West Palm Beach's Kravis Center Announces 2005-06 Season with Fleming, Hampson, and Perlman

Classic Arts News   West Palm Beach's Kravis Center Announces 2005-06 Season with Fleming, Hampson, and Perlman
 
Visiting artists at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, in 2005-06 will include soprano Ren_e Fleming, baritone Thomas Hampson, violinist Itzhak Perlman, and pianist Garrick Ohlsson.

Pianist Emanuel Ax and clarinetist Richard Stoltzman will play in duo recital, as will the piano-playing Labque Sisters.

Pianist Joyce Yang, a medalist at the 2005 Van Cliburn Competition, will perform with the Takšcs String Quartet. Other up-and-coming musicians include violinist Nicola Benedetti and cellist Alisa Weilerstein, who will perform with her parents in the Weilerstein Trio.

Ensembles on the schedule include the Royal Philharmonic, led by Charles Dutoit; the Rotterdam Philharmonic, led by Valery Gergiev; and the Jerusalem Symphony, led by Leon Botstein.

Among the jazz highlights are visits from the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, which will perform with Ghanaian ensemble Odadaa!; the all-star trio of guitarist Stanley Clark, banjo player B_la Fleck, and violinist Jean-Luc Ponty; and a double bill of saxophonist David Sanborn and trumpeter Chris Botti.

Dance program includes the hip-hop-based Rennie Harris Puremovement and the all-male Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo.

The center will present two touring opera companies: the Teatro Lirico d'Europa, performing La traviata, and Czech Opera Prague, performing Die Fledermaus.

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