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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. 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.

Palm Beach Symphony Artist:

Domingo Pagliuca, principal trombone

Domingo Pagliuca | Photo by IndieHouse Films

Domingo Pagliuca is a Latin Grammy Award-winning trombonist who was born in Venezuela and graduated with honors from the University of Miami with Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Music in Instrumental Performance. His versatility as an instrumentalist in different musical genres has led him to be one of the most in-demand musicians in Venezuela and Latin America for recording sessions and musical productions in the commercial field. Currently, Domingo plays with the world-renowned Boston Brass, is a Yamaha Artist, serves as Principal Trombone of the Palm Beach Symphony Orchestra (PBS) and Principal Trombone of the Florida Grand Opera Orchestra (FGO).

Inspired by his father, and under his tutelage, Domingo began his musical studies at an early age at the José Angel Lamas School of Music in Caracas. Upon completing high school, Domingo went on to study with Maestro Keith Brown for two years at Indiana University.

Returning to Venezuela at the age of 18, Domingo made his solo debut with the Venezuela Symphony Orchestra at the Teresa Carreño Theater.

In 1988, Domingo received a full scholarship to complete his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Music at the University of Miami. In 1989, Domingo was the first trombonist to win the U of M. “Concerto Competition”. In 1992, Domingo received the “Performer of the Year” diploma and in 1995, after finishing his master's degree, received the diploma of Honor and Excellence awarded by the Graduate School of the University of Miami.

As a trombone soloist, Domingo has performed multiple times nationally and internationally accompanied by symphonic orchestras. These include the Orquesta Sinfónica de Venezuela, Orquesta Sinfónica de Colombia, Central Ohio Symphony, Orquesta Sinfónica de Carabobo (Vzla), performing the trombone concertos by Nino Rota, F. David, Rimsky Korsakov, F. Graffe, and LE. Larsson. In October 2015 he performed the J. Beckel Concerto for Trombone and Band at Kansas State University.

From 1995-2008, Domingo was Associate Principal Trombone with the Venezuela Symphony Orchestra. When not performing, Domingo was a passionate educator in charge of the National Trombone Academy of Venezuela, as well as a professor at the Simón Bolívar music conservatory, the National Experimental University of the Arts (UNEARTE), and chamber music coach of the SISTEMA (an orchestral musical program of the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra).

Domingo has toured throughout the United States, Latin America, and Europe with Latin Grammy-winner artists Franco De Vita, Juan Luis Guerra & 4.40, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Rubén Blades, Luis Enrique, Raphael, and Oscar D'Leon.

In July 2013, Domingo joined world-renown BOSTON BRASS. As part of this Yamaha Performing Group, he conducts master classes and performs to audiences all over the world. In June 2019, Domingo released his first solo album, entitled “Eternal Gratitude”, which won a Latin Grammy Award in the category of Best Classical Music Album, produced by the famous musician and pedagogue Maestro Sam Pilafian. In July 2021, Domingo was one of the Guest Performing Artists at the 50th Anniversary of the International Trombone Festival.



Monuments for solo trombone and string orchestra (Florida Premiere of orchestral version)


Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major, K. 488 (Palm Beach Symphony Premiere)


Symphony in D Minor (Palm Beach Symphony Premiere)

Gerard Schwarz, conductor

Maria João Pires, piano

Palm Beach Symphony Artist:

Domingo Pagliuca, principal trombone

This concert is made possible through the generosity of the Park Foundation and Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Park

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