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Open Air Brevard 2020

The Brevard Music Center brings talented students and faculty from across the country and around the world to its campus and into our region each summer to participate in a transformative study and performance experience. Although the summer program has been canceled this year, BMC is instead offering virtual performances, activities, and educational resources you can enjoy at home. One of these activities is listening to host Joe Brant on BPR Classic for weekly broadcasts of Open Air Brevard, music recorded at the BMC and produced by WDAV radio. Featuring performances from previous seasons, each week we bring you a glimpse into activities at the Festival, including conversations with the artists and performances of magnificent music by the artists, faculty, and students at BMC.

Open Air Brevard's 2020 season begins on June 30 and concludes on August 14. Each program will air twice each week: Tuesday mornings at 10:00 and Friday afternoons at 1:00:

Opening Night 2017: Brahms Piano Concerto with Garrick Ohlsson

Tuesday, 6/30/20, 10:00 am & Friday, 7/3/20, 1:00 pm

Brevard Music Center Orchestra

Keith Lockhart, conductor; Garrick Ohlsson, piano; Ilana Davidson, soprano

Brahms:  Piano Concerto No. 1

Mahler:  Symphony No. 4

Brevard Music Center Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta, conductor

Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet Suite (2 movements)

Beethoven’s “Pastoral”

Tuesday, 7/7/20, 10:00 am & Friday, 7/10/20, 1:00 pm

Brevard Music Center Orchestra

Sebastian Lang-Lessing; Itamar Zorman, violin

Wagner           Rienzi Overture

Berg                Violin Concerto

Beethoven       Symphony No. 6, “Pastoral”

Brevard Sinfonia; JoAnn Falletta, conductor

Debussy:  Iberia

Brahms Second Symphony

Tuesday, 7/14/20, 10:00 am & Friday, 7/17/20, 1:00 pm

Brevard Music Center Orchestra

Matthias Bamert, conductor; Yekwon Sunwoo, piano

Berlioz :  Roman Carnival Overture

Schumann:  Piano Concerto in A Minor

Brahms:  Symphony No. 2

Brevard Sinfonia; Keith Lockhart, conductor

Kodaly:  Dance of Galanta

Rachmaninoff's Second Piano Concerto, with Olga Kern

Tuesday, 7/21/20, 10:00 am & Friday, 7/24/20, 1:00 pm

Brevard Music Center Orchestra

Keith Lockhart, conductor; Olga Kern, piano

Bartok:  Concerto for Orchestra

Rachmaninoff:  Piano Concerto No. 2

Caarolyn Huebl and Byron Tauchi, violins; Erika Eckert, viola; Benjamin Karp, cello; Craig Nies, piano

Schumann:  Piano Quintet in E-Flat

Falletta Conducts Tchaikovsky

Tuesday, 7/28/20, 10:00 am & Friday, 7/31/20, 1:00 pm

Brevard Music Center Orchestra

JoAnn Falletta, conductor; Chee-Yun, violin

Tchaikovsky:  Selections from Swan Lake

Tchaikovsky:  Violin Concerto

Tchaikovsky:  Symphony No. 5

Tchaikovsky:  Symphony No. 4 (first movement)

Age of Anxiety

Tuesday, 8/4/20, 10:00 am & Friday, 8/7/20, 1:00 pm

Brevard Music Center Orchestra

Keith Lockhart, conductor; Norman Krieger, piano

Bernstein:  Symphony No. 2, “Age of Anxiety”

Brevard Sinfonia; Daniel Hege, conductor

Barber:  Medea’s Meditation and Dance of Vengeance

Debussy:  La Mer

Brevard Music Center Orchestra; Matthias Bamert, conductor

Sibelius:  Symphony No. 5

2016 Season Finale:  The Ninth

Tuesday, 8/11/20, 10:00 am & Friday, 8/14/20, 1:00 pm

Brevard Music Center Orchestra and Festival Chorus

Keith Lockhart, conductor; Sydney Mancasola, soprano; Michèle Bogdanowicz, alto; Keith Jameson, tenor; Reginald Smith, Jr., bass

Aldridge:  Janus Overture: for a new beginning

Vaughan Williams:  Serenade to Music

Beethoven:  Symphony No. 9

Brevard Sinfonia

Matthias Bamert, conductor

Haydn:  Symphony No. 60