Palm Beach Symphony Announces 2017-18 Season
Palm Beach Symphony has announced its 2017-18 season featuring the launch of its first Chamber Music Concert Series, acclaimed guest artists in a thrilling Masterworks Concert Series, free engaging community and educational concerts and a full social calendar of highly-anticipated events.
"In recent years, we have been tremendously energized by audiences throughout the greater community of the Palm Beaches as we added numerous venues to our schedule," says PBS Artistic & Music Director Ramón Tebar. "This season, we expand upon that through a series of intimate chamber music concerts in which our musicians and special guests can explore a given artist or theme. We begin with a tremendously exciting series of concerts celebrating the great African-American composer William Grant Still, Palm Beach's little-known debt to a Spanish shipwreck and the extraordinary Leonard Bernstein in the centennial year of his birth."
The 2017-18 Masterworks Concert Series retains its headliner status in the PBS season through the appearances of renowned guest artists and a repertoire of many of the most captivating and treasured works in the canon.
"It is a tribute to the well-regarded reputation of Ramón and our musicians, along with our loyal supporters, that we are able to bring this season to our audiences," said PBS Executive Director David McClymont. "Noted conductors Robert Moody and Albert-George Schram will ascend the podium while we are also excited to welcome emerging piano superstar Maxim Lando tackling Saint-Säens' 'Piano Concerto No. 2' and one of today's most talented cellists, R?zvan Suma, performing one of the cello's most demanding works."
The upcoming Masterworks Concert Series features: Seven Wonders, a showcase for soloists and orchestra performing the works of Martin, Rossini and Haydn (Dec. 6); Electrifying Discoveries, which shines light on works by Saint-Säens, Beethoven and the Brandenburg Concerto via Theofanidis's Muse (Jan. 17); the invitation-only Journey from Germany to Scotland, which features PBS under Tebar's baton at Mar-a-Lago (Feb 15); a celebration of choral works by Handel and Vivaldi with the Delray Beach Chorale in The Glory of Baroque (March 12); and Romantic Reflections featuring a program of Elgar's "Cello Concerto" and Rachmaninov's "Symphony No. 2" (April 17).