FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Daytona Beach Symphony Society Presents its 67th Season in 2018-19!
DAYTONA BEACH, Florida (April 12, 2018) – The Daytona Beach Symphony Society is proud to present its 2018-19 Season, at The Peabody Auditorium (600 Auditorium Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32118). Featuring seven (7) international series performances, the season will run from November 28, 2018, through March 31, 2019.
“Our stellar, upcoming season includes orchestras from London, Shanghai, Buffalo and Jacksonville; a world class vocal ensemble; an unforgettable opera of frightening power; the most famous of ballets; and incredible cirque acrobats,” says Tracy Marino, director of marketing and development for the Symphony Society.
Season Subscriptions will go on sale May 1. At a savings of 20% off single ticket prices, subscriptions range from $220-$386 per seat, and are available exclusively at the Symphony Society office, by calling 386-253-2901.
The Opening Night concert, Wednesday, November 28 at 7PM, will be GRAMMY® award-winning ensemble, Chanticleer. Founded in San Francisco, America’s orchestra of voices was named Ensemble of the Year by Musical America in 2008. Opening night will feature the highest level of choral excellence with a varied and fun program of popular favorites.
Saturday, January 12 at 7PM, will bring the opera, Puccini’s Tosca, a story about an epic and tragic love triangle. The opera includes live music by a 40-piece all American orchestra, several soloists who made their much celebrated debut last season, and English supertitles.
The Shanghai Opera Symphony Orchestra will mark their first appearance in Daytona Beach, on Sunday, January 27 at 3PM. Celebrated for its interpretations of classical symphony repertoire, this concert will feature works by Verdi and Dvořák, along with Xinghai’s Yellow River Piano Concerto, performed by renown concerto soloist, Siheng Song.
On Sunday, February 3, at 3PM, Cirque Musica Crescendo will take the audience on an edge-of-their-seat, visually stunning musical journey. Featuring international cirque artists performing a theatrical production in artistic union with the Jacksonville Symphony, as they play a program of popular classical music selections.
Founded in London in 1958, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields will take the stage at The Peabody on Friday, February 22 at 7PM. Known for its fresh, brilliant classical music interpretations, this inspiring concert will feature one of America’s foremost pianists, Jeremy Denk, who will also serve as the evening’s conductor.
The most beloved and mesmerizing of classical ballets, it has been 8 years since Swan Lake has graced The Peabody stage. Coming Friday, March 1 at 7PM, the Russian National Ballet will bring their formidable talents and breathtakingly beautiful choreography to Daytona Beach with this one-of-a-kind ballet, Swan Lake.
Finishing the Season, on Sunday, March 31, 3PM, will be the Buffalo Philharmonic. The orchestra made history in 1998 by appointing the incomparable JoAnn Falletta as its new maestra, making her the first female music director of a major U.S. symphony orchestra. Maestra Falletta will conduct this concert, which will include Brahm’s Piano Concerto No. 2, featuring the fabulous Fabio Bidini, in his third appearance here in Daytona Beach.
The 2018-19 Season Calendar:
7PM, Wednesday, November 28 Chanticleer
7PM, Saturday, January 12 Puccini’s Tosca
3PM, Sunday, January 27 Shanghai Opera Symphony Orchestra with Siheng Song, piano
3PM, Sunday, February 3 Cirque Musica Crescendo, Jacksonville Symphony
7PM, Friday, February 22 Academy of St Martin in the Fields with Jeremy Denk, conductor & piano
7PM, Friday, March 1 Swan Lake, Russian National Ballet
3PM, Sunday, March 31 Buffalo Philharmonic with Fabio Bidini, piano
Single tickets ($39-$69) will go on sale on Wednesday, August 1, at The Peabody Box Office, online at dbss.org or by calling 800-745-3000.
The Daytona Beach Symphony Society is a non-profit dedicated to bringing the excitement of classical music, dance and opera to the widest possible audience. We inspire and encourage our youth to develop an appreciation for the performing arts through our YES! Program. By bringing the highest quality classical performing arts to Volusia County, we generate an awareness and appreciation of music, dance and opera for residents and visitors.
Tracy Marino, Director of Marketing & Development
P.O. Box 2
Daytona Beach, FL 32115