Jacksonville Symphony and Zurich Chamber Orchestra Join Kravis Center's 2017-18 Regional Arts Series Lineup

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is announcing a revised 2017/2018 Regional Arts MUSIC "At Eight" and MUSIC "At Two" Concert Series, featuring an incredible roster of world-class orchestras and performing artists. Leonard and Sophie Davis sponsor the popular series, for which subscriptions are now available for purchase.

The MUSIC "At Two" series now has two new concerts. Due to touring and scheduling conflicts, the previously announced China National Symphony Orchestra scheduled for February 27, 2018, will be replaced by the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra; and the Zurich Chamber Orchestra will substitute for the Orfeón Pamplonés Choir of Spain with Raul del Toro, Organ, on March 27, 2018.

All Regional Arts Series concerts will be held in the Kravis Center's Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall. In addition, Regional Arts concerts will feature a Beyond the Stage talk by Sharon McDaniel at 6:45 pm for MUSIC "At Eight" concerts and 12:45 p.m. for MUSIC "At Two." The Regional Arts Programming Associate and a long-time classical music journalist, McDaniel will provide background information about the concert and discuss elements of interest to all audience members, from music novices to experts. Nancy and Jay Parker sponsor the Beyond the Stage pre-performance talks.

Regional Arts Concert Series 2017/2018:

November 4, 2017 at 8 pm (Saturday)

(Regional Arts Concert Series)
ISRAEL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Zubin Mehta, Conductor

+ Amit Poznansky/"Footnote" Suite (from the music for the motion picture)

+ Ravel/Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2

+ Strauss/Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40 (A Hero's Life)

November 15, 2017 at 2 pm (Wednesday)

(Regional Arts Concert Series)
MOSCOW STATE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Pavel Kogan, Conductor

Dmitry Masleev, Piano

+ Rachmaninoff/The Rock, Op. 7

+ Tchaikovsky/Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23

+ Scriabin/Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Op. 29

December 4, 2017 at 2 pm (Monday)

(Regional Arts Concert Series)
VADYM KHOLODENKO, PIANO

+ Tchaikovsky/Piano Sonata in G Major, Op 37 ("Grand")

+ Tchaikovsky/Theme & Variations in F Major, Op. 19, No. 6

+ Scriabin/Two Poèmes, Op. 10

+ Scriabin/Piano Sonata No. 4 in F-sharp Major, Op. 30

+ Scriabin/Piano Sonata No. 5 in F-sharp Major, Op. 53

December 5, 2017 at 8 pm (Tuesday)

(Regional Arts Concert Series)
ORPHEUS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

Truls Mørk, Cello

+ ShuYing Li/Down Came the Sunlight: Into the Twenty-third Day

+ Handel/Water Music, Suite No. 2, HWV 349

+ Shostakovich/Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-flat, Op. 107

+ Stravinsky/Pulcinella Suite

January 8, 2018 at 8 pm (Monday)

(Regional Arts Concert Series)
CAMERON CARPENTER, ORGAN

Program To Be Announced.

January 15, 2018 at 8 pm (Monday)

(Regional Arts Concert Series)
ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Pinchas Zukerman, Conductor and Violin

+ Beethoven/Overture to Egmont, Op. 84

+ Mozart/Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, K. 219 ("Turkish")

+ Elgar/Serenade for Strings in E minor, Op. 20

+ Beethoven/Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92

January 16, 2018 at 2 pm (Tuesday)

(Regional Arts Concert Series)
ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Pinchas Zukerman, Conductor and Violin

+ von Weber/Overture to Der Freischütz

+ Beethoven/Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61

+ Dvo?ák/Symphony No. 7 in D minor, Op. 70

January 29, 2018 at 8 pm (Monday)

(Regional Arts Concert Series)
ESTONIAN NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Neeme Järvi, Conductor

Garrick Ohlsson, Piano

+ Nielsen/Overture to Maskarade

+ Brahms/Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15

+ Sibelius/Symphony No. 3 in C Major, Op. 52

February 14, 2018 at 8 pm (Wednesday)

