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Donate Your Instrument Celebrates 125 Donations

Posted: April 18, 2024 under 
News Release – Nov. 6, 2023 With photo, caption at end Contact: Ray Tuers, 828 556 8224 BREVARD – Got an old clarinet you haven’t touched in years up in the attic? Or a violin gathering dust on a closet shelf? Or maybe a retired trombone in the basement? The Brevard Philharmonic wants them. They […]

100th Musical Instrument Donated

Posted: February 8, 2023 under ,
The Brevard Philharmonic instrument donation music program celebrates a momentous milestone: the 100th donated musical instrument gifted to students in need! This program, launched in 2014, has transformed countless lives by ensuring all students have the opportunity to experience the joy and benefits of music education, regardless of financial limitations.

Brevard Philharmonic Performs Magical Mozart

Posted: November 15, 2018 under 
Review of The Magic of Mozart

Brevard Philharmonic Names New Artistic Director/Conductor

Posted: May 14, 2018 under 
James C. Fellenbaum, Artistic Director/ Conductor After an extensive search process, Brevard Philharmonic is please to announce James Fellenbaum as its new Artistic Director/Conductor. James, who has been a guest conductor for a Brevard Philharmonic concert in each of the last two seasons, enthusiastically accepted the position stating, “I am thrilled and honored to be […]

Brevard Philharmonic Announces 2017-18 Season

Posted: July 19, 2017 under 
With 54 applicants of the highest caliber from orchestras all over the world whittled down to four, Brevard Philharmonic is ready to announce its most exciting season to date. Artistic Director Search Season will open with the first concert and the first conductor candidate on Sunday, Oct. 15, at 3 p.m. at the Porter Center […]

Donald Portnoy to Step Down

Posted: January 26, 2017 under 
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 ticket sales. Portnoy's contributions have been boundless. He has brought renowned […]

A Romantic Afternoon with the Philharmonic, Swan Lake and Elgar

Posted: May 17, 2016 under 
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 […]

Community Gives Support to Philharmonic School Programs

Posted: May 17, 2016 under 
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 […]

Brevard Philharmonic Releases Schedule For Its 39th Season

Posted: July 8, 2015 under 
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 […]

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

Posted: April 16, 2015 under 
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 written. […]

Twilight Tour Features Brevard Philharmonic's Open House

Posted: December 3, 2014 under 
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 […]

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

Posted: October 8, 2014 under 
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 […]


Posted: August 26, 2014 under 
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 take […]

Season 2014-2015 Announcement

Posted: July 8, 2014 under 
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, and […]

June 2014, from Jinks Ramsey

Posted: July 1, 2014 under 
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 […]