Itzhak Perlman Part Of Stunning Season Set For Kravitz Center

WEST PALM BEACH, FL ( — There is quite a season shaping up for the Kravitz Center in West Palm Beach. World renowned orchestras, incredible soloists, and even Ithzhak Perlman. We are pleased to present the official rundown provided to us from the Kravitz Center:

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts will open the 2011/2012 Regional Arts Concert Series on November 15-16. Now starting its 37th season, this popular series is sponsored again by Leonard and Sophie Davis

“Including both our MUSIC ‘At Eight’ and MUSIC ‘At Two’ offerings, the 2011/2012 Regional Arts Concert Series promises to be very strong with many major headliners from the world of classical music,” said Lee Bell, Senior Director of Programming at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.


All Regional Arts Series concerts will be held in the Kravis Center’s Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall.  In addition, Regional Arts concerts will feature a Beyond the Stage lecture by Sharon McDaniel an hour and 15 minutes before concert time.  The Regional Arts Concert Series Programming Associate and a long-time classical music journalist, McDaniel will provide background information about the concert and discuss elements of interest to all audience members, from music novices to experts.


November 15-16


Tuesday, November 15 at 8 p.m.

Philippe Entremont, Lifetime Laureate Conductor

Gloriæ Dei Cantores, Choir

Valentina Fleer, Soprano

Julie Cherrier, Soprano

Eric Barry, Tenor

Benjamin Bloomfield, Baritone

+ Schoenberg / Transfigured Night

+ Mozart / Requiem, K. 626

Tickets start at $25


Wednesday, November 16 at 2 p.m.

Philippe Entremont, Lifetime Laureate Conductor and Piano Soloist

+ Mozart / Serenade No. 6 in D, K. 239 (“Serenata notturna”)

+ Mozart / Piano Concerto No. 12 in A, K. 414

+ Beethoven / Symphony No. 6 in F, Op. 68 (“Pastoral”)

Tickets start at $25


December 6 at 8 p.m.


+ Haydn / String Quartet No. 67 in F, Op. 77, No. 2 (“Lobkowitz”)

+ Thomas Adès / The Four QuartersFlorida Premiere

+ Beethoven / String Quartet No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 131

(Concert sponsored by Harriett M. Eckstein New Art Fund)

Tickets start at $20


January 4-5


Pinchas Zukerman, Conductor and Violin Soloist

Wednesday, January 4 at 8 p.m.

+ Mozart / Overture to Die Zauberflöte

+ Bruch / Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26

+ Brahms / Symphony No. 4 in C minor, Op. 98

(Concert sponsored by Ms. Cynthia Friedman)

Tickets start at $25

Thursday, January 5 at 2 p.m.

+ Beethoven / Egmont Overture, Op. 84

+ Beethoven / Violin Concerto in D, Op. 61

+ Elgar / Variations on an Original Theme for Orchestra, Op. 36 (“Enigma”)

Tickets start at $25


January 24 at 2 p.m.


Roman Leontiev, Conductor

Alexander Pirozhenko, Piano

+ Ravel / Daphnis et Chloé: Suite No. 2

+ Prokofiev / Piano Concerto No. 1 in D-flat, Op. 10

+ Tchaikovsky / Serenade in C for Strings, Op. 48

+ Tchaikovsky / Francesca da Rimini: Symphonic Fantasy in E minor, Op. 32

Tickets start at $25


January 25 at 8 p.m.


Franz Welser-Möst, Conductor

Yefim Bronfman, Piano

+ Brahms / Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat, Op. 83

+ Sean Shepherd / Wanderlust

+ Shostakovich / Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 54

Tickets start at $35


January 31 at 2 p.m.



Program TBA

Tickets start at $25


February 8-9


Jacek Kaspszyk, Conductor

Garrick Ohlsson, Piano

Wednesday, February 8 at 8 p.m.

+ Lutoslawski / Little Suite

+ Chopin / Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21

+ Brahms / Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25 (orch. Schoenberg)

Tickets start at $25


Thursday, February 9 at 2 p.m.

+ Szymanowski / Konzert-Overture in E, Op. 12

+ Beethoven / Piano Concerto No. 4 in G, Op. 58

+ Dvořák / Symphony No. 7 in D minor, Op. 70

Tickets start at $25


February 28 at 8 p.m.


   Joseph Kalichstein, Piano

   Jaime Laredo, Violin

   Sharon Robinson, Cello



+ Beethoven / Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano in B-flat, Op. 11   (“Gassenhauer”)

+ Ellen Taaffe Zwilich / Quintet for Contrabass, Cello, Viola, Violin, and Piano South Florida Premiere, Kravis Co-Commission

+ Schubert / Quintet in A for Piano and Strings, D. 667 (“The Trout”) Tickets start at $20


March 6 at 8 p.m.


+ Program TBA

Tickets start at $25


March 11 at 8 p.m.


Osmo Vänskä, Conductor

Midori, Violin

+ Brahms / Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn, Op. 56a

+ Sibelius / Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47

+ Beethoven / Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67

(Sponsored by The Chastain Charitable Foundation)

Tickets start at $15


March 27 at 8 p.m.


New York Chamber Soloists Orchestra

+ Mozart / Symphony No. 33 in B-flat, K. 319

+ Messiaen / Abîme des oiseaux (Abyss of Birds) from Quartet for the End of Time

+ Rossini / Introduction, Theme, and Variations in E-flat for Clarinet

   and Orchestra

+ Mozart / Concerto in A for Clarinet and Orchestra, K. 622

Tickets start at $25


March 28 at 2 p.m.


New York Chamber Soloists Orchestra

+ Beethoven / Two Romances for Violin and Orchestra

+ Shostakovich / Piano Concerto No. 1 for Piano, Trumpet and String

   Orchestra, Op. 35

+ Mozart / Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat, K. 595

Tickets start at $25



Subscriptions for the Kravis Center’s Regional Arts Concert Series 2011/2012 start as low as $96 for the six-concert 2 p.m. series (or only $16 per concert) and $153 for the nine-concert 8 p.m. series (or only $17 per concert) They are now being sold at the Kravis Center box office, 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach; or by calling 561.832.7469 or 800.572.8471. Individual tickets are also available for purchase.


About the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts:

Celebrating 20 Years of Artistic Excellence and Commitment to the Community, the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is a not-for-profit performing arts center whose mission is to enhance the quality of life in Palm Beach County by presenting a diverse schedule of national and international artists and companies of the highest quality; by offering comprehensive arts education programs; by providing a Palm Beach County home in which local and regional arts organizations can showcase their work; and by providing economic catalyst and community leadership in West Palm Beach, supporting efforts to increase travel and tourism to Palm Beach County.


The Kravis Center is located at 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach, FL.  For more information, please call 561-832-7469 or visit

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