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Donald Portnoy to Step Down

Donald Portnoy To Step Down As Brevard Philharmonic Conductor

January 26, 2017

Donald Portnoy

After nine years, Dr. Donald Portnoy has decided to step down as artistic director and conductor of Brevard Philharmonic.

His tenure began when Dr. Emerson Head put down his baton in 2007. With Portnoy’s guidance, the Brevard Philharmonic has grown in professionalism, recognition and […]

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A Romantic Afternoon with the Philharmonic, Swan Lake and Elgar

International recording artist and cello soloist with the major symphonies of the world,

Inbal Segev, will join the Brevard Philharmonic on Sunday, April 17th at 3pm in the

Porter Center at Brevard College. She will perform Edward Elgar’s Cello Concerto in E

minor, opus 85.

The Philharmonic will open the program with Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake Suite, opus 20a.

Ms […]

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Community Gives Support to Philharmonic School Programs

After a season of packed houses, world class guest artists and standing

ovations at the Porter Center, the Brevard Philharmonic boasts an ever

growing, supportive audience; however, as the music organization’s fund

drive goes into its second month, it has become clear that the work

the orchestra’s Music in the Schools outreach does for our county’s school

children is […]

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Brevard Philharmonic Releases Schedule For Its 39th Season

The Brevard Philharmonic, under the direction of maestro Donald Portnoy, performs at Brevard College’s Porter Center for the Performing Arts. (Courtesy photo by Rob Travis)

Season tickets for the 2015-16 season of Transylvania County’s orchestra are now on sale. Single performance tickets will be available starting Aug. 1, but the purchase of seats for the […]

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Philharmonic Wraps Up Season With ‘Bernstein And The Duke’ – Brevard NC

Philharmonic wraps up its season with “Bernstein and ‘The Duke.’” Brevard’s own orchestra will be in the spotlight for the final concert of the Brevard Philharmonic’s 38th season. On April 26 at 3 p.m ., the audience at Brevard College’s Porter Center can expect some of the most lively, melodic 20th century music ever […]

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Twilight Tour Features Brevard Philharmonic’s Open House

Mayor Jimmy Harris reads to his daughters Cassie (left) and Calla (right). (Photo courtesy of Rob Travis.)

Transylvania County kicks off its holiday season with the Brevard Christmas and Twilight Tour downtown on Saturday, Dec. 6, and culminates in Brevard’s hometown philharmonic’s holiday concert Saturday, Dec. 18, at 7:30 pm at the Porter Center on […]

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Ninth Grade Musician Learns From Star Cellist Zuill Bailey – Brevard NC

Transylvania Times, October 2, 2014

Left to right with Bailey are are Grace Meile,14; Alydia Monahan, 14; Callie Plemmons, 14; Sophia Purcell, 5; Keeley Brown, 8; and Kaya Brown, 8.

How amazing it was to hear cellist Zuill Bailey rehearse with the Brevard Philharmonic! Thanks to the Brevard Philharmonic’s Music in the Schools Program, not only […]

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MASTER CELLIST, ZUILL BAILEY, TO PERFORM WITH BP

The Brevard Philharmonic opens its 38th season with a concert of Russian Treasures offering works by Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev. Featured will be one of the premier cellists in the world, Zuill Bailey. On Sunday, September 21 at 3pm, the musician the Washington Post calls, “A master performer” and the Cape(town) Times calls a “rockstar” will […]

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Season 2014-2015 Announcement

The Brevard Philharmonic Board of Directors and Artistic Director and Conductor, Donald Portnoy, announce the orchestra’s 2014-2015 season with a distinguished lineup of guest artists. Patrons can save by purchasing season tickets for the six concerts that take place at the Porter Center for Performing Arts on the grounds of Brevard College. Three, four, […]

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June 2014, from Jinks Ramsey

We are at the end of Brevard Philharmonic’s fiscal year and it has been an incredible year. We
have had more season ticket holders and more donors and more grants than ever before! We just
hope this momentum continues. New Board members are accepting the challenge to bring the
wonderful music that Brevard Philharmonic produces to our […]

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