Brevard College Concert to showcase local composers | Arts

The Brevard College Music Program presents a concert of works by local composers, featuring selected college faculty members.

The event will take place at the Scott Concert Hall at the Porter Center for Performing Arts on Sunday, February 6 at 3 p.m.

The program features works by current faculty composers Kenneth Eggert and Richard Riccardi, and retired faculty Robert Palmer, Harvey Miller and Larry Whatley. Other composers represented are Charles Threatte and Janice Mowery, both of Brevard. In addition to three vocal works, the program includes a string trio and a quartet, a piece for several percussionists and a piece for cello and flute.

Members of the Brevard College performing faculty also perform. Fine Arts Division Chair Dr Kathryn Gresham said: “Working with a composer to bring a new piece to life not only ensures that the art form will endure, but it informs our interpretation of another repertoire by igniting our curiosity and building our interpretative confidence.

The concert reflects the theme of collaboration in Brevard College’s Quality Improvement Plan.

“We appreciate the opportunity to showcase the music of our colleagues and friends in the community and to awaken our students to the possibilities for creative collaboration in their own communities,” Gresham said.

The concert is free and open to the public.

Seating is limited to 500 patrons and all members of the public must wear a mask, regardless of their vaccination status.

For more information, please contact Fine Arts Administrative Assistant Alisha Carland at (828) 641-0605.

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