2017 Season Performance Archive

We are delighted to share this performance overview from the 2017 Brevard Music Center Summer Festival!


BMC Presents: Brevard Blues N' BBQ Festival

Date:Friday, June 2, 2017

Time:5:00PM

Venue:WPA

A family-friendly event featuring live blues music, tantalizing BBQ, and a wide array of food, beverage, and craft vendors. More Info

BMC Presents: Brevard Blues N' BBQ Festival

Date:Saturday, June 3, 2017

Time:2:00PM

Venue:WPA

A family-friendly event featuring live blues music, tantalizing BBQ, and a wide array of food, beverage, and craft vendors. More Info

Shanghai Quartet

Date:Thursday, June 8, 2017

Time:7:30PM

Venue:PC

One of the world’s foremost chamber ensembles, renowned for their passionate musicality and multi-cultural innovation. More Info

Adam Holzman and the Texas Guitar Quartet

Date:Friday, June 9, 2017

Time:7:30PM

Venue:PC

Classical guitarist Adam Holzman brings his “virtuosic technique” and “haunting tonal beauty” center stage alongside TxGQ’s daring, expressive arrangements. More Info

Jazz @ Brevard

Date:Thursday, June 15, 2017

Time:7:00PM

Venue:PC

Swing to the jazz sounds of BMC’s all-star faculty and students. More Info

Opera's Greatest Hits

Date:Thursday, June 22, 2017

Time:7:30PM

Venue:PC

Exquisite ensemble pieces from the world’s beloved operas. More Info

Opening Night: Beethoven 5

Date:Friday, June 23, 2017

Time:6:00PM

Venue:WPA

Keith Lockhart celebrates his 10th anniversary as Artistic Director with one of the best-known works in classical music and Garrick Ohlsson’s masterful interpretation of Brahms. Ticket holders may attend a free Pre-Concert Talk in Thomas Hall, which begins one hour before the performance. More Info

BMC Presents: Saturday Spectacular with Lee Ann Womack

Date:Saturday, June 24, 2017

Time:7:30PM

Venue:WPA

Country and Americana fans unite! Join us in welcoming Lee Ann Womack, a Grammy, CMA, and ACM award winning artist acclaimed for I Hope You Dance – which sold over 6 million albums – and her newest release, The Way I’m Livin’. Opening Act: Sarah Siskind & Sunliner featuring Jeff Sipe. More Info

Petrushka

Date:Sunday, June 25, 2017

Time:3:00PM

Venue:WPA

Ballet meets Orchestra in this story of a Russian fairground puppet, revealed through Stravinsky’s exuberant and energetic symphonic masterpiece. Violin superstar Anne Akiko Meyers, “one of the most adventurous soloists on the international music scene today,” makes her BMC debut. Ticket holders may attend The PreConcert, a free recital in Thomas Hall, which begins one hour before the performance. More Info

BMC Artist Faculty I

Date:Monday, June 26, 2017

Time:7:30PM

Venue:IA

Intimate ensemble performances by esteemed BMC faculty – this is chamber music at its very best. More Info

BMC Presents: Ricky Skaggs with Orchestra

Date:Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Time:7:30PM

Venue:WPA

The legendary bluegrass artist and his all-star Kentucky Thunder band return to the WPA stage — with the Brevard Festival Orchestra led by Ken Lam — for a genre-blending evening of cross-cultural music and melodies. More Info

Student Piano Recital

Date:Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Time:12:30PM

Venue:SH

BMC piano students in recital.

Maud Powell: An American Legend

Date:Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Time:7:30PM

Venue:IA

Celebrate the distinct contributions and achievements of Maud Powell, America’s first great masters of the violin, as we honor her legacy and 150th birthday. Program to include works by Amy Beach, Johannes Brahms, and others. More Info

Don Pasquale

Date:Thursday, June 29, 2017

Time:7:30PM

Venue:PC

Donizetti’s opera buffa is transported to the Wild West in this critically acclaimed production by former BMC Opera Director David Gately. Hang onto your hat for this uproarious and lively interpretation of the beloved opera, sung in Italian with English translations. Ticket holders may attend a free Pre-Opera Talk in Scott Commons beginning one hour before the performance. More Info

Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3

Date:Friday, June 30, 2017

Time:7:30PM

Venue:WPA

An emotional, energetic, and impassioned work with rich orchestral colors, performed by one of today’s most exciting young artists. Ticket holders may attend a free Pre-Concert Talk in Thomas Hall, which begins one hour before the performance. More Info

Don Pasquale

Date:Saturday, July 1, 2017

Time:2:00PM

Venue:PC

Donizetti’s opera buffa is transported to the Wild West in this critically acclaimed production by former BMC Opera Director David Gately. Hang onto your hat for this uproarious and lively interpretation of the beloved opera, sung in Italian with English translations. Ticket holders may attend a free Pre-Opera Talk in Scott Commons beginning one hour before the performance. More Info

Liszt Piano Concerto No. 1

Date:Saturday, July 1, 2017

Time:7:30PM

Venue:WPA

Esteemed BMC faculty member Norman Krieger takes center stage for an evening of riveting and powerful music, led by the energetic and compelling Marcelo Lehninger on the podium. Ticket holders may attend The PreConcert, a free recital in Thomas Hall, which begins one hour before the performance. More Info

Jan and Beattie Wood Concerto Competition Finals

Date:Sunday, July 2, 2017

Time:7:00PM

Venue:WPA

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

BMC Artist Faculty II

Date:Monday, July 3, 2017

Time:7:30PM

Venue:PC

Intimate ensemble performances by esteemed BMC faculty – this is chamber music at its very best. More Info

Pendergrast Family Patriotic Pops

Date:Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Time:2:00PM

Venue:WPA

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

Student Piano Recital

Date:Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Time:12:30PM

Venue:SH

Weill & Schoenberg: From Berlin to Hollywood

Date:Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Time:7:30PM

Venue:PC

Brevard’s artist faculty members are joined by famed baritone William Sharp and pianist Shane Schag as they explore the personal and professional journeys of two of the 20th Century’s groundbreaking composers. Ticket holders may attend a free Pre-Concert Talk in Scott Commons, which begins one hour before the performance. More Info

'Change the World, It Needs It', A Broadway to Classics Cabaret

Date:Thursday, July 6, 2017

Time:7:30PM

Venue:PC

Two extraordinary singers, explore the revolutionary works of Kurt Weill, Bertolt Brecht, and Marc Blitzstein – three great contemporaries of the American musical theater. Ticket holders may attend a free Pre-Concert Talk in Scott Commons, which begins one hour before the performance. More Info

Program of Song

Date:Friday, July 7, 2017

Time:4:30PM

Venue:SH

High school voice students in recital.

Beloved Brahms

Date:Friday, July 7, 2017

Time:7:30PM

Venue:WPA

Elegant interpretation and refined beauty reign supreme in three treasured works by Germany’s great master of symphonic style. Famed Brahms expert Matthias Bamert returns to the WPA stage with acclaimed violinist Liza Ferschtman. Ticket holders may attend a free Pre-Concert Talk in Thomas Hall, which begins one hour before the performance. More Info

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial in Concert

Date:Saturday, July 8, 2017

Time:8:30PM

Venue:WPA

A special 35th anniversary celebration of Steven Spielberg’s heartwarming masterpiece! Relive the unparalleled magic and imagination of this beloved movie on the big screen, performed live by full symphony orchestra. Ticket holders may attend The PreConcert, a free recital in Thomas Hall, which begins one hour before the performance. More Info

Just Brass

Date:Sunday, July 9, 2017

Time:7:00PM

Venue:SA

A brass-travanganza with BMC faculty and students. More Info

BMC @ TCL New Songs Concert

Date:Monday, July 10, 2017

Time:12:30PM

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.

Music of Kurt Weill

Date:Monday, July 10, 2017

Time:7:30PM

Venue:IA

An all-Weill chamber music concert featuring BMC artist faculty in a program of instrumental and vocal music from Weill’s earlier European period. Ticket holders may attend a free Pre-Concert Talk in Ingram Auditorium, which begins one hour before the performance. More Info

What Makes Weill Weill?

Date:Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Time:4:00PM

Venue:SH

Kim Kowalke, President & CEO of the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, is joined by internationally renowned experts Naomi Graber, Stephen Hinton, and Tim Carter, as they explore topics that delve into the uniqueness and importance of Kurt Weill – the man and the artist.

