Kravis Center Announces Regional Arts Concert Series

KRAVIS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
Announces Regional Arts Concert Series 2011/2012

Series Subscriptions for 37th Anniversary Season Go on Sale March 26 

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts has announced the 2011/2012 Regional Arts MUSIC "At Eight" and MUSIC "At Two" Concert Series, featuring many of the world's most celebrated classical artists. The series is again being sponsored by Leonard and Sophie Davis.

"The 2011/2012 season is very strong with seven symphony orchestras performing 10 of the 15 total concerts in the series, including the first performance in Palm Beach County by the Cleveland Orchestra since starting its residency in Miami five years ago," said Lee Bell, Senior Director of Programming at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.

Other highlights of the coming series will be the Munich Symphony performing the Mozart Requiem, the sensational Emerson String Quarter appearing at the Kravis Center for the first time since 1999, and a series-long line-up of world-class conductors including Philippe Entremont (Munich Symphony), Pinchas Zukerman (Royal Philharmonic Orchestra), Franz Welser-Möst (Cleveland), Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos (Dresden Philharmonic) and Osmo Vänskä (Minnesota Orchestra).

The 2011/2012 Regional Art Series will present two local premieres: Cleveland Orchestra's Wanderlust by young Nevada-born composer Sean Shepherd; and a Quintet for strings by South Florida native and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, a Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio premiere. (For this latest Zwilich premiere, as well as other new works introduced by the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio, the Kravis Center is one of the presenters in the nationwide commissioning consortium.)

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 lecture by Sharon McDaniel an hour and 15 minutes before concert time. The Regional Arts Concert Series 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.

November 15-16

MUNICH SYMPHONY

Philippe Entremont, Conductor and Piano

Gloriæ Dei Cantores, Choir

Tuesday, November 15 at 8 p.m.

+ Mozart / Requiem, K. 626

+ Schoenberg / Transfigured Night

Wednesday, November 16 at 2 p.m.

+ Mozart / Serenade No. 6 in D, K. 239 ("Serenata notturna")

+ Mozart / Piano Concerto No. 12 in A, K. 414

+ Beethoven / Symphony No. 6 in F, Op. 68 ("Pastoral") 

December 6 at 8 p.m.

EMERSON STRING QUARTET

+ Program TBA 

January 4-5

ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Pinchas Zukerman, Conductor and Violin

Wednesday, January 4 at 8 p.m.

+ Mozart / Overture to Die Zauberflöte
+ Bruch / Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26

+ Brahms / Symphony No. 4 in C minor, Op. 98 

Thursday, January 5 at 2 p.m.

+ Beethoven / Egmont Overture, Op. 84
+ Beethoven / Violin Concerto in D, Op. 61
+ Elgar / Variations on an Original Theme for Orchestra, Op. 36 ("Enigma") 

January 24 at 2 p.m.

TCHAIKOVSKY ST. PETERSBURG STATE ORCHESTRA

Roman Leontiev, Conductor

Alexander Pirozhenko, Piano

+ Ravel / Daphnis et Chloé: Suite No. 2+ Prokofiev / Piano Concerto No. 1 in D-flat, Op. 10
+ Rachmaninoff / Symphonic Dances, Op. 45 

January 25 at 8 p.m.

CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA

Franz Welser-Möst, Conductor
Yefim Bronfman, Piano
Brahms / Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat, Op. 83
Sean Shepherd / WanderlustShostakovich / Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 54

January 31 at 2 p.m.

Joshua Bell, VIOLIN

+ Program TBA 

February 8-9

WROCLAW PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Jacek Kaspszyk, Conductor

Garrick Ohlsson, Piano

Wednesday, February 8 at 8 p.m.

+ Lutoslawski / Little Suite+ Chopin / Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21
+ Brahms / Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25 (orch. Schoenberg)

Thursday, February 9 at 2 p.m.

+ Szymanowski / Konzert-Overture in E, Op. 12
+ Beethoven / Piano Concerto No. 4 in G, Op. 58
+ Dvorak / Symphony No. 7 in D minor, Op. 70 

February 28 at 8 p.m.

KALICHSTEIN-LAREDO-ROBINSON TRIO

AND SPECIAL GUESTS

+ Program TBA 

March 6 at 8 p.m.

DRESDEN PHILHARMONIC

Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Conductor
Gautier Capuçon, Cello
+ von Weber / Overture to Der Freischütz+ Dvorak / Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104
+ Beethoven / Symphony No. 7 in A, Op. 92

March 11 at 8 p.m.

MINNESOTA ORCHESTRA

Osmo Vänskä, Conductor
Midori, Violin
+ Brahms / Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn, Op. 56a
+ Sibelius / Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47
+ Beethoven / Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67 

March 27 at 8 p.m.

RICHARD STOLTZMAN, CLARINET

With the New York Chamber Soloists Orchestra

+ Mozart / Symphony No. 33 in B-flat, K. 319
+ Rossini / Introduction, Theme and Variations for Clarinet and Orchestra
+ Mozart / Clarinet Concerto in A, K. 622

March 28 at 2 p.m.

MENAHEM PRESSLER, PIANO

With the New York Chamber Soloists Orchestra

+ Mozart / Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat, K. 595
+ Shostakovich / Piano Concerto No. 1 in C minor for Piano, Trumpet and Strings, Op. 35

Subscriptions for the Kravis Center's Regional Arts Concert Series 2011/2012 start as low as $96 for the six-concert 2 p.m. series and $153 for the nine-concert 8 p.m. series. They will go on sale at 10 a.m. on March 26 at the Kravis Center box office, 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach; or by calling 561.832.7469 or 800.572.8471.  Individual tickets will be available for purchase later this year.

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts 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 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, please call 561-832-7469 or visit www.kravis.org.

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