Chamber Chats

About the Series

Palm Beach Symphony presents a lively chamber music concerts enhanced by enlightening narration by local musicians, historians, and scholars.

These informative and engaging chamber music programs provide both entertainment and learning.

Both programs are intended to be performed without intermission with a total running time of approximately 75 minutes for an adult audience. Either can be shortened to accommodate a school performance of 45-50 min, or as needed.
To book a performance of Playing Still, contact Education and Community Outreach Coordinator Alexis Thompson by clicking the button below.
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Playing Still:The Dean of
African American Composers

This string quartet performance weaves a rich tapestry of African-American music history, shining a spotlight on the music of William Grant Still, hosted by scholar and music educator, Dr. Rufus Jones, Jr.

An esteemed musician and Still scholar, Dr. Jones narrates the concert with enlightening commentary on William Grant Still, the first black American composer to have a work performed by a major American orchestra and the first to conduct a leading American orchestra.

PLAYING STILL is a spirited and enlightening way to celebrate Black History Month!

To book a performance of Playing Still, contact Education and Community Outreach Coordinator Alexis Thompson by clicking the button below.
To book a performance of Treasures of the Spanish Providencia, contact Education and Community Outreach Coordinator Alexis Thompson by clicking the button below.
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Treasures From the Spanish Providencia

Land ho! This performance is packed with adventure, featuring tales of Spanish sailors, a legendary shipwreck, Spanish-inspired music, and a wealth of coconuts!

Join Palm Beach Symphony’s string quartet on a musical journey back to Old Florida and the Spanish influence that gave root to so much of the state's history.

Unique multi-media-infused musical experience –Audiences “ride along” on a video tour of Palm Beach with fifth generation Floridian, Harvey E. Oyer, III, as guest host and historical guide. Through Oyer's video narration, viewers learn about the shipwreck of a 175-ton Spanish brig called Providencia, the treasures it brought to our shores, and the community it helped build.