A SEASON OF HIGH NOTES
For nearly 50 years, Regional Arts has brought some of the most critically acclaimed classical musicians to Palm Beach County.
Alumni will remember the shows at the West Palm Beach Auditorium, aka The Leaky Teepee, which hosts symphony concerts and tractors.
But for nearly three decades, classical music fans have been able to choose a chic setting to hear their favorite artists perform at the Kravis Center. Its final season has been put on hold, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. But the Kravis Center is opening up for a return to something close to normal.
The 47th season, the 47th season, will bring together orchestras, ensembles and soloists, including the Cleveland Orchestra, Renée Fleming, Itzhak Perlman and St. Martin’s Academy in the Fields with Joshua Bell.
The 2021/2022 season will feature eight Music “At Eight” concerts and four Music “At Two” concerts in the series.
The music starts in December.
Here’s a glimpse of the future:
¦ Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Piano – 2 p.m. Monday, December 6. M. Thibaudet will perform Debussy’s “Préludes Tome 1 / Tome 2”.
¦ New World Symphony – 8 p.m. Sunday, December 12. Marin Alsop will conduct a concert including “Masquerade” by Anna Clyne, “Concerto in F” by George Gershwin (this is the American premiere of a new edition) and “Scheherazade” by Rimsky-Korsakov. Aaron Diehl will be Gershwin’s pianist.
¦ Renée Fleming – 8 p.m. Sunday, January 2. Regional Arts kicks off the new year with their first scheduled vocal recital in some time. Soprano Renée Fleming returns with a program that has yet to be announced.
¦ Detroit Symphony Orchestra – 8 p.m. Monday, January 17. Conductor Jader Bignamini will conduct a concert that will include “Banner” by Jessie Montgomery, “Cello Concerto in B minor” by Dvorak and “Symphony No. 2 in D” by Brahms. Alisa Weilerstein will be cellist at Dvorak.
¦ The Cleveland Orchestra – 2 p.m. Sunday, January 23. Conductor Franz Welser Möst conducts this renowned ensemble in Mozart’s “Symphony No. 36” “Linz” and Tchaikovsky’s “Symphony No. 4”.
¦ Russian National Orchestra – The ensemble gives two shows. The first is at 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 6. Conductor Kirill Karabits conducts the orchestra in Beethoven’s “Fidelio Overture”, Tchaikovsky’s “Piano Concerto No. 1” and Prokofiev’s “Symphony No. 5”. Alexander Malofeev is a solo pianist on the Tchaikovsky. The second is at 8 p.m. on Monday February 7. Conductor Karabits leads the group in Beethoven’s “Egmont Overture”, Prokofiev’s “Piano Concerto No. 3 in C” and Rachmaninoff’s Sympnony No. 2 in E Minor. Mr. Malofeev is once again a piano soloist, this time for the Prokofiev.
¦ Academy of St Martin in the Fields with Joshua Bell – Two concerts – 8 p.m. Monday February 28, they play Dvorak’s “Violin Concerto” and Schumann’s “Symphony No. 2” At 2 p.m. on Tuesday March 1, Mr. Bell conducts the ensemble and performs in Bach’s “Violin Concerto in A minor”, the “Violin Concerto Op. 14 ”and“ Symphony No. 3 ”by Beethoven,“ Eroica ”.
¦ An evening with Itzhak Perlman – 8 p.m. on Sunday March 6. The violinist is accompanied by pianist Rohan De Silva in a program to be announced.
¦ Warsaw Philharmonic – 8 p.m. March 30. André Borekyo, Music Director, conducts the orchestra in Tchaikovsky’s “Voyevoda Overture” (symphonic ballad), Penderecki’s “Resurrection” Piano Concerto and Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition”. Barry Douglas is the Penderecki’s solo pianist.
¦ Sir James Galway, Flute – 8 p.m. Sunday, April 3. Program to come.
Subscription tickets for the 2021/2022 season start at $ 100 for the four-concert series at 2 p.m. and $ 200 for the eight-concert series at 8 p.m. Current subscribers to the Regional Arts Classical Concert Series should have received their renewals by the end of April.
Donors to the Kravis Center will receive information on how to become a subscriber to the Regional Arts Classical Concert Series in May. For more information on how to become a donor, log on to /www.kravis.org/giving-support/ways-to-give/ membership, kravis.org/membership, or call 561-651-4320. Regional arts subscriptions will go on sale to the general public at the end of June. ¦