Founded in 1974, Palm Beach Symphony has become a Florida institution with global recognition. The organization devotes itself to educating and entertaining the community through invigorating and inspirational live performances and engaging events. Members have the opportunity to engage with inspiring orchestral music and connect with others at exclusive and immersive events throughout the year. What makes Palm Beach Symphony so special is their commitment to highly curated performances throughout their season, allowing for lovers of orchestra to deeply connect with the music they cherish. Furthermore, the Symphony’s continued success is a product of their ongoing evolution. Through partnerships and off-site events, Palm Beach Symphony often expands their audience outside of their domain. To kick-off their 48th season, Palm Beach Symphony hosted a riveting event in the Hamptons in collaboration with Lugano Diamonds. In the magical outdoor terrace of the Bridgehampton Tennis & Surf Club, guests were welcomed with a warm message from Palm Beach Symphony CEO David McClymont, followed by an inspirational performance and intimate reception.
The Symphony’s 48th season holds particular significance this year, as it marks the return to live performances. While the orchestra offered livestreaming during the pandemic, the organization is thrilled to be welcoming guests back to their theater. Additionally, much of this season pays tribute to the Symphony’s late Board Chair, Dale McNutly. “The the best way to honor his legacy is to continue his passionate commitment to transforming the Symphony into one of the nation’s leading orchestras,” said Palm Beach Symphony Board Chair Peter Gottsegen. Among the performances offered this season is a five-concert Masterworks Series, aimed at providing a beautifully curated set of concerts that highlight the versatility and magnitude of orchestral art. When discussing the vision for the Masterworks Series, McClymont mentions how much of the inspiration came from the passion of their subscribers and supporters. “From the moment the concert halls closed last year, they stood right with us… promising to be there when we reopened,” McClymont said. “We are grateful to all those who supported us through this challenging time and we are saying thank you with our most ambitious season to date.” As Palm Beach Symphony continues to thrive, members and visitors alike have the opportunity to deeply connect with the world of riveting and moving music. Maestro Gerard Schwarz remarks on the significant mission and impact of the organization. “They want to service the community educationally,” Schwarz said, “and they do it as well as (or better than) any other orchestra I’ve seen.”