Young Friends of the Palm Beach Symphony Host Inaugural Party

Palm Beach, Fla. (February 21, 2017) – The Young Friends of the Palm Beach Symphony held its inaugural party at The Breakers Palm Beach on Monday, February 20, 2017.  The theme of the party was DESIRE and it provided a casually chic and trendy setting to raise awareness, and funds for the Symphony’s educational programs. DESIRE Party co-chairs Lizzi Bickford and Krystian von Speidel hosted nearly 90 guests in the Gold Room of The Breakers where friends lounged and lingered in a nightclub-type setting, with a DJ lending cool beats to the proceedings. Proceeds from the evening will support the Symphony’s music education outreach programs throughout the greater Palm Beaches.

The DESIRE party was born out of a wish from the Young Friends to break from the traditional gala fundraising event and create their own signature affair. With signature cocktails, dinner by-the-bite, and a DJ from UKi Productions spinning tunes, guests experienced a fresh twist on a traditional fundraising party. The creative black tie dress code also brought an additional fun and fashionable element to evening.

“As the Young Friends group continues to grow, we are excited to engage a new generation of music lovers in modern ways,” noted Krystian von Speidel, Young Friends Committee Chair. “The DESIRE party was a great way to tailor education, awareness and fundraising to the millennial generation while supporting our mission.”

The Young Friends of the Palm Beach Symphony party committee graciously acknowledges its sponsors for the evening:  Provident JewelrySant Ambroeus Palm BeachQuest MagazineNicole Henry Fine ArtFigueStubbs & Wootton.

This is the third season for the budding group of symphony enthusiasts who are dedicated to supporting the musical arts and educational outreach program throughout Palm Beach County.  Members enjoy exclusive events including socials, educational events and networking opportunities along with discounted tickets to symphony performances and advance ticket ordering.


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.  For more information about the Young Friends of the Palm Beach Symphony, visit


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


Link for photos: Young Friends Party: Desire – Photo Gallery

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