In their 43rd consecutive year of bringing the best in orchestral music to Palm Beach County, Palm Beach Symphony ushers in one of their most electrifying seasons yet.
PALM BEACH, FL (September 1, 2016) – Led by the baton of Maestro Ramón Tebar, the Palm Beach Symphony has made it their mission to engage, entertain and above all educate audiences in the South Florida community. Their 2016-2017 Concert Season will undoubtedly fulfill their mission through a meticulously crafted series of concerts set in the space of several beautiful venues.
Ramón Tebar has taken his artistic direction to a veritable other realm for his 6th year with PBS, creating a season that will smolder with the under-lying political expression of Beethoven’s “Egmont.” Fanning a flame which burns through the energetic Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 by Liszt in “Eastern Flavors.” That flame dances into Gershwin’s American in Paris in “Winter Memory” and explodes with the ever passionate Firebird by Igor Stravinsky in “Russian Fire.” These are only a few of the compositions that the Symphony will undertake throughout this expertly developed season of concerts.
Palm Beach Symphony returns again to its four spectacular Palm Beach venues; The Society of the Four Arts, the Flagler Museum, The Mar a Lago Club and the Kravis Center. In addition, PBS will venture out to neighboring Broward County for a single concert in the newly renovated Bailey Hall at Broward College.
“It is such a delight to program the best music of all time for this symphony and I am positive our audiences will enjoy listening almost as much as our musicians will enjoy playing this exhilarating music.” – Ramón Tebar, Artistic and Music Director, Palm Beach Symphony.
Palm Beach Symphony 2016 -2017 Concert Season
“Egmont” – The Society of the Four Arts December 5, 7:30 PM Tickets: 561-655-7226 FourArts.org
Franz Schubert – Symphony No. 2, Bb Major – A beautiful tribute to Beethoven lies within the first movement of this energetic piece written by 18 year old Schubert.
Ludwig von Beethoven – Egmont – Outraged over Napoleon Bonaparte’s decision to crown himself Emperor in 1804. Beethoven expressed political concerns through the sacrifice of the Dutch Count of Egmont.
“Eastern Flavors” – Benjamin Hall at the Benjamin Upper School January 19, 7:30 PM
Tickets: 561-281-0145 PalmBeachSymphony.org
Franz Liszt – Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2, D Minor – Liszt was classical Music’s first rock-star.
Alexander Borodin – Symphony No. 2, B Minor – Borodin was a chemist turned composer.
Johannes Brahms – Piano Quartet, G Minor, op.25 arr. Schonberg – Premiered in 1861 in Hamburg, with Brahms forbidden love, Clara Schumann, playing the lead.
“Feel the Rhythm” – Flagler Museum February 8, 7:30 PM Tickets:561-281-0145 PalmBeachSymphony.org
For the first time in PBS history, they present a concert of percussion instruments only. Featuring works by Ravel, Bartok, Condon, Cage and Maslanka. This is concert where the artistry of the percussion section can truly shine!
“Winter Memory” – Mar-a-Lago Club March 29, 8:00PM Tickets: Invitation Only call 561-281-0145 for info.
Bailey Hall at Broward College March 28, 7:30 PM Tickets: 954-201-6884 BaileyHall.org
André Previn – Can Spring be Far Behind? – Winner of four Academy Awards for his film work and ten Grammy Awards, Previn will premiere this work with Palm Beach Symphony for the first time in Florida.
George Gershwin – An American in Paris – Inspiration for a recent hit Broadway Musical, this will be sure to delight and entertain while showing off the PBS brass section.
Dimitri Shostakovich – Symphony No. 10 in E Minor op.93 – Gaining inspiration from the music of Gustav Mahler, Shostakovich’s No. 10 features a number of musical quotations and codes the meaning of which is still debated, whilst the savage second movement was said to be an outcry against an evil dictator.
“Russian Fire” – Kravis Center for the Performing Arts April 13, 7:30 PM Tickets: 561-832-7469 Kravis.org
Sergei Rachmaninov – Vocalise- One of Rachmaninov’s most beautiful violin melodies.
Igor Stravinsky – The Firebird Suite – The climax of Disney’s most recent Fantasia movie, the excitement of this explosive piece is thrilling.
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Symphony No.6, B Minor, op. 74 – In 1893 Tchaikovsky conducted the premiere of his Sixth Symphony in Saint Petersburg. It was said to be the final masterpiece of his career as he died nine days later.