Due to Winter Storm Diego, aka The Carolina Crusher, the BRO Revels Concerts originally scheduled for Sunday, December 9 are being rescheduled for Sunday, January 13, at a time and venue to be announced. All tickets issued for the December 9 concerts will be honored on January 13. Information about times and venues will be available here and on www.blueridgeorchestra.org once it becomes available. If you have questions, please contact the BRO during regular business hours at 828.782.3354. Stay warm!!
Sponsored by Mosaic Community Lifestyle Realty, this year’s BRO Revels! is an event not to be missed! Featuring the BRO’s Chamber Strings along with some of Asheville’s most talented musicians and performers, and headlined by internationally renowned traditional music duo Newberry & Verch, the Revels! is a one-of-a-kind holiday celebration. The music is an eclectic mix including traditional carols and folk tunes, Vivaldi’s “Winter” featuring Franklin Keel, Kenny Loggins tunes, fiddle and banjo, and a special performance of “Christmas Eve Sarajevo” featuring Franklin Keel on electric cello!
With Franklin Keel, Rebecca O’Quinn, Megan McConnell, Alex Watson, and Ryan Kijanka, in addition to the BRO Chamber Strings.
About Newberry & Verch:
Joe Newberry grew up in a family full of singers and dancers. He took up the guitar and banjo as a teenager and learned fiddle tunes from great Missouri fiddlers. April Verch grew up listening to her Dad’s country band play for dances in the Ottawa Valley. She started step dancing at age three and fiddling at age six. Both Newberry & Verch became masters of their traditions and tour the world with their respective bands and projects. Yet they never forget the roots of their music, that connection to the people in the audience, on the dance floor, to the community sparked by a good song.
For these veteran performers who come from distinct traditions and parts of the world, their collaboration is fueled by their kindred passion for bringing people together to celebrate traditional music. Blues and ballads stem into Canadian regional styles and originals. Their voices blend in harmony, their tasteful instrumentals prove that these masters have nothing left to prove, and then their feet kick up the dust in perfect rhythm…and together, they make you remember why this music existed in the first place.
The program will be performed twice on December 9, 2018, in the intimate Folk Art Center. Tickets are limited! General admission is $25 for this special event. Friends will limited to ONE FriendPass ticket per household/group, but will be able to purchase additional tickets for only $15 each. Student tickets are also $15. Because only one FriendPass ticket can be used per household, it is not possible to deliver your tickets to your FriendPass for this concert.
This program is supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.
Inclement Weather Plan:
Weather-related information about the concerts will be recorded on the BRO Weather Information phone line (828.351.4014) by 11am on Sunday, December 9. Please call to verify the time, location, and status of the concerts before traveling.
If the Folk Art Center closes but area roads are relatively clear, we will relocate to Biltmore United Methodist Church (376 Hendersonville Rd in Asheville) for a single performance at 3:30pm. All tickets will be honored at this performance.
If the weather necessitates cancelling the concerts completely, we will refund all tickets.
If the concerts are not cancelled but you feel you cannot travel due to weather, please email us at [email protected] to request a refund or future ticket credit.
You can check the status of facility closures along the Blue Ridge Parkway here: https://www.nps.gov/blri/planyourvisit/roadclosures.htm