FOUR OF THE WORLD’S TOP 10 ORCHESTRAS

ARE COMING TO THE KRAVIS CENTER AS PART OF THE  

2024 – 2025 CLASSICAL CONCERT SERIES

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Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra -Photo by Simon van Boxtel

To renew your series subscription, please visit Kravis.org beginning at Noon on March 22

West Palm Beach, FL (March 22, 2024) – The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is delighted to announce the 2024 – 2025 Classical Concert Series, (formerly Regional Arts),now in its 50th season and sponsored by Leonard and Sophie Davis.

Dreyfoos Hall will be filled with music by some of the great Classical & Romantic masters, as well as groundbreaking new works and commissions by today’s leading composers. Highlights of the season include the Kravis Center debut of London Symphony Orchestra; the first appearance in more than twenty years by Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, performances by two of America’s “Big Five” orchestras—Chicago and Cleveland—and appearances by GRAMMY© Award-winning artists like violinist Hilary Hahn and soprano Renée Fleming.

The 2024 – 2025 Classical Concert Series includes:

EVENING SERIES AT 7:30 PM

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Tuesday, November 19, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.

Klaus Mäkelä, Music Director Designate
Lisa Batiashvili, violin
Prokofiev, Violin Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 63

Rachmaninov, Symphony No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 27

For over 130 years, Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra has been counted among the very best orchestras in the world – Gramophone rates them number 1. The Concertgebouw will tour North America for the first time with their new Chief Conductor Designate, the fast-rising Finnish conductor, Klaus Mäkelä.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Friday, January 17, 2025 at 7:30 p.m.

Riccardo Muti, Music Director

Bellini, Overture from Norma

Schubert, Symphony No. 8 in B Minor, D 759 “Unfinished”

Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36″

Hailed as one of the greatest orchestras today, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra will take the stage with renowned Music Director, Riccardo Muti. Experience their legendary repertoire in a program featuring Schubert’s mysterious and “unfinished” Eighth Symphony, and Tchaikovsky’s triumphant and fiery Fourth Symphony.

The Cleveland Orchestra

Monday, January 27, 2025 at 7:30 p.m.

Kachun Wong, conductor

Sayaka Shoji, violin

Beethoven, Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61

Mussorgsky, Pictures at an Exhibition (orch. Ravel)

The Cleveland Orchestra is widely regarded as one of the top 5 orchestras on the planet. They return with the internationally acclaimed Singaporean conductor, Kahchun Wong and star Japanese violinist, Sayaka Shoji, who makes selective, highly anticipated US appearances.

Daniel Hope and the Polish Chamber Orchestra of Sinfonia Varsovia

Monday, February 24, 2025 at 7:30 p.m.

Daniel Hope, Music Director

Program: Journey to Mozart 

After last season’s stunning ‘America’ program, master violinist, Daniel Hope, returns with his award-winning project, Journey to Mozart. As the last protégé of legendary violinist Yehudi Menuhin, Daniel Hope will be joined by the ensemble with which Menuhin performed the most, the Polish Chamber Orchestra of Sinfonia Varsovia. Together they will explore the musical period from 1760-1810, before, after and around Mozart’s life—through his violin works, as well as his contemporaries like Gluck and Haydn.  

An Evening with Itzhak Perlman and Rohan De Silva

Monday, March 10, 2025 at 7:30 p.m. 

Itzhak Perlman, violin 

Rohan De Silva, piano 

Undeniably the reigning virtuoso of the violin, Itzhak Perlman enjoys superstar status rarely afforded a classical musician. Beloved for his charm and humanity as well as his talent, he is treasured by audiences throughout the world who respond not only to his remarkable artistry, but also to his irrepressible joy for making music. He will be joined by longtime musical partner, Rohan De Silva, in a traditional program for violin and piano. 

Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

Thursday, March 20, 2025 at 7:30 p.m.

