Emerson Quartet, Joshua Bell and Cleveland Orchestra on tap at Kravis Center

By Lawrence A. Johnson


The Emerson String Quartet will perform at the Kravis Center Dec. 6 as part of the 2011-12 Regional Arts Series

The Kravis Center’s Regional Arts Series will once again offer a choice array of classical artists during the 2011-12 music season.

The Cleveland Orchestra will come to the Kravis Center on January 25. Music director Franz Welser-Möst will lead a program of Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 6, Sean Shepherd’s Wanderlust, and Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2 with Yefim Bronfman as soloist.

On March 11 Osmo Vänskä will bring the Minnesota Orchestra to Kravis with guest violinist Midori in a program of Brahms, Beethoven and Sibelius.

The Emerson Quartet returns to West Palm Beach December 6 in a program of Haydn, Bartok and Beethoven. Joshua Bell will perform a recital Jan. 31, as will Itzhak Perlman on March 6.

Pinchas Zukerman and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will present two programs January 4 and 5 with Zukerman doubling as conductor and violin soloist in concertos by Bruch and Beethoven. Also appearing for two programs Feb. 8 and 9 is the Wroclaw Philharmonic Orchestra led by Jacek Kaspszyk; Garrick Ohlsson is the soloist in concertos of Chopin and Beethoven. And the Tchaikovsky St. Petersburg State Orchestra comes to Kravis on Jan. 24 with pianist Alexandre Piorojenko.

The Kalichstein Laredo Robinson Trio will offer music of Beethoven, Schubert and Ellen Taaffe Zwilich Feb. 28. Clarinetist Richard Stoltzman performs Mozart and Stravinsky with the New York Chamber Soloists on March 27. Pianist Menahem Pressler will appear with the same ensemble March 28 in music of Mozart and Shostakovich. And the season will open November 15 and 16 with the Munich Symphony conducted by Philippe Entremont in two programs, including Mozart’s Requiem.

Subscriptions for the Kravis Center’s Regional Arts Concert Series are now available; single tickets go on sale September 24. Call 561-832-7469 or go to kravis.org.





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