Thousands of local students enjoy Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf

“We’re extremely proud of the new heights we’ve reached with our children’s concert series,” said Palm Beach Symphony Executive Director David McClymont. “This year, we presented six free sold-out performances of this stunning performance of Peter and the Wolf to some 4,000 students in the School District of Palm Beach County.

For the first time this year, we included a seventh performance that brought us to Belle Glade where we opened the show for public attendance at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, allowing kids 12 and under to attend for free and share the experience with their families.”The November 8 performance of Peter and the Wolf at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center was made possible for students and families at New Hope Charities through the generous support of Mr. James R. Borynack and Mr. Adolfo Zaralegui of Findlay Galleries.

The Palm Beach Symphony Children’s Concert Series production of Peter and the Wolf was made possible by grants from PNC Arts Alive and Publix Super Markets Charities; and through support from The Paul and Sandra Goldner Conservatory of Music; and from Mrs. Lois Pope, sponsor of the Children’s Concert Series performances at The Society of the Four Arts.

Featured Corporate Partner – Findlay Galleries

Palm Beach Symphony is thrilled to celebrate a wonderful four-year partnership with Findlay Galleries, America’s second oldest art gallery. This remarkable art organization has generously supported the Symphony in many ways: by hosting two consecutive gala kick-off parties and a Young Friends of the Palm Beach Symphony end-of-season event, by sponsoring the 14th and 15th Annual Symphony Gala, and by consistently supporting and advocating for our music education programs. The Symphony’s tremendous growth in recent years is due in no small part to the investments of Findlay Galleries.

Our partnership began to flourish when James R. Borynack, Chairman and CEO of Findlay Galleries, graciously hosted the Young Friends of the Palm Beach Symphony’s season finale event, a cocktail reception and salon performance for the newest collection of music and culture enthusiast. Findlay Galleries was an ideal venue for this event, which highlighted the Symphony’s music education program and featured student musician presentations, including the inspiring side-by-side performance of a young protégé playing next to Palm Beach Symphony’s principal cellist and student mentor, Claudio Jaffé.

Since that time, we’ve been fortunate to have the continued support of James R. Borynack and Findlay Galleries. From Symphony events hosted at their visually stunning venue to expanded Symphony programming made possible through their generous corporate sponsorship, our members, supporters, and the community at large have benefited greatly from our partnership with Findlay Galleries.

Symphony members tell us the experience of enjoying world-class music surrounded by the beautiful artwork displayed at Findlay Galleries is unparalleled. We are thrilled to be returning to Findlay Galleries again in January 2018 for our 16th Annual Gala Kick-Off.

Children who would not otherwise be able to attend a live classical music performance enjoy the experience of a lifetime – a live orchestral performance of Prokofiev’s Peter & the Wolf paired with ballet choreography and live narration – thanks to the generous sponsorship of James Borynack and Adolfo Zaralegui of Findlay Galleries. This season, their sponsorship has made it possible for us to bring this spectacular production to the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center and invite the students and families of New Hope Charities to attend free of charge. This will be the first time that Palm Beach Symphony has performed a free-for-children concert in Belle Glade, and we thank Mr. Borynack, Mr. Zaralegui, and Findlay Galleries for this incredible opportunity.

The staff, board of directors, and volunteers of Palm Beach Symphony deeply appreciate our wonderful partnership with Findlay Galleries.

 

CORPORATE PARTNER STORY – PROVIDENT JEWELRY

Provident Jewelry (Corporate Partner, 3 years) –

For the past three years, Provident Jewelry has been a proud sponsor and partner to the Palm Beach Symphony.

The partnership began when David McClymont, executive director of the PBS, reached out to Scott Diament, co-owner of Provident Jewelry, and introduced him to the idea of the Young Friends group whose purpose was to engage a new generation of music lovers and raise awareness and funds for the Palm Beach Symphony’s (PBS) educational programs. Scott signed on by joining as a Young Friends Committee Member.

Provident Jewelry got involved by offering their Palm Beach showroom for events including Mix & Mingle for Music, where Young Friends members gather, socialize, and brainstorm ways to further the mission.

