Palm Beach Symphony Masterworks Concert Series
Palm Beach Symphony Masterworks Series livestreamed from the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. Virtual passes and in-person tickets to individual concerts in the Masterworks series are $30. Tickets are available online at www.palmbeachsymphony.org and by phone at (561) 281-0145.
On Monday, April 19, 2021 at 7:30 PM: Acclaimed for his powerful tone, effortless virtuosity and extraordinarily large color palate, guest cellist Julian Schwarz reunites with his father on the podium to perform two of the program’s four Palm Beach Symphony premieres. He performs Saint-Saëns’ Cello Concerto No. 1, a work which the Hartford Courant noted of a previous concert by Schwarz, is “filled with tricky figuration…Schwarz heard beyond the virtuosic elements. Warmth and a variety of colors emerged in his lyrical playing.” He also treats the audience to the melodious and tranquil respite of Dvořák: Silent Woods for cello and orchestra. Palm Beach Symphony presents two early works that foreshadowed their composers’ future greatness: William Grant Still’s jazz and blues influenced expression of the Black experience Darker America and Mendelssohn’s fluid and ultimately fiery Symphony No. 1.
Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 7:30 PM
The season comes to a happy conclusion as guest pianist Alexander Toradze performs Ravel’s lighthearted and sparkling Piano Concerto in G major with its nod to American jazz. In the second Palm Beach Symphony premiere of Ravel on the evening’s program, the Symphony performs Ma Mère l’Oye, or the Mother Goose Suite, which like the fairy tales it celebrates, enchants listeners with a sense of wonder. Brahms’ first orchestral work, Serenade No. 1 in D, allows the Symphony to shine in a fitting culmination to a landmark season.