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

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



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