quartet No. 1. More Info

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Puccini's Madama Butterfly

Date:Thursday, June 28, 2018

Time:7:30 p.m.

Venue:PC

Puccini's timeless opera. The gorgeously seductive, yet heartbreaking story of the trusting Japanese geisha and her callous American lover. Sung in Italian with English supertitles. Ticket holders may attend a free Pre-Opera Talk in Scott Commons beginning one hour before the performance. More Info

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Beethoven's 'Pastoral' Symphony

Date:Friday, June 29, 2018

Time:7:30 p.m.

Venue:WPA

Considered "more an expression of feeling than painting" by the master composer, Beethoven's affinity for nature and "expressions of a country life" are embodied in this exquisite work. Ticket holders may attend a free Pre-Concert Talk in Thomas Hall, which begins one hour before the performance. More Info

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Puccini's Madama Butterfly

Date:Saturday, June 30, 2018

Time:2:00 p.m.

Venue:PC

Puccini's timeless opera. The gorgeously seductive, yet heartbreaking story of the trusting Japanese geisha and her callous American lover. Sung in Italian with English supertitles. Ticket holders may attend a free Pre-Opera Talk in Scott Commons beginning one hour before the performance. More Info

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Enigma Variations

Date:Saturday, June 30, 2018

Time:7:30 p.m.

Venue:WPA

Dedicated "to my friends pictured within," this orchestral work comprises fourteen musical variations on a singular original theme—each containing distinctly different sketches of Elgar's enigmatic friends. Ticket holders may attend The PreConcert, a free recital in Thomas Hall, which begins one hour before the performance. More Info

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Jan and Beattie Wood Concerto Competition Finals

Date:Sunday, July 1, 2018

Time:7:00 p.m.

Venue:WPA

Gifted BMC high school and college musicians compete for the coveted spotlight positions in BMC's Soloist of Tomorrow concert.

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The Shanghai Quartet - Beethoven Cycle I

Date:Monday, July 2, 2018

Time:7:30 p.m.

Venue:PC

One of the world's foremost chamber ensembles, renowned for their passionate musicality and impressive technique, returns to Brevard to launch year one of a multi-year cycle of Beethoven's iconic string quartets. More Info

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The Shanghai Quartet - Beethoven Cycle II

Date:Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Time:7:30 p.m.

Venue:PC

One of the world's foremost chamber ensembles, renowned for their passionate musicality and impressive technique, returns to Brevard to launch year one of a multi-year cycle of Beethoven's iconic string quartets. More Info

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Student Piano Recital

Date:Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Time:12:30 p.m.

Venue:SH

BMC piano students in recital.

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Pendergrast Family Patriotic Pops

Date:Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Time:2:00 p.m.

Venue:WPA

An explosive afternoon of family fun! Celebrate Independence Day with a musical extravaganza featuring your patriotic favorites, including the rousing 1812 Overture with live cannon! More Info

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Just Brass

Date:Thursday, July 5, 2018

Time:7:30 p.m.

Venue:WPA

A brass-travanganza with BMC faculty and students.

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Program of Song

Date:Friday, July 6, 2018

Time:4:30 p.m.

Venue:SH

High School voice students in recital.

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Brahms Symphony No. 2

Date:Friday, July 6, 2018

Time:7:30 p.m.

Venue:WPA

Famed Brahms expert Matthias Bamert leads this "grand, majestic, spacious, and warmhearted" work by Germany's great master of symphonic style. 2017 Van Cliburn Gold medalist Yekwon Sunwoo makes his BMC debut in Schumann's vibrant tour de force. Ticket holders may attend a free Pre-Concert Talk in Thomas Hall, which begins one hour before the performance. More Info

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Mike Mills Rock Violin Concerto

Date:Saturday, July 7, 2018

Time:7:30 p.m.

Venue:WPA

A "classical-tinged collaboration" between BMC alumnus Robert McDuffie and R.E.M.'s Mike Mills results in a "propulsive, upbeat piece full of weeping violin, driving rhythm guitar and an energetic backbeat" (Rolling Stone). Ticket holders may attend The PreConcert, a free recital in Thomas Hall, which begins one hour before the performance. More Info

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BMC @ TCL New Songs Concert

Date:Monday, July 9, 2018

Time:12:30 p.m.

Venue:TCL

College division students perform chamber music at Brevard’s Transylvania County Library. This first concert in the series features new songs written by BMC composition students.

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BMC Artist Faculty: Bernstein & Friends

Date:Monday, July 9, 2018

Time:7:30 p.m.

