Palm Beach Symphony 2022-23: expanded schedule of concerts, Schwantner and Hailstork world premieres

Posted on: April 20, 2022

Florida’s Palm Beach Symphony and Music Director Gerard Schwartz in concert. Photo: courtesy of Palm Beach Symphony

“The Palm Beach Symphony has added a sixth concert to its upcoming 2022-23 season, which also will include two world premieres and a distinguished lineup of leading soloists,” reads an unsigned article in Monday’s (4/18) Palm Beach Daily News (FL). “Earlier this month, the orchestra announced that it had commissioned five new pieces to celebrate its 50th season in 2023-24, and that the first of them, a work by the American composer Joseph Schwantner, would be heard in March 2023…. In addition to the Schwantner, the Palm Beach Symphony will premiere the orchestral arrangement of ‘Monuments,’ a piece for trombone and string quintet by American composer Adolphus Hailstork that debuted earlier this year in Detroit. The soloist … will be the Palm Beach Symphony’s principal trombonist, Dominic Pagliuca. Two of the world’s top violinists, Joshua Bell and Sarah Chang, will be on the roster for the new season, as will three of the best-known pianists … Misha Dichter, Garrick Ohlsson and Maria João Pires.” Gerard Schwarz is music director of the Palm Beach Symphony. Other composers represented during the 2022-23 season include Beethoven, Brahms, Copland, Debussy, Franck, Gershwin, Mahler, Saint-Saëns, Sibelius, Shostakovich, and Stravinsky.