The SYMPHONIA (www.thesymphonia.org), entering its ninth season, has planned an exciting series at the Eissey Campus Theatre, 3160 PGA Boulevard, in Palm Beach Gardens. The first concert will be on Monday, January 13th, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. with Alexander Platt as Guest Conductor and William Wolfram, as piano soloist. Jeffrey Kaye will be the trumpet soloist. The program will include Rossini’s Overture to La Scala di Seta, Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in C minor and Schubert’s Symphony No. 6, “Little C Major.”
“We are pleased to be able to feature two of the programs from our acclaimed Connoisseur Concert Series. These Eissey concerts will be led by internationally renowned conductors and performed by one of South Florida’s premier orchestral ensembles,” Steve Pomeranz, Chairman of The SYMPHONIA Board said. “We know the north county audience will delight in the quality and caliber of The SYMPHONIA and we look forward to presenting more concerts for their listening pleasure in the future.”
Alexander Platt is Music Director of the Wisconsin Philharmonic, the Marion Indiana Philharmonic, the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra and the Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra, and spends his summers in Woodstock, New York as Music Director of the Maverick Concerts, the oldest summer chamber-music festival in America. He also recently concluded twelve seasons as Resident Conductor and Music Advisor of Chicago Opera Theater (2001-12). Prior to this, he spent twelve years as Music Director of the Racine Symphony Orchestra, three seasons as Principal Conductor of the Boca Raton Symphonia, and two years as Apprentice Conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and the Minnesota Opera. Platt is a graduate of Yale College and King’s College Cambridge (where he was a British Marshall Scholar) and held conducting fellowships at both Aspen and Tanglewood.