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Schwarz, Palm Beach Symphony fete Mozart in style

December 3, 2022

South Florida Classical Review

Two seasons ago, Gerard Schwarz took charge as music director of the Palm Beach Symphony (in addition to his ongoing work as faculty member and conductor at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music).

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Bronfman brings emotional depth as well as bravura to Rachmaninoff with Palm Beach Symphony

January 11, 2022

South Florida Classical Review

Yefim Bronfman has made a specialty of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3, a work often considered the most difficult in the repertory. Yet to watch the pianist perform it, as he did Monday night at the Kravis Center with Gerard Schwarz and the Palm Beach Symphony, is not to see a pianist reveling in keyboard theatrics, flinging his hands in the air and bringing them down with a crash. Although Bronfman’s technique is world-class, what stood out was the sense of drama and lyricism he brought to the work.

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Review: Palm Beach Symphony, pianist give splendid evening of Russian romanticism

January 11, 2022

Palm Beach Daily News

The Palm Beach Symphony performed Monday at the Kravis Center in a concert resplendent with Rachmaninoff’s “3rd Piano Concerto in D minor, op. 30,” the infamous Shostakovich “Symphony no. 5, op. 47”, also in D minor, and a lesser-known piece, “Kikimora, op. 63.” It was an evening of Russian romanticism.

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TKA Teacher Honored As Instrumental Music Teacher Of The Year

December 30, 2021

The Town Crier

Wesley Lowe Jr., director of instrumental arts at the King’s Academy, has been named the Palm Beach Symphony Instrumental Music Teacher of the Year.

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HOMETOWN HEROES: Palm Beach Symphony helps music students with instrument donations

December 27, 2021

CBS12 News

very year, thanks to generous instrument donations from people in the community, the Palm Beach Symphony is able to help keep music students and school music programs thriving in Palm Beach County.

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Sounds of the Season

December 20, 2021

CBS12.com

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CBS12) — CBS12 and the Palm Beach Symphony are teaming up to bring you the Sounds of the Season. It's sponsored by the Hospital for Special Surgery.

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Review: Clarinetist steals the show in Palm Beach Symphony's Mozart tribute

December 3, 2021

Palm Beach Daily News

In a program called "Mozart's Final Year," given at the Kravis Center on Thursday, the Palm Beach Symphony, joined by a guest artist and the Master Chorale of South Florida, presented a selection of those works, including the overture to “The Magic Flute,” the Clarinet Concerto, the Requiem and the choral motet "Ave verum corpus."

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Schwarz, Palm Beach Symphony fete Mozart in style

December 3, 2021

South Florida Classical Review

Two seasons ago, Gerard Schwarz took charge as music director of the Palm Beach Symphony (in addition to his ongoing work as faculty member and conductor at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music).

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Palm Beach Symphony to Present 'Mozart's Last Year'

November 24, 2021

Broadway World Miami

Palm Beach Symphony will present an extraordinary night of music by one of the great masters of all time with Mozart's Last Year featuring guest artist Jon Manasse at the Kravis Center on Thursday, December 2 at 7:30 p.m. Music Director Gerard Schwarz, who recently received the eighth and ninth Emmy® Awards of his distinguished career, will be at the podium.

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Palm Beach Symphony Builds Community Partnering with Related Companies

November 15, 2021

NAIOP South Florida Chapter

Palm Beach Symphony musicians have been busy this fall, engaging the community from South Florida to the Hamptons including an event with Related Companies at 360 Rosemary.

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Marching band, art auction to welcome patrons as Palm Beach Symphony kicks off season

October 21, 2021

Palm Beach Daily News

Marching bands, dancing, an auction of old instruments into artwork — and oh yes, a performance with Music Director Gerard Schwarz at the podium and virtuoso pianist Hélène Grimaud — are planned for the Nov. 7 opening of the Palm Beach Symphony season at the Kravis Center.

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Virtuoso Pianist Hélène Grimaud Opens Palm Beach Symphony Season

October 19, 2021

Boca Raton Tribune

On Sunday, November 7 at 3 p.m., Palm Beach Symphony will open its 48th season at the Kravis Center with Music Director Gerard Schwarz at the podium and virtuoso pianist Hélène Grimaud joining for Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor.

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Palm Beach Symphony to present 'Shoe Bird' at children's concerts

October 18, 2021

Palm Beach Post

The Palm Beach Symphony has a lineup of heavy-hitter soloists on the way for its new season beginning Nov. 7, including pianists Hélène Grimaud, Yefim Bronfman and Maria João Pires, plus violinist Midori. But before embarking on its Masterworks series, the orchestra will turn its attention to children. In two performances next week, the ensemble will join forces with the Young Singers of the Palm Beaches and narrator Charlie Adler to perform "Eudora’s Fable: The Shoe Bird," a work based on "The Shoe Bird," the only children’s book of the celebrated American writer Eudora Welty.

