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Brevard Philharmonic To Offer New Digital Content


Last updated 10/5/2020 at 4:41pm

The Brevard Philharmonic has announced the launch of its new YouTude channel. Due to the pandemic and cancellation of live performances, the Philharmonic has turned toward technology and digital spaces to replace the loss of in-person concerts. The channel will act as a bridge across physical distances, and allow the organization to connect with patrons.

When asked why the Philharmonic chose to utilize a digital platform, Artistic Director Jim Fellenbaum had this to say. “After the first few months of the pandemic, we came to the realization that live concerts would not be returning for a while. So, in an effort to keep music alive, and to provide a source of comfort and inspiration during this time of crisis, we decided to bring musical performances to our community through a newly developed YouTube channel.”

The channel will present online concert offerings, both newly-produced and archival, as well as interviews with musicians, staff, and board members. In addition, there will be periodic episodes of “Fellenbaum’s Favorites,” in which Fellenbaum will discuss musical pieces that were important or influential to him.

The first, newly-produced concert, set to debut on Thursday, Oct. 1, will be a movement from Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet, filmed at Pilot’s Cove in Pisgah Forest.

When Fellenbaum began producing the online concerts he turned to chamber ensemble works, as these smaller groups allowed for social distancing and other COVID-19 precautions.

Brevard Philharmonic’s Executive Director, Dusty Campbell, believes the new digital platform will strengthen community connections, and offer a respite from these trying times.

“I envision our patrons sitting down and relaxing, and being reminded of why they love this community,” Campbell said.

Campbell believes in the power of music to enhance community, and she hopes that patrons will share the videos with family and friends.

“Everyone at the Brevard Philharmonic is deeply committed to our mission of enriching and inspiring audiences through education and exceptional musical performances, and utilizing a digital platform is currently the best way to achieve that.”

Campbell says new content will be posted weekly.

More information about the Brevard Philharmonic can be found at or by calling the Philharmonic office at (828) 884-4221.


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