International Cellist Previews Music at Chamber Music Society Benefit Concert


PALM BEACH, FL — An international cellist and Juilliard School faculty member will give chamber music enthusiasts a special preview of his upcoming documentary at a May benefit concert, hosted by The Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach. The performance is a special preview of Dane Johansen’s “Walk to Fisterra,” a musical pilgrimage and journey he will begin later in May, which will require he walk nearly 600 miles through Spain, along the Camino de Santiago, while carrying his cello and stopping to perform Bach’s “Six Suites for Solo Cello” in ancient churches along the way. Proceeds from the Benefit will help fund Johansen’s trip to Spain, along with defraying costs for Season One of the Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach. Johansen, who has played on some of the world’s most celebrated stages, is a native of Alaska who appears frequently on the world’s leading stages, including Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York City, the Kennedy Center, BBC Proms in London, and Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw. Johansen will perform works by J.S. Bach for solo cello during the concert, scheduled for Wednesday, May 7 at Café Boulud at The Brazilian Court Hotel, 301 Australian Ave. in Palm Beach. Cocktails will begin at 6 p.m., and the performance will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $125. For reservations, call 561-379-6773 or purchase tickets at The Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach was co-founded by Vicki Kellogg, and Michael Finn, who also serves as the Chamber’s Executive and Artistic Director. For more information about the Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach, call 561-379-6773, or visit to purchase tickets.