PALM BEACH, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Source: Palm Beach Symphony Media Advisory) — Palm Beach Symphony has announced its 2017-18 season featuring the launch of its first Chamber Music Concert Series, acclaimed guest artists in a thrilling Masterworks Concert Series, free engaging community and educational concerts and a full social calendar of highly-anticipated events.
“In recent years, we have been tremendously energized by audiences throughout the greater community of the Palm Beaches as we added numerous venues to our schedule,” says PBS Artistic & Music Director Ramón Tebar. “This season, we expand upon that through a series of intimate chamber music concerts in which our musicians and special guests can explore a given artist or theme. We begin with a tremendously exciting series of concerts celebrating the great African-American composer William Grant Still, Palm Beach’s little-known debt to a Spanish shipwreck and the extraordinary Leonard Bernstein in the centennial year of his birth.”
The 2017-18 Masterworks Concert Series retains its headliner status in the PBS season through the appearances of renowned guest artists and a repertoire of many of the most captivating and treasured works in the canon.
“It is a tribute to the well-regarded reputation of Ramón and our musicians, along with our loyal supporters, that we are able to bring this season to our audiences,” said PBS Executive Director David McClymont. “Noted conductors Robert Moody and Albert-George Schram will ascend the podium while we are also excited to welcome emerging piano superstar Maxim Lando tackling Saint-Säens’ ‘Piano Concerto No. 2’ and one of today’s most talented cellists, Răzvan Suma, performing one of the cello’s most demanding works.”
The upcoming Masterworks Concert Series features: Seven Wonders, a showcase for soloists and orchestra performing the works of Martin, Rossini and Haydn (Dec. 6); Electrifying Discoveries, which shines light on works by Saint-Säens, Beethoven and the Brandenburg Concerto via Theofanidis’s Muse (Jan. 17); the invitation-only Journey from Germany to Scotland, which features PBS under Tebar’s baton at Mar-a-Lago (Feb 15); a celebration of choral works by Handel and Vivaldi with the Delray Beach Chorale in The Glory of Baroque (March 12); and Romantic Reflections featuring a program of Elgar’s “Cello Concerto” and Rachmaninov’s “Symphony No. 2” (April 17).
In its 44th season, PBS continues its mission of educational and community programs with a free Sunday afternoon concert at the Meyer Amphitheatre on February 25 and a series of children’s concerts in November as PBS performs the best introduction to orchestral music, Peter and the Wolf.
The season also will feature a full slate of notable social events to benefit PBS including the glittering 16th Annual Gala to be held at The Breakers in Palm Beach on February 19. Other highlights of the social season include the Ladies Guild of Palm Beach Symphony’s 2017 Holly Jolly Symphony Fête seasonal luncheon on December 12 at the Beach Club in Palm Beach as well as numerous events by the Young Friends of the Palm Beach Symphony such as a season kick-off at Sant Ambroeus at the Royal Poinciana Plaza (Nov. 15), a holiday celebration on Worth Avenue at Vineyard Vines (Dec. 14), a special All that Glitters event at The Breakers (Feb.19), an afternoon at the International Polo Club (Jan. 28) and a Chamber Music Concert event (Mar. 21). Members Only events, such as an exclusive sunset dinner cruise, are offered by invitation to PBS members. For more information on membership and attending PBS social events call 561.568.0265 or visit PalmBeachSymphony.org.
Subscriptions to the Masterworks Concert Series are currently on sale with early-bird pricing as low as $295 and subscriptions to the inaugural Chamber Music Concert Series start at $99 if purchased by November 2. Tickets to individual concerts go on sale November 3. For tickets, call 561.281.0145 or visit PalmBeachSymphony.org.