Very excited about the 4th Annual Harmony which will be coming back to the Meyer Amphitheatre on Saturday the 9th.
Grab a picnic basket, and your friends and come downtown for a FREE afternoon of music orchestrated by Palm Beach Symphony and the Dreyfoos School of the Arts Dance Department.–
The 4th Annual Harmony is presented by the West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District (A&E District) which is composed of more than 20 distinct and distinguished cultural venues, including Palm Beach Symphony. This fourth annual performance is also supported by the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority.
“Our arts and cultural community continues to be one of our greatest assets, helping to position Downtown West Palm Beach as an attractive destination for residents, businesses and investors,” said Teneka James-Feaman, Director of the West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District. “This unique event shines the spotlight on two of our area’s cultural assets for one highly entertaining afternoon, all set along our stunning waterfront.”
Palm Beach Symphony will kick off the afternoon of the arts with the national anthem, followed by familiar and beloved selections from Les Misérables, Pirates of the Caribbean and Rogers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music. Under the direction of internationally recognized guest conductor Dr. Rufus Jones Jr., the symphony will also perform Mozart’s The Abduction from the Seraglio Overture, Strauss’s Thunder and Lightning (Unter Donner Und Blitz), Dvorak’s Slavonic Dances No. 8, Op. 46,and Verdi’s La Forza del Destino Overture.
The musical program will be complemented by the always exciting Dreyfoos School of the Arts Dance Department. Students will perform popular excerpts from the classic ballet Swan Lake, as well as a variation of The Dying Swan. The talented dancers will then take the audience on a trip around the world with Malhari, a Bollywood hit by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and choreographed by Troy Powell, the renowned artistic director of Ailey II. Showcasing their versatility from classical to contemporary dance, the Dreyfoos dancers will also present Heightened, an abstract original piece choreographed by Princess Grace Award winner, Juilliard graduate and international choreographer Darrell Grand Moultrie.
“Harmony makes the arts more inviting, more accessible and, therefore, more relevant to all members of the community,” said Palm Beach Symphony Executive Director David McClymont. “It deepens our appreciation of the value of a community so rich in quality cultural experiences. With no charge, no reservations, and no dress code, everyone feels welcome at Harmony. Don’t miss this!”
Harmony will take place Saturday, March 9 from 4 – 6 p.m. at the Meyer Amphitheatre located at 105 Evernia St. Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket, picnic basket and enjoy an afternoon of music and dance al fresco!
For more information about Harmony, please visit DowntownWPBArts.com or call (561) 833-8873.