Joins Palm Beach Symphony for Season Finale
Renowned pianist Alexander Toradze joins Palm Beach Symphony for the 2021-22 season finale in a concert live streamed from the Kravis Center on Saturday, May 22, 2021, at 7:30PM.
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 Major, allows the Symphony to shine in a fitting culmination to a landmark season.
A masterful virtuoso in the grand Romantic tradition, Toradze has enriched the Great Russian pianistic heritage with his own unorthodox interpretative conceptions, deeply poetic lyricism, and intensely emotional excitement. He has recorded all five Prokofiev concertos and Scriabin’s Prometheus: The Poem of Fire with Valery Gergiev and the Kirov Orchestra as well as recital albums of the works of Mussorgsky, Stravinsky, Ravel, and Prokofiev. Born in Tbilisi, Georgia, Toradze moved permanently to the United States and, in 1991, was appointed as the Martin Endowed Professor of Piano at Indiana University in South Bend, where he has created the Toradze Piano Studio, a worldwide touring ensemble that has performed in the U.S., Italy, Germany, Portugal, and France.
The concert will be performed before a limited invited audience at the Kravis in accordance with health and safety guidelines following CDC recommendations and guidance from local and state officials.
The concert also will be broadcast digitally in high-quality video and audio which can be viewed for an entire week following the concert on computers, tablets, smartphones, and TVs. Virtual passes are $30 and available at PalmBeachSymphony.org and by phone at (561) 281-0145.
About Palm Beach Symphony
Palm Beach Symphony is South Florida’s premier orchestra known for its diverse repertoire and commitment to community. Founded in 1974, this 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization adheres to a mission of engaging, educating, and entertaining the greater community of the Palm Beaches through live performances of inspiring orchestral music. The orchestra is celebrated for delivering spirited performances by first-rate musicians and distinguished guest artists. Recognized by The Cultural Council for Palm Beach County with a 2020 Muse Award for Outstanding Community Engagement, Palm Beach Symphony continues to expand its education and community outreach programs with children’s concerts, student coaching sessions and master classes, instrument donations, and free public concerts that have reached more than 50,000 students in the past five years. For more information, visit PalmBeachSymphony.org. All dates, times, programs, artists and venues are subject to change without notice. Content and images courtesy of Pierson Grant PR, IndieHouse Films, and Peter Ringenberg.