The Philadelphia Orchestra performed two concerts under the direction of Principal Guest Conductor Stéphane Denève in West Palm Beach at the Kravis Center, Tuesday evening, February 23, and Wednesday afternoon, February 24. They also held a rehearsal Wednesday morning, which included James Ehnes and the Beethoven Violin Concerto, which will be performed later on the tour.
Denève, Ehnes, and the Orchestra perform Sibelius’s Concerto to close the first half of Tuesday’s concert.
The audience shows their appreciation for a terrific concert Tuesday, following a performance of Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8.
Denève opens Wednesday’s rehearsal with excerpts from Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet.
Principal Percussion Christopher Deviney
Violinist William Polk
Denève leads the Orchestra in the Prokofiev.
Principal Timpani Don Liuzzi
Violinist Mei Ching Huang
Principal Viola Choong-Jin Chang asks Denève a question during the rehearsal of excerpts from Mendelssohn’s Incidental Music from A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Trumpet player Robert Earley
Ehnes rehearses Beethoven’s Violin Concerto.
Violist Judy Geist
Denève opens the matinee performance with Berlioz’s Overture to Beatrice and Benedict.
The full Orchestra in the beautiful Raymond F. Kravis Center.
The brass section during Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet excerpts.