PALM BEACH, FL (Nov. 20, 2014) – A classical kick-off to the 2014-2015 season, ‘Serenading Chopin’ features the Palm Beach Symphony’s string orchestra and internationally renowned American pianist, Agustín Anievas, playing Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1, on December 3rd at Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach.
Back at the baton this season, the Symphony’s Artistic and Music Director, Ramón Tebar, conducts the program presented by world-class string musicians performing the music of Grieg’s Holberg Suite, Op. 40 and Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings, Op. 48, joined in concert by Anievas.
Born in New York City of Spanish and Mexican descent, Anievas has a reputation and career that spans the years from teenage phenomenon to elder statesman of the piano and its glorious repertoire. He is praised for his sensitive musicianship as well as his bravura and virtuosity, summed up by the Washington Post, which headlined its review, “That’s the way to play the piano!”
“We are thrilled to open our season with Agustin Anievas as our guest artist. He is one of America’s greatest pianists and Chopin is one of his specialties,” notes Tebar. “The concert will present music from three nineteenth century icons of Romantic music. It will be an unforgettable performance of the two most known string serenades together with one of the most popular piano concertos of all time.”
As a young artist, Anievas garnered numerous prizes, among them the 1959 Michaels Memorial Award in Chicago and the Concert Artists Guild International Competition in New York City. By winning, in 1961, the First International Dimitri Mitropoulos Music Competition, he was launched on a concert career that brought him to most of the world’s most distinguished music centers. Enriching music lovers across the globe, Anievas has appeared in recital and with orchestras in the United States, including NYC’s Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, as well as in Europe, North and South America, Australia, and many Middle East and Far East countries.
General admission tickets are $40 and $45 and are now on sale directly through Society of the Four Arts’ box office at 561-655-7226 or at www.fourarts.org. The Symphony performs this season in other historically important venues on the island of Palm Beach, including Bethesda-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church and Mar-a-Lago, as well as at the DeSantis Family Chapel in West Palm Beach. For more information on tickets and membership opportunities, please contact the Palm Beach Symphony at 561.655.2657 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The mission of the Palm Beach Symphony is to engage, educate and entertain the greater community of the Palm Beaches through live performances of inspiring orchestral music.