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[Video] Farewell to Henry Janiec, Musical Pioneer

Henry Janiec, former Charlotte Symphony Orchestra Maestro and Conductor Emeritus of Brevard Music Center, died Saturday, October 17, 2015 at the age of 85.

The distinguished conductor led the CSO from 1958 to 1963, was a principle conductor for the Brevard Music Center for 32 years, and served as music director for the Charlotte Opera (now Opera Carolina) in its early days.

WDAV had the privilege of interviewing the maestro in 2009 during its residency at the Brevard Music Center. WDAV’s Frank Dominguez chatted with Janiec about his love for Strauss’ Don Juan and passion for the music.

Read more about Janiec’s life and accomplishments here: Farewell to Henry Janiec, a musical pioneer


WDAV Bids a Fond Farewell to Summer

This long Labor Day weekend, WDAV bids farewell to summer by sampling selections from the great Carolinas summer music festivals we”ve visited over the past few months.You”ll hear music from Piccolo Spoleto and Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, the Eastern Music Festival in Greensboro, and the Brevard Music Center and Festival in the NC Blue Ridge Mountains. Stay tuned to WDAV 89.9 and wherever you go this weekend – and celebrate summer one last time with us!


Brevard Music Center Reopens Search for New President

(Brevard, NC ) – John Candler, President and CEO of Brevard Music Center, has announced his upcoming retirement. He will continue to serve as president until the search for his replacement is successfully concluded and the position is filled. Candler joined the Music Center’s governing board in 1981 and has served as the Center’s first president with great distinction since 1993.


WDAV Chats with Henry Janiec, Conductor Emeritus of Brevard Music Center

During our recent residency at the Brevard Music Center, WDAV Program Director Frank Dominguez chatted with Henry Janiec, Conductor Emeritus of Brevard Music Center, in the WDAV broadcast RV. Produced by Jeffrey Freymann-Weyr for WDAV.

Henry Janiec, conductor emeritus of Brevard Music Center from WDAVfm on Vimeo.