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                                                          Arts & EntErtAinmEnt

                                                         Rex Recommends

                                                                           By Rex Hearn
         Three mainstays in Palm                         first performance in Dublin, Ireland, King George ll of Britain   Palm Beach Opera
      Beach arts, symphony, opera                        stood in the Hallelujah Chorus, out of respect for the grandeur      There will be three operas this year. David Stern, the
      and ballet have carefully                          of the music. Audiences continue this tradition the world over   conductor, leads 60 orchestral players in the pit in the main hall
      chosen  programs  for  the                         whenever it is played. Back in Kravis, Monday, Jan. 30 at 8 p.m.   of The Kravis Center. Yes, his father was the great violinist Isaac
      2022/23  season. And The                           the beautiful mezzo-soprano, Susan Graham, will delight with   Stern. I will detail the soloists nearer the month they sing. So sit
      Society of Four Arts, (561)                        four arias from Mozart, some by Lehar and Berlioz. Debussy’s   tight. Friday, Jan. 20 and Saturday, Jan. 21 both at 7:30 p.m., you
      655-7226, has put together                         Prélude á l’aprés-midi d’un faune and Shostakovich’s rousing   will hear Puccini’s Madam Butterfly also the matinee on Sunday,
      one of their best seasons ever.                    Symphony No. 10 in E Minor, Op. 93 will eject you from your   Jan. 22 at 2 p.m. Next will be the delicious Mozart Opera Cosi
      Here in brief with dates, are                      seat: celebrating the late Stalin’s demise!       Fan Tutti written by Lorenzo da Ponte who became an American
      the events. Some people still                         No concert in February.                        citizen at 79! It deals with the fidelity of four people engaged to
      wear masks, caution in crowds                         Tuesday, March 14 at 8 p.m. the brilliant pianist, Misha   be married. A safe translation of the title might be, “Women are
      perhaps. Look for my monthly                       Dichter, will play George Gershwin’s only piano concerto. No,   fickle, Men cheat too.” It plays Friday, Feb. 24 and Saturday,
      column in Seabreeze. Attend                        it is not Rhapsody in Blue! A world premiere by Schwantner   Feb. 25 at 7:30 p.m. The matinee is at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 26.
      live arts in these parts.                          is next, Reflections on Thoreau. Stravinsky’s Firebird Ballet   Verdi’s Falstaff is last. Written when he was 80 and in retirement,
      Palm Beach Symphony                                Suite ends this program. Get ready for this guy: the great Joshua   this comedy based on The Merry Wives of Windsor by the Bard
         Orchestral concerts are now held in the big Dreyfus Hall   Bell, surely America’s best, will play Mendelssohn’s exquisite   of Avon, is a romp from beginning to end. How would you like
      at the Kravis Center unless otherwise stated. And Maestro   Violin Concerto in E Minor with a cadenza written by Bell,   to end up in the Thames River in a huge wicker linen basket?
      Gerard Schwarz is the conductor. Saturday, Nov. 6 at 3 p.m.,   himself, who is making record appearances everywhere. He   That’s what the women do to Sir John Falstaff for his cheeky
      Sarah Chang plays the lovely, tuneful Max Bruch’s Violin   just hit 30 consecutive at Tanglewood. Fingal’s Cave, part of   swagger! Performances: Friday, March 24 and Saturday, March
      Concerto, No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 26. David Diamond’s Rounds   Mendelssohns’ Hebrides Overture follows and Beethoven’s   25 at 7:30 p.m.; matinee is Sunday, March 26 at 2 p.m.
      for Strings and Brahms’ Second Symphony are both premiered   superb Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 55 “Eroica” ends      The Box Office phone number is (561) 833-7888.
      by the symphony. Thursday, Dec. 1 at 8 p.m., pianist Garrick   the program. Finale! Monday, May 15 at 7:30 p.m. Maria Joao   Ballet Palm Beach
      Ohlson tackles Beethoven’s difficult Emperor Concerto, No.   Peres will play Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major,      On Oct. 26 in the Playhouse Theatre at Kravis they dance
      5 in E-Flat Major. Two more orchestra premieres follow:   another orchestra premiere. The lead trombone of our symphony,   the story of Snow White (and the seven dwarfs).
      Night Ride at Sunrise by Sibelius and Sans-Saens’ magnificent   Domingo Pagliorca, will be the soloist in Hailstock’s Monuments.      Then there are four performances of the Christmas
      Organ Symphony, No. 3. It will rouse all your senses with   The concert season ends with a stirring choice: Cesar Franck’s   favorite The Nutcracker to Tchaikovsky’s brilliant music.
      its voluminous climatic sounds. Handel’s Messiah is next at   grand and moving Symphony in D Minor. The ending will blow   Performances are Saturday, Dec. 3 at 2 and 7 p.m. and
      The Rosarian Academy on Friday, Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m. and   your sox off! Be prepared to cheer the players, endlessly.    Sunday, Dec. 4 at 1 and 5 p.m.
      Saturday, Dec. 10 at 3 p.m. This work is 281 years old. At its      The Box Office phone number is (561) 281-0145.     The Box Office phone number is (800) 515- 2171.


                       Annual Touch-A-Truck And Fire Safety Fair

                                                                  Report and Photos by Penny Sheltz
         The Annual Touch-A-Truck and Fire Safety Fair was   of many different styles of big trucks and vehicles. It was   goal of the event is to remind people to look, listen and learn,
      held Saturday, Oct. 8 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Anchorage   a great learning experience for kids and adults!   to be aware of fire danger and make a home plan for safely
      Park North Palm Beach.                                The Fire Safety Fair offered a great opportunity to see   escaping a fire.
         Hundreds turned out to watch fire-fighting      the equipment firefighters use and meet the people who train      Anchorage Park is located at 603 Anchorage Drive. For
      demonstrations and get hands-on with a variety of   and work hard to keep our village safe around the clock. The   information, call Parks and Recreation at (561) 841-3386.
      working trucks. Kids enjoyed sitting in the driver’s seat

      Kids have fun checking out the manatee                                                               It was a great learning experience for kids and adults!
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