Hahn and Zukerman featured in Broward Center’s Classical Series

By Lawrence A. Johnson


Hilary Hahn will open the Broward Center's 2011-12 Classical Series on November 6.

The Broward Center will once again serve up an array of artists in its 2011-12 Classical Series. The season will open November 6 with celebrated violinist Hilary Hahn in her first South Florida appearance in many years. Program details are yet to be announced.

Pinchas Zukerman will conduct and appear as soloist with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on January 3. The program will feature Mozart’s Overture from Die Zauberflöte, Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 and Brahms’ Symphony No. 4.

On January 31, the Tchaikovsky St. Petersburg State Orchestra led by music director Roman Leontiev will come to Fort Lauderdale. The program features Mahler’s Symphony No 5, Strauss’s Suite from Der Rosenkavalier and Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with Alexander Pirozhenko as soloist.

The charismatic Denyce Graves will perform a recital on March 16. The mezzo-soprano’s wide-ranging program will include French, German and English art songs as well as forays into musical theater, gospel and spirituals.

In the only event of the series scheduled for the Parker Playhouse, Chanticleer will return on April 18 with its characteristically eclectic mix of Gregorian chant, Renaissance polyphony, jazz and spirituals.

The Broward Center will also offer a special preseason event with acclaimed Brazilian pianist-conductor João Carlos Martins and the Bachiana Filarmônica Orchestra on Sept. 22. The program, titled  “From Villa-Lobos to Samba,” will offer Baroque music from Bach and Vivaldi as well as Brazilian works and jazz. There will also be a holiday program presented by the New York Pops on December 8.

Full series subscriptions and an orchestra series subscription (featuring the New York Pops, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Tchaikovsky St. Petersburg Orchestra) offer discounts of 10-15 percent. The full series of all six concerts ranges from $161.30-$339.80 and subscriptions to the Orchestra series range from $108-$216.  All season ticket holders may add the Martins event for $20. Call the Broward Center’s box office at 954-462-0222 or log on to BrowardCenter.org.

Premium seats and other benefits including complimentary parking, invitations to special functions and entry into the members’ private lounge areas are available by joining the Classical Society, a group of individuals dedicated to classical programming at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.  For more information about the Classical Society call 954-468-2544 or visit BrowardCenter.org.


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