Movie Night @ BMC – Phoenix

Date:Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Time:7:30PM

Venue:SH

In conjunction with the Kurt Weill Festival, enjoy a free screening of the German drama Phoenix. Set in the aftermath of WWII, this critically acclaimed film centrally features Kurt Weill's hit song, "Speak Low" from One Touch of Venus.

Student Piano Recital

Date:Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Time:12:30PM

Venue:SH

BMC piano students in recital.

Kurt Weill's Amerika/America

Date:Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Time:2:00PM

Venue:SH

Kim Kowalke, President & CEO of the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, is joined by internationally renowned experts Naomi Graber, Stephen Hinton, and Tim Carter, as they explore the European and American Kurt Weill – historical contexts, important influences, and his lasting impact.

Kurt Weill on Broadway

Date:Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Time:7:30PM

Venue:WPA

A carefully curated selection of Weill’s notable works, showcasing his dramatic transformation to Broadway composer and lasting impact on American musical theater. Ticket holders may attend a free Pre-Concert Talk in Thomas Hall, which begins one hour before the performance. More Info

The Marriage of Figaro

Date:Thursday, July 13, 2017

Time:7:30PM

Venue:PC

Considered by many to be “the most perfect opera ever written,” Mozart’s delightful and witty comic opera explores the clash between classes. 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

New Music

Date:Friday, July 14, 2017

Time:12:30PM

Venue:SH

Premiere performance of new works written by BMC composition students.

Piccolo Opera

Date:Friday, July 14, 2017

Time:4:30PM

Venue:PC

Leningrad Symphony

Date:Friday, July 14, 2017

Time:7:30PM

Venue:WPA

A stirring piece of contemporary history. Shostakovich’s mammoth work and ode to Leningrad remains one of his best-known and admired compositions. Ticket holders may attend a free Pre-Concert Talk in Thomas Hall, which begins one hour before the performance. More Info

The Marriage of Figaro

Date:Saturday, July 15, 2017

Time:2:00PM

Venue:PC

Considered by many to be “the most perfect opera ever written,” Mozart’s delightful and witty comic opera explores the clash between classes. 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

Beethoven Symphony No. 4

Date:Saturday, July 15, 2017

Time:7:30PM

Venue:WPA

Beethoven Lives! The composer’s legendary brilliance is once again revealed in this rousing, rich masterpiece. Ticket holders may attend The PreConcert, a free recital in Thomas Hall, which begins one hour before the performance. More Info

Classical Dance

Date:Sunday, July 16, 2017

Time:3:00PM

Venue:WPA

Explore a variety of symphonic styles and their intimate relationship to dance. Violinist Maria Sanderson, winner of the 2016 Sphinx Competition, is featured. Ticket holders may attend The PreConcert, a free recital in Thomas Hall, which begins one hour before the performance. More Info

BMC @ TCL

Date:Monday, July 17, 2017

Time:12:30PM

Venue:TCL

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

Amernet String Quartet

Date:Monday, July 17, 2017

Time:7:30PM

Venue:PC

Witness the BMC debut of one of America’s finest ensembles, “fascinating, with flawless intonation, extraordinary beauty of sound, and virtuosic brilliance.” More Info

Brevard Symphonic Winds: Symphony Noir - Mysterious Impressions in Black and White

Date:Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Time:7:00PM

Venue:SA

Join Maestro Kraig Alan Williams and BMC’s talented high school woodwind, brass, and percussion students as they blend film noir scenes with evocative wind and percussion music in a multi-media theatrical event that pays homage to a classic American genre. More Info

BMC Presents: April Verch Band

Date:Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Time:7:30PM

Venue:PC

Fans of contemporary bluegrass artist Alison Krauss won’t want to miss the fiddle wunderkind and silver-voiced April Verch! Bring your stepping shoes and join Verch and her fellow trio members in a tour-de-force mix of regional Canadian, American old-time, bluegrass, country, and Americana music. More Info

Student Piano Recital

Date:Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Time:12:30PM

Venue:SH

BMC piano students in recital.

