Internationally acclaimed conductor James Judd joins me to lead a very special, and very informal, concert with the Symphonia of Boca Raton in the intimate and acoustically terrific Amaturo Theater of the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.
The program features the Brahms Violin Concerto played by the dazzling young Czech violinist Jan Mrácek, winner of the Fritz Kreisler Violin Competition. He performed the same program in Palm Beach a few days ago and the reviews were radiant. I love the Brahms concerto and the chance to hear this young musician's inspired realization is a great opportunity. The program opens with Beethoven's dramatic Egmont Overture and continues with Schubert's Fourth Symphony the "Tragic." Then, after intermission, Jan Mrácek plays Brahms with great style and panache.
To make things even more interesting, we invite you to join us for a rehearsal at 6:30, and then come to a reception in the Amaturo lower lobby and I'll pour some wine from Austria - not the vintage but perhaps a similar wine to what Beethoven, Schubert and Brahms might have known. Then, we'll troupe back into the theater to hear the concert and James and I will introduce each of the works from the stage. It's a great evening of music-making and conversation, and it's only $25 - a holiday steal!
Come join us for rehearsal, wine and concert, Thursday evening at the Broward Center. For tickets, visit the Broward Center online