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An American Original

An American Original

To close the Brevard Symphony Orchestra’s 2014-15 season, we present a special performance of the Second Symphony by the truly original American composer Charles Ives. Ives had a vivid musical imagination, which is definitely on display in this amazing symphony. In the Second Symphony, Ives brings many different melodies that shaped him as aa young musician – influences from great symphonic composers and the folk tunes, hymns, patriotic songs and popular songs of America at the dawn of the 20th Century.

A GREAT Symphony Awaits!

A GREAT Symphony Awaits!

It’s a thrill to conduct all the different music we perform throughout the season – I love the great classics, I enjoy presenting brand new music, and it’s always fun to perform music of different styles on our Pops concerts. But every know and then, I feel privileged to have the chance to conduct a piece of music that is truly magnificent. This week is my first experience conducting Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 9 in C Major, which has inherited the subtitle Great


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Bobby Horton Set for BSO’s Season Finale, 4/18

Bobby Horton Set for BSO’s Season Finale, 4/18

Award-winning folk musician Bobby Horton returns to the BSO stage for the Brevard Symphony Orchestra’s 2014-2015 season finale on Saturday, April 18th at the King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne. The concert opens with Brahms’s Academic Festival Overture – a work written for the occasion of Brahms receiving an honorary doctorate and showcasing the composer’s wry sense of humor regarding academia, as he included the melodies from student drinking songs. The orchestra will then perform the Second Symphony of American composer Charles Ives. Known as The Great American Symphony, Ives wove familiar folk tunes, church hymns and excerpts from classics by Brahms, Beethoven and Wagner into his highly original symphony.

BSO Welcomes Joyce Yang

BSO Welcomes Joyce Yang

World-renowned pianist Joyce Yang showcases her dazzling artistry during Sergei Prokofiev’s electrifying Third Piano Concerto when the Brevard Symphony Orchestra takes the stage on Saturday, March 14, 2015, at the King Center for the Performing Arts. Led by Music Director and Principal Conductor Christopher Confessore, the orchestra opens the concert with the drama and rhythmic intensity of Ludwig van Beethoven’s thrilling Egmont Overture – the perfect counterpart to lyricism and epic grandeur of Franz Schubert’s symphonic masterpiece, the Great Ninth Symphony, which closes the concert.

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