(Regional Arts Concert Series)
CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Riccardo Muti, Conductor

Jay Friedman, Trombone

Michael Mulcahy, Trombone

Charles Vernon, Bass Trombone

Gene Pokorny, Tuba

+ Stravinsky/Scherzo fantastique in B Major, Op. 3

+ Jennifer Higdon/Concerto for Low Brass

+ Brahms/Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73

February 15, 2018 at 2 pm (Thursday)

(Regional Arts Concert Series)
CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Riccardo Muti, Conductor

Steve Williamson, Clarinet

Clémentine Margaine, Mezzo-soprano

+ Verdi/Overture to I Vespri Siciliani

+ Mozart/Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K. 622

+ Chausson/Poème de l'amour et de la mer, Op. 19

+ Britten/Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes, Op. 33a

February 26, 2018 at 8 pm (Monday)

(Regional Arts Concert Series)
Itzhak Perlman, VIOLIN

PINCHAS ZUKERMAN, VIOLA

ROHAN DE SILVA, PIANO

Program To Be Announced.

February 27, 2018 at 2 pm (Tuesday)

(Regional Arts Concert Series)
JACKSONVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Nathan Aspinall, Conductor

Behzod Abduraimov, Piano

+ Rachmaninoff/Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30

+ Shostakovich/Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47

March 12, 2018 at 8 pm (Monday)

(Regional Arts Concert Series)
NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CUBA

Enrique Pérez-Mesa, Conductor

Gold Medalist of 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition

+ Lecuona/Malagueña

+ De Falla/The Three-Cornered Hat, Suite No. 2

+ Fariñas/Punto y Tonadas

+ Roldán/Tres Pequeños Poemas

+ Ravel/Boléro

March 26, 2018 at 8 pm (Monday)

(Regional Arts Concert Series)
ACADEMY OF ST MARTIN IN THE FIELDS ORCHESTRA

Joshua Bell, Conductor and Violin

+ Mendelssohn/Overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 21

+ Wieniawski/Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 22

+ Edgar Meyer/New Commission for violin and orchestra

+ Mendelssohn/Symphony No. 4 in A Major, Op. 90 ("Italian")

March 27, 2018 at 2 pm (Tuesday)

(Regional Arts Concert Series)
ZURICH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

Daniel Hope, Conductor and Violin

"Tribute to Yehudi Menuhin"

+ Elgar/Introduction and Allegro for Strings, Op. 47

+ Bechara El-Khoury/Unfinished Journey for Violin and String Orchestra

+ Mendelssohn/Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D minor

+ Bach/Concerto for Two Violins, Strings, and Continuo in D minor, BWV 1043

+ Schubert/String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, "Death and the Maiden" (arr. for orchestra)


Subscription tickets for the 2017/2018 season start as low as $114 for the six-concert 2 pm series and $171 for the nine-concert 8 pm series. They are now available for purchase via the Center's official web site www.kravis.org/regionalarts; by calling (561) 832-7469 or (800) 572-8471; or at the Kravis Center box office, 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach.

This season, the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts celebrates a Quarter-Century on Stage. And while we celebrate our silver anniversary, we renew our commitment to the community to present the gold standard of excellence in the performing arts.

Today, the Kravis Center is a thriving cultural complex, serving as the gateway to downtown West Palm Beach. Thanks to so many who have and continue to support the Center; it has become one of the premier performing arts centers with a renowned national and international reputation.

The Kravis Center is a not-for-profit performing arts center whose mission is to enhance the quality of life in Palm Beach County by presenting a diverse schedule of national and International Artists and companies of the highest quality; by offering comprehensive arts education programs; by providing a Palm Beach County home in which local and regional arts organizations can showcase their work; and by providing an economic catalyst and community leadership in West Palm Beach, supporting efforts to increase travel and tourism to Palm Beach County. The Kravis Center is located at 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach, FL. For more information, call 561-832-7469 or visit the official website at www.kravis.org.



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