Lahav Shani, Music Director

Mendelssohn, Symphony No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 56

Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64 

The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra is the leading orchestra in Israel and globally recognized as a world class symphonic ensemble. They’ll be led by their new Music Director, the brilliant Lahav Shani, who has established himself as one of the most talked about young conducting talents and is considered an inspiring successor to the legendary Zubin Mehta.

New World Symphony

Friday, April 18, 2025 at 7:30 p.m.

Stéphane Denève, Music Director
Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello
Program to include: Shostakovich, Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major, Op. 107

Miami-based New World Symphony is known as America’s Orchestral Academy.  French conductor, Stéphane Denève, was recently named Artistic Director and is the first successor to Michael Tilson Thomas. They will be joined by famed cellist, Sheku Kanneh-Mason, the 24-year-old who catapulted to stardom when he won the prestigious BBC Young Musician award and played at the Royal wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

MATINEE SERIES 2:00 PM

Curtis Symphony Orchestra

Sunday, December 15, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. 

Teddy Abrams, conductor
Ray Chen, violin

Program to include: Barber, Violin Concerto, Op. 14

Led by internationally renowned conductors and featuring sparkling repertoire, the Curtis Symphony Orchestra is an immersive experience with unique resonance. The ensemble will be joined by Grammy© Award winning conductor Teddy Abrams, and internationally acclaimed violinist, Ray Chen the winner of the Yehudi Menuhin and Queen Elizabeth Competitions. 

Renée Fleming, soprano

Sunday, January 5, 2025 at 2:00 p.m. 

Program: Voices of Nature

Inspired by Renée’s 2023 GRAMMY© Award-winning album, Voice of Nature: The Anthropocene, this special performance spans the classical, romantic, and contemporary eras, with beloved songs and new commissions exploring nature as both inspiration and victim of humanity. The National Geographic Society is providing original video to reflect the musical selections.

London Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, March 1, 2025 at 2:00 p.m. 

Sir Antonio Pappano, Chief Conductor
Janine Jansen, violin
Walker, Sinfonia No. 5, “Visions”

Bernstein, Serenade, after Plato’s Symposium

Walton, Symphony No. 1 in B-flat Minor

The famed London Symphony Orchestra makes its anticipated Kravis Center debut. Under the direction of one of the world’s most sought-after conductors, Sir Antonio Pappano, their program features the celebrated Dutch violinist, Janine Jansen, performing Leonard Bernstein’s only “violin concerto”, and British composer, Sir William Walton’s dark and sensual First Symphony.

National Symphony Orchestra

Sunday, March 23, 2025 at 2:00 p.m. 

Gianandrea Noseda, Music Director

Hilary Hahn, violin

Carlos Simon, Four Black American Dances

Korngold, Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35

Beethoven, Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67

Three-time Grammy winner and Musical America’s 2023 “Artist of the Year”, Hilary Hahn, is known around the world for her expressive musicality and technical expertise.  She will join the Kennedy Center’s very own National Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Korngold’s glamorous, glittering Violin Concerto—an extraordinary fusion of Viennese romance and Old Hollywood. Then, they’ll also perform one of the best-known compositions in classical music, Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, under the baton of renowned Music Director, Gianandrea Noseda.  

The Kravis Center’s Classical Concert Series is sponsored by Leonard and Sophie Davis with support from WLRN.

BECOME A CLASSICAL CONCERT SERIES SUBSCRIBER.

Subscription renewals for the Kravis Center’s 2024 – 2025 Classical Concert Series begin on Friday, March 22. To renew your series subscription, please visit Kravis.org beginning at Noon on March 22. Subscriptions for the Evening series start at $255* and the Matinee series start at $165*. For more information, please visit kravis.org/ccsubscriptions.

Free to Students

Students receive two free tickets for select Kravis Center Classical Concert Series performances. Tickets are available for pickup two hours prior to the performance at the Box Office Will Call Window upon presentation of current School/University ID. Limit two tickets per ID. Visit kravis.org/classicalconcerts and use promo code SCHOOL25 or call the Box Office at 561.832.7469 Monday – Saturday between 12 – 5 p.m.

Subject to availability.