The Venice Symphony’s 2017-18 season will feature the seven finalists for The Symphony’s next Music Director and Conductor in a quest to Find Our Maestro. The Symphony’s accomplished musicians will be joined by renowned guest soloists as these conductors lead a concert program they designed just for our Symphony. Do not miss a moment of this exciting season.
For season tickets and packages, print and mail this order form to Venice Symphony, 230 S. Tamiami Trail, Suite 3A, Venice, FL 34284 or request a brochure to be mailed. Subscriptions start at $156. Individual tickets for the 2017-18 season go on sale at 8 am on Sept. 1, 2017.
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November 17, 2017 at 7:30 pm and Nov. 18, 2017 at 3:30 pm:
Majestic Moments: Conductor: Teresa Cheung
Our season begins with crowning examples of the Romantic Era including Weberʼs Overture to Oberon, Tchaikovsky’s epic Symphony No. 5 in e minor, Op. 64 and Dvorakʼs Cello Concerto in b minor, Op. 104.
Guest Soloist Jonathan Swensen, aged 18, started playing cello at age 7 and has already won numerous competitions in Denmark and Sweden; the Öresunds Competition 2011, Berlingskes Classical Music competition 2012, “Play For Life” competition, where, in the last round, he played the Lalo cello concerto with the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra, … MORE
December 15, 2017 at 7:30 pm and December 16, 2017 at 3:30 and 7:30 pm
Holiday Pops: Conductor: Wesley Schulz
Celebrate the season with traditional & modern selections from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, Richmanʼs Hanukkah Festival Overture, Phillipsʼ Christmas Eve/Sarajevo, Berlinʼs White Christmas, Williamsʼ Sound the Bells!,our popular sing-a-long, & a very special guest narrator.
January 12, 2018 at 7:30 pm and January 13, 2018 at 3:30 pm
Emotional Landscapes: Conductor: Stilian Kirov
Imagine vivid images of winter in Tchaikovskyʼs Snow Maiden Suite. Hear and feel the waves in Debussyʼs lilting La Mer. Soprano soloist Angela Brown performs Richard Straussʼs haunting musical epitaph, Four Last Songs.
Guest Soloist: Angela Brown personifies the ideal soprano: sheer vocal power; luxurious finesse; and shimmering, high pianissimos. With a charming personality larger than life, she unites opera, pops, and gospel in one sensational voice. A featured artist on the two-time Grammy Award® winning recording “Ask Your Mama,” Angela’s international reputation continues to grow ….MORE
February 16, 2018 at 7:30 pm and February 17, 2018 at 3:30 pm
Beethoven to Broadway: Conductor::Steven Jarvi
The eclectic mix of classic and contemporary composers will entertain and inspire you, featuring Beethovenʼs Symphony No. 6, Berloizʼs Roman Carnival Overture, Aaron Coplandʼs Saturday Night Waltz from Rodeo, and show-stoppers from The Sound of Music and West Side Story.
March 16, 2018 at 7:30 pm and March 17, 2018 at 3:30 pm
A Symphonic Journey: Conductor: Janna Hymes
Experience these timeless and melodic selections including Die Fledermaus Overture from the operetta by Johann Strauss, Dvorakʼs iconic and influential New World Symphony, and Samuel Barberʼs Violin Concerto featuring recording artist and violin soloist, Irina Muresanu.
Guest Soloist, Irina Muresano: Romanian violinist Irina Muresanu has won the hearts of audiences and critics alike with her “irresistible,” (Boston Globe) exciting, elegant and heartfelt performances of the classic, romantic and modern repertoire. The Globe has also come to praise her as “not just a virtuoso, but an artist” … MORE
April 13, 2018 at 7:30 pm and April 14, 2018 at 3:30 pm
Taking Flight: Conductor: Silas N. Huff
Soar with Stravinskyʼs magnificent Firebird Suite and Korngoldʼs rousing The Sea Hawk Overture. Renowned piano soloist Orion Weiss takes command of Brahmsʼ Piano Concerto No. 2 in B Flat Major and Bizetʼs crowd-pleasing Carmen Suite No.1 rounds out this program.
Guest Soloist: Pianist Orion Weiss: One of the most sought-after soloists in his generation of young American musicians, the pianist Orion Weiss has performed with the major American orchestras, including the Chicago Symphony, Boston Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and New York Philharmonic. …. MORE
May 4, 2018 at 7:30 pm and May 5, 2018 at 3:30 pm
A Tribute to Music in Cinema: Conductor: Troy Quinn
We will end our Finding Maestro! Season in spectacular fashion as acclaimed violin soloist and former concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic, Glenn Dicterow, performs John Williamsʼ themes from Far and Away and Schindlerʼs List. The program also features classics from Oscar-winners Henry Mancini, Jerry Goldsmith and Ennio Morricone.
Guest Soloist: Violinist, Glenn Dicterow has established himself worldwide as one of the most prominent American concert artists of his generation. Mr. Dicterow has enjoyed a storied career. The concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic for 34 years, an all-time record in that major orchestral position, he became the first holder of the Robert Mann Chair in Strings and Chamber Music at the USC Thornton School of Music in 2013. He is also the Chairman of the Orchestral Performance Program at New York’s Manhattan School of Music …. MORE