2022/2023 Masterworks Season

Music Director Gerard Schwarz has programmed some of classical music’s all-time favorite works with selections that feature internationally acclaimed virtuoso soloists, including violinists Joshua Bell and Sarah Chang, pianists Garrick Ohlsson, Misha Dichterand Maria João Pires, and mezzo-soprano Susan Graham. In addition to exquisite masterpieces such as Beethoven’s landmark Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major (“Eroica”) and Stravinsky’s The Firebird, Palm Beach Symphony will present a Florida premiere work by Adolphus Hailstork and a world premiere work by Pulitzer Prize-winner Joseph Schwantner.

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Sarah Chang Plays Bruch

Sunday, November 6 at 3 p.m.

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One of the foremost violinists of our time, Sarah Chang, joins Maestro Gerard Schwarz to open the season performing the virtuoso passages and rich melodies of Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 26.

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Garrick Ohlsson Plays Beethoven's Emperor

Thursday, December 1 at 8 p.m.

The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts

Hailed by The Washington Post as “one of the great American pianists,” Garrick Ohlsson joins Maestro Gerard Schwarz and the Palm Beach Symphony to perform Beethoven’s last piano concerto, Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Major, Op. 73, known as “Emperor,” featuring the trademark grandeur of the composer’s heroic period.

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Susan Graham, "America's favorite mezzo"

Monday, January 30 at 8 p.m.

The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts

Called by Gramophone magazine as “America’s favorite mezzo,” and the New York Times as “an artist to treasure,” mezzo-soprano Susan Graham joins Maestro Gerard Schwarz and the Palm Beach Symphony to perform arias from Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro and Le Nozze di Figaro,” Lehár’s “The Merry Widow” and Berlioz’ “Les Troyens” as well as selections from The Great American Songbook. The program also features the Symphony performing Debussy’s sensual and evocative Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune (Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun) and Shostakovich’s dramatic and powerful Symphony No. 10 in E Minor, Op. 93, created after Stalin’s death by the great composer whose career that Russian leader had nearly ended.

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Misha Dichter Plays Gershwin's Piano Concerto in F, plus PBS gives World Premiere of commissioned work by Pulitzer Prize winner Joseph Schwantner

Tuesday, March 14 at 8 p.m.

The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts

Maestro Gerard Schwarz and the Palm Beach Symphony are joined by pianist Misha Dichter, one of America’s most popular artists. Dichter performs a beloved work by one of America’s greatest composers with Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F Major and its uplifting fusion of jazz and dance rhythms.

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Joshua Bell Plays Mendelssohn

Sunday, April 16 at 8 p.m.

The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts

Grammy-winner Joshua Bell, one of the most celebrated violinists of his era, joins Maestro Gerard Schwarz and Palm Beach Symphony to perform Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E Minor, arguably one of the masterworks of violin virtuosity and one to which Bell has added a cadenza of his own composition which he will perform.

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Maria João Pires, Hailstork, and Franck for a sensational season finale

Monday, May 15 at 7:30 p.m.

The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts

 Acclaimed piano virtuoso Maria João Pires makes a rare American appearance in the season finale joining Maestro Gerard Schwarz and the Palm Beach Symphony to perform Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major, which brilliantly blends the composer’s unique ability to both lift the heaviest heart and stir its deepest emotions. The program opens with the Florida premiere of the orchestral version of Adolphus Hailstork’s Monuments for solo trombone and string orchestra featuring Palm Beach Symphony Principal Trombone and Latin GRAMMY winner Domingo Pagliuca.

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