Venue:IA

BMC kicks off "Bernstein Week" with a concert featuring some of Bernstein's best-loved chamber music. Joined on the program will be works by a few of Bernstein's close friends and colleagues, all of whom who shaped American music in the second half of the 20th century. More Info

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Sō Percussion

Date:Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Time:7:30 p.m.

Venue:IA

With its "exhilarating blend of precision and anarchy, rigor and bedlam," (The New Yorker), Sō Percussion has redefined the scope and vital role of the modern percussion ensemble.

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Student Piano Recital

Date:Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Time:12:30 p.m.

Venue:SH

BMC piano students in recital.

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Brandenburg Concerti 3 & 4

Date:Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Time:7:30 p.m.

Venue:WPA

Share in an unforgettable evening as BMC faculty member William Preucil—one of the world's leading concertmasters—leads Brevard's conductorless chamber orchestra in a program of beloved masterworks by Bach and Tchaikovsky. More Info

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Rossini's La Cenerentola (Cinderella)

Date:Thursday, July 12, 2018

Time:7:30 p.m.

Venue:PC

Rossini's bubbly comic opera redefines the classic fairy tale of the innocent girl, her dysfunctional family, and her handsome Prince Charming. Sung in Italian with English supertitles. Ticket holders may attend a free Pre-Opera Talk in Scott Commons beginning one hour before the performance. More Info

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New Music

Date:Friday, July 13, 2018

Time:12:30 p.m.

Venue:SH

Premiere performance of new works written by BMC composition students.

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Piccolo Opera

Date:Friday, July 13, 2018

Time:4:30 p.m.

Venue:SA

High school voice students present opera scenes.

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A Bernstein Celebration

Date:Friday, July 13, 2018

Time:7:30 p.m.

Venue:WPA

Two Bernstein tone poems and a poignant work by Mahler co-mingle in one unforgettable evening. Keith Lockhart leads BMC faculty member Norman Krieger and the exquisite voices of the Greenville Chorale in a truly celebratory night of music making. Ticket holders may attend a free Pre-Concert Talk in Thomas Hall, which begins one hour before the performance. More Info

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Rossini's La Cenerentola (Cinderella)

Date:Saturday, July 14, 2018

Time:2:00 p.m.

Venue:PC

Rossini's bubbly comic opera redefines the classic fairy tale of the innocent girl, her dysfunctional family, and her handsome Prince Charming. Sung in Italian with English supertitles. Ticket holders may attend a free Pre-Opera Talk in Scott Commons beginning one hour before the performance. More Info

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West Side Story in Concert

Date:Saturday, July 14, 2018

Time:8:30 p.m.

Venue:WPA

Inspired by Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet, the classic American movie musical comes to the big screen at Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium, with full symphony orchestra performing Bernstein's reverent and iconic score. Ticket holders may attend The PreConcert, a free recital in Thomas Hall, which begins one hour before the performance. More Info

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Bernstein the Educator

Date:Sunday, July 15, 2018

Time:3:00 p.m.

Venue:WPA

A multi-media program revisiting Bernstein's fabled Young People's Concerts. Featuring Gershwin's An American in Paris and works by great American composers including Copland, Chadwick, and Harris. Ticket holders may attend The PreConcert, a free recital in Thomas Hall, which begins one hour before the performance. More Info

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BMC @ TCL

Date:Monday, July 16, 2018

Time:12:30 p.m.

Venue:TCL

College division students perform chamber music at Brevard’s Transylvania County Library.

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BMC Artist Faculty: Brahms String Quintet

Date:Monday, July 16, 2018

Time:7:30 p.m.

Venue:PC

Brahms's thoroughly Romantic String Quintet in F major is characterized by a pastoral cheer and kinetic energy that creates a joyous and rhythmic drive. Performed by members of our distinct community of nationally acclaimed musicians. More Info

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Brevard Symphonic Winds

Date:Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Time:7:30 p.m.

Venue:SA

Featuring dramatic music for winds from stage and screen.

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BMC Presents: Terpsicorps

Date:Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Time:7:30 p.m.

Venue:PC

Artistic Director Heather Maloy leads North Carolina's innovative and thought-provoking professional contemporary ballet corps—featuring acclaimed dancers from the most respected companies in the US and Canada.

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Student Piano Recital

Date:Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Time:12:30 p.m.

Venue:SH

BMC piano students in recital.

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BMC Artist Faculty: Quartet for the End of Time

Date:Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Time:7:30 p.m.

Venue:PC

Olivier Messiaen's ethereal "Quartet for the End of Time" is recognized as one of the most significant chamber works of the 20th century. Written while he was a prisoner of war in German captivity and inspired by text from the Book of Revelation, it is scored for clarinet, violin, cello, and piano—the instruments and musicians sharing space in Stalag VIII-A. More Info

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WQXR Young Artists Showcase

Date:Thursday, July 19, 2018

Time:7:30 p.m.