Sidney Outlaw in Recital

Date:Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Time:7:30PM

Venue:PC

Lauded by the New York Times as a “terrific singer” with a “deep, rich timbre,” Brevard native Sidney Outlaw triumphantly returns to his hometown for a riveting evening of music and memories. More Info

Mendelssohn Violin Concerto

Date:Friday, July 21, 2017

Time:7:30PM

Venue:WPA

One of the most popular violin concertos of all time, featuring the luxurious, silken tone of Japanese violinist Mayuko Kamio. Ticket holders may attend a free Pre-Concert Talk in Thomas Hall, which begins one hour before the performance. More Info

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4

Date:Saturday, July 22, 2017

Time:7:30PM

Venue:WPA

Cleveland International Piano Competition winner Nikita Mndoyants is featured in this graceful, luminous, and lush work, considered one of the central and most beautiful works of the piano concerto literature. Ticket holders may attend The PreConcert, a free recital in Thomas Hall, which begins one hour before the performance. More Info

Soloists of Tomorrow

Date:Sunday, July 23, 2017

Time:3:00PM

Venue:WPA

A perennial audience favorite! Celebrate BMC’s mission and witness the next generation of shining stars as we spotlight the dynamic winners of the 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. More Info

BMC @ TCL

Date:Monday, July 24, 2017

Time:12:30PM

Venue:TCL

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

International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE)

Date:Monday, July 24, 2017

Time:7:30PM

Venue:IA

The 2014 Musical America Ensemble of the Year and illuminating artist collective that is transforming the way music is created and experienced. Join BMC as we proudly welcome back ICE – “the new gold standard for new music.” More Info

New Music

Date:Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Time:12:30PM

Venue:SH

Premiere performance of new works written by BMC composition students.

Student Piano Recital

Date:Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Time:12:30PM

Venue:SH

BMC piano students in recital.

Vivaldi's The Four Seasons

Date:Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Time:7:30PM

Venue:WPA

Four famous violin concerti - each giving musical expression to a season of the year. Share in an unforgettable evening as BMC faculty member William Preucil – one of the world’s leading concertmasters – performs Vivaldi’s masterpiece for violin. Ticket holders may attend a free Pre-Concert Talk in Thomas Hall, which begins one hour before the performance. More Info

Street Scene

Date:Thursday, July 27, 2017

Time:7:30PM

Venue:PC

Imagine a tenement street in the Lower East Side of New York City (circa 1930’s) amid a melting pot of nationalities and characters. Sung in English with supertitles, this Broadway hit and Tony Award winner for best original score makes its debut at BMC as an integral part of our Kurt Weill Festival. Ticket holders may attend a free Pre-Opera Talk in Scott Commons beginning one hour before the performance. More Info

Program of Song

Date:Friday, July 28, 2017

Time:4:30PM

Venue:SH

High school voice students in recital.

Dvořák Cello Concerto

Date:Friday, July 28, 2017

Time:7:30PM

Venue:WPA

Hailed by Gramophone Magazine as "one of the finest among the astonishing gallery of young virtuoso cellists," Johannes Moser returns to BMC for this romantic masterpiece, considered supreme among cello concertos. Ticket holders may attend a free Pre-Concert Talk in Thomas Hall, which begins one hour before the performance. More Info

Street Scene

Date:Saturday, July 29, 2017

Time:2:00PM

Venue:PC

Imagine a tenement street in the Lower East Side of New York City (circa 1930’s) amid a melting pot of nationalities and characters. Sung in English with supertitles, this Broadway hit and Tony Award winner for best original score makes its debut at BMC as an integral part of our Kurt Weill Festival. Ticket holders may attend a free Pre-Opera Talk in Scott Commons beginning one hour before the performance. More Info

Scheherazade

Date:Saturday, July 29, 2017

Time:7:30PM

Venue:WPA

Rimsky-Korsakov’s lush, colorful, and vibrant orchestral showpiece takes center stage following Johannes Moser’s inspired and magnetic performance on electric cello. Ticket holders may attend The PreConcert, a free recital in Thomas Hall, which begins one hour before the performance. More Info

Romeo and Juliet

Date:Sunday, July 30, 2017

Time:3:00PM

Venue:WPA

An afternoon of music-making at its finest: start with a world premiere by Grammy Award-winning composer and BMC faculty member Robert Aldridge, followed by Prokofiev’s beautifully articulated and romantic suite. Ticket holders may attend The PreConcert, a free recital in Thomas Hall, which begins one hour before the performance. More Info

Supersonic

Date:Sunday, July 30, 2017

Time:7:30PM

Venue:WPA

Hypnotic rhythms and spectacular, syncopated drumming combine for a mesmerizing evening of family fun! BMC percussion students and faculty don’t miss a beat in this energetic concert for music-lovers of all ages.

