Florida’s Venice Symphony announces 2016-17 season

Posted on: July 27, 2016

The Venice (Fla.) Symphony has announced plans for its 43rd season in 2016-17. The first of seven programs, all led by Interim Music Director Imre Palló, will be presented November 18-19 in concerts including Bernstein’s Candide Overture, the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto featuring soloist Joseph Swensen, and Brahms’s Symphony No. 2. Joining the orchestra for its December 16-18 holiday concerts will be the Venice Chorale. The January 13-14 program includes Smetana’s Die Moldau, De Falla’s Nights in the Gardens of Spain with piano soloist Tatiana Roitman, and Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. “Romantic Valentine Standards” is the theme for the orchestra’s February 17-18 concert pair. Its March 10-11 program includes Hungarian dances by Bartók, music from Prokofiev’s ballet Romeo and Juliet, and Poulenc’s Gloria with the Venice Chorale and soprano soloist Elisabeth Slaten. Richard Mills’s Sequenzas Concertante will receive its Florida premiere in the April 7-8 concerts, which also feature the Beethoven Violin Concerto with Tamás Kocsis as soloist and Mozart’s Symphony No. 40. The season concludes with an April 28-29 concert pair featuring “music by the maestros of Vienna” including Strauss, von Suppé, and Millöcker.

Posted July 27, 2016