FPC Concerts

Celebrating 30th Award-Winning Season

Brown Bradley, Founder/Artistic Director

 

Promenade Concert Series 2016

 
 
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. In 2016, we will Celebrate our 30th year!

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.

 

ALL CONCERTS: 
  • 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


 

 

2016 Promenade Concert Series

 

Stephen Waarts, violin

Chelsea Wang, piano

January 21, 2016 ~ 1:00 PM

 
 
praised for playing “with technical command and a totally natural sense of musical drama.”  --Strings Magazine
 

Stephen Waarts has already garnered worldwide recognition having captured First Prize, the Bach Prize, and the Composer's Prize at the 2014 Menuhim Competition. In 2013, he was awarded First Prize and six additional awards during the Young Concert Artists International Audtions and received Second Prize and the Audience Prize at the Montreal Internatinal Competition. During the International Louis Spohr Competition for Young Violinists in 2011, Stephen Waarts took First Prize and the Romantic Concerto Prize. The Montreal Gazette has commented on one of his prize winning performances, "there's  little point trying to wrap words around his talent . . ."


 

Andrew Tyson, piano

February 4, 2016 ~ 1:00 PM

 

 

 

 
 

“Tyson is a real poet of the piano. His piano playing is exquisite, flexible, subtle, colorful, passionate, and daring.” --BBC RADIO

Andrew Tyson is emerging as a distinctive and important new musical voice. He has captured the Arthur Rubinstein Prize in Piano and has performed with nearly every major orchestra in the U.S. and Europe. A First Place winner of the Young Concerts Artists and a 2013 Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient, Mr. Tyson returns to the UK this season, performing in chamber music concerts with the Hallé Soloists in Leeds and Birmingham, giving solo recitals in Leeds and Manchester, and appearing as a soloist for the third time with the Hallé Orchestra in Manchester, Hanley, and Blackburn. Additionally, he has been re-engaged to perform with the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle and at Rockefeller University, and appears with the North Carolina Symphony and Omaha Symphony. Together with YCA violinist, Benjamin Beilman, duo recitals with be performed.

 

 

Broadway Encores

Starring Kimilee Bryant

with the FPC Players

 
February 25, 2016
 
PLEASE NOTE CONCERT TIME ~ 7:30 PM
 
 

 

This South Carolina Native has performed the role of “Christine Daae” in Webber’s Phantom of the Opera (Broadway, Switzerland, Toronto, and US tour) and performed as "Carlotta" and “Madame Giry” - the only former “Christine” to play all three roles. Additionally, Kimilee Bryant’s credits include Broadway’s The Pirate Queen; City Center: Josephine/H.M.S. Pinafore, Mabel/Pirates of Penzance, Casilda/Gondoliers, Ida/Princess Ida, and Encores! Bye, Bye Birdie. She has performed as soloist for the National Chorale (AveryFisherHall) and in Handel’s Messiah (Lincoln Center and abroad). As a Regional Metropolitan Opera auditions winner, she performs concerts worldwide. Ms. Bryant is a former Miss South Carolina and Miss America Talent Winner who holds a Master's degree from Manhattan School of Music. She is owner of Rubylee Productions with her best role to day, “Mommy” to Aidan Everette, born March 21, 2014. For more information, please visit www.kimileebryant.com.


Christine Brewer, soprano

Craig Terry, piano

 
March 10, 2016 ~ 1:00 PM

Grammy Award winning American soprano Christine Brewer’s appearances in opera, concert, and recital are marked by her own unique timbre, at once warm and brilliant, combined with a vibrant personality and emotional honesty reminiscent of the great sopranos of the past.

Music @ FPC


Check out other musical presentations at First Presbyterian Church of Myrtle Beach.

2016 Series Tickets


Season Ticket Packages

Promenade Concert Masters ~ $1,000 ~ SOLD OUT!

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


BOARD of DIRECTORS

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