Palm Beach Symphony MasterWorks Series
It was a packed house in the Kravis Center for the biggest MasterWorks Series performance to date.
Grammy-winner Joshua Bell, one of the most celebrated violinists of his era, joined Maestro Gerard Schwarz and Palm Beach Symphony to perform Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E Minor, arguably one of the masterworks of violin virtuosity and one to which Bell has added a cadenza of his own composition which he will perform.
The concert opened with the Symphony performing Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture (“Fingals’ Cave”) and its stirring musical summoning of nature’s drama and beauty found along the Scottish coast.
The evening culminated with the Symphony performing Beethoven’s landmark Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major (“Eroica”) that launched his heroic period and broke new ground by creating a symphony composed like none ever before.