BSO At Home

An online venue with performances by members of the Brevard Symphony Orchestra, all recorded by the musicians in their homes,
and shared during the pandemic of 2020. New videos will be posted every Friday.

If you’d like to make a donation to the BSO or volunteer with us during this time,
please visit our Donate & Volunteer page for more information.

Maestro Christopher Confessore introduces the
BSO At Home series.

Please enjoy this piece, “Csardas” by Vittorio Monti, performed for you by our violinist Stewart Kitts

Keith Koons, Principal Clarinet of your BSO performs some
beautiful music by French composer Paul Jeanjean.
“Without music, life would be a mistake.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols

BSO’s second clarinet, Erik Cole, uses his doubling skills to share his own arrangement of Nimrod from Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variations.

BSO violist Carl Kerner and “Clifford” (his viola) perform J.S. Bach to wish you well during this difficult time.

Meet our flutist Nicole Scott as she performs piccolo, C flute, and alto flute with her own arrangement of “Baby Elephant Walk” by Henry Mancini. 

Let beautiful music get your weekend off to a perfect start, with this BSO At Home video, presented by Dawn Edwards, Principal Harp, and Michael Hill, Principal Bass. They perform an excerpt from the harp concerto by Argentinian composer and Grammy Award winner Claudia Montero.

Take a few minutes to enjoy the genius that is Mozart, brought to you today in a short medley by violinist Bethany Confessore. She is joined by violinist Bethany Confessore, with special guest Bethany Confessore. 

Today’s musical offering is from violinist Sasha Korczynski. Sasha is performing the Allemande from J.S. Bach’s Partita No. 2 in D Minor.
“It is the special province of music to move the heart.”
–J.S. Bach

Amy Xaychaleune plays the opening of the Sibelius Violin Concerto. Sibelius once said: “Music is on a higher plane than everything else in this world.” We couldn’t agree more.

Ben Lieser, Principal Horn of the Brevard Symphony, and friends play music from Weber’s opera Der Freischütz. Weber said: “What love is to man, music is to the arts and to mankind. Music is love itself — it is the purest, most ethereal language of passion, showing in a thousand ways all possible changes of color and feeling and though true in only a single instance, it yet can be understood by thousands of men — who all feel differently.”

Principal Trumpet Tom Macklin, with a little help from Maestro Confessore. Tom is performing his part of the Pastoral Symphony by Beethoven, first movement.
“To play a wrong note is insignificant; to play without passion is inexcusable.”
― Ludwig van Beethoven

Principal Oboe Lora MacPherson shares Cantata No. 98 by J.S. Bach: Hört ihr, Augen, Auf zu weinen (My eyes, cease weeping! I will bear with patience my yoke).
Very fitting in these troubled times.

Cellist Adriana Stenvik performs “Kol Nidre” by Max Bruch. You can read more about this beautiful piece here:

BSO bassoonists Julie Fox and Ashley Heintzen play an excerpt from Brahms’ “Variations on a Theme of Haydn.” Brahms once said “Without craftsmanship, inspiration is a mere reed shaken in the wind.”

Introducing the Vascik family. Joey is a trombonist in the BSO and he, along with his music teacher/professional bassist wife Suzanne and their 10 year old son Tyler, will be performing “The COVID-19 Blues,” an original composition by Tyler. We think Tyler has a fine musical career ahead of him!

Principal Percussionist Kirk Gay shares his practice routine, to the delight of his family and neighbors.

Our Principal Flute, Tina Applegren, performs one of our favorites! Who doesn’t love John Williams? Please enjoy this excerpt of “Hagrid’s Friendly Bird” from “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.”

More musician videos to come. Please visit BSO at Home again!

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