Scott Diament and Provident Jewelry believe in the importance of supporting the arts in our community and are dedicated partners who continue to help elevate the PBS today.

The Palm Beach Symphony is deeply grateful to Provident Jewelry for its support and stalwart service to the Young Friends of the Palm Beach Symphony.

About Young Friends of the Palm Beach Symphony

The Young Friends of the Palm Beach Symphony (YFPBS) brings together young professionals and symphony enthusiasts in fun and energetic settings.  Members enjoy exclusive events including socials, educational events and networking opportunities along with discounted tickets to symphony performances and advance ticket ordering. A membership for the YFPBS is $125 annually and includes access to all events for the season.  The upcoming Season Finale Soiree at Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa will take place on April 6, 2016.

The mission of the Young Friends of the Palm Beach Symphony is to bring together a diverse group of young, active adults in the Palm Beach area who have an appreciation for classical music and are committed to supporting, advancing, and ensuring a spirited musical culture.  The group is also committed to supporting the Symphony’s mission to create opportunities for music education in the community through children’s concerts, artist in residence instruction, instrumental needs and music library needs.

About the Palm Beach Symphony

The mission of the Palm Beach Symphony is to engage, educate and entertain the greater community of the Palm Beaches through live performances of inspiring orchestral music. The Palm Beach Symphony was founded in 1974 in recognition of the need for a professional orchestra in Palm Beach. The orchestra is celebrated for delivering spirited and exacting performances led by Artistic & Music Director Ramón Tebar, while the organization continues to expand its educational and community programs with children’s concerts, student coaching and masterclasses, instrument donations and free public concerts.   The Symphony performs in a variety of historically important and modern venues including the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Art, the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, Mar-a-Lago, The Society of the Four Arts and Benjamin Hall.

About Provident Jewelry

Provident Jewelry has been family owned and operated since opening their doors of the original location in West Palm Beach, Florida in 1993. Over the past 23 years they have expanded to seven locations in Florida becoming one of the most respected and trusted buyers and sellers of fine estate jewelry, rare gems and luxury timepieces in the country.

Provident Jewelry focuses on superior customer service, exceptional value, attention to detail and maintain an unwavering sense of integrity. They invite you to discover the perfection and professionalism offered by Provident Jewelry by visiting one of their exquisite showrooms in West Palm Beach, Naples, Jupiter, Fort Myers, Palm Beach, and Wellington, Florida.

Palm Beach Symphony Shines at Mar-a-Lago

Exclusive concert delivers a dazzling performance at iconic venue

Palm Beach, Fla. (March 31, 2017) – The Palm Beach Symphony performed a captivating program during its “Winter Memory” concert at the magnificent Mar-a-Lago Club on March 29, 2017.  The exclusive concert at the emblematic venue hosted a full house of over 650 with rousing cheers and standing ovations for the brilliant performance.

Artistic & Music Director, Ramón Tebar, led the orchestra in a program that included pieces by André Previn, George Gershwin and Dimitri Shostakovich, and focused on renewal and a nod to the future.  The audience was treated to a new composition by André Previn, Can Spring be Far Behind?, with lyrical melodies and various instrument solos. This was followed by Gershwin’s An American in Paris, the popular work drew cheers as the audience was drawn into the powerful and whimsical jazz-like symphony.  Finally Tebar hypnotized the audience with Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10, E minor, Op. 93, which portrayed a darker but triumphant emotional work by the Russian composer.

“Our members and guests look forward to our performances at Mar-A-Lago which always provide a memorable setting and evening,” said David McClymont, Executive Director of the Palm Beach Symphony.  “This year, Ramon and the orchestra delivered an iconic American work in spectacular fashion at this iconic location and completely wowed everyone!”

A pre-concert dinner was held for Symphony members at The Colony Pavilion in Palm Beach. At the dinner, the Symphony recognized Bonnie McElveen-Hunter for graciously underwriting the member dinner.

