The Symphony Society is rolling out the red carpet for the 2016-17 Season Opening Night on Nov 11.
The Daytona Beach Symphony Society is opening its 65th season with the Siberian Virtuosi at 7 p.m., Nov. 11, at the Peabody Auditorium, 600 Auditorium Blvd., Daytona Beach.
Founded in 1994, the Russian ensemble of the Siberian Virtuosi celebrates 22 years this season, having given over 1,300 concerts in 14 European and Asian countries. This is their third North American tour, following their Carnegie Hall appearance in December 2015.
This concert features 11 violinists, each a virtuoso in their own right, with a commanding stage presence, performing without the traditional restrictions of the seated ensemble. The Virtuosi will be joined by piano accompaniment, and special guest Julia Milkis, the renowned clarinetist known as the “only student of Benny Goodman.”
They will perform their own arrangements of vibrant, colorful and mood-filled works from Baroque to classical and jazz genres including such memorable pieces as, Summer from the “Four Seasons” by Vivaldi, Mozart’s Rondo, Magic Melodies from Tchaikovsky Ballets, Promenade (Walking the Dog) by Gershwin from the film “Shall We Dance,” and a Benny Goodman favorite, A smo-o-oth one.
Following Opening Night, the 65th Season continues in 2017 with:
- Wednesday, January 11, 2017, Prague Philharmonia, with Sarah Chang, violin, and Andrew von Oeyen, piano
- Tuesday, January 31, 2017, Vienna Boys’ Choir
- Friday, February 10, 2017, Bamberg Symphony, with Ray Chen, violin
- Friday, February 17, 2017, Carmen · Teatro Lirico D’Europa
- Friday, March 3, 2017, Russian Seasons, A Celebration of World Dance
- Wednesday, March 22, 2017, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, with Nicola Benedetti, violin
“And we hope everyone takes advantage of our family, student and military discounts, as well as discounts for Volusia County School employees,” adds Tracy Marino, director of marketing and development.
Opening night festivities will also include rolling out the red carpet and the Symphony Society will be hosting a champagne toast for season subscribers.
For a 20% savings off single ticket prices, season subscriptions ($220-$380 per seat) are available until opening night. For more information and for purchasing season subscriptions, call the Symphony Society office at 253-2901. Single tickets ($39-$68) can be purchased in person at the Peabody Auditorium Box Office, online at dbss.org or by calling 800-745-3000.