BMC Community Concert Series – December
First Mondays Concert Series
December 4, 2017 at 12:30 p.m.
Porter Center at Brevard College
Dilshad Posnock, flute
Eric Ohlsson, oboe
Deloise Lima, piano
For our First Mondays series in Brevard we are proud to partner with local charities to highlight the challenges and needs facing our entire community. December's charity partner is Rise & Shine.
Something great is going on here!
For more than 20 years, the Rise & Shine year-round after school program has been helping economically disadvantaged and racial minority children learn – about the fundamental importance of education, about their community and culture, and about themselves.
Since our founding, we have continued to emphasize social justice and racial harmony through a variety of educational efforts. By working together in an atmosphere of respect and an environment in which differences are embraced, the scholars, staff, and volunteers all discover – for the first time, in some cases – what it is like to develop close bonds with others from different backgrounds. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the easy and open friendships that develop among the black, white, and Latino children served by the program. Seemingly color-blind, the youngsters study, learn, and play together, relating to one another as family.
Our approach is founded on teamwork and collaboration. The board of directors and staff work together to establish and maintain a blueprint for helping our scholars succeed, both in the classroom and in life. Our wonderful, dedicated volunteers give tirelessly of themselves to teach and coach and support the children they tutor. And parents, grandparents, and guardians reinforce these efforts. Together, we are breaking down barriers and building community.
To learn more, or to make a tax-deductible donation, please visit riseshine.org.
Originally from Mumbai, India, flutist Dilshad Posnock has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician in concerts and festivals across the United States, England, Puerto Rico and India, and has been featured on BBC TV and BBC World Service Radio.
Ms. Posnock's performance experience is wide and varied, including concerto appearances with the Bombay Chamber Orchestra, Brevard Symphonic Winds, McKeesport Symphony, Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra, and Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra. She has performed solo and chamber recitals with musicians from the New York Chamber Ensemble, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Renaissance City Winds and The Meridian Ensemble. Ms. Posnock has participated in such international music festivals as the Casals Festival in Puerto Rico, the Cape May Music Festival, Musica Viva, and was a founding member of the Sangat Music Festival in Mumbai, India.
Ms. Posnock completed her undergraduate studies with Honors at the Royal College of Music, London, and her Masters Degree at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, where she studied with renowned flutist and pedagogue Jeanne Baxtresser, former Principal Flute of the New York Philharmonic. While in Pittsburgh, she performed regularly with ensembles including the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Pittsburgh Ballet, and Pittsburgh Opera. Ms. Posnock served as Artist Lecturer in Flute, and Director of the Artist Diploma Program at the Carnegie Mellon School of Music.
Apart from her activities on the flute, Ms. Posnock served as the coordinating editor for Jeanne Baxtresser's publication "Great Flute Duos of the Orchestral Repertoire," published by Theodore Presser in 2002, and as Assistant Director for the annual Jeanne Baxtresser International Master Class. She also worked on a publication project with world-renowned flutist, Sir James Galway, for Theodore Presser.
Ms. Posnock currently lives in Brevard with her husband Jason, and two young children. She serves on the faculties of the Brevard Music Center and Brevard College, has performed with the Asheville Choral Society, and has appeared as Guest Principal Flute with the Asheville Symphony Orchestra.
Eric Ohlsson is the Charles O. DeLaney Professor of Music in Oboe at the Florida State University (1986- ), and was previously Assistant Professor of Oboe and Assistant Director of the School of Music at the University of South Carolina (1980-86). His performing positions include those as co-principal oboist of the Columbus Symphony (1978-80), and principal positions with the Naples Philharmonic (1986-96), the Palm Beach Opera Orchestra (2002-), and the Tallahassee Symphony (1986- ). He has been a guest principal of the Florida Orchestra and the Charlotte Symphony. He was appointed to the Artist Faculty of the Brevard Music Center as principal oboist of the BMC Orchestra in 1994. As a soloist and chamber musician, Ohlsson has performed throughout the US and in Europe, South America, and Canada. His teachers include John Mack, William Baker, James Caldwell, Ben Wright, and Travis Cox.
Deloise Chagas Lima, collaborative pianist, was born in Curitiba, Brazil. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Piano, Organ, and Music Education at the School of Music and Fine Arts of Parana.
A sought-after accompanist and chamber musician, she has performed extensively throughout Brazil with many recognized singers and instrumentalists. She was also the pianist of the Minas Gerais Symphony for two seasons, and was a soloist with that orchestra and the Curitiba Chamber Orchestra. Her performances as an accompanist have taken her to Europe, the United States, and South America.
She has a Performance Certificate in piano from Trinity College of Music, London, and is also an Associate of the Royal College of Music in organ performance. She received her Master of Music degree in piano performance and Literature at the University of Notre Dame, and the Doctor of Music degree in Piano Accompanying from the Florida State University.
In Brazil, Dr. Lima was on the faculty of the School of Music and Fine Arts of Parana for over twenty years. She has been on the faculty at Florida State University since 2005 and was appointed principal keyboard with the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra in 2015. Lima has been a member of the faculty at the Brevard Music Center since the summer of 2008 and in 2013 she implemented the new collaborative piano program at BMC.