Oct 30 Monday
Carlos Miguel Prieto, ConductorGabriela Montero, piano
Widely regarded as a leading ensemble and musical institution in Mexico, the “Miner’s Symphony Orchestra” remains at the musical forefront through eclectic programming and collaborations. Led by their esteemed Music Director, Carlos Miguel Prieto—recognized as the leading Mexican conductor of his generation—their program features pieces by Gabriela Ortiz, Carlos Chávez, and Silvestre Revueltas. The orchestra will be joined by the renowned Venezuelan virtuoso pianist, Gabriela Montero, in a performance of her own composition.
Program to include:Gabriela Ortiz, KauyumariCarlos Chávez, Symphony No. 2, “Sinfonía India”Gabriela Montero, Piano Concerto No. 1, “Latin”Silvestre Revueltas, La noche de los Mayas “The Night of the Mayas”
Dec 11 Monday
The New World Symphony—co-founded by Michael Tilson Thomas—has established itself as America’s Orchestral Academy, performing in leading venues around the world from New York’s Carnegie Hall to Argentina’s Teatro Colón, and London’s Barbican Centre to Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw. They return to the Kravis Center with a program that will include Mahler’s Sixth Symphony, the “Tragic.”
Program to include:Mahler, Symphony No. 6 in A Minor
Dec 17 Sunday
Itzhak Perlman, Leader, violin
ITZHAK PERLMAN, reigning virtuoso of the violin ,presents his collection of traditional klezmer music, In the Fiddler’s House. Released more than 25 years ago, the album became a PBS special that earned Perlman his third Emmy® Award. Perlman returns to this project, offering the opportunity to witness his masterful technique and remarkable artistry in a program featuring klezmer instrumentalists and vocalists from around the world!
Jan 09 Tuesday
Courtney Lewis, Music DirectorConrad Tao, piano
The Jacksonville Symphony is one of Florida’s oldest and most important cultural institutions. They will return to the Kravis Center with Music Director, Courtney Lewis, who has established himself as one of his generation’s most dynamic conductors. Joined by young piano phenom, Conrad Tao, their program will celebrate the 100th anniversary of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue as well as Rachmaninoff’s seldom-heard Fourth Piano Concerto.
Jan 20 Saturday
Nobuyuki Tsujii, piano
Grammy® Award-winning Orpheus Chamber Orchestra has a long relationship with Japanese pianist, Nobuyuki Tsujii—the only visually impaired winner of the Gold Medal prize at the prestigious Van Cliburn Competition. They’ll join forces at the Kravis Center in a program featuring Chopin’s First Piano Concerto and Schumann’s Carnaval.
Program to include:Chopin, Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 11Schumann, Carnaval, Op. 9
Jan 29 Monday
Franz Welser-Möst, Music DirectorNikolaj Szeps-Znaider, violin
Counted among the America’s ‘Big Five’ orchestras, The Cleveland Orchestra is hailed as one of the very best orchestras on the planet! Now in its twentieth year under the direction of Franz Welser-Möst—one of today’s most acclaimed musical leaders—they return to the Kravis Center with famed Danish violinist, Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider in a program including Bruch’s Violin Concerto and Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony.
Program to include:Knussen’s Cleveland PicturesBruch, Violin Concerto in G Minor, Op. 26Prokofiev, Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major, Op. 100
Feb 17 Saturday
Jader Bignamini, Music DirectorAlisa Weilerstein, cello
Detroit Symphony Orchestra is known for trailblazing performances, collaborations with the world’s foremost musical artists and a deep connection to its city. Under the baton of Music Director, Jader Bignamini, Detroit Symphony has been hailed the “most accessible orchestra on the planet.” Following multiple sold-out performances over the years, Detroit Symphony returns to the Kravis Center with cello superstar Alisa Weilerstein. Their program will feature Elgar’s dark, deeply emotional cello concerto as well as Rimsky-Korsakov’s enchanting Scheherazade.
Program to include:Wynton Marsalis, FanfareElgar, Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op. 85Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherazade
Feb 18 Sunday
Detroit Symphony Orchestra is known for trailblazing performances, collaborations with the world’s foremost musical artists and a deep connection to its city. Under the baton of Music Director, Jader Bignamini, Detroit Symphony has been hailed the “most accessible orchestra on the planet.” Following multiple sold-out performances over the years, Detroit Symphony returns to the Kravis Center with cello superstar, Alisa Weilerstein. Their program will feature Elgar’s dark, deeply emotional cello concerto as well as Tchaikovsky’s turbulent and poetic Sixth Symphony, the “Pathétique.”
Program to include:Wynton Marsalis, FanfareElgar, Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op. 85Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 74 “Pathétique”
Mar 04 Monday
Lahav Shani, Chief ConductorDaniil Trifonov, piano
The Rotterdam Philharmonic is counted among Europe’s finest orchestras. Grammy® Award-winning pianist Daniil Trifonov has made a spectacular ascent to the summit of classical music, quickly becoming the most sought-after pianist in the world. Lahav Shani is the youngest Chief Conductor in the orchestra’s 100-year history. Their program includes excerpts from Prokofiev’s Romeo & Juliet and Mozart’s beloved, coming-of-age piano concerto, K. 271.
Program to include:Arvo Pärt, SwansongMozart, Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-flat Major, K. 271Prokofiev, Romeo & Juliet (Lahav’s excerpts)
Mar 08 Friday
Franz Welser-Möst, Conductor
The Vienna Philharmonic makes their long overdue Kravis Center debut. Appearing annually at Carnegie Hall, the orchestra has performed only in one other city in Florida! Widely considered the finest and most important orchestra in the world, Vienna Philharmonic will be joined by guest conductor, Franz Welser-Möst—who enjoys a particularly close and productive artistic partnership with the Vienna Philharmonic, regularly conducting the orchestra at home and on tour. Their performance will open with Alban Berg’s Three Pieces for Orchestra, and includes Mahler’s epic Ninth Symphony, the last he completed, which the Vienna Philharmonic premiered in 1912.
Program to include:Berg, Three Pieces for Orchestra, Op. 6Mahler, Symphony No. 9