Exclusive concert delivers a magical evening of music
Palm Beach, Fla. (March 21, 2016) – In a magnificent venue, the Palm Beach Symphony performed an enchanting and fantasy-filled program during its “Fantastique Evening” concert at Mar-a-Lago Club on March 16, 2016. The emotional performance brought the sold-out crowd of over 700 people to its feet several times throughout the evening, creating a memorable night for concert-goers.
Artistic & Music Director, Ramón Tebar, led the 73-piece orchestra in a fantastical program that included pieces by Turina, Strauss and Berlioz. The lively Spanish dances of Turina’s Danzas Fantasticas, Op. 22 captivated the crowd and set the tone for the evening with roaring applause. Then, Tebar followed with the sweeping and touching romance in Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier Suite, Op. 59, leading to a standing ovation. Finally, Tebar hypnotized the audience with every emotion of the heart during Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique, Op. 14. Flawlessly directing every movement of this musical narrative, Tebar evoked the drama, passion, hope and despair of the epic tale, and received a final rousing ovation.
“This was an impeccable evening of music and the type of concert experience that we imagine for our members and guests,” said David McClymont, Executive Director of the Palm Beach Symphony. “Ramon and the orchestra delivered a magical evening that everyone is talking about and will undoubtedly attract more classical music fans.”
A pre-concert dinner was held for Symphony members at Café Boulud in Palm Beach. At the dinner, the Symphony presented conductor batons to John Herrick for graciously underwriting the member dinner and to board director, Leslie Blum, for her generous support by endowing the principal cello chair for the Palm Beach Symphony, the orchestra’s first gifted chair.
The Palm Beach Symphony will present “Monumental Engagement,” its final concert of the season, on April 10, 2106 at the Kravis Center with guest artist Lola Astanova performing Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20 and its debut performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 5. To enhance the symphony experience and provide insights into Mahler’s masterpiece, a free pre-concert talk will be held at the Kravis for ticket holders. For more information on tickets and membership opportunities, please contact the Palm Beach Symphony at 561.655.2657 or firstname.lastname@example.org.