To experience the arts and cultural events of the Brevard area, look no further than the Brevard Music Center. The Brevard Music Center is situated in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina and is one of America’s premier summer training programs for high school and college students every summer, culminating in a series of concerts open to the general public.
Not content to only share music during one part of the year, the Brevard Music Center also holds free concerts the first Monday of every month from October through May, with the exception of January. These free concerts take place at 12:30 p.m. at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, which is at 22 Fisher Road in Brevard, North Carolina.
On February 6, the concert series will feature Steve Cohen, professor of clarinet at Northwestern University. In addition to his university teaching, he performs and teaches master classes throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Korea. He was the principal clarinetist with the New Orleans Symphony, later known as the Louisiana Philharmonic, from 1975 to 2004. Accompanying him is pianist Katherine Palmer, who has taught at the Brevard Music Center and remains an active chamber musician. Together they will be performing chamber pieces by Francis Poulenc, Benjamin Britten, Ennio Morricone, and others.
On March 5, the concert series will play host to the Blair Quartet, one of the most-acclaimed string quartets in the United States, who will be playing Schubert’s Quartet No. 14, “Death and the Maiden.”
Other upcoming performances include the Trio Solis on April 2 and the Georgia Woodwind Quintet on May 7.