The Palm Beach Symphony will present “Russian Fire,” its final concert of the season, on April 13, 2107 at 7:30 pm the Kravis Center featuring works by a trio of classical Russian composers including the famed Suite from The Firebird by Igor Stravinsky. The Palm Beach Symphony will also host a FREE pre-concert talk at 6:45 pm for ticket holders to introduce and engage the audience with the classical works. For tickets, please contact the Kravis Center box office at 561-832-7469 or visit palmbeachsymphony.org for details.

About the Palm Beach Symphony

The mission of the Palm Beach Symphony is to engage, educate and entertain the greater community of the Palm Beaches through live performances of inspiring orchestral music. The Palm Beach Symphony was founded in 1974 in recognition of the need for a professional orchestra in Palm Beach. The orchestra is celebrated for delivering spirited and exacting performances led by Artistic & Music Director Ramón Tebar, while the organization continues to expand its educational and community programs with children’s concerts, student coaching and masterclasses, instrument donations and free public concerts.   The Symphony performs in a variety of historically important and modern venues including the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Art, the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, Mar-a-Lago, The Society of the Four Arts and Benjamin Hall.  For more information, visit http://palmbeachsymphony.org/

Photos:

Winter Memory 3.29.2017 – Colony Hotel Photo Gallery

Winter Memory 3.29.2017 – Concert Photo Gallery

Winter Memory 3.29.2017 – Concert Photo Gallery

Young Friends of the Palm Beach Symphony Celebrate Another Successful Season at Final Soiree

Young professionals enjoyed a final happy hour celebration at Echo Palm Beach

Palm Beach, Fla. (April 13, 2017) – The Young Friends of the Palm Beach Symphony celebrated its most successful season since its founding at its final soiree at Palm Beach hot spot Echo Palm Beach on Wednesday, April 5, 2017.  Over 40 young professionals came together for a festive cocktail party at The Breakers’ popular Asian fusion restaurant.  Proceeds from the Young Friends group benefit the Symphony’s educational outreach efforts in the community.

This is the third season for the budding group of symphony enthusiasts who are dedicated to supporting the musical arts and educational outreach programs throughout Palm Beach County.

Under the leadership of YFPBS Chairman Krystian von Speidel, the organization was able to raise funds to supply 17 musical instruments to deserving local music students.  Additional music education programs supported by the Young Friends group include children’s concerts, artist-in-residence instruction, instrumental needs and music library needs.

Members gathered for five fun and exclusive events around the Palm Beaches in the 2016-2017 season.  In addition, the DESIRE inaugural benefit gala, co-chaired by Speidel and Lizzi Bickford, saw close to 100 YFPBS supporters gather in The Breakers Gold Room for a chic and lively fundraiser.  Next year’s party is already shaping up to be a must-do on the social calendar.

Krystian von Speidel, YFPBS chair, thanked guests for another tremendous season.  “The Young Friends of the Palm Beach Symphony is dedicated to bringing the gift of classical music to area schools and children,” said von Speidel.  “Through its dynamic membership, array of events and ongoing community outreach, the YFPBS looks forward to another successful season.”

The Young Friends of the Palm Beach Symphony (YFPBS) brings together young professionals and symphony enthusiasts in fun and energetic settings.  Members enjoy exclusive events including socials, educational events and networking opportunities along with discounted tickets to symphony performances and advance ticket ordering.  For more information about the Young Friends of the Palm Beach Symphony, visit http://palmbeachsymphony.org/youngfriends/.

About the Palm Beach Symphony

The mission of the Palm Beach Symphony is to engage, educate and entertain the greater community of the Palm Beaches through live performances of inspiring orchestral music. The Palm Beach Symphony was founded in 1974 in recognition of the need for a professional orchestra in Palm Beach. The orchestra is celebrated for delivering spirited and exacting performances led by Artistic & Music Director Ramón Tebar, while the organization continues to expand its educational and community programs with children’s concerts, student coaching and masterclasses, instrument donations and free public concerts.   The Symphony performs in a variety of historically important and modern venues including the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Art, the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, Mar-a-Lago, The Society of the Four Arts and Benjamin Hall.  For more information, visit http://palmbeachsymphony.org/

