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Kravis Center Announces Regional Arts Classical Concert Series 2018/2019

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January 25, 2018
(West Palm Beach, FL – January 25, 2018) As the first performance announcement for its upcoming 27th season, the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is announcing the 2018/2019 Regional Arts Classical Concert Series MUSIC At Eight” and MUSIC “At Two”, featuring an incredible roster of world-class orchestras and performing artists. The series is sponsored by Leonard and Sophie Davis, with subscriptions going on sale to the general public beginning at 10 am on March 30.
 
“As always, the Kravis Center presents more national and international orchestras and artists than any other venue in the state of Florida. Our 2018/2019 Regional Arts season offers some of the most distinguished names from the world of classical music, including Sir James Galway and Itzhak Perlman,” said Lee Bell, Senior Director of Programming at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.
 
Highlights for the 2018/2019 Regional Arts Classical Concert Series will include extraordinary concerts by the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra led by Conductor Zubin Mehta, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by the legendary Riccardo Muti, the Russian National Orchestra conducted by Kirill Karabits and featuring pianist George Li, the Brussels Philharmonic led by Conductor Stéphane Denève, and more.
 
All Regional Arts Series concerts will be held in the Kravis Center’s Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall. In addition, Regional Arts Classical Concerts will feature a Beyond the Stage talk by Sharon McDaniel at 6:45 pm for MUSIC “At Eight” concerts and 12:45 p.m. for MUSIC “At Two.” The Regional Arts Programming Associate and a long-time classical music journalist, McDaniel will provide background information about the concert and discuss elements of interest to all audience members, from music novices to experts. Nancy and Jay Parker sponsor the Beyond the Stage pre-performance talks.
 
Regional Arts Classical Concert Series 2018/2019
 
November 12, 2018 at 8 pm (Monday)
(Regional Arts Classical Concert Series)
JACKSONVILLE SYMPHONY
With CAMERON CARPENTER, ORGAN
Courtney Lewis, Conductor
Cameron Carpenter will play the Kravis Center’s George W. Mergens Memorial Organ, a gift to the Center from Alex W. Dreyfoos.
Program to be announced.
 
December 6, 2018 at 8 pm (Thursday)
(Regional Arts Classical Concert Series)
JEREMY DENK, PIANO
Program to be announced.
 
January 6, 2019 at 2 pm (Monday)
(Regional Arts Classical Concert Series)
NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF ROMANIA
Cristian Macelaru, Conductor
Andrei Ioni?a, Cello
+ Enescu/Romanian Rhapsody No. 1 in A Major, Op. 11, No. 1
+ Dvorák/Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104
+ Strauss/Suite from Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59
+ Ravel/Boléro
 
January 28, 2019 at 8 pm (Monday)
(Regional Arts Classical Concert Series)
SHANGHAI OPERA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Zhang Chengjie, Conductor
Song Siheng, Piano
+ Verdi/Overture to La Forza Del Destino
+ Tchaikovsky/Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23
+ Rachmaninoff/Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27
 
February 5, 2019 at 8 pm (Tuesday)
(Regional Arts Classical Concert Series)
ISRAEL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Zubin Mehta, Conductor
Program to be announced.
 
February 10, 2019 at 2 pm (Sunday)
(Regional Arts Classical Concert Series)
RUSSIAN NATIONAL ORCHESTRA
Kirill Karabits, Conductor
George Li, Piano
+ Rachmaninoff/Vocalise
+ Rachmaninoff/Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18
+ Rachmaninoff/Symphonic Dances, Op. 45
 
February 26, 2019 at 8 pm (Tuesday)
(Regional Arts Classical Concert Series)
CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Riccardo Muti, Conductor
+ Tchaikovsky/Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64
+ Rimsky-Korsakov/Scheherazade, Op. 35
 
March 3, 2019 at 2 pm (Sunday)
(Regional Arts Classical Concert Series)
ITZHAK PERLMAN, VIOLIN
ROHAN DE SILVA, PIANO

Program to be announced.
 
March 11, 2019 at 8 pm (Monday)
(Regional Arts Classical Concert Series)
BRUSSELS PHILHARMONIC
Stéphane Denève, Conductor
Nikolaj Znaider, Violin
+ Guillaume Connesson/Flammenschrift
+ Bruch/Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26
+ Roussel/Bacchus and Ariadne, Suite No. 2, Op. 43
+ Ravel/La Valse
 
March 25, 2019 AT 8 pm (Monday)
(Regional Arts Classical Concert Series)
SIR JAMES GALWAY, FLUTE
Program to be announced.
 
April 1, 2019 at 8 pm (Monday)
(Regional Arts Classical Concert Series)
BUFFALO PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
JoAnn Falletta, Conductor
Fabio Bidini, Piano
+ Berlioz/Roman Carnival Overture, Op. 9
+ Brahms/Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 83
+ Prokofiev/Selections from Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64
 
Subscriptions:
The Kravis Center’s Regional Arts Classical Concert Series is currently in its subscription renewal period. Subscription tickets for the 2018/2019 season start as low as $87 for the three-concert 2 pm series and $160 for the eight-concert 8 pm series. 
 
Subscriptions will be available in late February to Kravis Center donors. For more information about becoming a donor, log on to kravis.org/membership, or call (561) 651-4320.
 
Subscriptions will be available to the general public beginning at 10 am on March 30 via the Center’s official web site www.kravis.org/regionalarts, at the Kravis Center box office, 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach; or by calling (561) 832-7469 or (800) 572-8471.
 
About the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts:
The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is a not-for-profit performing arts center whose mission is to enhance the quality of life in Palm Beach County by presenting a diverse schedule of national and international artists and companies of the highest quality; by offering comprehensive arts education programs; by providing a Palm Beach County home in which local and regional arts organizations can showcase their work; and by providing an economic catalyst and community leadership in West Palm Beach, supporting efforts to increase travel and tourism to Palm Beach County. The Kravis Center is located at 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach, FL. For more information, please call 561-832-7469 or visit the official website at kravis.org.
Contact:
Linda Birdsey, Director of Marketing
(561) 833-8300

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