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First Mondays Concert Features Four Esteemed BMC Faculty – Brevard NC


Last updated 11/27/2013 at 8:58am

Eric Ohlsson

The Brevard Music Center in partnership with Brevard College presents its First Mondays concert series Dec. 2, at 12:30 p.m. in Scott Concert Hall at the Porter Center for Performing Arts on the campus of Brevard College. The program will feature four of the Brevard Music Center's esteemed faculty members - oboist Eric Ohlsson, clarinetist Steve Cohen, bassoonist William Ludwig, and pianist Deloise Lima, performing works by Mozart, Milhaud, Poulenc, and Ibert.

Ohlsson has been professor of oboe at Florida State University since 1986 and received the Charles DeLaney named professorship at that institution in 2003. He previously served as associate professor of oboe and assistant director of the School of Music at the University of South Carolina.

Active as both a soloist and chamber performer throughout the U.S. and around the world, Cohen is currently professor of clarinet at Northwestern University. He has performed as principal clarinet with the Louisiana Philharmonic, Texas Opera Theater, Seoul Philhar-monic, Music of the Baroque orchestra, and has played with the Chicago Symphony, Chicago Lyric Opera, and as a chamber musician throughout the Chicago area.

Ludwig is professor of bassoon and chair of the Woodwind Department of the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. A noted chamber musician he has performed in a wide variety of settings in the United States and Europe, including at the Prague Spring International Music Festival and Highlands (NC) Chamber Music Festival and with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Timm Wind Quintet, Sewanee Wind Quintet and Ars Nova Wind Quintet.

Lima, collaborative pianist, earned her bachelor's degree in piano, organ, and music education at the School of Music and Fine Arts of Parana, where she received the First Prize Award of her graduation class. Lima is the program director of Collaborative Piano at FSU and the coordinator of the Collaborative Piano program at the Brevard Music Center.

Steve Cohen

December's local charity partner is Sharing House. Audience members are invited to bring donations of canned food and dry goods to support Sharing House's mission to assist Transylvania County residents in need with the basic necessities of life, and open up opportunities for people to improve the quality of their lives.

The First Mondays series is presented October to May by the Brevard Music Center, a world-renowned summer music institute and festival. The Brevard Music Center presents 80 public concerts in the summer season, more than 30 of which have no admission charge.

The series continues on Feb. 3, 2014, with a concert by virtuoso guitarist Celil Refik Kaya.

This concert is free and open to the public. For more information First Mondays, visit For more information on Bread of Life, visit


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