(PRESS RELEASE)_Boca Raton, FL (October 4, 2021)— The SYMPHONIA, South Florida’s premier chamber orchestra, has announced that two Saturday concerts will be added to its 2021-2022 Concert Series performance schedule. The additional performances will be on Saturday, December 4 and Saturday, January 8, both at 3 p.m. The shows have been added to accommodate additional guests, as both the December and January Sunday concerts are now sold out.
The Saturday concerts will also take place at Roberts Theater at Saint Andrew’s School in Boca Raton.
SATURDAY, DEC. 4 (NEW) AND SUNDAY, DEC. 05, 2021 (SOLD OUT) AT 3:00 PM
‘LOVE IN THE AFTERNOON’
A versatile conductor of orchestras, operas and music festivals, who led The Symphonia’s helm from 2006-2009, Alexander Platt returns to Boca Raton to perform alongside guitarist Jason Vieaux. Among his extensive discography is the 2015 Grammy Award-winning album for Best Classical Instrumental Solo.
STILL "The Quiet One," from the Lyric Suite (arr. Alexander Platt)
RODRIGO Concierto de Aranjuez
BIZET Symphony in C
SATURDAY, JAN. 8 (NEW) AND SUNDAY, JAN. 9, 2022 (SOLD OUT) AT 3:00 PM
Making his Symphonia debut, Grammy Award-winning violinist Andres Cárdenes will dazzle audiences as Conductor and solo violinist in this all-strings program. Since capturing the Second Prize in the 1982 Tchaikovsky International Violin Competition in Moscow, Cárdenes has appeared as soloist with over 100 orchestras on four continents. He has served as President of the Jury of the Stradivarius International Violin Competition three times and was a juror of the 2011 Tchaikovsky International Violin Competition in St. Petersburg, Russia.
PAGANINI Variations on Caprice No. 24
VIVALDI Concertos in e minor & D Major from “La Stravaganza”
SCH SHUBERT String Quartet in D minor “Death and the Maiden” (arr. for string orchestra by Gustav Mahler)
The At this time, the remainder of the season will offer Sunday performances only, and are as follows:
SUNDAY, MARCH 27, 2022 AT 3:00 PM – ‘MUSIC IN BLOOM’
Reno Philharmonic Music Director and Conductor, and first American conductor of the Algerian National Orchestra via invitation from the U.S. State Department, Laura Jackson takes the helm in this celebration of the arrival of spring. Pianist Marika Bournaki, described as “the Celine Dion of classical” by The Huffington Post, is featured soloist.
ADOLPHE (Julia) Shiver and Bloom
BRITTEN Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3
SUNDAY, APRIL 24, 2022 AT 3:00 PM – ‘POETIC MYSTERIES’
Rounding out the season’s Grammy-filled lineup, The Symponia’s Principal Conductor, Maestro Alastair Willis, returns to the podium for the season finale. Willis’ recording of Ravel’s “L’Enfant et les Sortileges” with Nashville Symphony and Opera for Naxos was Grammy-nominated for Best Classical Album in 2009. Not to be outdone, our featured soloist, Les Roettges, is a member of the six-time Emmy Award-winning All-Star Orchestra, led by Maestro Gerard Schwarz.
MENDELSSOHN Hebrides Overture
MASON Reflections on a Memorial
DEVIENNE Flute Concerto
DE FALLA El Amor Brujo
Season subscriptions start at $175 per person. Information on subscriptions, single concert tickets and programs is available at thesymphonia.org, by calling 561-376-3848, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Pre-Concert Conversation hosted by the guest conductor, or a speaker is offered on the day of each Connoisseur Concert, from 2-2:30 p.m., so ticket holders can learn more about the pieces to be performed that afternoon. Free for concert ticket holders.
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