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BMC Free Concerts Conclude With Douglas Weeks


April 20, 2017

Douglas Weeks

Brevard Music Center in association with the Asheville Chamber Music Series in Asheville, Brevard College in Brevard, and Henderson-ville Symphony Orchestra in Hendersonville, has announced its April/May program of chamber concerts as part of BMC's free Community Concert Series (CCS). The three April/May concerts represent the final performances of the 2016/2017 Community Concert Series season, which will resume in October 2017.

"We've enjoyed sharing wonderful performances with our friends and neighbors throughout the region," said Brevard Music Center president and CEO Mark Weinstein. "As our 2016/2017 Community Concert Series comes to its seasonal end and we ready for this year's BMC Summer Music Festival, we wish to thank our partner organizations, talented performers, and the thousands of attendees who have enthusiastically participated in these extraordinary events."

On Sunday, April 30, at 4 p.m., celebrated pianist and Steinway artist Douglas Weeks will perform Bach's "Prelude and Fugue in F Major," Chopin's "Polonaise-Fantasie in A flat major," Schubert's "Piano Sonata in A major," and selections from Ravel's "Le Tombeau de Couperin." The Sundays with BMC concert will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville.

On Monday, May 1, at 12:30 p.m., Weeks will perform at the First Mondays concert in Scott Concert Hall at the Porter Center of the Performing Arts on the campus of Brevard College.

May's Local First Mondays Charity Partner is DuPont State Recreational Forest.

On Tuesday, May 2, at 12:30 p.m., Weeks will move to First United Methodist Church in Hendersonville for Chamber Music Tuesdays.

Weeks is Babcock professor of piano at Converse College. He has performed extensively throughout the southeastern United States, as well as in England, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Panama, both as soloist and as pianist in the Converse Trio.

He has also performed solo recitals and duo recitals with Furman University violinist Thomas Joiner in 13 countries in Africa, the Middle East and South Asia under the auspices of the U.S. State Department.

In the spring of 1999, he taught for four months at the Conservatory of Music in Cairo as a Fulbright Senior Scholar, returning in the fall of 2004 and 2009 to teach at the conservatory and at Helwan University as a Fulbright Senior Specialist.

A native of Dayton, Ohio, Weeks holds the bachelor of music degree from Illinois State University, the master of music degree with a performer's certificate from Indiana University, the doctor of music degree from Florida State University, and the License de Concert from the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris, France.


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