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Open Air Brevard 2014
Saturdays, 3:00 p.m., Repeating Thursdays at 8:00 p.m.

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Join us each week for highlights from the Brevard Music Center and Summer Festival's 2014 season.
Program Schedule
August 30, 2014
Grand Season Finale with JoAnn Falletta

JoAnn FallettaIt’s the grand season finale on the next Open Air Brevard. Principal Guest Conductor JoAnn Falletta leads the Brevard Music Center Orchestra in Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, and rising star Conrad Tao joins the ensemble to perform Rachmaninoff’s beloved Piano Concerto No. 2.

Program Audio: Grand Season Finale

August 23, 2014
Brevard Sinfonia with JoAnn Falletta
JoAnn FalettaPrincipal Guest Conductor JoAnn Falletta leads the Brevard Sinfonia. The concert showcases the artist faculty with a work by composer-in-residence David Dzubay to open the program, and pianist Norman Krieger playing Mozart.
Program Audio: Brevard Sinfonia with JoAnn Falletta
August 16, 2014
A Night at the Movies

Ken LamThe Brevard Sinfonia takes you to A Night at the Movies. Led by Resident Conductor Ken Lam, they perform a program of familiar movie themes by British and American composers from films including Murder on the Orient Express, Psycho, Vertigo and Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

August 9, 2014
Mozart and Mahler
Keith Lockhart Mozart and Mahler are featured on this Open Air Brevard! The Brevard Music Center Orchestra led by Keith Lockhart performs Mozart’s ebullient “Jupiter” Symphony, and then soprano Ilana Davidson joins the ensemble for the poignant Symphony No. 4 by Mahler.
Program Audio: Mozart and Mahler
August 2, 2014
Brevard Sinfonia's All-English Program
Sarah IoannidesThe students are in the spotlight when the Brevard Sinfonia performs an all-English program on the next Open Air Brevard. Comprised exclusively of college division students, the Sinfonia takes on a virtuosic program of Britten, Walton and Elgar with guest conductor Sarah Ioannides.
Program Audio: Brevard Sinfonia
July 26, 2014
Vadym Kholodenko Performs Prokofiev

Vadym KholodenkoThe Gold Medalist of the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition is featured. Vadym Kholodenko visits the Blue Ridge Mountains to perform Prokofiev’s emotional 2nd Piano Concerto with the Brevard Music Center Orchestra and guest conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya.

Program Audio: Vadym Kholodenko Performs Prokofiev

July 19, 2014
Garrick Ohlsson Plays Brahms
Garrick Ohlsson Pianist Garrick Ohlsson performs the monumental Second Concerto by Brahms, and the Beethoven “Pastoral” Symphony is also on the program with the Brevard Music Center Orchestra led by Artistic Director Keith Lockhart.

Program Audio: Garrick Ohlsson Plays Brahms

July 12, 2014
Dvorák Violin Concerto

Adele Anthony-150Open Air Brevard welcomes acclaimed violinist Adele Anthony to Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium to perform the unjustly neglected Dvorak concerto with the Brevard Music Center Orchestra. There’s also music from the beginning of Stravinsky’s career and the end of Prokofiev’s.
July 5, 2014
Opening Gala Concert with Itzhak Perlman

Perlman 150This edition of the program pairs the headliner from the season’s gala opening concert with highlights from a concert featuring a venerable Swiss conductor. The superstar headliner is iconic violinist Itzhak Perlman, and the venerable and well-liked conductor is Matthias Bamert.

Listen to program: An Evening with Itzhak Perlman; Bamert Conducts Strass & Haydn

June 28, 2014
Opening Night Sampler & A Look Back

Brevard rehearsal 150pxOn this first program of the summer you’ll hear highlights from a concert to open the festival’s 78th season, and we’ll also revisit some performances that made last season extraordinary. At the podium – making a rare appearance in a season-opening concert at the festival – is the man who has been Artistic Director of the center since 2007, alumnus Keith Lockhart. 

Listen to entire program: Opening Night Sampler & A Look Back

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