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 Geissberger 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.”
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.
“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 and go on sale Monday, May 17. 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 a.m.-3 p.m. The Kravis Center is located at 701 Okeechobee Blvd in West Palm Beach.
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