Palm Beach Symphony taps Gerard Schwarz as music director

Posted on: May 29, 2019

“The Palm Beach Symphony has a new music director,” writes Austen Erblat in Tuesday’s (5/28) South Florida Sun Sentinel. “He is the grandson of Holocaust victims and his first year at the symphony will shine a light on women and other historically underrepresented composers and musicians. The symphony announced May 28 that Gerard Schwarz will become its music director beginning with the 2019-2020 season…. Schwarz succeeds Ramón Tebar, who has been in the position since 2009…. Schwarz also was recently appointed to the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music as Distinguished Professor of Music, Conducting and Orchestral Studies…. Schwarz currently serves as music director of the All-Star Orchestra and the Eastern Music Festival. Schwarz completed his 26th and final season as Seattle Symphony Music Director in 2011 and now serves as its conductor laureate. His previous positions as music director include New York’s Mostly Mozart Festival, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and the New York Chamber Symphony. ‘Our ability to attract a music director the caliber of Gerard Schwarz speaks to the quality of our orchestra and the vitality of our organization,’ … Palm Beach Symphony board president Dale McNulty said in a statement.”

Posted May 29, 2019