Venue:PC

Now in its 40th year on WQXR, New York City's only classical music radio station, Young Artists Showcase seeks out and displays the talents of young emerging artists. Long-time host Robert Sherman brings his much-admired show to Brevard to highlight BMC student musicians. (Live show will be taped for future broadcast.)

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Conrad Tao plays Beethoven

Date:Friday, July 20, 2018

Time:7:30 p.m.

Venue:WPA

Lauded as "the kind of musician who is shaping the future of classical music" (New York Magazine), virtuosic pianist Conrad Tao returns to Brevard with the always energetic and compelling conductor, Rune Bergmann. Ticket holders may attend a free Pre-Concert Talk in Thomas Hall, which begins one hour before the performance. More Info

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Brahms Double

Date:Saturday, July 21, 2018

Time:7:30 p.m.

Venue:WPA

Featuring an international roster of acclaimed musicians, this "titanic work" of Brahms ranks among the finest entries in the great repertoire of 19th-century concertos. Ticket holders may attend The PreConcert, a free recital in Thomas Hall, which begins one hour before the performance. More Info

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Pines of Rome

Date:Sunday, July 22, 2018

Time:3:00 p.m.

Venue:WPA

An inspired afternoon infused with the sounds of Respighi's four-movement tone poem for orchestra (depicting pine trees in four locations in Rome at different times of the day) and Waxman's virtuoso showpiece (based on themes from the opera Carmen). Ticket holders may attend The PreConcert, a free recital in Thomas Hall, which begins one hour before the performance. More Info

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BMC @ TCL

Date:Monday, July 23, 2018

Time:12:30 p.m.

Venue:TCL

College division students perform chamber music at Brevard’s Transylvania County Library.

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BMC Artist Faculty: Arensky Piano Trio

Date:Monday, July 23, 2018

Time:7:30 p.m.

Venue:IA

Inspired by his Russian compatriots Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff, Anton Arensky's Piano Trio No. 1 is a rhapsodic memorial to Karl Davidoff—the man regarded as the founder of the Russian school of cello playing. At times lyrical, elegiac, and full of bravura, Arensky's charming trio provides the cello a prominent and soaring role. More Info

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New Music

Date:Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Time:12:30 p.m.

Venue:SH

Premiere performance of new works written by BMC composition students.

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Student Piano Recital

Date:Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Time:12:30 p.m.

Venue:SH

BMC piano students in recital.

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BMC Artist Faculty: Schumann Piano Trio No. 1

Date:Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Time:7:30 p.m.

Venue:IA

Intensely personal, and at times brooding and turbulent, Robert Schumann's Piano Trio No. 1 stands as a definitive statement in Romantic chamber music. Often symphonic in nature, Schumann's masterpiece explores the ranges, colors, and rhythmic vibrancy of the violin, cello, and piano, for which it is written. More Info

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Bernstein's Candide

Date:Thursday, July 26, 2018

Time:7:30 p.m.

Venue:PC

Here in Brevard, "in this best of all possible worlds," be dazzled by Leonard Bernstein's exuberant American Broadway musical comedy filled with fun and frolic. Based on Voltaire's satirical story and featuring the arias "Glitter and Be Gay" and the finale "Make Our Garden Grow." Ticket holders may attend a free Pre-Opera Talk in Scott Commons beginning one hour before the performance. More Info

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Program of Song

Date:Friday, July 27, 2018

Time:4:30 p.m.

Venue:SH

High school voice students in recital.

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Tchaikovsky 4

Date:Friday, July 27, 2018

Time:7:30 p.m.

Venue:WPA

Tchaikovsky's urgent and fateful work unfolds on the WPA stage, led by "one of the finest conductors of her generation" (New York Times), BMC Principal Guest Conductor JoAnn Falletta. But first, Asheville-native and Concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic, Noah Bendix-Balgley, returns for the Brevard premiere of his original klezmer concerto. Ticket holders may attend a free Pre-Concert Talk in Thomas Hall, which begins one hour before the performance. More Info

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Bernstein's Candide

Date:Saturday, July 28, 2018

Time:2:00 p.m.

Venue:PC

Here in Brevard, "in this best of all possible worlds," be dazzled by Leonard Bernstein's exuberant American Broadway musical comedy filled with fun and frolic. Based on Voltaire's satirical story and featuring the arias "Glitter and Be Gay" and the finale "Make Our Garden Grow." Ticket holders may attend a free Pre-Opera Talk in Scott Commons beginning one hour before the performance. More Info

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Time for Three

Date:Saturday, July 28, 2018

Time:7:30 p.m.

