Pianist Garrick Ohlsson returns to Brevard Music Center, July 11

From a press release:

Pianist Garrick Ohlsson returns to Brevard Music Center, July 11

Artistic Director Keith Lockhart kicks off a full weekend of performances with an unforgettable program featuring two of the greatest works ever composed on Friday, July 11 at 7:30 p.m. The concert opens with Beethoven’s “Pastoral” sixth symphony. After intermission, internationally acclaimed pianist Garrick Ohlsson returns to the Music Center to perform Brahms’s second piano concerto. Don’t miss a night of truly outstanding music performed in one of the South’s most beautiful settings.

Performances continue on Saturday, July 12 at 7:30 p.m. with conductor Sarah Ioannides leading the Brevard Sinfonia in a performance of Elgar’s beautiful Enigma Variations. Making her BMC debut, Ioannides is the acclaimed Music Director of the Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra. The concert also includes engaging young violist Juan-Miguel Hernandez performing William Walton’s Concerto for Viola and Orchestra. The weekend of performances concludes with Ken Lam leading the Brevard Concert Orchestra in Tchaikovsky’s Suite from Swan Lake. A favorite among orchestras and ballet company’s alike, Tchaikovsky’s timeless themes have been popularized by their frequent use in film and television, most recently in the Oscar-winning film Black Swan.

All orchestra and band concerts are presented in BMC’s open-air Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium. This truly unique concert setting lets audiences enjoy concerts from the comfort of indoor seating, or have a drink and picnic on the lawn while listening to live performances surrounded by the scenic beauty of the Music Center’s campus. Lawn tickets start at just $15 and children 17 and under sit on the lawn for free.

Chamber music returns to the intimate setting of Searcy Hall on the Brevard Music Center campus for two nights of performances highlighting contemporary composers. On Monday, July 14 at 7:30 p.m., members of Brevard’s Artist Faculty will present Café Music, featuring performances of modern chamber music. On Wednesday, July 16 at 7:30 p.m., members of the critically-acclaimed International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) will make their Brevard Music Center debut performing an evening of contemporary compositions for flute and clarinet. Music lovers can truly expand their horizons with this week of contemporary works.

BMC’s Janiec Opera Company continues its 2014 season with a performance of Mozart’s timeless classic Don Giovanni. The opera weaves the tale of legendary lothario Don Juan as he swindles and cons his way through life until he finally encounters something he cannot dodge or outwit. Set to Mozart’s masterful score, the opera remains one of classical music’s most often performed works.

Tickets are available by phone (call 828-862-2105 or toll-free 888-384-8682), by mail, at the box office, or online at brevardmusic.org. The box office is located in the foyer of Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium on the Brevard Music Center campus. Call 828-862-2100 to request a brochure, or view a performance schedule online at brevardmusic.org.

Patrons who purchase tickets online may print their tickets at home, may have them mailed, or may have them held at the box office. The online ticketing system also allows patrons to choose their own seats from the available locations.

Parking is free to all events at the Brevard Music Center.

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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