Internationally-Acclaimed Conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya Makes His Brevard Music Center Premiere This Weekend
Tonight, July 18 at 7:30 p.m., Harth-Bedoya leads the Brevard Music Center Orchestra in two of classical music's true masterpieces - Brahms's second symphony and Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 2. The 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Gold Medalist Vadym Kholodenko joins the orchestra for the performance. Kholodenko's performance marks the beginning of a new relationship between BMC and the prestigious Van Cliburn competition.
On Saturday, July 19, at 7:30 p.m. Harth-Bedoya returns to lead the Brevard Sinfonia in Mendelssohn's "Italian" Symphony and Prokofiev's tuneful suite from Cinderella. Don't miss some of classical music's most memorable themes interpreted by one of America's most energetic young conductors. Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m., Brevard Music Center students take the stage for the annual Soloists of Tomorrow concert. Winners of the 2014 Jan & Beattie Wood Concerto Competition join Ken Lam and the Brevard Music Center Orchestra for an afternoon of virtuosic solo performances showcasing the outstanding talent of BMC students. All orchestra concerts are presented in BMC's open-air Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium. This truly unique concert setting lets audiences enjoy concerts from the comfort of indoor seating, or have a drink and picnic on the lawn while listening to live performances surrounded by the scenic beauty of the Music Center's campus. Lawn tickets start at just $15 and children 17 and under sit on the lawn for free.
CHAMBER EVENTS NOT TO BE MISSED
Chamber music returns to the Porter Center on the campus of Brevard College for a pair of truly unique concerts. On Monday, July 21, at 7:30 p.m. acclaimed operatic baritone and Brevard native Sidney Outlaw returns to his hometown for a solo recital of works ranging from classical lieder to modern songs based on the writings of Martin Luther King, Jr. Don't miss an evening of truly special music performed by one of Brevard's hometown talents. On Wednesday, July 23, at 7:30 p.m. Ken Lam leads the Music Center's annual chamber orchestra performance - Brevard Camerata. The special evening of music includes Stravinsky's "Dumbarton Oaks," Mozart's Exsultate, Jubilate, and a rare performance of Beethoven's first symphony. A fan favorite, the annual event presents an opportunity to hear orchestral performances in a truly intimate concert setting.