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BMC Resumes Free Community Concert Series

 

September 26, 2019

Brevard Music Center (BMC), in association with Brevard College has announced the return of its popular and free Community Concert Series on Monday, Oct. 7, at 12:30 p.m. at the Porter Center at Brevard College.

The First Mondays chamber concert features cellist Alistair MacRae in a compelling program of works by Domenico Gabrielli, Bernd Alois Zimmerman and Philip Glass.

BMC's free First Mondays concerts in Brevard will continue through May 2020. October's local First Mondays charity partner is the Hunger Coalition of Transylvania County.

"BMC Community Concerts allow us to share our passion for classical music with the communities, neighbor-hoods and audiences that support our mission and programming throughout the summer," said Brevard Music Center President and CEO Mark Weinstein. "I invite music lovers of all ages to join us at our popular and free First Mondays concerts this season. Witness world-class artists, be inspired by the works of classical and contemporary masters and simply soothe your soul. I can't think of a more perfect way to spend an afternoon."

Cellist MacRae has appeared as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral principal throughout North America and in Europe, Asia, South America and the Middle East. His playing has been praised for its "rich sound and lyrical phrasing" (Palm Beach Daily News) and his performances have been featured in radio broadcasts across the United States.

A passionate advocate for new music, MacRae has commissioned and premiered new works for both solo cello and chamber ensembles, collaborating closely with numerous composers. He has given premiere performances of 21st-century pieces at Princeton, Yale, Columbia and Harvard universities; and has performed his own compositions and arrangements in the United States and Canada.

MacRae is the Cordelia Wikarski-Miedel Artist in Residence at the University of Puget Sound and the cellist of the Puget Sound Piano Trio. He is principal cello of the Princeton Symphony Orchestra and Symphony Tacoma. He also performs with his wife, soprano Allison Pohl, in the voice and cello duo Soprello.

For more information, full artist biographies, and directions to all Community Concert Series locations, visit brevardmusic.org or call (828) 862-2130. All Community Concert Series performances are free.

 
 

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