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CONNOISSEUR CONCERT 1 - December 10, 2017 at 3:00 P.M.
Gerard Schwarz, Guest Conductor
Julian Schwarz, Cello Soloist
Jeffrey Kaye, Trumpet Soloist

TORELLI Sonata for Trumpet in D
TCHAIKOVSKY Variations on a Rococo Theme
G. SCHWARZ World Premiere for Cello and Orchestra
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 2 in D Major

Join us in celebrating Maestro GERARD SCHWARZ's 70th birthday. He is Music Director of the Emmy Award winning All Star Orchestra and the Eastern Music Festival and Conductor Laureate of the Seattle Symphony, which he directed for an acclaimed twenty-six years. His son, cellist JULIAN SCHWARZ, records and performs internationally with numerous orchestras and chamber groups.  Acclaimed trumpeter, JEFFREY KAYE, serves as Principal Trumpet and Artistic Director for The SYMPHONIA.

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Gerard Schwarz


David Kim, Guest Conductor and Violin Soloist

GRIEG Holberg Suite
MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto in E Minor
BARBER Adagio for Strings
PIAZZOLLA Oblivion for Violin and String Orchestra
DVOŘÁK Serenade for Strings

Violinist DAVID KIM is concertmaster of The Philadelphia Orchestra, and he appears as soloist with the orchestra each season as well as with numerous orchestras around the world. He is also concertmaster of the All Star Orchestra, and he performs internationally as soloist at festivals such as Brevard, MasterWorks (US), and Pacific (Japan). Highlights of his 2016-17 season include teaching/performance residencies at Bob Jones University, Grove City College, Messiah College, Roberts Wesleyan College, and Rice University. Mr. Kim has been awarded three honorary doctorates.

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Brett Karlin


James Judd, Guest Conductor
Roman Rabinovich, Piano Soloist

J. STRAUSS Emperor Waltz
HAYDN Symphony No. 103, “Drum Roll”
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor”

Conductor JAMES JUDD was recently appointed Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Daejeon (Korea) Philharmonic Orchestra and Music Director and Chief Conductor of the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra. He is also Music Director of the Israel Symphony Orchestra and Little Orchestra Society of New York The eloquent young pianist ROMAN RABINOVICH is the winner of the 2008 Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition.

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CONNOISSEUR CONCERT 4 - MARCH 25, 2018 at 3:00 P.M.
Alastair Willis, Guest Conductor
Richard Hancock, Clarinet Soloist
Gabriel Beavers, Bassoon Soloist

GLUCK Dance of the Blessed Spirits from Orfeo ed Euridice
BEETHOVEN The Creatures of Prometheus Overture
BRAHMS Chorale-Prelude, Op. 122, No. 8
J. STRAUSS Blue Danube Waltz
R. STRAUSS Duett-Concertino
MOZART Symphony No. 35, “Haffner”

Grammy-nominated conductor ALASTAIR WILLIS has served as Music Director of the Illinois Symphony Orchestra and as Associate Conductor of the Seattle Symphony. He has guest conducted orchestras such as the Chicago Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, China National Orchestra, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, and Qatar Philharmonic. RICHARD HANCOCK, principal clarinetist with the Symphonia and previously with the Florida Philharmonic and the Orquesta Sinfonica del Estado de Mexico, performs throughout South Florida. GABRIEL BEAVERS is the Associate Professor of Bassoon at the University of Miami Frost School of Music.

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Alastair Willis



A Gift For Our Audience: Pre-Concert Conversations

Please join us for our Pre-Concert Conversation at 2 p.m. (prior to the 3 p.m. concert) designed to enhance your concert going experience!

Roberts Theater at Saint Andrew’s School

Spend 30 minutes listening to and participating in a fascinating, informative and fun discussion about the composer and the music that will be performed at the concert that day. This conversation will be lead by either the Maestro of the concert or a Guest Speaker.

Your questions will be welcome throughout this discussion.

Ticketing Information:
Tickets available for online purchase until 11:00 am concert day. Tickets purchased on-line less than one week prior to the concert date will be held for pick up at the "Will Call" table, prior to the concert. Tickets can be purchased at the box office on concert day. Box office opens at 1:00 pm.

Please note there is a $5 handling charge per order applied at checkout
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Concerts begin at 3 pm

Concert Venue:
The Roberts Theatre at Andrews Hall
Center for the Performing Arts at Saint Andrew’s School
3900 Jog Rd., Boca Raton, FL 33434

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