FPC Concerts

Celebrating 30th Award-Winning Season

Brown Bradley, Founder/Artistic Director


Promenade Concert Series 2017


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 31years. We have been able to grow culturally and artistically because of your support of FPC Concerts’ Promenades.

This coming year, we will again be presenting outstanding world-class artists. We are offering four fabulous concerts for a price that is unbeatable! There will be general seating on a first come-first served basis. All of the concerts will be on Thursdays at 1:00 PM. We are extremely fortunate to have Olga Kern, proclaimed by critics the world over as one of the greatest pianists of our generation. Also, two first place, International Young Concert Artists, who recently won Avery Fisher Career Grants, Benjamin Beilman, violin, and Andrew Tyson, piano.

Also new this year, Brown Bradley and members the FPC Players and band will present an original Broadway revue, From the Subway to Broadway with Love, as our closing concert. We give special thanks for a generous grant from the City of Myrtle Beach and those nine “concert masters” who bought $1,000 reserved seats to help our FPC Concerts continue. We are also grateful for accommodations for the artists given by Gold Crown Management: The Yachtsman Resort. We offer many thanks to FPC for the use of their space and instruments over these last 31 years. Come join us this season for world-class performers at a price you can afford!


  • 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



2017 Promenade Concert Series


January 26, 2017 ~ 1:00 PM

Olga Kern, piano

First prize winner of the Rachmaninoff International Piano Competition at seventeen, Ms. Kern is a laureate  

of many international competitions. In 2016, she will  serve as Jury Chairman of both the Seventh Cliburn

International Amateur Piano Competition and first Olga Kern International Piano Competition, where she

also holds the title of Artistic Director. Last season Kern appeared with the NHK Symphony, Orchestre

National De Lyon, and the orchestras of Detroit, Nashville, Madison, New Mexico, and Austin and gave a

recital at Seattle’s Meany Hall. Ms. Kern has performed in such famed concert halls as Carnegie Hall, the

Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, Symphony Hall in Osaka, Salzburger Festspielhaus, La Scala in

Milan, Tonhalle in Zurich, and the Chatelet in Paris.




February 9, 2017 ~ 1:00 PM

Benjamin Beilman, violin

Andrew Tyson, piano

Pianist Andrew Tyson is a laureate of the Leeds International Piano Competition, where he won the new

Terence Judd-Hallé Orchestra Prize, awarded by the orches-tra and conductor Sir Mark Elder resulting in

several performances. Other concerto appearances include the Colorado Symphony, the Edmonton

Symphony Orchestra, the Las Vegas Philharmonic, and the National Orchestra of Belgium under Marin

Alsop. And he was summer soloist at the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center, NY. Violinist Benjamin    

Beilman is the recipient of both a 2012 Avery Fisher Career Grant and a 2012 London Music Masters Award.

This season, Mr. Beilman made his Carnegie Hall concerto debut with the New York Youth Sym-phony in

Stern Auditorium; additional concerto debuts this season include appearances with the London Philharmonic

at Royal Festival Hall. Both are first place winners of Young Concert Artists Award in New York.




February 16, 2017 ~ 1:00 PM

And Courville, bass-baritone

Danielle Orlando, piano

Praised by Opera News for his "splendid, lush bass-baritone," he is quickly establishing himself as one of

America's foremost young singers. He has garnered attention for recent debuts as Leporello in Don Giovanni

at the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia, where he is a resident artist, at Carnegie Hall in Opera

Orchestra of New York's acclaimed production of Roberto Devereux, with Caramoor Interna-tional Music

Festival as Monterone in Rigoletto, and with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra as Masetto in Don Giovanni.  

He frequently performs in concerts performing with the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra, and has been

featured in Bach’s Cantata 82, Beethoven's Mass in C, Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass, the requiems of Mozart and

Fauré, and several other concerts and recitals.



March 9, 2017 ~ 1:00 PM

From the Subway to Broadway with Love

The FPC Players and band present Broadway showstoppers through Brown Bradley’s 30-year career in

New York. Bradley, Jeff Jones, Noreen O’Reilly-Hancheck, Lois Taylor, and Clare Reigart are among the solo

performers. From performing in the NY subway to performing in nine Broadway shows, Brown, the FPC Players,

and band carries us through an exciting afternoon of Broadway.



Music @ FPC

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2017 Series Tickets

Season Ticket Packages

Promenade Concert Masters ~ $1,000 ~

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


Center Sanctuary & Balcony Ticket ~ $70

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 NOW! All tickets are sold at our Kings Campus, 1300 North Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach. You may order tickets at our Grissom Campus or download an order form here and mail in your request.


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


Kathy Kyzer, Chairman

Mary Bradley, Jan Hartsell, Larry 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