Published On: Wed, Dec 5th, 2018

The Symphonia’s January BOCA Concert Weekend

Boca Raton, FL – The SYMPHONIA (, South Florida’s world-class chamber orchestra, has just announced the second concert in the Marleen Forkas Connoisseur Concert Series. The January 6 concert will be held at Saint Andrew’s School, 3900 Jog Road in Boca Raton and will feature Kensho Watanabe as Guest Conductor and David Kim as Violin Soloist. The Concert will begin at 3 p.m. and will include a Pre-Concert Conversation with the conductor at 2 p.m. In addition, the weekend will include a rehearsal luncheon with the guest conductor and Meet the Orchestra for children.
Bach Violin Concerto in E major
Schubert Symphony No. 3 in D major
Massenet “Meditation” from Thaïs
Tchaikovsky Souvenir de Florence, op. 70
Kensho Watanabe has been assistant conductor of The Philadelphia Orchestra since the 2016-17 season. In April 2017, he received worldwide attention and critical acclaim when he stepped in at the last minute for the indisposed conductor Nézet-Séguin. 
Violinist David Kim is concertmaster of The Philadelphia Orchestra and the All Star Orchestra. He appears as soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra each season, as well as with numerous orchestras around the world. 
Pre-Concert Conversation
A Pre-Concert Conversation with the conductor will take place on the day of the Connoisseur Concert, January 6, from 2-2:30 p.m., so ticket holders can learn more about the pieces to be performed that afternoon. There is no charge for concert ticket holders to attend.
Meet the Orchestra
This fun program for children and their parents introduces children to classical music. Kids meet musicians at the live dress rehearsal and participate in an
“instrument petting zoo.” The program takes place on the Saturday morning before the Connoisseur Concert from 10:30 am-12 noon on January 5, 2019.
Box Lunch It with The SYMPHONIA
Sit in on part of the Friday rehearsal and enjoy a box lunch afterwards with some of The SYMPHONIA’s musicians. The guest conductor provides context for the upcoming concert and the soloist will perform. Box Lunch It will begin promptly at 11:30 a.m. on January 4, 2019. Box Lunch It is held at the Unitarian Church, 2601 St. Andrews Boulevard, Boca Raton. Admission is $35.
Tickets + information on programs is available at or by calling 561-376-3848 or
The Symphonia, considered to be South Florida’s world-class chamber orchestra, provides high quality classical music for the enjoyment and benefit of the South Florida community. The Symphonia’s performances and educational outreach programs feature nationally and internationally acclaimed conductors and soloists. 

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