BMC @ TCL

Date:Monday, July 31, 2017

Time:12:30PM

Venue:TCL

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

BMC Artist Faculty III

Date:Monday, July 31, 2017

Time:7:30PM

Venue:PC

Intimate ensemble performances by esteemed BMC faculty – this is chamber music at its very best. More Info

BMC Piano Competition Finals

Date:Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Time:7:00PM

Venue:PC

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

Student Piano Recital

Date:Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Time:12:30PM

Venue:SH

BMC piano students in recital.

BMC Artist Faculty IV

Date:Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Time:7:30PM

Venue:PC

Intimate ensemble performances by esteemed BMC faculty – this is chamber music at its very best. More Info

The Best of Gilbert & Sullivan

Date:Thursday, August 3, 2017

Time:7:30PM

Venue:PC

A delightful gathering of greatest hits from the team best known for H.M.S. Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance, The Mikado, and other distinguished works. More Info

New Music

Date:Friday, August 4, 2017

Time:12:30PM

Venue:SH

Premiere performance of new works written by BMC composition students.

Piccolo Opera

Date:Friday, August 4, 2017

Time:4:30PM

Venue:PC

High school voice students present opera scenes.

Dvořák Symphony No. 8

Date:Friday, August 4, 2017

Time:7:30PM

Venue:WPA

The powerful music of the legendary Czech composer joyfully expressed by our distinguished faculty and extraordinary high school musicians. Ticket holders may attend The PreConcert, a free recital in Thomas Hall, which begins one hour before the performance. More Info

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5

Date:Saturday, August 5, 2017

Time:7:30PM

Venue:WPA

Principal Guest Conductor JoAnn Falletta leads a program resplendent with traditional classical favorites and jazz-influenced compositions. Ticket holders may attend The PreConcert, a free recital in Thomas Hall, which begins one hour before the performance. More Info

Season Finale: Verdi Requiem

Date:Sunday, August 6, 2017

Time:3:00PM

Venue:WPA

Hundreds of artists fill the WPA stage with soaring sounds and spirited song as BMC’s captivating season draws to its dramatic close. Ticket holders may attend a free Pre-Concert Talk in Thomas Hall, which begins one hour before the performance. More Info

Asian Youth Orchestra with Sarah Chang

Date:Friday, August 11, 2017

Time:7:30PM

Venue:PC

Acclaimed throughout the world, one of Asia’s premier orchestras makes its Brevard debut in the company of virtuoso violinist Sarah Chang. A youthful, exhilarating evening of music awaits you in the intimacy of the Porter Center – don’t miss it! More Info

BMC Presents: Lyle Lovett and His Large Band

Date:Friday, August 18, 2017

Time:7:30PM

Venue:WPA

One of music's most vibrant and iconic performers, Lyle Lovett breaks down barriers with a distinct fusion of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel, and blues. More Info

Movie Night @ BMC – Apollo 13

Date:Saturday, August 19, 2017

Time:8:30PM

Venue:WPA

The story of the 1970 lunar mission, which suffered an explosion in space that disabled the ship, leaving the astronauts and Mission Control to work frenetically on devising a plan to get the men home safely. Based on actual events.

Movie Night @ BMC – 2001: A Space Odyssey

Date:Sunday, August 20, 2017

Time:8:30PM

Venue:WPA

Astronauts travel to the moon to study a black monolith before another mission to Jupiter goes awry due to a malfunctioning computer system. Later regaining control of his spaceship, the surviving astronaut travels through a dazzling star-gate.

Total Eclipse of the Sun

Date:Monday, August 21, 2017

Time:11:00AM

Venue:TH

Witness the Total Solar Eclipse in the peaceful, quiet serenity of our beautiful BMC campus among a small, intimate group of only 300 attendees. Enjoy access to private and safe VIP parking. Dine on delicious local BBQ while listening to live music. $100 per person ticket price includes VIP parking, BBQ, live music, Eclipse safety glasses, and access to prime, unobstructed sites to view the Total Solar Eclipse.