Exclusive concert delivers a dazzling performance at iconic venue
Palm Beach, Fla. (March 31, 2017) – The Palm Beach Symphony performed a captivating program during its “Winter Memory” concert at the magnificent Mar-a-Lago Club on March 29, 2017. The exclusive concert at the emblematic venue hosted a full house of over 650 with rousing cheers and standing ovations for the brilliant performance.
Artistic & Music Director, Ramón Tebar, led the orchestra in a program that included pieces by André Previn, George Gershwin and Dimitri Shostakovich, and focused on renewal and a nod to the future. The audience was treated to a new composition by André Previn, Can Spring be Far Behind?, with lyrical melodies and various instrument solos. This was followed by Gershwin’s An American in Paris, the popular work drew cheers as the audience was drawn into the powerful and whimsical jazz-like symphony. Finally Tebar hypnotized the audience with Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10, E minor, Op. 93, which portrayed a darker but triumphant emotional work by the Russian composer.
“Our members and guests look forward to our performances at Mar-A-Lago which always provide a memorable setting and evening,” said David McClymont, Executive Director of the Palm Beach Symphony. “This year, Ramon and the orchestra delivered an iconic American work in spectacular fashion at this iconic location and completely wowed everyone!”
A pre-concert dinner was held for Symphony members at The Colony Pavilion in Palm Beach. At the dinner, the Symphony recognized Bonnie McElveen-Hunter for graciously underwriting the member dinner.
The Palm Beach Symphony will present “Russian Fire,” its final concert of the season, on April 13, 2107 at 7:30 pm the Kravis Center featuring works by a trio of classical Russian composers including the famed Suite from The Firebird by Igor Stravinsky. The Palm Beach Symphony will also host a FREE pre-concert talk at 6:45 pm for ticket holders to introduce and engage the audience with the classical works. For tickets, please contact the Kravis Center box office at 561-832-7469 or visit palmbeachsymphony.org for details.
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 orchestra is celebrated for delivering spirited and exacting performances led by Artistic & Music Director Ramón Tebar, while the organization continues to expand its educational and community programs with children’s concerts, student coaching and masterclasses, instrument donations and free public concerts. 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/