KRAVIS CENTER’s Regional Arts Concert Series Presents Violinist Joshua Bell on January 31 at 2 p.m.
Tickets for the 37th Anniversary Season Are Now Available for Purchase
Subscription tickets to this series, which will present many of the world’s most celebrated classical artists, are now available for purchase. The sponsors of this popular series will again be Leonard and Sophie Davis.
“Including both our MUSIC ‘At Eight’ and MUSIC ‘At Two’ offerings, the 2011/2012 Regional Arts Concert Series promises to be very strong, including the first performance in Palm Beach County by the Cleveland Orchestra since starting its residency in Miami five years ago,” said Lee Bell, Senior Director of Programming at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.
Other highlights of the coming series will be the Munich Symphony performing the Mozart Requiem, the sensational Emerson String Quartet appearing at the Kravis Center for the first time since 1999, the return of violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman, and a series-long line-up of world-class conductors including Philippe Entremont (Munich Symphony), Pinchas Zukerman (Royal Philharmonic Orchestra), Franz Welser-Möst (Cleveland), and Osmo Vänskä (Minnesota Orchestra).
The 2011/2012 Regional Art Series will present two local premieres: Cleveland Orchestra’s Wanderlust by young Nevada-born composer Sean Shepherd; and a Quintet for strings by South Florida native and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, a Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio premiere. (For this latest Zwilich premiere, as well as other new works introduced by the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio, the Kravis Center is one of the presenters in the nationwide commissioning consortium.)
All Regional Arts Series concerts will be held in the Kravis Center’s Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall. In addition, Regional Arts concerts will feature a Beyond the Stage lecture by Sharon McDaniel an hour and 15 minutes before concert time. The Regional Arts Concert Series 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.
Subscriptions for the Kravis Center’s Regional Arts Concert Series 2011/2012 start as low as $96 for the six-concert 2 p.m. series (or only $16 per concert) and $153 for the nine-concert 8 p.m. series (or only $17 per concert) They are now being sold at the Kravis Center box office, 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach; or by calling 561.832.7469 or 800.572.8471. Individual tickets will be available for purchase later this year.
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 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 www.kravis.org.