Classical Café Series
All Classical Café performances take place in the intimate Stage West
The Duncan Theatre programs are funded in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, The Florida Council on Arts and Culture, The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Palm Beach County Commission, and the Tourist Development Council. The Duncan Theatre and Palm Beach State College gratefully acknowledge these partners and founders, as well as the generous contributions from our members and patrons for their support of our year-long series of events.
The Classical Café Series is sponsored, in part, through a generous gift by
Hernime Drezner & Jan Winkler †
Four events — Orchestra Seats: $120 per person
All programs, artists, dates and times are subject to change.
Wednesday, January 17, 2024 | 2 p.m.
Since forming in 2010, Neave Trio – violinist Anna Williams, cellist Mikhail Veselov, and pianist Eri Nakamura – has earned enormous praise for its engaging, cutting-edge performances.
Neave has performed at many esteemed concert series and festivals worldwide, including
Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, Smithsonian
American Art Museum, 92nd Street Y, Rockport Chamber Music Festival, Norfolk and Norwich
Chamber Music Series (United Kingdom), and the Samoylov and Rimsky Korsakow Museums'
Chamber Music Series in St. Petersburg (Russia). The trio has held residency positions
at prestigious institutions, including Brown University, the University of Virginia,
and the Longy School of Music of Bard College.
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 | 2 p.m.
Praised for their “superb capacity to find the inner heart of everything they play, regardless of era, style, or technical demand” (The International Review of Music), the Tesla Quartet brings refinement and prowess to both new and established repertoire. Now in its second decade, the quartet performs regularly across North America and Europe.
Recent highlights include their debut at New York’s Lincoln Center, a return to London’s Wigmore Hall, and performances at Stanford University’s Bing Concert Hall as winners of the prestigious John Lad Prize.
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 | 2 p.m.
Acclaimed as an “outstanding ensemble…cohesive yet full of temperament” (The New York Times), the Verona Quartet has firmly established itself amongst the most distinguished ensembles on the chamber music scene today.
The group’s singular sense of purpose most recently earned them Chamber Music America’s coveted 2020 Cleveland Quartet Award, and a reputation for its “bold interpretive strength, robust characterization, and commanding resonance” (Calgary Herald). The Quartet serves on the faculty of the Oberlin College and Conservatory as the Quartet-in-Residence.
Evren Ozel, piano
Wednesday, March 13 2024 | 2 p.m.
American pianist Evren Ozel began his musical studies at age 3 in his hometown of Minneapolis, MN. He has won numerous honors and awards including first prize at the 2016 Boston Symphony Concerto Competition, second prize at the 2016 Thomas and Evon Cooper International Competition, and second prize as well as Mozart and Chopin special prizes at the 2018 Dublin International Piano Competition.
Most recently, he received second prize and special prizes for Best Mazurka and Best Polonaise at the 2020 U.S. National Chopin Competition securing the honor of representing the U.S.A in the International Chopin Competition in Warsaw, Poland in October 2021. Ozel has performed with orchestras such as the Cleveland Orchestra, Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, RTE National Symphony, and Boston Pops among others.
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