Pride Picnic

Pride Picnic

Join us for our 2nd annual Hendersonville Pride Picnic! Families, friends, and the LGBTQ community gather to share fun and frolic. Softball, games, good food (you bring your own picnic) and music that will set your feet on fire!

3nd Annual Music Festival – “Live – In Person Concert”

3nd Annual Music Festival – “Live – In Person Concert”

“This program is guaranteed to be the most innovative and creative performances that will totally inspire you and promises to be the most fascinating musical program to date”. “This is a jazz style program that classical musicians will thoroughly enjoy and everyone else will truly love”, Said Joann Freeburg, Founder of the Music Foundation of WNC.

Christopher Tavernier wrote, “what’s interesting with this program, despite being very different styles of music, all of the pieces are very rhythmically driven and stylized. Within that though you have very different genres of course with the latinesque melodies of the Marquez and the D’Rivera and the bombastic brassy textures of the Gershwin and the intricate layering of Bernstein. It’s very difficult to provide the range of those extremities with just a piano and clarinet but that’s what makes this program challenging for us and engaging for the audience”.

Our inspiration was to have a program centered around surveying a variety of music of the 20th century with a strong focus on the Americas with a very wide diversity, from the very popular to the unheard of. We wanted to put together something playful and delightful for what will probably be a first concert for many in a while, and it doesn’t get much better than a mix of Latin and Jazz and a little in-between.

The finale of the festival is the 2nd Suite of the late French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling. This fifty-minute, eight-segment jazz excursion is written for a quartet of flute, piano, string bass, and drums.

Music Festival Program Highlights
PROGRAM – “The Americas”
South American Music (Latin Style) – Clarinet & Piano
Arturo Márquez: “Zarabandeo”
Paquito D’Rivera: “The Cape Cod Files”
Astor Piazzolla: “Libertango”

North American Music (Jazzy Style) – Clarinet & Piano
Leonard Bernstein: West Side Story
“Jet Song” & “Something’s Coming”
Leonard Bernstein: “Clarinet Sonata”
George Gershwin: “Rhapsody in Blue”

PROGRAM – “La France en Amérique”
With a Modern Swing of Elegant Jazz – (Elegant Jazz) – Flute, Piano, Double Bass & Drums
Claude Bolling: “Suite No. 2 for Flute & Jazz Piano Trio”

3nd Annual Music Festival – “Live – In Person Concert”

3nd Annual Music Festival – “Live – In Person Concert”

The Music Foundation of WNC presents the 3rd Annual Music Festival
Hosted by the: Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra

Presenting – A Parisian Tango on Broadway
“The Americas” & “La France en Amérique”

Location: THOMAS AUDITORIUM at the Blue Ridge Community College
Address: 180 West Campus Drive ▪ Flat Rock, ▪ NC. 28731
Date: Saturday, August 14, 2021
Time: 2:00 PM – Please Arrive (1 Hour Early for Seating)
Cost: Concert is Free & Open to the Public – Support the Opening of the Musical Arts

88 Keys and A Reed

New sounds for a New World – “The Chamber Project”
Matthew Hanna, Clarinet & Christopher Tavernier, Piano

“88 Keys and a Reed” – for Clarinet & Piano will take you on a wonderful journey from the South American Music, (Latin Style) by Márquez, D’Rivera and Astor Piazzolla, the Tango (Libertango), up to the North American Music (Jazzy Style) presenting Leonard Bernstein’s, West Side Story to Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. Then we will bring “La France en Amérique” – Claude Bolling’s “Suite No. 2 for Flute & Jazz Piano Trio”
The Mountain Chamber Quartet

The Bolling Suite for Flute & Jazz Piano Trio No. 2 – With a Modern Swing of Elegant French Jazz
Rita Hayes, Flute ▪ Christopher Tavernier, Piano ▪ Keith Freeburg, Double Bass ▪ Byron Hedgepeth, Drums

A Jazzy French Delight that is a “crossover” composition by the jazz pianist and composer Claude Bolling. The composition, originally written in 1973, is a suite of seven movements, written for classical flute, jazz piano, string bass, and drums.

This suite was recorded in 1975 by Claude Bolling, classical flautist Jean-Pierre Rampal, bassist Max Hédiguer, and drummer Marcel Sabiani, and originally released as an LP album by CBS Masterworks Records and Columbia Masterworks. In the U.S., the album was nominated in 1975 for a “Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance.”

Soloists of Tomorrow

Soloists of Tomorrow

Always the not-to-be-missed concert of the season! Celebrate BMC’s mission and the next generation of classical musicians as we shine the spotlight on our most talented young students- winners of the prestigious Jan and Beattie Wood Concerto Competition in performance with the Brevard Music Center Orchestra conducted by Artistic Director Keith Lockhart.

PERFORMANCE & ARTIST DETAILS

Brevard Music Center Orchestra
Keith Lockhart, conductor
Concerto Competition Winners

BMC Student Composer World Premiere Work
Competition Winning Concertos
Zoltán Kodály | The Peacock Variations

Brevard Music Center presents Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3

Brevard Music Center presents Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3

BMC Resident Conductor Ken Lam leads the Brevard Music Center Orchestra, as virtuosic pianist Norman Krieger brings his unique depth, sensitivity, and flair to this masterwork for soloist and orchestra.

PERFORMANCE & ARTIST DETAILS

Brevard Music Center Orchestra
Ken Lam, conductor
Norman Krieger, piano

Caroline Shaw | Entr’acte
Ludwig van Beethoven | Piano Concerto No. 3
Franz Joseph Haydn | Symphony No. 104, “London”

Brevard Music Center presents Beethoven 5

Brevard Music Center presents Beethoven 5

Step into the “wondrous spirit realm where grief and joy embrace in the form of sound” [E.T.A. Hoffmann] as you experience one of the best-known compositions in the classical world and cornerstones of Western music- Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5.

PERFORMANCE & ARTIST DETAILS

Brevard Music Center Orchestra
JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Bokyung Byun, guitar

Gabriela Lena Frank | Elegía Andina
Joaquín Rodrigo | Concierto Aranjuez
Ludwig Van Beethoven | Symphony No. 5

Brevard Music Center presents Sibelius Symphony No. 2

Brevard Music Center presents Sibelius Symphony No. 2

BMC’s Principal Guest Conductor JoAnn Falletta returns to conduct Sibelius’s homage to his Finnish homeland, described as a “confession of the soul.”

PERFORMANCE & ARTIST DETAILS

Brevard Music Center Orchestra
JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Melissa White, violin

Adolphus Hailstork | Three Spirituals for Orchestra
W.A. Mozart | Violin Concerto No. 3
Jean Sibelius | Symphony No. 2

Opening Night: A Beethoven Celebration

Opening Night: A Beethoven Celebration

Conductor Keith Lockhart sets the stage for our 85th Anniversary Season with two of Beethoven’s greatest works and a new piece by Kennedy Center Composer-In-Residence Carlos Simon.

PERFORMANCE & ARTIST DETAILS

Brevard Music Center Orchestra
Keith Lockhart, conductor
Anne Akiko Meyers, violin

Carlos Simon | Fate Now Conquers
Ludwig van Beethoven | Violin Concerto
Ludwig van Beethoven | Symphony No. 7