Join us on Tuesday, July 20 at 7:30 PM at the Porter Center at Brevard College for a special live concert taping of “The Best of Brevard” Radio Showcase, to be broadcast as part of WDAV”s “OpenAir Brevard” series.
POSTED ON NPRMUSIC.ORG – July 4, 2010 – Every year, hundreds of thousands of people gather at the Charles River Esplanade to hear the Boston Pops give its annual July 4th concert, and millions more watch it on TV. This year marks the 125th anniversary of the Boston Pops – the granddaddy of America’s popular orchestras.
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.
JULY 22, 2009 – WDAV 89.9 Classical Public Radio is logging quite a few miles this summer in pursuit of the best classical music being made at the Carolinas’ summer music festivals. In May, WDAV took its listeners to Charleston for all 17 days of Spoleto Festival USA. Last week, WDAV spent time at Greensboro’s Eastern Music Festival. This weekend, the 37-foot long WDAV Broadcast RV, affectionately known to staffers as “Camper Van Beethoven,” makes a stop at the picturesque Brevard Music Festival in the mountains of western North Carolina.
If you intend to be one of classical music’s next great players, you don’t spend your summers flipping burgers or hanging out by the pool. You commit to an intensive multi-week summer music institute where you put in long days rehearsing a packed repertoire and performing with the world’s best musicians and conductors. North Carolina is host to two of the country’s most prestigious summer music festivals, and in the coming weeks, WDAV 89.9 Classical Public Radio will broadcast live from both the Eastern Music Festival in Greensboro, N.C., led by Artistic Director Gerard Schwarz, and the Brevard Music Center in Brevard, N.C., directed by the charismatic Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart.