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2002-2003 Season of Classics
February 2003 Calendar of Concerts


February 2 - 10
An Evening with Mozart
Joseph Silverstein conductor
Awadagin Pratt piano
MOZART Symphony No. 18
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major, K 488
MOZART Symphony No. 40

Matinee Concert
February 14 at 2:00 PM
In Love With Mozart
Sarah Hatsuko Hicks conductor
MOZART Overture to The Magic Flute
MOZART Sinfonia Concertante
BERLIOZ Love scene from Romeo et Juliette
PROKOFIEV Excerpts from Romeo and Juliet

February 15 - 19
Silverstein Plays Beethoven
Joseph Silverstein conductor and violin
BARBER Second Essay
BRAHMS Symphony No. 4
BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto

Saturday, February 15 Gusman Center for the Performing Arts
174 East Flagler Street, Miami, FL
Tuesday, February 18 & Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Amaturo Theater
Wednesday, February 19 201 SW 5th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Presented by the
CONCERT ASSOCIATION OF FLORIDA, INC.
February 24
Rostropovich with the FPO
Stefan Sanderling conductor
Mstislav Rostropovich cello

February 28
Bruckner’s Romantic
David Lockington conductor
Gary Graffman piano
MOZART Overture to Cosi fan tutte
RAVEL Piano Concerto in D Major, “Left Hand”
BRUCKNER Symphony No. 4, “Romantic”


Tickets: $20 - $92

FLORIDA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA TO PRESENT
BEETHOVEN BY THE BEACH VII – Beethoven and More!


Fort Lauderdale, FL – The Florida Philharmonic (FPO) today announced the schedule and programs of the seventh annual summer festival Beethoven by the Beach – Beethoven and More! A South Florida tradition, the festival begins Thursday, June 26, 2003 with a special performance by the Florida Youth Orchestra. The festival will conclude on Saturday, July 12 with the traditional encore performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, “Choral.”

Guest conductor JoAnn Falletta will make her FPO debut in the first festival orchestra concert, Beethoven’s Fifth, on Saturday, July 5. The ever-popular singer/conductor Bobby McFerrin returns to South Florida to sing and conduct on Tuesday, July 8, and acting music director Joseph Silverstein will be on hand for the two final concerts of the annual festival on Friday, July 11 and Saturday, July 12.

The music of Beethoven remains the centerpiece of the annual festival, but there is more in store! The Florida Philharmonic Chorus and soloists will be featured in the Mozart Requiem on July 5th. Additionally, music of Bernstein, Berlioz, Fauré, Ravel, Ives and Sibelius is programmed.

The featured soloist for the annual festival is pianist Derek Han, making his FPO debut. On Sunday, July 6, Mr. Han will perform a solo recital, including works by Beethoven, Chopin and Mozart. And on Friday, July 11 he will play Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor.”

FPO Concertmaster Igor Gruppman will again serve as Artistic Director of the Festival Chamber Series. The Chamber Series will continue to explore the music of Beethoven along with that of Geminiani, Bach, Handel, Martinu and more.

As always, a festival filled with insights, fun and surprises… A South Florida tradition not to be missed.


Beethoven by the Beach VII
Beethoven and More!

FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA CONCERTS
Broward Center for the Performing Arts/Au-Rene Theater
Fort Lauderdale
Orchestra Concerts Begin at 7:30 PM
Pre-concert conversations at 6:45 PM, Au-Rene Theater Lobby

Beethoven’s 5th
Saturday, July 5, 2003
JoAnn Falletta conductor
Sally Dibblee soprano
Elizabeth Grohowski mezzo-soprano
Jonathan Mack tenor
James Johnson bass-baritone
Florida Philharmonic Chorus
Jo-Michael Scheibe chorus conductor
Jeffri Bantz assistant chorus conductor
IVES The Fourth of July
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67
MOZART Requiem, K. 626

Bobby McFerrin’s Beethoven
Tuesday, July 8, 2003
Bobby McFerrin conductor and vocalist
Florida Philharmonic Chorus
Jo-Michael Scheibe chorus conductor
Jeffri Bantz assistant chorus conductor
BERNSTEIN Overture to Candide
FAURÉ Pavane, Op. 50
Various McFerrin Solo Set
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93
RAVEL Bolero

Emperor
Friday, July 11, 2003
Joseph Silverstein conductor
Derek Han piano
BERLIOZ King Lear Overture
SIBELIUS Symphony No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 82
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73, “Emperor”

Ode to Joy!
Saturday, July 12, 2003
Joseph Silverstein conductor
Sally Dibblee soprano
Elizabeth Grohowski mezzo-soprano
Jonathan Mack tenor
James Johnson bass-baritone
Florida Philharmonic Chorus
Jo-Michael Scheibe chorus conductor
Jeffri Bantz assistant chorus conductor
BERLIOZ Roman Carnival Overture
IVES The Unanswered Question
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, “Choral”

Pre-Concert Conversations are scheduled prior to each of the full-orchestra concerts for ticket holders at Broward Center beginning at 6:45 PM.

Subscription ticket prices for a package of 4 concerts: $95, $125 and $150 (On Sale Now!)
Single ticket prices – July 5 and 11: $26, $35 and $43 (On Sale May 24, 2003)
Single ticket prices – July 8 and 12: $31, $40 and $47 (On Sale May 24, 2003)
For ticket information, please contact the box office at 1.800.226.1812.

FESTIVAL CHAMBER CONCERTS
Igor Gruppman, Artistic Director
Broward County Main Library Auditorium
100 South Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale

Special Concert
Thursday, June 26, 7:00 PM
Florida Youth Orchestra
Terry Stout conductor
Marie Randel conductor

Beethoven's Beloved Sonatas
Saturday, June 28, 7:00 PM
Igor Gruppman violin
Steven Sigurdson cello
Kemal Gekic piano
BEETHOVEN Sonata for cello and piano No. 3 in A major, Op. 69
BEETHOVEN Sonata for pianoforte No. 26 in E-flat major, Op. 81a, “Les Adieux”
BEETHOVEN Sonata for violin and piano No. 7 in C minor, Op. 30

Rediscovering Baroque – A Journey in Style
Sunday, June 29, 2:00 PM
Joan Faigen, Nicolae Soare, Izabela Cohen, Yang Xi violins
Steven Svensson viola
Philip Lakofsky cello
Jeanne Tarrant flute
José Lopez piano
GEMINIANI Sonate e violino e basso, Op. 4
HANDEL Trio Sonata in E minor, No. 18
BEETHOVEN Duet for Violin and Cello in E-flat major, WoO 32, “The Eyeglass Duo”
BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048
MOZART Piano Quartet in G minor, K. 478
STRAUSS Four Pieces for Piano Quartet, Op. 13

Beethoven and Beyond
Sunday, July 6, 2:00 PM
Huifang Chen violin
Abhijit Sengupta viola
Susan Moyer cello
Richard Hancock clarinet
Henry Skolnick bassoon
Jeffrey Kaye trumpet
José Lopez piano
MOZART Duo for Violin and Viola in G major, K. 423
BEETHOVEN Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano, Op. 11
SCHUMANN Faritales for Clarinet, Viola and Piano, Op. 132
MARTINU La Revue de Cusine

Piano Sonatas: Beethoven and More
Wednesday, July 9, 7:00 PM
Derek Han piano
MOZART Sonata No. 2 in A major, Op. 6, K. 331
BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 21 in C major, Op. 53, “Waldstein”
CHOPIN Three Nocturnes in B-flat minor, E-flat major and B major, No. 54, Op. 9
CHOPIN Sonata in B-flat minor, Op. 35

Subscription ticket prices for a package of 5 concerts: $72 (On Sale Now!)
Single ticket price – June 26: $5 General Admission (On Sale May 24, 2003)
Single ticket prices – June 28, 29, July 6 and 9: $20 (On Sale May 24, 2003)
For ticket information, please contact the box office at 1.800.226.1812.

FESTIVAL FAMILY EVENTS

The Colors of Beethoven
Saturday, June 28, 2003, 10:00 AM - Noon
Museum of Art - Fort Lauderdale
One East Las Olas Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale

A morning of children's interactive art and music, which includes a performance by members of the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra, a tour of the Museum of Art, snacks and interactive art activities.

Mozart's "The Magic Flute"
Sunday, June 29, 2003, 2:00 PM
Broward County Main Library Auditorium
100 South Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale

Mozart's The Magic Flute – This magical opera tale is told through story mime by performing artist Darby Hayes. A captivating theatre presentation, The Magic Flute combines the elements of drama, classical music, mime and storytelling to illustrate Mozart's famous opera The Magic Flute is geared for children ages 5 and older. This performance is a partnership between the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra's Beethoven by the Beach Festival and the Broward County Library's "Hats Off to Reading" Children's Summer Reading Program.

Free Limited Seating: Tickets required and can be obtained by visiting the Youth Services Department of the Broward Country Main Library or at Borders Books & Music, East Sunrise Boulevard store.

Programs, artists and dates subject to change.

The Beethoven Festival programs of the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra are sponsored in part by the State of Florida, the Florida Department of State, Jim Smith, Secretary of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council; the National Endowment for the Arts; the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Affairs Council; and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau; City of Fort Lauderdale, American Express, Humana and the Josephine S. Leiser Foundation, Inc.; Broward County Main Library and Borders Books & Music.

Additional media and in-kind support provided by South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Jewish Journal, WLRN, WXEL, WRMF and the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.


PETER NERO AND GIOACCHINO LIVIGNI TO PERFORM WITH
FLORIDA PHILHARMONIC IN PETER’S WORLD TOUR!

Fort Lauderdale, FL – The Florida Philharmonic Orchestra (FPO) continues the 2002-2003 Peter Nero and the Pops at the Philharmonic with a concert entitled Peter’s World Tour! Conducting the FPO is world-renowned conductor and pianist Peter Nero. Centerstage will be Italian tenor Gioacchino Livigni.

The Florida Philharmonic’s 2nd Peter Nero and the Pops at the Philharmonic concert of the season will be presented Wednesday, January 15, 2003, 8:00 PM, at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Fort Lauderdale.

Peter’s World Tour
Peter Nero conductor and pianist
Gioacchino Livigni Italian tenor

Italian tenor Gioacchino Livigni will take you on a tour that spans the world … music from Russia, France, Austria, Spain, Latin America, Great Britain, Italy and Australia.

Wednesday, January 15, 8:00 PM Broward Center for the Performing Arts/Au-Rene Theater
201 SW 5th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Tickets: $20 - $92 – For ticket information, please contact the box office at 1.800.226.1812.

Peter Nero – This season marks Peter Nero’s 40th Anniversary since the receipt of his first GRAMMY® Award in 1962. This virtuoso pianist has built an impressive career as a Pops conductor, arranger and composer. His solid musicianship, innovative programming and warm, informal stage presence has won him a loyal and enthusiastic audience. The Virginian Pilot recently said, "Peter Nero is a high-class showman, a pianist with dazzling technical virtuosity and inspired improvisation, and a solid leader of the Virginia Symphony with which he shared the stage." The Washington Post also dubbed him "the epitome of the Pops Conductor/Performer."

Entering his third decade as Music Director of Peter Nero & The Philly Pops, he looks forward to celebrating the Pops' 25th Anniversary with a television documentary and other special events. This will also be the first full season for Peter & his Pops as they continue to bring enormous pride to the City of Philadelphia in their new home at the prestigious Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts where they are a resident company.

One of the highlights of this past season for Mr. Nero included a one-night-only Gala concert featuring his original composition, Voyage into Space©. A dramatic work written for astronaut/narrator and symphony orchestra, Voyage into Space was performed at the Kimmel Center starring Senator and Astronaut John Glenn as Narrator. This unique, multi-media concert also featured music from sci-fi films, video screens and special effects. A good friend of Senator John Glenn, Nero was honored that excerpts were used as “wake-up” music for Mr. Glenn during his recent mission in space and that he was the Senator’s guest at the lift-off at Kennedy Space Center.

Recent guest performances include return engagements with the National Symphony Orchestra at Kennedy Center, the New Mexico and Arkansas Symphonies, the Buffalo and Dayton Philharmonics, the Florida Orchestra, and the Pacific, St. Louis and Virginia Symphony Orchestras. This past summer, he performed at the Grand Teton Music Festival in Jackson, Wyoming, and the brand new Todi Music Festival in Portsmouth, Virginia. He also returned to New York’s Carnegie Hall and in addition, a benefit at the Plaza Hotel for the Friar’s Club in honor of Harry Belafonte.

In the 2002 - 2003 season, performances will include seven concerts with the Jacksonville, Memphis, Savannah and Tucson Symphony orchestras, and the Buffalo and Rochester Philharmonics. Mr. Nero will rejoin his friends this season at the Florida Philharmonic for seven performances and perform across the country with his trio.

The Maestro continues his commitment to many important causes. Some of these include, among others, working for the funding of school music programs, for building new arts centers across the country, cancer research, dystonia, and autism.

He has received two GRAMMY Awards with ten nominations and recorded 66 albums including the million-selling “Summer of ’42,” as well an EMMY award for his participation in an NBC Special “S’Wonderful, S’Marvelous, S’Gershwin. He has performed throughout the world in some of the most prestigious concert halls including Kennedy center, Carnegie hall, Royal Albert Hall in London, and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.

Nero’s early association with RCA Records produced 23 albums in eight years. His subsequent move to Columbia Records resulted in a million-selling gold single and album, Summer of ‘42 now available on CD. Cashbox Magazine named him the world’s Number One Instrumentalist.

Peter's recordings over the last 12 years include three CD’s with full symphony orchestra: “On My Own”, “Classic Connections”, and “My Way.” He recorded “Peter Nero and Friends”, which contains collaborations with Mel Torme, Maureen McGovern, and Doc Severinsen among others. His latest CD’s are romantic albums entitled “Love Songs for a Rainy Day” and “More in Love.” By popular demand, four of his earlier recordings have just been re-issued by BMG Special Products on two CD’s.

Among Nero’s long list of honors are four Honorary Doctorates and the International Society of Performing Arts Presenters Award for “Excellence in the Arts.” He is also included on two historic walks of fame – one in Philadelphia, and one in Miami, FL. On October 20th of this past year, he received the prestigious Distinguished Arts Award presented by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge. Previous honorees were Bill Cosby, Marian Anderson, James Michener, Jimmy Stewart, Andrew Wyeth and Riccardo Mutti.

The Brooklyn-born musician started his formal music training at the age of seven. By the time he was 14, he was accepted to attend New York City’s prestigious High School of Music and Art and won a scholarship to the Juilliard School of Music. Constance Keene wrote in a recent issue of Keyboard Classics, “Vladimir Horowitz was Peter’s greatest fan!”

His first major national TV success came at age 18 when he was chosen to perform Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue on Paul Whiteman’s TV Special. He subsequently appeared on many top variety and talk shows including 11 guest appearances on “The Ed Sullivan Show” and numerous appearances on Johnny Carson’s “Tonight Show.” Other TV credits include performances on PBS-TV “Piano Pizzazz”, the National Symphony in Washington, D.C. on it’s July 4th Special entitled “A Capitol Fourth,” the PBS-TV special “The Songs of Johnny Mercer: Too Marvelous for Words" with co-stars Johnny Mathis and Melissa Manchester.

Peter has been a devotee and advocate of consumer electronics and his expertise has led him to be dubbed a “technocrat” by leaders of the industry. If it’s plugged in or battery operated, then Peter has it. While computers and other electronics have made him “the Gadget King,” Peter still makes music on the traditional Steinway concert grand piano and has been an official Steinway artist for over forty years.

When not touring around the world, Nero makes his home on the East Coast of the United States. He has two children -- Beverly, a successful actress residing with her husband in California and Jedd, a commercial real estate entrepreneur residing with his wife near New York City. Both children have made him a grandfather.

Gioacchino Livigni – Beginning his operatic career only in 2000, young tenor Gioacchino Livigni already has sung a number of roles at venues in parts of the United States and in Italy. In the past year, he appeared with the Chicago Opera Theater in Cosi fan tutte. The same year, he debuted as Almaviva in Il Barbiere di Siviglia for a production by the Academy of Vocal Arts (AVA) in Philadelphia, where he is a senior resident artist. For two straight years, he has received the Marcello Giordani-Michele Guagliardo Fellowship Award. In 2001, Livigni performed for Sarasota Opera in Florida. He was a featured soloist for the Philadelphia Chamber Society’s Verdi Concert and for the farewell concert to the AVA by Peter Nero and the Philly Pops, as well as for the Pops’ opening night at Philadelphia’s new Kimmel Center. Also in 2001, Livigni made his debut in the Bellini repertoire, which showcases the special characteristics of his Italianate timbre, style, vocal range and technique. He performed Elvino in La Sonnambula, as well as Fenton in Falstaff, for the AVA, and sang excerpts from I Puritani with the Teatro Massimo of Catania for the Bellini Foundation in Sicily. Livigni began his career as Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi for Boheme Opera Trenton. That year, he also sang Alfredo in La Traviata and appeared at the AVA, the Lake George Opera Festival in New York, and Michigan Opera Theatre in Detroit. Livigni won the Fritz and Lavinia Jensen Foundation Opera Competition last year, and has placed high in several other competitions. He hails from Palermo, Italy, where his father, the late tenor Salvatore Lauro Livigni, was his first mentor.

The Florida Philharmonic Orchestra is the largest performing arts organization in the state and the resident professional orchestra of Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties. It offers over 165 performances each year, showcasing the finest classical music and some of the world's leading guest artists.

The Philharmonic began its life in 1949 as the Fort Lauderdale Symphony. In 1984, with the guidance of veteran orchestra manager Joseph Leavitt, the Fort Lauderdale Symphony was successfully merged with the younger Boca Raton Symphony to become the Philharmonic. That season, the new orchestra presented full subscription concerts at Fort Lauderdale’s War Memorial Auditorium and at the Florida Atlantic University Auditorium in Boca Raton. During the 1985-86 season, the Philharmonic introduced concert series in West Palm Beach and added Miami-Dade the following year.

Program, dates, artists and concert start times subject to change.

The programs of the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra are sponsored in part by the State of Florida, the Florida Department of State, Jim Smith, Secretary of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council; the National Endowment for the Arts; the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Affairs Council; the Miami-Dade Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, the Mayor and the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners; the Palm Beach County Cultural Council and the Palm Beach County Tourist Development Council; the City of Miami Beach.

JOSEPH SILVERSTEIN TO PLAY AND CONDUCT AT THE SOCIETY OF THE FOUR ARTS
CONCERT IN PALM BEACH

Palm Beach, FL - The Florida Philharmonic Orchestra (FPO) presents another
in its series of Neighborhood Concerts with a program highlighting the
masterworks of Vivaldi, Strauss and Rossini. This Florida Philharmonic
performance features the exquisite playing and podium-commanding presence
of acting music director Joseph Silverstein. The Monday, January 20th
performance will be presented at the Society of the Four Arts, Two Four
Arts Plaza, Palm Beach, Florida. Performance time: 8:00 PM. This
one-night-only performance of Silverstein Centerstage is open to the pub
lic. For more information and reservations for this evening to remember,
please call the Society of the Four Arts at 561.655.7226.

Silverstein Centerstage
Joseph Silverstein, conductor and violin
ROSSINI, Overture to L'Italiana in Algeri
VIVALDI, L'autunno from The Four Seasons, Op. 8, "Autumn"
VIVALDI, L'inverno from The Four Seasons, Op. 8, "Winter"
STRAUSS, An der schonen blauen, Op. 314

The FPO's Neighborhood Concerts 2002-2003 initiative is the FPO's community
outreach program for special audiences in non-traditional venues who
otherwise may not have the opportunity to experience the essence of
classical music performed live by a professional orchestra. Neighborhood
Concerts 2002-2003 is sponsored in part by each of the venues that provide
the performance site and promotional support. Additional support provided
by fifty over fifty.

Joseph Silverstein has enjoyed a uniquely distinguished career of almost
five decades. As one of the most highly regarded concertmasters of our
time, a noted recitalist and orchestral soloist, conductor and music
director, chamber musician, and dedicated educator, Mr. Silverstein has
gained a unique perspective on the musical scene. In addition to his new
position with the Florida Philharmonic, Mr. Silverstein is presently the
Principal Guest Conductor of Seattle's Northwest Chamber Orchestra,
Conductor Laureate of the Utah Symphony, where he served as music director
for 15 years, and artistic advisor to 10 orchestras in the U.S. and Canada.
For 22 years Mr. Silverstein served as concertmaster of the Boston
Symphony Orchestra. While in Boston, he also founded and was music
director of the Boston Chamber Players; was a frequent soloist; and for 12
years held the position of assistant conductor. His experience as an
orchestra musician has provided valuable insights into the
conductor-orchestra dynamic and taught him how to communicate and inspire.
Mr. Silverstein's schedule during his 70th birthday season reflects the
breadth of musical activity that has been the hallmark of his career. His
schedule this season includes conducting engagements with the Winnipeg
Symphony; conducting and performing with the Northwest Chamber Orchestra
and the Hartford Symphony; and appearing as soloist with the Richmond
Symphony. He recently returned from a seven-concert tour of six cities in
Italy, Belgium, and France, performing chamber music with pianist
Pierre-Laurent Aimard, violist Tabea Zimmermann, and cellist Jean-Guihen
Queyras. As a Naumburg Competition winner, Mr. Silverstein will
participate as a recitalist performing the Bach Adagio and Fugue in G Minor
in the 75th anniversary concert of the coveted award on December 13 at
Lincoln Center. He has just recorded the complete Bach Sonatas and
Partitas for Unaccompanied Violin for an Image Recordings CD, which is due
for release in February, the same month that he performs these works in
recital in Seattle. In celebration of his 70th birthday on March 21,
special birthday tributes have been scheduled that month by The Chamber
Music Society of Lincoln Center at Alice Tully Hall, where Mr. Silverstein
has been an artist-member since 1993, and by the Utah Symphony in Salt Lake
City. With the Chamber Music Society, he will perform the Bartok Sonata
for Solo Violin and works by Mozart and Schubert on March 10 and 12, and in
Salt Lake City, he will join the Utah Symphony and its current music
director Keith Lockhart in the Brahms and Prokofiev Second Violin Concerti
on March 19. Mr. Silverstein has recorded extensively, as a conductor and
soloist, for CBS, Deutsche Grammophon, New World Records, Nonesuch, Pro
Arte, RCA, Telarc, and Delos. Two of his recordings have won Grammy
nominations: Vivaldi's Four Seasons with Seiji Ozawa and the Boston
Symphony and music of Beethoven, Dohnanyi and Kodaly with The Chamber Music
Society of Lincoln Center. A dedicated teacher, Mr. Silverstein is
currently on the faculty of The Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia,
where he graduated in 1950, and the Longy School of Music in Cambridge,
Massachusetts. He devoted this past summer to teaching and coaching
chamber music at the Verbier Festival and Academy in Switzerland.

THE FLORIDA PHILHARMONIC ANNOUNCES CONDUCTOR CHANGE

Michael Christie Invited to Return to Florida Philharmonic Orchestra

Fort Lauderdale, FL – The Florida Philharmonic Orchestra (FPO) announces that conductor Michael Christie has been invited to return to the Philharmonic in the upcoming 2002-2003 Season of Classics. Mr. Christie conducted the Philharmonic this past spring in a critically acclaimed series of concerts that featured works by Franck, Zwilich and Dvorák. James Roos of the Miami Herald commented on the performance… “Dvorák's Carnival Overture crackled with fire and flair, and the composer's seldom-done Sixth Symphony was a home run with the bases loaded.” Larry Johnson of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel concurred with “Tuesday night's concert at the Broward Center gave us the most all-around satisfying Philharmonic performance of the season … this was an impressive stand by the young conductor, and Christie has earned an invitation back.” And finally, Earl Cunningham of the Palm Beach Daily News reported that “(Christie) led energetic, insightful and subtly crafted performances of two works by Antonin Dvorák … It was a coherent and exhilarating performance.”

Mr. Christie will be replacing the previously announced conductor Ivan Volkov, and has agreed to conduct the April 2003 program Music Over the Centuries, as it was originally announced. Mozart’s elegant, sensual and mature Symphony No. 34 precedes American composer Walter Piston’s 6th Symphony, characterized as melodic and rhythmically propelling, the centerpiece of this concert that features music from three centuries. Aaron Rosand returns to play the Brahms Violin Concerto considered one of the greatest concertos ever written.

Music Over the Centuries
Michael Christie conductor Tuesday, April 1 – BCPA/Au-Rene
Aaron Rosand violin Thursday, April 3 – SRC
MOZART Symphony No. 34 Sunday, April 6 – LT/5:00 PM
PISTON Symphony No. 6
BRAHMS Violin Concerto

Dates, programs and artists subject to change.
Unless otherwise noted, FPO concerts are at 8:00 PM.

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Michael Christie – In only seven years, young American Michael Christie has established an international reputation as a leading conductor. In September 2000, just two months after his appearance at the Colorado Music Festival, he was appointed its music director.

Christie first came to international attention in 1995, when he was awarded a special prize for "Outstanding Potential” at the First International Sibelius Conductor’s Competition in Helsinki. The jury included Paavo Berglund, Sir Edward Downes, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Jukka-Pekka Saraste and Franz Welser-Möst. The prize resulted in an invitation to become an apprentice conductor with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, where Christie worked closely with Daniel Barenboim, who invited him to the Berlin State Opera, where the fledgling apprenticed on a production of Das Rheingold.

In the 1997-98 season, he was assistant conductor to Welser-Möst at the Zurich Opera House, enjoying much success in performances of Romeo & Juliet and a premiere of a Hansel and Gretel production. He then debuted with the Finnish National Opera in The Marriage of Figaro. Next, he premiered a new ballet in Zurich, and returned for more opera and ballet engagements. During much of that time, he was associate conductor of the Helsinki Philharmonic, working with a number of distinguished soloists.

Christie has guest-conducted the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Atlanta Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic, Cincinnati Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony and other United States orchestras. His European conducting stints have included the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Swedish Radio Symphony, Bergen Symphony and Finnish Radio Symphony.

He conducts each season in Australia, where he debuted in 2000 with the Sydney Symphony and the Queensland Opera. Christie is a graduate of the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music with a degree in trumpet performance. His conducting teachers have included Robert Spano, Eiji Oue and Peter Jaffe.

FLORIDA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Joseph Silverstein acting music director

2002-2003 Season of Classics
October 2002

PROGRAMS AND ARTISTS DATES/VENUES
Unless otherwise noted all
FPO concerts begin at 8:00 PM
The Planets
Christopher Wilkins conductor Tuesday, October 8 – BCPA/Au-Rene
Women of the Florida Philharmonic Chorus Wednesday, October 9 – CSCA
BRAHMS Symphony No. 3 Thursday, October 10 – SRC
HOLST The Planets Tuesday, October 15 – GCPA

The Majestic Cello
Rumon Gamba conductor Saturday, October 19 – BCPA/Amaturo
Amanda Forsyth cello Sunday, October 20 – BCPA/Amaturo
BRAHMS Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80 Tuesday, October 22 – SRC
ELGAR Cello Concerto Wednesday, October 23 – LT
SCHUMANN Symphony No. 1, (Spring) Sunday, October 27 – KCPA

THE FLORIDA PHILHARMONIC 2002-03 SEASON CALENDAR

Florida Philharmonic Orchestra Announces Updates to SEASON OF CLASSICS!

Fort Lauderdale, FL – The Florida Philharmonic Orchestra (FPO) announces updates to its 2002-2003 season line-up. The FPO will offer fifteen classical subscription programs, three classical matinee concerts, three Peter Nero and the Pops at the Philharmonic programs, and the holiday favorite – Handel’s Messiah, in six South Florida communities: Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs, Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, Miami and Miami Beach. Formed in 1985 from a merger of the Fort Lauderdale Symphony and the Boca Raton Symphony, the Orchestra is now under the leadership of Acting Music Director Joseph Silverstein.
· At the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale, the FPO will perform its classical subscription concerts in both the Au-Rene Theatre and in the more intimate Amaturo Theatre. The FPO will present a 6-concert Series A and a 3-concert Series B in the Au-Rene and two 6-concert Series – A or B – in the Amaturo Theater. A 3-concert Peter Nero and Pops at the Philharmonic series will be presented in the Au-Rene Theatre.

· In Coral Springs the FPO will perform a 5-concert series available at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts.

· Boca Raton performances by the FPO have been moved to a new home – the beautiful, new Spanish River Church on Yamato Road. The Orchestra will perform its entire 15-concert season of evening concerts in the Boca Raton venue, along with a 3-concert matinee series on Friday afternoons at 2:00 PM.

· Miami-Dade music lovers will find the annual full-season and short-season series available at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts. In addition, the FPO will present two new series in the Lincoln Theater on Miami Beach – A 4-concert series at 5:00 PM on Sunday afternoons and a 3-concert series at 8:00 PM on various evenings.

· The FPO will again perform a full and a seasonal series at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach, along with an additional 3-concert series, featuring beloved opera arias and duets, romantic piano selections, and Spanish-themed music. The FPO will also present a 2-concert Peter Nero and Pops at the Philharmonic series.

** Notes changes from what was previously announced.

PROGRAMS AND ARTISTS DATES/VENUES
Unless otherwise noted all
FPO concerts begin at 8:00 PM
The Planets
Christopher Wilkins conductor Tuesday, October 8 – BCPA/Au-Rene
Women of the Florida Philharmonic Chorus Wednesday, October 9 – CSCA
BRAHMS Symphony No. 3 Thursday, October 10 – SRC
HOLST The Planets Tuesday, October 15 – GCPA

The Majestic Cello
Rumon Gamba conductor** Saturday, October 19 – BCPA/Amaturo
Amanda Forsyth cello Sunday, October 20 – BCPA/Amaturo
SCHUBERT Symphony No. 3 Tuesday, October 22 – SRC
ELGAR Cello Concerto Wednesday, October 23 – LT
SCHUMANN Symphony No. 1, (Spring) Sunday, October 27 – KCPA

Haydn, Strauss and Franck
Maximiano Valdés conductor Sunday, November 3 – KCPA
David Jolley horn Monday, November 4 – BCPA/Amaturo
HAYDN Symphony No. 95 Wednesday, November 6 – GCPA
STRAUSS Horn Concerto No. 1 Thursday, November 7 – SRC
FRANCK Symphony in D minor Monday, November 11 – BCPA/Amaturo

Festividad Latina
Peter Nero conductor and pianist Monday, November 18 – KCPA
Néstor Torres jazz flutist
Join Peter Nero, the FPO and Florida’s own jazz flutist
Néstor Torres in an evening celebrating the exciting
Latin influences of South Florida.

The Italian
Marco Armiliato conductor ** Sunday, December 1 – KCPA
Wendy Chen piano Tuesday, December 3 – BCPA/Amaturo
Jeffrey Kaye trumpet Wednesday, December 4 – BCPA/Amaturo
BEETHOVEN Overture to Egmont Thursday, December 5 – SRC
SHOSTAKOVITCH Piano Concerto No. 1 Sunday, December 8 – LT/5:00 PM
MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 4, (Italian)

PROGRAMS AND ARTISTS (Continued) DATES/VENUES
Unless otherwise noted all
FPO concerts begin at 8:00 PM
Gutiérrez Returns!
Paul Nadler conductor Tuesday, December 10 – KCPA
Horacio Gutiérrez piano Monday, December 16 – CSCA
BERLIOZ Overture to Béatrice and Bénédict Tuesday, December 17 – BCPA/Au-Rene
RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 4 Wednesday, December 18 – GCPA
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3, (Eroica) Thursday, December 19 – SRC

Handel's Messiah
Lawrence Leighton Smith conductor Saturday, December 14 – LT **
Patricia Johnson soprano ** Sunday, December 15 – BCPA/Au-Rene
Barbara Dever mezzo soprano **
Brian Downen tenor **
Mark Embry baritone **
Florida Philharmonic Chorus
Jo-Michael Scheibe chorus conductor
Jeffri Bantz assistant chorus conductor
HANDEL Messiah

Romantic Piano
Bruce Hangen conductor Sunday, January 5 – LT
John Novacek piano Monday, January 6 – SRC
LISZT Mazeppa Tuesday, January 7 – BCPA/Au-Rene
LISZT Rhapsodie espagnole ** Thursday, January 9 – CSCA
TCHAIKOVSKY Francesca da Rimini
RACHMANINOFF Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

Mahler’s 4th
Joseph Silverstein conductor Tuesday, January 14 – BCPA/Au-Rene
Shana Blake Hill soprano Thursday, January 16 – SRC
Florida Philharmonic Chorus Saturday, January 25 – GCPA
POULENC Gloria Tuesday, January 28 – KCPA
MAHLER Symphony No. 4

Peter’s World Tour
Peter Nero conductor and piano Wednesday, January 15 – BCPA/Au-Rene
Gioacchino Livigni tenor
Peter Nero, the FPO and Italian tenor Gioacchino
Livigni will take you on a tour that spans the world …
music from Russia, France, Austria, Spain, Latin
America, Great Britain, Italy and Australia.

An Evening of Mozart
Joseph Silverstein conductor Sunday, February 2 – KCPA
Awadagin Pratt piano Monday, February 3 – CSCA
MOZART Symphony No. 18 Tuesday, February 4 – BCPA/Amaturo
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 23 Wednesday, February 5 – BCPA/Amaturo
in A Major, K 488 Thursday, February 6 – LT
MOZART Symphony No. 40 Monday, February 10 – SRC

In Love with Mozart
Sarah Hicks conductor ** Friday, February 14 – SRC/2:00 PM
MOZART Overture to The Magic Flute **
MOZART Sinfonia Concertante **
BERLIOZ Love scene from Romeo et Juliette **
PROKOFIEV Excerpts from Romeo and Juliet **

PROGRAMS AND ARTISTS (Continued) DATES/VENUES
Unless otherwise noted all
FPO concerts begin at 8:00 PM
Silverstein Plays Beethoven
Joseph Silverstein conductor and violin Saturday, February 15 – GCPA **
BARBER Second Essay Sunday, February 16 – KCPA
BRAHMS Symphony No. 4 Monday, February 17 – SRC
BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto Tuesday, February 18 – BCPA/Amaturo
Wednesday, February 19 – BCPA/Amaturo

Bruckner’s “Romantic”
David Lockington conductor Friday, February 28 – SRC **
Gary Graffman piano Sunday, March 2 – KCPA
MOZART Overture to Cosí fan tutte Tuesday, March 4 – BCPA/Au-Rene
RAVEL Piano Concerto in D Major, Thursday, March 6 – GCPA **
(Left Hand)
BRUCKNER Symphony No. 4, (Romantic)

Festividad Latina
Peter Nero conductor and pianist Wednesday, March 5 – BCPA/Au-Rene
Néstor Torres jazz flutist
Join Peter Nero, the FPO and Florida’s own jazz flutist
Néstor Torres in an evening celebrating the exciting
Latin influences of South Florida.

Harmonica Spectacular
Albert-George Schram conductor** Tuesday, March 18 – KCPA
Robert Bonfiglio harmonica Wednesday, March 19 – BCPA/Amaturo
GERSHWIN Cuban Overture Thursday, March 20 – BCPA/Amaturo
VILLA-LOBOS Concerto for Harmonica Sunday, March 23 – LT/5:00 PM
COPLAND El salón México Tuesday, March 25 – CSCA
LECUONA ** Selections to be announced Thursday, March 27 – SRC

Music Over the Centuries
TBA conductor ** Tuesday, April 1 – BCPA/Au-Rene
Aaron Rosand violin Thursday, April 3 – SRC
MOZART Symphony No. 34 Sunday, April 6 – LT/5:00 PM
PISTON Symphony No. 6
BRAHMS Violin Concerto

Brahms’ Double
Joel Revzen conductor Tuesday, April 8 – BCPA/Au-Rene
Igor Gruppman violin Thursday, April 10 – SRC
Andrés Díaz cello Saturday, April 12 – GCPA
Louis Lebherz baritone Tuesday, April 22 – KCPA
Florida Philharmonic Chorus
COPLAND Canticle of Freedom
WALTON Belshazzar’s Feast
BRAHMS Concerto for Violin and Violoncello, (Double)

Broadway Encores
Peter Nero conductor and piano Wednesday, April 9 – BCPA/Au-Rene
Christiane Noll soprano Monday, April 21 – KCPA
Soprano Christiane Noll will treat FPO audiences to
favorites from the Broadway stage … including selections
form Carousel, Oklahoma, Guys and Dolls, Candide and more!


PROGRAMS AND ARTISTS (Continued) DATES/VENUES
Unless otherwise noted all
FPO concerts begin at 8:00 PM
The Three B’s
Albert-George Schram conductor ** Friday, April 11 – SRC/2:OO PM
BACH Movements from Orchestral Suites 2 and 3 **
BRAHMS Variations on a Theme of Joseph Haydn **
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 4 **

Great Opera Arias and Duos
Sarah Hicks conductor** Sunday, May 4 – LT/5:00 PM
TBA soprano Wednesday, May 7 – KCPA
TBA tenor Monday, May 12 – SRC
VERDI Overture to Nabucco ** Tuesday, May 13 – BCPA/Au-Rene
VERDI Selections from Rigoletto, La Traviata and Aida **
ROSSINI Largo al factotum from The Barber of Seville **
MOZART Selections from The Marriage of Figaro **
LEONCAVALLO Vesti la giubba from I Pagliacci **
VERDI Solenne in quest‘ora from La forza del destino **
FLOTOW M’appari from Martha **
VERDI Dio, che nell‘alma from Don Carlo **
PUCCINI The Chrysanthemums **
PUCCINI Selections from Tosca, Madama Butterfly and La Rondine **

Great Opera Overtures
Albert-George Schram conductor ** Friday, May 9 – SRC/2:00 PM
ROSSINI Overture to Italian Girl in Algers **
WAGNER Prelude to Act III from Lohengrin **
TCHAIKOVSKY Polonaise from Eugen Onegin **
GOUNOD Ballet music from Faust (Waltz, Dance Antique and Satin’s Dance) **
PONCHIELLI Dance of the Hours from La Gioconda **
SMETANA Overture to The Bartered Bride **
VERDI Overture to Nabucco **
PUCCINI Intermezzo from Manon Lescaut **
VERDI Prelude to Act III from La Traviata **
BORODIN Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor **

Virtuosity and Passion
Keri-Lynn Wilson conductor ** Wednesday, May 14 – BCPA/Au-Rene
John Browning piano Thursday, May 15 – KCPA
BEETHOVEN Creatures of Prometheus Monday, May 19 – SRC
BARBER Piano Concerto Tuesday, May 20 – GCPA
WAGNER Prelude to Act I of Lohengrin
WAGNER Three Excerpts from Act III of Die Meistersinger von Nüremberg
WAGNER Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde

Dates, programs and artists subject to change.
Unless otherwise noted, FPO concerts are at 8:00 PM.


TICKET INFORMATION

Subscription tickets for the 2002-2003 season are available now.
Single tickets for all Florida Philharmonic Orchestra performances on sale September 21, 2002.
For tickets call 1 800 226 1812


BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
201 SW 5th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

· Single ticket prices in the Au-Rene Theatre: $20, $34, $49, $60 and $92 each.
· Single ticket prices in the Amaturo Theatre: $34, $49 and $60 each.
· Subscription prices range from $72-$486 for the 6-concert series in the Au-Rene Theatre, offered on one night only. =
· Subscription prices range from $57-$240 for the 3-concert series in the Au-Rene Theatre, offered on one night only. =
· Subscription prices range from $126-$336 for a 6-concert series in the Amaturo Theatre, offered on two nights. =

PLEASE NOTE NEW PERFORMANCE THEATRE: This season the Florida Philharmonic will perform subscription concerts in both the AU-RENE THEATER and in the more intimate AMATURO THEATRE. Subscribers will have the opportunity to select a 6-concert Series A, a 3-concert Series B in the Au-Rene Theatre; or either of the two 6-concert Series – A or B – in the Amaturo Theater.


CORAL SPRINGS CENTER FOR THE ARTS
2855 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs, Florida

· Single ticket prices: $20, $34, $49 and $60 each.
· Subscription prices range from $90-$245 for the 5-concert series, offered on one night only.


SPANISH RIVER CHURCH #
2400 Yamato Road, Boca Raton, Florida

· Single ticket prices for evening concerts: $20, $34, $49 and $60 each.
· Single ticket prices for matinee concerts: $18, $29 and $39 each.
· Subscription prices range from $112-$301 for a 7-concert series, offered on one night only.
· Subscription prices range from $80-$215 for a 5-concert series, offered on one night only.
· Subscription prices range from $48-$129 for a 3-concert series, offered on one night only.
· Subscription prices range from $45-$102 for a 3-concert matinee series, offered on Friday afternoons only.

# PLEASE NOTE NEW PERFORMANCE LOCATION: The Florida Philharmonic concerts in Boca Raton
have been moved to the Spanish River Church, 2400 Yamato Road (SE corner of Yamato Road and
St. Andrews Boulevard), Boca Raton.


KRAVIS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
701 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach, Florida

· Single ticket prices: $29, $39, $55, $74 and $92 each.
· Subscription prices range from $180-$774 for a 9-concert series at the Kravis Center, offered on one night only.
· Subscription prices range from $147-$616 for a 7-concert series at the Kravis Center, offered on one night only.
· Subscription prices range from $63-$249 for a 3-concert series at the Kravis Center, offered on one night only.

GUSMAN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS ++
174 East Flagler Street, Maimi, Florida

· Single ticket prices: $20, $34, $49, $60 and $92 each.
· Subscription prices range from $120-$672 for an 8-concert series at the Gusman Center, offered on one night only. ++
· Subscription prices range from $69-$354 for each of the two 4-concert mini series, offered on one night only. ++


LINCOLN THEATER ++
541 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, Florida

· Single ticket prices: $34, $49 and $60 each.
· Prices range from $147-$343 for a 7-concert series at the Lincoln Theatre, offered on one night only. ++
· Two mini series are also available; a 4-concert series at 5:00 PM on Sunday afternoons ranging in price from $100-$228, and a 3-concerts series at 8:00 PM on various evenings ranging in price form $75-$171.

++ PLEASE NOTE NEW PERFORMANCE LOCATION: The Florida Philharmonic will continue to present a series at the Gusman Center. In addition, the FPO will present a new series of music in the Lincoln Theater, 541 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach.

GROUP SALES INFORMATION

The FPO's group sales program offers discounts for any company, organization or civic group. Groups of 10 or more can enjoy discounted tickets, available priority seating, and convenient service by calling 954 938 6729.

Artist biographies, black and white and color photographs of 2002-2003 artists are available.

The programs of the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra are sponsored in part by the State of Florida, the Florida Department of State, Jim Smith, Secretary of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council; the National Endowment for the Arts; the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Affairs Council; the Miami-Dade Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, the Mayor and the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners; the Palm Beach County Cultural Council and the Palm Beach County Tourist Development Council.



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