Kravis Center plans a packed classical lineup for 2013-14

By Lawrence Budmen

Pianist Olga Kern will perform music of Rachmaninoff and Prokofiev with the Detroit Symphony in 2014 at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach.

The Kravis Center has announced an impressive lineup of artists and programs for the 2013-2014 season of the Regional Arts Concert series.

As in past seasons, the series will be divided into nine evening concerts and six matinee performances. The season opens on November 13, 2013 with the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra under Nikolai Alexeev with Tchaikovsky Competition winner Narek Hakhnazaryan playing Dvorak’s Cello Concerto. Zubin Mehta conducts the Israel Philharmonic in the series’ closing performance of Bruckner’s massive Symphony No. 8 on March 24, 2014. Joshua Bell will make his first South Florida appearance as music director of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, leading Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony as well as soloing in Brahms’ Violin Concerto (March 16).

Russian pianist Alexander Ghindin, who recently made headlines in Moscow when he came out of the audience to substitute on a few minutes’ notice for another pianist, plays Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G with the Moscow City Symphony (January 13). Leonard Slatkin conducts the Detroit Symphony in two programs on February 25 and 26 with pianist Olga Kern playing scores by Rachmaninoff and Prokofiev. Duo Amal with duo-pianists Bishara Haroni and Yaron Kohlberg debuts on January 5.

Other featured soloists and ensembles include violinists Itzhak Perlman, Corey Cervosek and Richard Tognetti, violist Avshalom Sarid, cellist Johannes Moser, pianists Nobuyuki Tsuji, Roman Rabinovitz, Philippe Bianconi and Oli Mustonen, the Venezuela Symphony Orchestra, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Haifa Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen,  and the Australian Chamber Orchestra.

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