We believe that good music is the international language that unites all of God’s people.
Sam Haywood, piano
With a career spanning more than 30 years as a soloist, chamber musician, recording artist and conductor, Joshua Bell is one of the most celebrated violinists of his era. An exclusive Sony Classical artist, Bell has recorded more than 40 CDs garnering Grammy, Mercury, Gramophone and Echo Klassik awards and is the recipient of the Avery Fisher Award. Named the Music Director of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields in 2011, he is the only person to hold this post since Sir Neville Marriner formed the orchestra in 1958. He serves on the New York Philharmonic Board of Directors, – (… and we could go on and on.)
(Photo by Bill Phelps)
John Arida, piano
Highly acclaimed for her “passionate intensity and remarkable vocal beauty,” the Grammy Award winning Ms. Leonard continues to thrill audiences both in the opera house and on the concert stage.. In repertoire that spans from Vivaldi to Mozart to Thomas Ades, she has graced the stages of the Metropolitan Opera, Vienna State Opera, Paris Opera, Salzburg Festival, Bavarian State Opera, Glyndebourne Festival, Lyric Opera of Chicago and the San Francisco Opera. Ms. Leonard is in constant demand as a recitalist and is on the Board of Trustees at Carnegie Hall. She is a recent Grammy Award winner for Thomas Ades’ The Tempest (Best Opera Recording) and the recipient of the 2013 Richard Tucker Award.
At the age of 15, Nathan Lee won First Award in the 2016 Young Concert Artists International auditions, as well as fourteen special awards. His engagements this season include his Kennedy Center debut on the 39th Young Concert Artists Series in Washington, DC, recitals at the Univ. of Illinois’ Kannert Center, Rockefeller University, on the Harriman-Jewell Series, (MO), at the Port Washington Library, and as soloist with the Seattle Symphony in Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 1.Among the special YCA awards awarded to Nathan are the Korean Concert Society Award, which provides support for Nathan’s Kennedy Center debut, the Paul A. Fish Memorial award, providing support for the New York debut; the Embassy Series award in Washington DC, the Harriman-Jewel Series award, the Saint Vincent College Concert Series award, Germany’s Usedom Music Festival award, and the Washington Performing Arts award.
Daniel Francis, piano
Hailed for his “powerful, darkly-hued voice and nobility of phrasing and carriage” (Cleveland Classical), Lawson Anderson is quickly establishing himself as one of the leading bass-baritones of his generation. Anderson has made waves in the opera world after winning the First Prize award from the Gerda Lissner Foundation’s International Vocal Competition; his Carnegie Hall debut singing Wotan from Das Rheingold; his 2017 Opera Index Top Award Arthur E. Walters Memorial Award; representing the USA as a Finalist of the 2017 Hans Gabor Belvedere finals in Moscow. A 2017 Eastern Region Finalist in the Met Opera National Council Auditions and triumphant runs in the title roles of Don Giovanni with the Cleveland Opera and Le nozze di Figaro with the Berlin Opera.
Tickets go on sale September 1st.
Six season tickets; Listing in program; Reserved first five rows, front, center section.
One season ticket to all 5 concerts; General seating in the remaining center and balcony sections.
*$50 for Joshua Bell Concert
(Tickets are first come, first serve.)
All concerts are held in the new FPC Sanctuary, 3810 Robert Grissom Parkway.
Available seating sold at the door the day of the concert beginning 15 minutes prior to show.
Kathy Kyzer, Chairman
Mary Bradley, Jan Hartsell, Diane Heckathorne, Debra Jones, Jeffrey Jones, Kenneth Leach, Carolyn McKittrick, Laura McNab and Vickie Scott
Our Ushers and Greeters are members of the Fine Arts Committee.
Brown Bradley, Founder/Artistic Director
FPC Concerts, Inc. is a non-profit, tax exempt Organization. The cultural and artistic components of this program are funded in part by the City of Myrtle Beach, through the Accommodations Tax program and by loyal subscribers.