The Symphonia’s 2023-2024 ‘Journey To Discovery’ Concert Season Continues With Fourth Concert ‘Europe’s Shores’ Sunday, March 17th, 2024

The Symphonia, South Florida’s premier chamber orchestra, will present its fourth concert of its ‘Journey to Discover’ earth and environment themed season with ‘Europe’s Shores.’ The concert will take place on March 17th at 3 p.m. at Roberts Theater at Saint Andrew’s School in Boca Raton. The performance will feature artists Alexander Platt and Less Roettges. 

Platt has built a unique career spanning the worlds of symphony, chamber music, and opera. He is Music Director of the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, the Waukegan Symphony Orchestra, and the Wisconsin Philharmonic, and spends his summers as the Music Director of the Maverick Concerts in Woodstock, New York. He also spent twelve seasons as Resident Conductor and Music Advisor at Chicago Opera Theater. A graduate of Yale College, King’s College Cambridge (where he was a British Marshall Scholar) and conducting fellowships at both Aspen and Tanglewood, he has guest-conducted countless orchestras across the globe.

Roettges has been the principal flute for the Jacksonville Symphony since 1986.  During the summer he is the principal flute for the Eastern Music Festival, and he is also a member of the six-time Emmy award-winning All-Star Orchestra, led by Maestro Gerard Schwarz.

Before winning the position in Jacksonville, Roettges performed as the principal flute for the Philharmonic Orchestra of Mexico City, Solisti New York, and the Opera Ensemble of New York.

Roettges regularly tours with the San Marco Chamber Music Society. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the New England Conservatory and a master’s from The Juilliard School.

Information on tickets is available at, by calling 561-376-3848, or by emailing 

Pre-Concert Conversation:

A Pre-Concert Conversation hosted by The Symphonia’s Principal Conductor, Alastair Willis takes place from 2-2:30 p.m., giving ticket holders an opportunity to learn more about the works to be performed that afternoon. Free for concert ticket holders. 

Meet The Orchestra:

The Symphonia’s most popular, interactive program for kids returns on Saturday, March 16th, coinciding with The Symphonia’s rehearsal and includes an instrument petting zoo. Children can attend for free, and adults are just $5 per person. The event also takes place at Roberts Theater at Saint Andrew’s School located at 3900 Jog Road, Boca Raton.


The mission of The Symphonia is to inspire, educate and engage the lives of our diverse South Florida community through extraordinary musical experiences. Founded in 2004 and recognized as the region’s premier chamber orchestra, The Symphonia’s annual concert series features a repertoire blending classic and contemporary works, showcasing compositions from diverse composers that can best be brought to life by a chamber-size ensemble. 

The Symphonia takes great pride in its longstanding community partnerships, including its ‘Building a String Orchestra and Self-Esteem’ children’s program at the Boys & Girls Club in Delray Beach, and with the City of Boca Raton. Additional outreach programs include ‘Meet the Orchestra’ for kids 12 and under, and ‘Box Lunch It,’ a program that allows adult patrons to meet and learn from The Symphonia’s featured soloists and conductors in an intimate, casual environment. This past year, The Symphonia also launched a program to provide complimentary tickets to service organizations such as Boca Helping Hands, Lighthouse for the Blind, Wounded Veterans Relief Fund, and Schwedelson Special Need Department of the Jewish Community Center.  

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