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Palm Beach Symphony Opens Instrumental Music Teacher Of The Year Nominations

September 26, 2021

Broadway World

Students, parents, colleagues and community members are invited to nominate local instrumental music teachers for the title of Palm Beach Symphony Instrumental Music Teacher of the Year. Deadline for nominations that can be made online is 5 p.m. on Monday, November 1.

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Palm Beach Symphony Seeks Outstanding High School Seniors for Lisa Bruna B-Major Award

September 24, 2021

The Boca Raton Tribune

Music students may have just returned to the classroom but high school seniors are already thinking about college. Palm Beach Symphony is now accepting nominations for the Lisa Bruna B-Major Award which will bestow upon one to three high school seniors in Palm Beach County an advanced level instrument that will be suitable for college auditions and the start of a career in music.

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Palm Beach Symphony Presents A Family Concert On October 24

September 24, 2021

Broadway World

Palm Beach Symphony will present Eudora's Fable: The Shoe Bird, an adaptation of Pulitzer Prize winner Eudora Welty's only children's book, The Shoe Bird, at the Eissey Campus Theater at Palm Beach State College on Sunday, October 24 at 3 p.m.

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Wellington Artist Takes Part In Symphony’s Musical Masterpieces

September 23, 2021

The Town Crier

In a wondrous mash-up of visual and performing arts, the Palm Beach Symphony and Zero Empty Spaces is presenting Musical Masterpieces, a collection of 38 artworks incorporating musical instruments created by more than two dozen local artists. Following the exhibition, the works will be auctioned to benefit both nonprofit organizations.

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“Musical Masterpieces” On Display at Zero Empty Spaces

September 16, 2021

Palm Beach Illustrated

Palm Beach Symphony and Zero Empty Spaces will present “Musical Masterpieces,” a collection of 38 artworks that incorporate musical instruments created by more than two dozen local artists. Following the exhibition, the works will be auctioned to benefit both non-profit organizations. The exhibition will be on view at Zero Empty Spaces in Palm Beach Gardens through Wednesday, November 10, and all art is available for purchase virtually through the exhibition’s close. Local winning bidders can pick up their art at a champagne reception held at Zero Empty Spaces on Friday, November 12.

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“Musical Masterpieces” On Display at Zero Empty Spaces

September 16, 2021

Palm Beach Illustrated

Palm Beach Symphony and Zero Empty Spaces will present “Musical Masterpieces,” a collection of 38 artworks that incorporate musical instruments created by more than two dozen local artists. Following the exhibition, the works will be auctioned to benefit both non-profit organizations.

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Tisn't the season, but holiday luncheon planners are busier than Santa's elves

September 10, 2021

Palm Beach Daily News

During the long, hot late-summer days, the Palm Beach Symphony's Ladies Guild turned its focus to things holly, jolly and merry.

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Tisn't the season, but holiday luncheon planners are busier than Santa's elves

September 10, 2021

Palm Beach Daily News

During the long, hot late-summer days, the Palm Beach Symphony's Ladies Guild turned its focus to things holly, jolly and merry.

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Palm Beach County, Florida lands 10 financial titans, yielding thousands of jobs

August 19, 2021

Biz Journals

Palm Beach County, Florida, also known as "Wall Street South," recently announced the relocation of 10 financial industry giants that plan to create thousands of jobs. Financial firms have flocked from the Northeast U.S. to open offices in the Palm Beaches. In 2020, 70,000 wealthy people chose to abandon New York City, taking $34 billion with them, and Palm Beach County, Florida is ranked as the top migration location in Florida, according to Unacast’s report released in March 2021.

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Mom's love of music and daughter's love for Mom segues into scholarship competition

July 21, 2021

Palm Beach Daily News

Young musicians who aspire to make a comfortable living with their gift often need parents who are willing to make sacrifices. The making of a musician is a pricey endeavor indeed. Palm Beach Symphony board member Felicia Taylor wants to ease some of that financial burden. Felicia Taylor To that end, she is funding a music scholarship competition for 18- to 24-year-old music students.

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Palm Beach Symphony Announces New Music Scholarship Competition

July 20, 2021

Broadway World

Palm Beach Symphony has announced the Annual Mary Hilem Taylor Music Scholarship Competition offering significant cash prizes and performance opportunities to promising young artists with financial needs residing in or attending an institution of higher education in South Florida.

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Palm Beach Symphony Announces 2021-22 Season Masterworks Series

July 19, 2021

Palm Beach Symphony

Palm Beach Symphony has announced its upcoming 2021-22 Season featuring many of today’s most celebrated musicians as pianists Hélène Grimaud, Yefim Bronfman,

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Palm Beach Symphony Supports Music Education In Schools

July 15, 2021

The Town Crier

During the 2020-21 school year, the Palm Beach Symphony delivered nearly 400 musician hours of classroom instruction and performances in education programs that impacted more than 6,900 students, including students at Wellington Elementary School.

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Palm Beach Symphony Earns High Marks on 2020-21 School Year Report Card

July 14, 2021

Broadway World

During the 2020-21 School Year, Palm Beach Symphony delivered nearly 400 musician hours of classroom instruction and performances in education programs that impacted more than 6,900 students.

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