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Maria João Pires, Hailstorck, 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 Joao Pires makes a rare American appearance in the season finale.  

The program opens with the world 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. The season culminates with the Symphony performing for the first time Franck’s Symphony in D Minor, which was once such a beloved staple of concert seasons that it appeared in programs at Carnegie Hall six times is less than two months in 1927.  

A three-time GRAMMY nominee, Pires has made recordings for Erato for 15 years and Deutsche Grammophon for 20 years. Since the 1970s, she has devoted herself to reflecting the influence of art in life, community and education, trying to discover new ways of establishing this way of thinking in society. In 1999, Pires created the Belgais Centre for the Study of the Arts in Portugal and, in 2012, she initiated two complementary projects in Belgium: the Partitura Choirs, a project which creates and develops choirs for children from disadvantaged backgrounds, and the Partitura Workshops. All of the Partitura projects have the aim to create an altruistic dynamic between artists of different generations by proposing an alternative in a world too often focused on competitiveness.  


Individual tickets go on sale August 1, 2020.



Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major, K. 488


Monuments for solo trombone and string orchestra (World premiere of orchestral version)


Symphony in D Minor (Palm Beach Symphony Premiere)

Gerard Schwarz, conductor

Maria João Pires, piano

Palm Beach Symphony Artist:

Domingo Pagliuca, principal trombone

Palm Beach Symphony Artist:

Domingo Pagliuca, principal trombone

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