Our community celebrates together the most wonderful time of the year. Whether you are observing Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, or another seasonal occasion, a musical trip around the world offers a glimpse into the traditions and customs that make holidays so special.
Featuring the 2020 Young Artist Competition Winner!
Three composers musically depict the classic tale of good vs. evil. Meet Tchaikovsky’s Lilac Fairy and Carabosse, Menken’s Belle, Gaston, Lumiere, and the Beast, and Berlioz’ compelling journey of infatuation and despair with actress Harriett Smithson.
Strings on Fire
Featuring Julian Schwarz, cellist
Beethoven – Symphony No. 1
Tchaikovsky – Variations on a Rocco Theme
Popper – Hungarian Rhapsody, Op 68
Stravinsky – Firebord Suite (1919)
Heralded form a young age as a cellist destined to rank among the greatest of the 21st century, Julian Schwarz’s powerful tone, effortless virtuosity, and extraordinarily large color palate are on full display with elegant and riveting solo works by Tchaikovsky and Popper. The Hendersonville Symphony completes the season with Stravinsky’s colorful, powerful Firebird Suite.
A Special Benefit Concert in support of the Hendersonville Symphony
This benefit concert is free and open to the public. Join us in support of the Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra and feel the beauty and passion of this rich musical fantasy for clarinet, double bass & piano.
Repertoire will be performed by composers including Giovanni Bottesini, Ariel Ramirez, Frederic Chopin, Claude Debussy, André Messager, Francis Poulenc, Sergei Prokofiev, Maurice Jeanjean, and Alexander Scriabin.
The Mountain Chamber Trio members include Christopher Tavernier (piano), Matthew Hanna (clarinet) and Keith Freeburg (double bass). Freeburg learned to play piano, guitar and string bass as a child. He pursued the bass and graduated from the University of Minnesota as a string major with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Education. After teaching orchestra for several years, Keith studied piano technology at McPhail School of the Arts in Minneapolis and began a full-time career in piano tuning, repair and rebuilding. Keith is a member of the Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra and the Brevard Philharmonic.
The Music Foundation of Western North Carolina is a non-profit organization with a passion to unite the arts community by creating extraordinary educational and performance opportunities for all ages.
On Monday, two distinguished faculty members from Brevard Music Center will take center stage in an afternoon chamber concert featuring Beethoven's Violin Sonata No. 7 in C minor and Franck's Violin Sonata in A major featuring violinist Jason Posnock and pianist Michael Chertock.
Mr. Posnock is also Brevard Music Center's Director of Artistic Planning and Educational Programs. Chamber Music Tuesdays in Hendersonville is made possible, in part, through a grant from the Perry N. Rudnick Endowment Fund of the Community Foundation of Henderson County.