Meet the Artist

Sept 19| Oct 17 | Nov 7

Palm Beach Symphony Offices

About the Series

Conducted in an up-close-and-personal setting with Palm Beach Symphony’s principal musicians, these are one-hour conversations that will help you learn more about each of these musicians — their backgrounds and personal stories, and find out what inspires them to do the work they do as music professionals and educators.

These meet-and-greet cocktail reception events will take place in the Symphony’s new West Palm Beach location at 400 Hibiscus Street. Bites and beverages from our neighbors at Loic Bakery are included with ticket purchases.

Meet the Artist #1: Chauncey Patterson, Principal Viola

September 19, 2019 | 5:30 PM

Chauncey was smitten by the viola when a string quartet visited his elementary school in Burlington, N.C., and he took that to heart and made a career of it. He’s been the principal violist of the Buffalo Philharmonic and the Denver Symphony, and for 15 years played in the Miami String Quartet, which he helped found and with whom he toured the world. In addition to his work with the Palm Beach Symphony, you can find him in the pit for the Florida Grand Opera or branching out with Miami’s new and exciting “21st-century orchestra,” the Nu Deco Ensemble.

Meet the Artist #2: Marc Reese, Principal Trumpet

October 17, 2019 | 5:30 PM

A native New Yorker who was in Juilliard’s pre-college program and who spent his teen summers studying at the Boston Symphony’s Tanglewood Festival, Marc played for 17 years with the Empire Brass Quintet. An assistant dean and head of the brass department at Lynn University, he’s also played for the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony and Cleveland Orchestra, and in 2017 founded the Roger Voisin Memorial Trumpet Competition at Lynn, a triennial contest named after one of Marc’s most important mentors.

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Meet the Artist #3: Nadine Asin, Principal Flute

November 7, 2019 | 5:30 PM

Nadine, who grew up in the Washington, D.C., area and made her debut as a flutist with the Baltimore Symphony at age 16, holds two degrees from the Juilliard School and played for 20 years with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. She’s also been associated for 40 years with the Aspen Music Festival and School, and as an advocate of new music commissioned a flute concerto by the American composer Augusta Read Thomas, whose Plea for Peace will be heard on the Palm Beach Symphony’s second Masterworks concert.

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