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Philadelphia Orchestra Performs for Florida Fans under the Baton of Principal Guest Conductor Stéphane Denève

February 16, 2016

Sunshine State performances in West Palm Beach and Miami mark first Philadelphia Orchestra tour led by Denève

 

(Philadelphia, February 16, 2016)—The Philadelphia Orchestra visits its fans in Florida under the baton of Principal Guest Conductor Stéphane Denève for a three-concert tour starting on February 23, 2016. The ensemble’s trip to the Sunshine State—the first tour led by Denève since his appointment to the Orchestra’s conducting roster—includes two concerts in West Palm Beach and one in Miami. The tour’s featured soloist is violinist James Ehnes, who reunites with Denève in Philadelphia in May 2016. As part of the Orchestra’s approach to serving its many communities through offstage work, Maestro Denève leads the students of Miami Music Project in a special workshop on February 25.

The Orchestra’s performances in Florida begin in West Palm Beach, with two concerts presented by the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. The first is on February 23 at 8 PM, and features a program of Prokofiev’s “Montagues and Capulets,” from Romeo and Juliet; Ehnes performing Sibelius’s Violin Concerto; and Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8. The following afternoon at 2 PM, the Orchestra performs Berlioz’s Overture to Beatrice and Benedict; excerpts from Mendelssohn’s Incidental Music to A Midsummer Night’s Dream; and excerpts from Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet for West Palm Beach audiences. The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County presents The Philadelphia Orchestra in concert at its Knight Concert Hall on February 25 at 8 PM, where the ensemble performs the Berlioz, Mendelssohn, and Prokofiev program.

As the Orchestra continues to build its offstage presence in its many communities, Stéphane Denève visits Citrus Grove Middle School for a special collaboration with Miami Music Project. Based on the principles of Venezuela’s El Sistema model, Miami Music Project uses music as a vehicle for social transformation, providing music education to school children throughout Miami-Dade County at no cost. On February 25 at 6 PM, Maestro Denève conducts its Leaders Orchestra, comprised of the nonprofit’s most socially and musically advanced students ages nine through 18, in a concert featuring the third and fourth movements from Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 and the Prelude from Wagner’s Die Meistersinger.

 

About The Philadelphia Orchestra
About Stéphane Denève
About James Ehnes
About Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
About Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County

 

 

 

West Palm Beach, FL
February 23 at 8 PM – Tuesday evening – Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Stéphane Denève Conductor
James Ehnes Violin 

Prokofiev

“Montagues and Capulets,” from Suite No. 2 from Romeo and Juliet

Sibelius

Violin Concerto in D minor

Dvořák

Symphony No. 8 in G major

Tickets can be purchased by calling 561.832.7469 or 800.572.8471, or by visiting kravis.org.


West Palm Beach, FL
February 24 at 2 PM – Wednesday afternoon – Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Stéphane Denève Conductor 

Berlioz

Overture to Beatrice and Benedict

Mendelssohn

Excerpts from Incidental Music to A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Prokofiev

Excerpts from Romeo and Juliet 

Tickets can be purchased by calling 561.832.7469 or 800.572.8471, or by visiting kravis.org.

 

Miami, FL
February 25 at 8 PM – Thursday evening – Knight Concert Hall at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Stéphane Denève Conductor 

Berlioz

Overture to Beatrice and Benedict

Mendelssohn

Excerpts from Incidental Music to A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Prokofiev

Excerpts from Romeo and Juliet

Tickets can be purchased by calling 305.949.6722 or by visiting arshtcenter.org.

  

All artists, dates, programs, and prices are subject to change. Tickets are subject to availability.

 

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