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Palm Beach Symphony Announces 2021-22 Season Masterworks Series

Music Director Gerard Schwarz to conduct and welcome pianists Hélène Grimaud, Yefim Bronfman, Maria João Pires, violinist Midori, and clarinetist Jon Manasse as guest artists to the Symphony’s first five-concert series presented live at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts

Palm Beach Symphony has announced its upcoming 2021-22 Season featuring many of today’s most celebrated musicians as pianists Hélène Grimaud, Yefim Bronfman, Maria João Pires, violinist Midori, and clarinetist Jon Manasse join Music Director Gerard Schwarz at the podium and the Symphony in a season of five Masterwork Series concerts that for the first time will all be performed at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach.

“Our successful current season that we are presenting via livestream to audiences in more than a dozen states as well as abroad has continued to build our momentum and encouraged us to create an ambitious 2021-22 season,” said Palm Beach Symphony CEO David McClymont. “Our acclaimed Music Director Gerard Schwarz has designed captivating programs and recruited many of his past collaborators and other renowned artists to welcome live audiences back to the concert hall.”

“Returning to performing before live audiences is something of a rebirth and we have put together a Renaissance season,” said Maestro Schwarz. “The season celebrates the enduring power of many of the great masterworks, including an entire concert devoted to Mozart’s brilliant compositions in the last year of his life, while we also rejoice in being together again with the shared thrill of discovery in seldom heard works.”

Five-concert Masterworks Series subscription packages begin at $100 are on sale now. Subscriptions will be available online at PalmBeachSymphony.org; by phone at (561) 281-0145; or by visiting the Palm Beach Symphony Box Office, Monday-Friday from 10:00AM – 3:00PM. The Kravis Center is located at 701 Okeechobee Boulevard in West Palm Beach.

Hélène Grimaud
Hélène Grimaud | Photo credit: Mat Hennek

Masterworks Series #1 – Sunday, November 7, 2021, at 3:00PM

Guest Artist: Hélène Grimaud, piano 

Program:

Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54 

Valerie Coleman: Umoja

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64, TH. 29

Jon Manasse
Jon Manasse | Credit: Palm Beach Symhony

 

Masterworks Series #2 – Thursday, December 2, 2021, at 7:30PM

Guest Artists: Jon Manasse, clarinet; Robyn Marie Lamp, soprano; Robynne Redmon, mezzo-soprano, Jason Ferrante, tenor; Richard Ollarsaba, bass

Guest Chorus: Master Chorale of South Florida

Program:

‘Mozart’s Last Year’

Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K. 622 

Requiem in D minor, K. 626

Ave Verum Corpus, K. 618

Overture to The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte), K. 620

Yefim Bronfman
Yefim Bronfman | Credit: Dario Acosta

Masterworks Series #3 – Monday, January 10, 2022, at 7:30PM

Guest Artist: Yefim Bronfman, piano

Program: 

Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30

Liadov: Kikimora, Op. 63

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47

Maria João Pires
Maria João Pires | Credit: May Zircus

Masterworks Series #4 – Monday, March 7, 2022, at 7:30PM

Guest Artist: Maria João Pires, piano

Program:

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37

Mahler: Symphony No. 4 in G major

Midori
Midori | Photo Credit: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

Masterworks Series #5 – Sunday, April 10, 2022, at 3:00PM

Guest Artist: Midori, violin

Program:

Korngold: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35

William Schuman: New England Triptych

Dvořák: Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88

For more info on Palm Beach Symphony’s upcoming 2021-22 concert season, visit OutClique.com and search for “Palm Beach Symphony 2021-22” in the search bar.

All dates, times, programs, artists, and venues are subject to change without notice.

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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.

About Gerard Schwarz

Internationally recognized for his moving performances, innovative programming, and extensive catalogue of recordings, Maestro Schwarz is also the Music Director of the All-Star Orchestra, Eastern Music Festival, and Mozart Orchestra of New York. Also in South Florida, he is the Distinguished Professor of Music, Conducting, and Orchestral Studies at University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, and Music Director of the Frost Symphony Orchestra. His considerable discography of more than 350 albums showcases his collaborations with some of the world’s greatest orchestras and, in 2017, Naxos released The Gerard Schwarz Collection, a 30-CD box set of previously unreleased or limited release works spanning his entire recording career. In addition to being the first American named Conductor of the Year by Musical America, his hundreds of honors and accolades include seven Emmy Awards, 14 GRAMMY nominations, eight ASCAP Awards, and the Ditson Conductor’s Award from Columbia University.