BMC Community Concert Series – November
First Mondays Concert Series
November 6, 2017 at 12:30 p.m.
Porter Center at Brevard College
Corinne Stillwell, violin
Deloise Lima, piano
MOZART Sonata for Piano and Violin in C major
PROKOFIEV Five Pieces from Cinderella
BLOCH Nigun from Baal Shem Suite
WIENIAWSKI Polonaise in D major
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. November's charity partner is Brevard Ballet.
Give a child the chance to dance.
Brevard Ballet is a non-profit 501(c)(3) civic ballet company under the direction of Angie Wells with the mission of promoting ballet through performances and educational efforts.
Your tax-deductible donations give local young dancers the opportunity to participate in high quality professional programs by funding costumes, venues, sets, props, technical crews, choreographers, guest artists, and one day, live music. Performing in a ballet is an experience of a lifetime that improves attention to detail, self-discipline, self-confidence, physical awareness and fitness, musicality, and the ability to focus, adapt, and follow through in dance and in life.
Brevard Ballet partners with various organizations including the CAN'd Aid Foundation, the Audrey Love Charitable Foundation, Dr. Ann Farash & Hendersonville Pediatrics, Pisgah Forest Rotary and Rise & Shine to expose children to ballet who may not otherwise have such an opportunity. Your generous contributions help us to share the joy of ballet through scholarships and special programming.
Brevard Ballet will present The Nutcracker on Sunday, November 19th, at 5 p.m. at Jones Auditorium (Brevard High School). This local version of the holiday classic is based on the Silversteen family and set at Silvermont in the 1920's. Tickets are on sale now at D.D. Bullwinkel's Outdoors, Rocky's, and BrevardBallet.org.
Violinist Corinne Stillwell entered the Juilliard School at the age of ten, where she subsequently earned her Bachelor's and Master's degrees, working with Dorothy DeLay, Samuel Sanders, Joel Smirnoff, and Earl Carlyss. A versatile musician, she is equally at home as soloist and chamber musician, and has spent nearly 25 years as a concertmaster and orchestral leader. She has performed at Carnegie's Weill Hall, Chicago's Dame Myra Hess series, and Germany, Canada, and across the United States. Concerto appearances include the New Jersey Symphony, Greater Rochester Women's Philharmonic, Amarillo Symphony, and on tour in China, Romania, Hungary and Poland.
Ms. Stillwell has collaborated with Richard Stoltzman, David Shifrin, Robert Levin, Pepe Romero, Mikhail Kopelman, and members of the Pro Arte, Cavani, and Ying quartets. She has also performed at Alice Tully Hall, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Kosciuszko Foundation, and the American Festival of Microtonal Music. Summer festival appearances include Saarburg (Germany), Aspen, Norfolk, Skaneateles, and Victoria Bach. As a member of the Harrington Quartet, she performed extensively across the Southwest, including Dallas, Austin, Houston, Albuquerque, and at the International Festival-Institute at Round Top. She also toured Wisconsin, Minnesota, Nebraska, and Colorado, and was featured on a PBS documentary. From 2002-2007, Ms. Stillwell served as Assistant Concertmaster of the Rochester Philharmonic. She was a founding member of Quartos, and appeared regularly with Chamber Music Rochester and Eastman faculty. Frequently heard on live radio broadcasts, she was also the Director of Chamber Music at the Hochstein School.
Ms. Stillwell is currently Associate Professor at Florida State University, faculty at the Brevard Music Center, a founding member of Trio Solis, and Concertmaster of the Tallahassee Symphony. She has recorded for Harmonia Mundi, Naxos, and MSR Classics.
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.