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Photos:

Young Friends Mix & Mingle for Music at Echo 4.5.2017 Photo Gallery

Palm Beach Symphony Delivers a Triumphant Final Concert at the Kravis Center

Final concert offers crowd-pleasing performance  

Palm Beach, Fla. (April 17, 2017) – The Palm Beach Symphony performed a triumphant final concert at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts on April 13, 2017.  The “Russian Fire” concert wrapped up the 43rd season of the classical music organization with almost 1,300 attendees, and marked the debut performance of Stravinsky’s Suite from The Firebird, which received a rousing ovation.

Artistic & Music Director Ramón Tebar and the 71-piece orchestra delivered a powerful and romantic program focused on three popular Russian composers who were determined to come out from the shadows of their Western European counterparts.  The evening began with Rachmaninov’s Vocalise (from 14 Romances, Op.34), played delicately and beautifully while conveying the emotional melody of the work.  Then, the Palm Beach Symphony debuted Stravinsky’s Suite from The Firebird, the 20th century ballet score, to a rousing ovation.  The crowd-pleasing performance was mesmerizing as it told the story of a Russian fairy tale, bringing the audience to its feet.

After the intermission, Tebar and the orchestra embarked upon Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 74 (Pathétique), a passionate and emotional masterpiece that was the composer’s final completed symphony.  The maestro and musicians brilliantly showcased the huge contrasts in this popular work, ending the season on a strong emotional note.

Ticketholders were treated to a pre-concert talk by Assistant Conductor Johann Guzman to learn more about the music. Over 100 guests attended the talk, providing expert insights to enhance their concert experience. Guzman explored the personal lives of each composer and how their unique stories, combined with social and political turmoil of the time, directly affected the emotional impact of each piece.

“This was a bold, incredible concert to end our season,” said David McClymont, Executive Director of the Palm Beach Symphony.  “The Palm Beach Symphony is becoming known for performing world-class concerts in our hometown.  Ramón and all of our talented musicians are ensuring that we keep the arts alive in Palm Beach County through these inspiring performances.”

A pre-concert dinner was held for Symphony members at the Cohen Pavilion in the Kravis Center. At the dinner, the Symphony presented four deserving Palm Beach County students with donated instruments to continue their musical education.  The students (John Shelley of Jupiter High, Jariel Murillo and Alliyha Salomon of South Grade Elementary and Ivan Perez of Sunrise Park Elementary) were nominated by their teachers and received the instruments through the Symphony’s Paul and Sandra Goldner Conservatory of Music.  The Symphony also presented tokens of appreciation to the McNulty Charitable Family Foundation, Leonard & Norma Klorfine, and Paul & Sandra Goldner for their support of the Symphony throughout the season.

For more information on tickets for the 2017-2018 season and membership opportunities, please contact the Palm Beach Symphony at 561.655.2657 or info@palmbeachsymphony.org.

About the Palm Beach Symphony

The mission of the Palm Beach Symphony is to engage, educate and entertain the greater community of the Palm Beaches through live performances of inspiring orchestral music. The Palm Beach Symphony was founded in 1974 in recognition of the need for a professional orchestra in Palm Beach. The orchestra is celebrated for delivering spirited and exacting performances led by Artistic & Music Director Ramón Tebar, while the organization continues to expand its educational and community programs with children’s concerts, student coaching and masterclasses, instrument donations and free public concerts.   The Symphony performs in a variety of historically important and modern venues including the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Art, the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, Mar-a-Lago, The Society of the Four Arts and Benjamin Hall.  For more information, visit http://palmbeachsymphony.org/

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Photo Gallery:

Russian Fire 4.13.2017 – Dinner Photo Gallery

Russian Fire 4.13.2017 – Concert Photo Gallery

Holly Jolly Symphony Fête Gift Gathering at Trump Towers 4.20.2017 Photo Gallery

Young Friends Mix & Mingle for Music at the South Florida Science Center 3.15.2017 Photo Gallery