The Breakers
Palm Beach

February 17

Celebrate the Magic of Music

Save the date for an exclusive evening that celebrates the Symphony's 2019/20 Season on Monday, February 17 at The Breakers Palm Beach. The Symphony's 18th Annual Gala features an elegant dinner, dancing, a live auction, and live music by Charles Calello with his 14 piece band and a Palm Beach Symphony String Quartet.

Proceeds from the evening benefit Palm Beach Symphony’s world-class music, education, and community outreach programs.

About Charles Calello - The Legend Behind the Hits

Charlie Calello is an American, singer, composer, conductor, arranger, and record producer. His track record of successfully collaborating with various artists to produce or arrange Billboard hit songs led to his nickname in the industry as the "Hit Man".

In the late 1950s, Calello was a member of Frankie Valli's group The Four Lovers, but left before the group was transformed into The Four Seasons. In 1962, he became the group's musical arranger. In 1965, he joined the Four Seasons' lineup as bassist. Calello departed the group, becoming a staff arranger/producer at Columbia Records. In 1968, he became an independent producer and arranger and a year later arranged Frank Sinatra's album Watertown, written by Bob Gaudio.

Calello will perform from his selection of 101 hit records live at our gala with his 14 piece band and award-winning singers Tomey Sellars and Joseph Leo Bwarie.

Live Auction Items

NetJets Private Flight Hours

Win a First Class flight experience! The high bidder will enjoy flight hours on a NetJets aircraft in the NetJets fleet. Its sleek, comfortable interior provides a serene environment for rest or conversation for up to six passengers. NetJets worked closely with Embraer to build the Phenom 300 to exacting specifications – from the customized cabin interior to the specific technical performance characteristics. With the largest, most diverse fleet - approximately 700 aircraft worldwide – and access to over 4,000 airports in 150+ countries, NetJets makes global travel absolutely effortless.

Wall of Wine

Celebrate Palm Beach Symphony’s 46th anniversary with a beautiful selection of 46 wine bottles donated by Private Cask Imports!

Estimated Value: $5,000

Golden Baton Society Dinner

Sunday, March 15, 2020,  5:30 PM

Hosted by the Honorary Chairs of the Golden Baton Society Patrick and Milly Park, and featuring American violin virtuoso Elizabeth Pitcairn, the current owner of the famous “Red Violin”, the event promises a spectacular evening of exciting cocktails and dining at the sophisticated waterfront restaurant and private club 1000 NORTH in Jupiter, and a chance to meet highly regarded Symphony supporters and friends.

Ticket Price: $500 per person
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Hand Painted Viola "Traces"
by Craig McInnis

We are always in the midst of an energy transfer. Creativity, and the world of song are no exception. Light and dark, love and hate, peace and war, major and minor, joy and sadness...two opposing intentions leading to a depth of inspiration.

This priceless work of art was created by local artist and muralist Craig McInnis. The piece is the ultimate conversation starter and statement piece for a music lover's favorite space.

Grand Benefactors

Norma and Leonard Klorfine

Golden Baton Society Honorary Chairs

Patrick and Milly Park

Honorary Chairs

Tricia and Tom Trimble

Gala Chairs

Gary and Linda Lachman