Venue:WPA

Defying traditional genre classification, this classically trained American string trio performs Bach to Brahms and beyond alongside an uncommon mix of bluegrass, folk tunes and ingenuous mash-ups of hits by The Beatles, Justin Timberlake and more. Ticket holders may attend The PreConcert, a free recital in Thomas Hall, which begins one hour before the performance. More Info

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Soloists of Tomorrow

Date:Sunday, July 29, 2018

Time:3:00 p.m.

Venue:WPA

Always the not-to-be-missed concert of the season! Celebrate BMC's mission and the next generation of classical musicians as we shine a spotlight on our most talented young students—all winners of the prestigious Jan and Beattie Wood Concerto Competition. Ticket holders may attend The PreConcert, a free recital in Thomas Hall, which begins one hour before the performance.

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Supersonic

Date:Sunday, July 29, 2018

Time:7:30 p.m.

Venue:WPA

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.

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BMC @ TCL

Date:Monday, July 30, 2018

Time:12:30 p.m.

Venue:TCL

College division students perform chamber music at Brevard’s Transylvania County Library.

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Noah Bendix-Balgley & Friends

Date:Monday, July 30, 2018

Time:7:30 p.m.

Venue:PC

World-renowned violinist Noah Bendix-Bagley is joined by his Berlin Philharmonic colleague hornist Stefan de Leval Jezierski and BMC artist faculty pianist Norman Krieger in the incomparable Brahms Horn Trio. Noah also teams with his BMC friends in a performance of Felix Mendelssohn's exuberant String Quintet No. 2. More Info

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BMC Piano Competition Finals

Date:Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Time:7:00 p.m.

Venue:PC

The future stars of tomorrow take the stage in this inspired competition, featuring BMC's gifted high school and college pianists.

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Student Piano Recital

Date:Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Time:12:30 p.m.

Venue:SH

BMC piano students in recital.

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Brevard Camerata

Date:Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Time:7:30 p.m.

Venue:PC

Small in size, but big in sound, Brevard's conductorless chamber orchestra offers thoughtful interpretations of baroque, classical, and contemporary works. More Info

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Sondheim on Sondheim

Date:Thursday, August 2, 2018

Time:7:30 p.m.

Venue:PC

Hailed as a "revelatory revue full of wonderful moments" and a "funny, affectionate and revealing tribute to musical theater's greatest living composer and lyricist," Sondheim on Sondheim is an intimate portrait of the famed songwriter in his own words... and music.

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New Music

Date:Friday, August 3, 2018

Time:12:30 p.m.

Venue:SH

Premiere performance of new works written by BMC composition students.

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Piccolo Opera

Date:Friday, August 3, 2018

Time:4:30 p.m.

Venue:SA

High school voice students present opera scenes.

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The Planets

Date:Friday, August 3, 2018

Time:7:30 p.m.

Venue:WPA

A truly magical evening under the stars…and among the planets! Enduringly popular and widely performed, each of the seven movements of this orchestral suite reflects Holst's interpretation of a planet within the Solar System. Multi-media visuals provided by Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI). Ticket holders may attend The PreConcert, a free recital in Thomas Hall, which begins one hour before the performance. More Info

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Pictures at an Exhibition

Date:Saturday, August 4, 2018

Time:7:30 p.m.

Venue:WPA

Inspired by a "promenade" through the exhibition of artist and close friend Victor Hartmann, each movement in Mussorgsky's rhythmic, powerful masterpiece depicts one of ten distinctively different paintings. Ticket holders may attend The PreConcert, a free recital in Thomas Hall, which begins one hour before the performance. More Info

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Season Finale: Bernstein's Mass

Date:Sunday, August 5, 2018

Time:3:00 p.m.

Venue:WPA

Imagined by Bernstein "not as a concert, but a fully staged dramatic pageant," this multi-faceted theatre piece for musicians, singers, and dancers premiered at the 1971 inauguration of the Kennedy Center. Join us as Keith Lockhart, BMCO, and hundreds of artists fill the WPA stage in final tribute to Bernstein's enduring legacy and centennial. Ticket holders may attend a free Pre-Concert Talk in Thomas Hall, which begins one hour before the performance. More Info

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BMC Presents: Béla Fleck's Blue Ridge Banjo Concert

Date:Saturday, August 18, 2018

Time:7:30 p.m.

Venue:WPA

Considered by many to be "the world's premier banjo player," the 15-time Grammy® Award-winner marks the culmination of his inaugural Blue Ridge Banjo Camp at Brevard Music Center with a very special, finale concert. Produced in collaboration with Mountain Song Productions.

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