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Sounds of the Season Presented by CBS 12 News

Multiple Showings, December 24-26

Televised Performance

CBS News 12 presents the season opener as a holiday treat for viewers in a concert that features guest violinist Valentina Paolucci performing variations of Greensleeves in an arrangement by Music Director Gerard Schwarz. The program of this first televised performanceby Palm Beach Symphony also features arrangements by Schwarz of the seasonal classics Silent Night and We Three Kings of Orient Are and beloved melodies from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite No. 1, Op. 71A which include the Overture, Russian Dance and Waltz of Flowers. Pachelbel’s Canon in D Major, arguably one of the most famous and recognizable pieces of classical music, is one of five Palm Beach Symphony premieres on the program. In a timely and uplifting message of hope, the Symphony performs Sleepers Awake from Bach’s Cantata No. 140 based on apopular Lutheran hymn written by a 16th century Lutheran pastor to provide spiritual inspiration to his community ravished by plague. The musical holiday journey ends on a merry note with Anderson’s Sleigh Ride.

CBS 12 News

Thursday, December 24, 2020 at 8 PM
Friday, December 25, 2020 at 9 AM
Friday, December 25, 2020 at 7 PM


Friday, December 25, 2020 at 9 AM
Saturday, December 26, 2020 at 6 P

There are multiple ways for you to watch the performance:

  1. LIVE – as the program airs respectively on CBS 12 News and CW34, as noted above;
  2. Streaming Live – on your SmartTV, phone, tablet, or computer, log on to CBS12.com. You will see the “LIVE” streaming button. Remember, SmartTVs are very similar to your computer screen. If you have internet access on your TV, then the TV becomes a giant computer screen. Log on to CBS12.com through your internet browser, then click on the streaming button on the homepage;
  3. STIRR app – go to your selected app store and download the app. Sounds of the Season will be noted inside the app;
  4. CBS12.com – once the “LIVE” stream ends for the 12/24 airing, the show will reside on the website (CBS12.com) to watch an encore at your convenience.


Individual tickets go on sale August 1, 2020.

Valentina Paolucci

The holidays are a time for family and Palm Beach Symphony welcomes 19-year-old Paolucci playing the 1627 Andrea Amati Cremona copy violin which she received as the inaugural winner of the Symphony’s Lisa Bruna B-Major Award. She currently attends University of Miami on a full music scholarship in the Frost School of Music where Maestro Schwarz serves as a Distinguished Professor of Music. Paolucci has played in performance venues such as the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, Royal Albert Hall in London, Konzerthaus Berlin, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Usher Hall in Scotland, Chicago Symphony Hall and Carnegie Hall. She has performed in music festivals including the BBC Proms, Tanglewood Music Festival, Young Euro Classic 2019, Edinburgh International Festival, Caramoor International Music Festival and Bowdoin International Music Festival.

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This will be Palm Beach Symphony's first televised performance in its 47 year history. Please consider supporting the Symphony's efforts to engage, educate, and entertain the community through spirited performances of orchestral music. Your gift will help support the work of our Music Director Gerard Schwarz and our orchestra musicians, the programs that provide music education enrichment for students, and our efforts to liven the community with inspiring music.

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