Florida’s Palm Beach Symphony has announced its 2015-16 concert series, which the orchestra describes as its biggest yet, with the addition of a new venue and the first performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 in its 42-year history. Led by Ramón Tebar in his sixth season as artistic and music director, the orchestra performs in a variety of historically important venues on the island of Palm Beach, and this season will expand into the greater Palm Beaches with a concert in the Benjamin Upper School’s new 850-seat Benjamin Hall in northern Palm Beach County. The season opens at the Society of the Four Arts on December 7 with “Homage to Pablo Casals” featuring Israeli-American cellist Amit Peled. The January 11 concert, at the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, will feature the Boston Brass accompanied by members of the Palm Beach Symphony. Benjamin Hall is the venue for Schumann’s Symphony No. 1 and Brahms’s Symphony No. 4 on January 27. On March 16 at the Mar-a-Lago estate, the orchestra will perform works by Turina, Berlioz, and Strauss’s suite from Der Rosenkavalier. The season closes on April 10 at the Kravis Center with pianist Lola Astanova in Mozart’s Concerto No. 20 in D minor, followed by Mahler’s Fifth Symphony.
Posted August 14, 2015