Connoisseur Series

Happy Birthday Beethoven

James Judd joins the orchestra to celebrate Beethoven's 250th birthday with works by the great master as well as Ellen Taaffe Zwilich – the first female composer to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music. The program includes Beethoven's spectacular Fifth Symphony, known for its raw power, and for the way it represents triumph over adversity.

The performance of Zwilich's Double Concerto for Violin and Cello features soloists Elissa Lee Koljonen (violin) and Yumi Kendall (cello).


* Selected by the Sun Sentinel as one of 5 Must-See Classical Music Performances This Season


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Overture from The Creatures from Prometheus
Double Concerto for Violin and Cello
Symphony No. 5


James Judd

James Judd

British-born conductor James Judd is sought after for both his passionate musicianship and his charismatic presence on and off the podium. Known for his extraordinarily communicative style and bold, imaginative programming, repeat engagements in concert halls around the world attest to his rapport with audiences and musicians alike. In addition to leading established, large musical groups, Mr. Judd has excelled as a youth and chamber orchestra conductor.

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Elissa Lee Koljonen

Elissa Lee Koljonen

Recognized as one of the most celebrated violinists of her generation, Elissa Lee Koljonen has thrilled audiences and critics in over one hundred cities throughout the world.

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Yumi Kendall

Yumi Kendall

Yumi Kendall serves as Assistant Principal Cello of the Philadelphia Orchestra and founder of the Suzuki Alumni Project. She describes herself as “cellist, musical messenger and treasure hunter.”

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Roberts Theater at Saint Andrew's School

Roberts Theater at Saint Andrew's School

The Roberts Theatre is located on the campus of St. Andrew’s school, on the East side of Jog Road, between Glades and Yamato Roads.

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