Concert showcases musical convergence when east meets west
Palm Beach, Fla. (January 4, 2017) — Palm Beach Symphony continues its exciting 2016-2017 season with a world-class classical music performance at Benjamin Hall in Palm Beach Gardens on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. With “Eastern Flavors,” Artistic & Music Director Ramón Tebar will uncover the music of European composers who explored the Eastern European culture and heritage that intersected with the old world traditions of the time.
Maestro Tebar will lead the orchestra in Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in D Minor, one of his most impactful composition projects based on his homeland’s folk music styles. This lively rhapsody is one of the most recognizable classical music pieces to this day. A powerful symphony will follow with Borodin’s Symphony No. 2 in B Minor, a uniquely Russian style of classical music with folkloric influences. Finally an emotional work will close the evening, Brahms’ Piano Quartet in G Minor, Op. 25, (arr. Schoenberg), one of his earliest masterpieces that portrays the fiery Gypsy music that inspired many of his compositions.
“This program demonstrates some of the most fascinating classical creations, when eastern influences were sneaking into the traditional musical standards,” said Ramón Tebar, acclaimed conductor for the Palm Beach Symphony. “These were all significant and inspiring pieces that I believe the audience will savor for some time afterwards.”
This is the second performance of the Palm Beach Symphony at Benjamin Hall after a successful debut last season. The Palm Beach Symphony has long been a cultural group based in the historic venues of Palm Beach. The organization has been expanding its reach throughout the greater Palm Beaches with increased education and community outreach programs, including free concerts and additional venues, to bring classical music to a greater audience throughout our area.
“After the success of our first performance at Benjamin Hall last year, we are thrilled to return for another performance in this magnificent venue” said David McClymont, Executive Director of the Palm Beach Symphony. “Being able to bring music to a broader audience throughout Palm Beach County has been a significant turning point for our organization.”
General admission tickets for the Palm Beach Symphony’s “Eastern Flavors” concert start at $25 and are on sale through The Symphony’s box office at 561-281-0145 or at palmbeachsymphony.org.
About the Palm Beach Symphony
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. The Palm Beach Symphony was founded in 1974 in recognition of the need for a professional orchestra in Palm Beach. The Symphony performs in a variety of historically important and modern venues including the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Art, the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, Mar-a-Lago, The Society of the Four Arts and Benjamin Hall. For more information, visit http://palmbeachsymphony.org/.
The 2016-2017 season of the Palm Beach Symphony features the return of internationally- acclaimed conductor, Ramón Tebar, in his seventh season as Artistic and Music Director. The orchestra will perform a five concert series in both historic and modern venues throughout Palm Beach County with a diverse musical programming perfectly designed for each performance location by Maestro Tebar. For more information, visit http://palmbeachsymphony.org/.