Category: Press Releases

Donate Your Instrument Celebrates 125 Donations

April 18, 2024
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

February 8, 2023
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

November 15, 2018
Review of The Magic of Mozart

Brevard Philharmonic Names New Artistic Director/Conductor

May 14, 2018
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

July 19, 2017
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

January 26, 2017
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

May 17, 2016
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

May 17, 2016
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

July 8, 2015
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

April 16, 2015
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. […]