Brevard Symphony Orchestra 2016-2017 Season

Friday, February 17, 2017 at 8:00 PM
Main Stage

Brevard Symphony Orchestra 2016-2017 Season

Christopher Confessore, Music Director & Principal Conductor

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American Landscapes

Subscription 1 :: Saturday, October 22, 2016 :: 8PM

Aaron Copland – Outdoor Overture
Mark O’Connor – Appalachia Waltz
Antonin Dvorak – Symphony No. 9 – Mvt. 2 (National Park Suite)*
Aaron Copland – Fanfare for the Common Man
Ferde Grofe – Sunset from Grand Canyon Suite
Aaron Copland – Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes for Orchestra (Rodeo!)*

*Live photochoreography by Westwater Arts.

The Brevard Symphony Orchestra’s 2016-17 Season opens with American Landscapes - a special All-American concert event unlike anything you’ve ever seen! Three enormous panoramic screens will be suspended above the orchestra and you’ll see two breathtaking presentations created by Multimedia Artist Nicholas Bardonnay of Westwater Arts. The National Park Suite, created in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service, is set to music from Dvorak’s New World Symphony. Aaron Copland’s colorful Rodeo ballet score accompanies an incredible montage of celebrating one of the American West’s great pastimes in Westwater Arts’ Rodeo! Additional musical selections by Copland, Grofe and O’Connor round out this one-of-a-kind concert event!

Russian Masters

Subscription 2 :: Saturday, November 19, 2016 :: 8PM

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Polonaise from Eugene Onegin
Sergei Rachmaninoff – Piano Concerto No. 2 (Terrence Wilson, piano)
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov – Scheherazade

Travel to Russia and beyond with this colorful program of Romantic favorites by three of the greatest Russian Masters of all time. Fanfare trumpets announce the opening of Tchaikovsky’s thrilling Polonaise from his opera Eugene Onegin. Audience favorite Terrence Wilson returns to the King Center stage to perform one of the most beloved concertos ever written – Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto. After intermission, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov transports us to a different place and time with his evocative Scheherazade – a masterful setting of the Tales of 1001 Nights that is a marvelous showcase for the entire orchestra.

The French Connection

Subscription 3 :: Saturday, January 21, 2017 :: 2PM & 8PM

Gabriel Faure – Pavane
Camille Saint-Saens – Cello Concerto No. 1 (Cicely Parnas, cello)
Claude Debussy – Petite Suite
Maurice Ravel – Le Tombeau de Couperin

With The French Connection we feature a program of music filled with elegance and grace by four masterful French composers. Gabriel Faure’s sweetly somber Pavane opens the program, followed by one of the most famous works for cello and orchestra – the First Cello Concerto by Camille Saint-Saens. Rising star Cicely Parnas makes her BSO debut with this tuneful showpiece. After intermission, two suites originally composed for piano are heard in their orchestral versions – Claude Debussy’s charming Petite Suite is a setting of four miniature tone pictures. Maurice Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin salutes not just the great French Baroque master Francois Couperin – but also serves as a musical tribute to friends and colleagues of Ravel’s who were lost during World War I.

Hooray for Hollywood! {POPS}

Subscription 4 :: Saturday, February 18, 2017 :: 2PM & 8PM

Join us on the red carpet for a thrilling concert filled with the sounds of your favorite film scores. The BSO’s annual POPS concert Hooray for Hollywood features Elmer Bernstein’s classic scores to The Magnificent Seven and To Kill a Mockingbird along with the title song to one of Hollywood’s greatest movie musicals, Singin' in the Rain. We also pay tribute to John Williams on the occasion of his 85th birthday with a performance of his most recent music for the Star Wars universe Star Wars: The Force Awakens and more!


Subscription 5 :: Saturday, March 11, 2017 :: 2PM &8PM

Georges Bizet – Carmen Suite
Joaquin Rodrigo – Concierto de Aranjuez (Pablo Villegas, guitar)
Manuel de Falla – The Three-Cornered Hat

The BSO pays tribute to the music of Spain with BSOlé - a sizzling program filled with color, rhythm and unforgettable melodies. Orchestral highlights from the most popular opera ever written – Georges Bizet’s Carmen – open the concert. Internationally-renowned guitar virtuoso Pablo Villegas makes his BSO debut with a performance of Joaquin Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez – a work whose gorgeous slow movement has been covered by countless artists including Miles Davis, Chick Corea and Deep Purple. Our celebration of Spain concludes with the BSO premiere of Manuel de Falla’s virtuosic ballet score The Three-Cornered Hat.

The Three B’s

Subscription 6 :: Saturday, April 1, 2017 :: 8PM

Johann Sebastian Bach/arr. Stokowski – Air
Ludwig van Beethoven – Violin Concerto
Johannes Brahms – Symphony No. 4

The Brevard Symphony Orchestra concludes its 2016-17 season with The Three Bs – a musical tribute to three of the biggest names in symphonic music: Bach, Beethoven and Brahms. Leopold Stokowski’s romanticized arrangement of Bach’s unforgettable Air on the G String opens the program. Living legend and international concert violinist Elmar Oliveira returns to the King Center stage for a performance of Beethoven’s epic Violin Concerto. Our season concludes with the power and grandeur of the magnificent Symphony No. 4 of Johannes Brahms.

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Dates, times, programs and featured artists are subject to change. Sorry, no refunds. Exchanges reserved for season ticket holders only. Teachers, students and active military receive 50% off in areas two and three with valid ID. Individual tickets on sale September 1, 2016.

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