Palm Beach Symphony’s school partnership aims to reach wider community

Posted on: January 26, 2016

“The Palm Beach Symphony is branching out and inviting the public to give classical music a chance” through a new partnership with the Benjamin School in Palm Beach Gardens, writes Stephanie Berzinski on Friday (1/22) at the website of WPBF-TV (West Palm Beach, FL). “Members of the Palm Beach Symphony volunteer their time to teach kids at the Benjamin School…. Now the Benjamin School is … hosting a concert Wednesday Jan. 27 inside its brand-new hall featuring the Palm Beach Symphony. It’s a joint effort to expose more people to classical music. ‘We’re celebrating our 42nd anniversary as the Palm Beach Symphony and for the past 42 years most of our performances have taken place at historic venues in Palm Beach so this is a very exciting opportunity for us to bring our music to a broader range of the community, specifically in the north county,’ [David McClymont, executive director of the Palm Beach Symphony] said. ‘The role of music in young people’s life is important, especially in a school situation… There’s a large palette of music that they don’t know anything about,’ said Dr. Alexander Nagy, professor of music at the Benjamin Upper School.”

Posted January 26, 2016