FPC Concerts

Celebrating 28th Award-Winning Season

Brown Bradley, Founder/Artistic Director


Promenade Concert Series 2015

We believe that good music is the international language that unites all of God's people.


Dear Series Subscriber . . .

First, I would like to thank you for your generous patronage over these last 29 years. We have been able to grow culturally and artistically because of your support of FPC Concerts’ Promenades.

This past season we again presenting outstanding world-class artists featured in four fabulous concerts for a price that was unbeatable! The 2015 season was fortunate to have Metropolitan Opera’s newest super star, Angela Meade, singled out by the New York Times as “a voice who left everyone breathless.” Additionally we presented two young artists who have already risen to outstanding critical acclaim both in the U.S. and abroad: Vadym Kholodenko, Gold Medalist in the coveted Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, and Sebastian Baverstam, first place winner of the International Concert Artists Guild Award in New York.

FPC Concerts, Inc. offers general seating on a first come-first served basis at three price levels. All concerts are held on Thursdays at 1:00 PM. Our special thanks is extended to the City of Myrtle Beach for a generous grant and to those eight “concert masters” who bought $1,000 reserved seats in the first 4 center rows to help our FPC Concerts continue. We are also grateful for accommodations for the artists given by Gold Crown Management: The Yachtsman Resort. As always, we offer many thanks to FPC for the use of their space and instruments over these last 29 years.



  • Held in the FPC sanctuary, 1300 North Kings Highway downtown Myrtle Beach between 13th & 14th avenues North
  • Available seating sold at the door the day of the concert beginning 15 minutes prior to show time


2015 Promenade Concert Series

A Broadway Celebration

February 26, 2015 ~ 1:00 PM


~ Noreen O'Reilly-Hancheck, soprano

~ Jeffrey Jones, baritone

~ Brown Bradley, tenor

Guest Soloists with the FPC Players' Chorus and instrumentalists





Vadym Kholodenko, pianist

February 19, 2015 ~ 1:00 PM

In June 2013 Vadym Kholodenko became the recipient of the Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Gold Medal at the Fourteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Kholodenko, Ukrainian pianist, captured the attention of jury, audience, and critics alike. He showed his aptitude in both recital and chamber music and took home prizes for best performance of the piano quintet and best performance of the commissioned work. In the Final Round, he highlighted with two stunning concerti with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra under Maestro Leonard Slatkin.

Since then it has been a busy and exciting time for the young pianist with extensive touring throughout Europe, Asia and the USA to great critical acclaim. His recent debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra led to Daniel Webster of the Philadelphia Enquirer praising Kholodenko’s “absorbing melodic shadings, glittering passage work, and a sense of sound that erased any fears about the stereotype of the competition winner.”


Sebastian Bäverstam, cello

Constantine Finehouse, piano


February 5, 2015 ~ 1:00 PM

Praised by The Strad for his “…powerfully expressive style,” cellist Sebastian Bäverstam is a winner of the 2009 Concert Artists Guild International Competition. His recent performance at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall was noted in The Strad for its “consummate instrumental mastery,” with critic Dennis Rooney declaring, “…the emergence of a mature artist.” This remarkable recital led to Mr. Bäverstam’s subsequent selection by Musical Americaas its “New Artist of the Month” for June 2011.

Sebastian Bäverstam, age twenty-four, has appeared multiple times on the nationally syndicated radio show From the Top, and he has also been heard on international radio broadcasts on Voice of America. On television, he was featured on the PBS version of From the Top, and he has participated in a PBS documentary filmed at Carnegie Hall, as well as a film by the Masterclass Media Foundation of Great Britain and a nationally televised commercial for Bose speakers.

A winner of the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Concerto Competition, Mr. Bäverstam performed the Shostakovich Concerto with the BSO at Symphony Hall. In 2007, he was called on to substitute for Lynn Harrell with the Cape Cod Symphony on only six hours notice. He delighted the audience playing Schumann’s Cello Concerto and was praised by the Cape Cod Times for his “insightful musicianship and poetic feeling.”


Angela Meade, soprano


January 8, 2015 ~ 1:00 PM

American soprano Angela Meade is the winner of the 2012 Beverly Sills Artist Award from the Metropolitan Opera and the 2011 Richard Tucker Award. Since her professional debut in 2008, she has quickly become recognized as one of the outstanding vocalists of her generation. The New Yorker has hailed her as “a lavishly gifted young soprano who sings across a very wide range with uncommon beauty and strength of tone.” She excels in the most demanding heroines of the nineteenth century bel canto repertoire as well as in the operas of Verdi and Mozart.

Meade joined an elite group of history’s singers when she made her professional operatic debut on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera as Elvira in Verdi’s Ernani substituting for an ill colleague in March 2008. She had previously sung on the Met stage as one of the winners of the 2007 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, a process that is documented in the film The Audition and released on DVD by Decca. The New York Times singled out Meade as “an impressive soprano who powered out a ‘Casta diva’ from Bellini’s Norma that left everyone breathless.”

Highlights of the 2014/15 season include Meade's return to the Metropolitan Opera as Elvira in Verdi’s Ernani opposite Plácido Domingo, conducted by James Levine.


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2015 Series Tickets

Season Ticket Packages

Promenade Concert Masters ~ $1,000 ~

Six season tickets; Listing in program; Reserved first four rows, front, center section.


Center Sanctuary & Balcony Ticket ~ $60

One season ticket to all 4 concerts; General Seating in the remaining center and balcony sections.

(first come, first served)

Transept Seating ~ $40

One season ticket to all 4 concerts; General Seating in the transepts.

(first come, first served)

Tickets available in August


FPC Concerts, Inc. is a non-profit, tax exempt Organization. The cultural and artisitic components of this program are funded in part by the City of Myrtle Beach, through the Accommodations Tax program and by loyal subscribers.

FPC Concerts, Inc


Lynn Bastian, Mary Bradley, Carolyn Burroughs, Larry Hartsell, Diane Heckathorne, Debra Jones, Jeffrey Jones, Kathy Kyzer, 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