PALM BEACH, FL (Jan. 30, 2015) – Palm Beach Symphony will bring its full orchestra to Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago on February 28th to entertain the distinguished guests of the American Red Cross at its 58th annual ball themed “Around the World in 80 Days.” The International Ball’s Chairman and Symphony supporter, Patrick Park, invited the world-class musicians to perform for ambassadors, foreign diplomats, dignitaries and philanthropic leaders from around the world attending the celebrated Palm Beach affair.
Acclaimed Spanish-born conductor Ramón Tebar will direct the orchestra in a program that he designed special for the event’s theme. The Symphony will be joined by Tenor Francesco Valpa singing four arias for a dramatic performance during the poolside cocktail reception featuring exotic and fine intercontinental temptations.
“We are delighted to accept Mr. Park’s invitation to perform for the guests at the International Red Cross Ball and support one of the nation’s premier humanitarian organizations,” stated Palm Beach Symphony executive director, David McClymont. “Maestro Tebar and our very talented musicians plan an inspiring and spirited performance for a truly extraordinary evening.”
With a growing international reputation in both the opera and orchestral arenas, Tebar is known for his musical versatility, compelling interpretations and orchestra building skills. A popular guest conductor worldwide, Maestro Tebar has the distinction of being the first Spanish conductor to be appointed Music Director of an American opera company, the Florida Grand Opera (FGO). Having successfully served as Music Director of the FGO since 2011 following his acclaimed debut in 2010, Tebar’s long-term relationship with the company continues with the new title of Principal Conductor. Artistic Director of the Palm Beach Symphony since 2010, this past January 2014, Tebar was appointed Music Director of the Dominican Republic’s biannual Festival Musical de Santo Domingo, and in May 2014 was appointed Artistic Director of Florida’s Opera Naples.
Maestro Tebar conducts the Palm Beach Symphony in a series of five concerts during the Palm Beach season in a variety of historically important venues, including the Bethesda-By-The-Sea Episcopal Church, Mar-a-Lago and The Society of the Four Arts.
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.