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2014-2015 SEASON

Member Opening Cocktail Party
December 1st at Club Colette

Concert Series

December 3 at Society of the Four Arts

January 5 at DeSantis Chapel

January 28 at Mar-a-Lago

February 23 at Bethesda-By-The-Sea

March 18 at Mar-a-Lago

Annual Gala
February 16 at Flagler Museum

Dinner Cruise
March 13 at Rybovich Marina

Ladies Tea
March 26 at Cafe L’Europe


Executive DirectorNOTES

David McClymont
SUMMER REPORT: Off-Season at the
Palm Beach Symphony
While many may wonder what the dedicated team at the PBS may be doing during the “slow” summer months, you may rest assured in knowing that we have been diligently working to finalize our extremely exciting upcoming seasonal programming while actively pursuing emerging trends in the industry as presented at the League of American Orchestras Annual Conference in June. Following the conference, we are checking off our list of the “architects of impact” that make up the six elements of creative capacity and will surely position the Palm Beach Symphony as the art and culture cornerstone of the Palm Beaches…

1. Clarity of intent and commitment to risk-tasking
PBS is reaching out beyond our series of five concerts and expanding our Education Outreach Program through the The Paul and Sandra Goldner Conservatory of Music. The Goldners have contributed a $25,000 matching grant with an April deadline to receive the remaining money. This outreach will touch thousands of Palm Beach County school children. The Gardens Mall has been the first to step up with a $5,000 investment. Learn more below in Educational OutreachNOTES how you can contribute.

2. Community relevance
PBS recognizes an internal cultural shift and the public value of new approaches to programming and is aggressively expanding our Community Outreach. This Season, we will continue our efforts to engage the community through civic outreach with a series of performances in locations like PGA National Resort & Spa and Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce. In support of groups such as KidSanctuary Campus, Quantum House and Special Olympics Palm Beach County, these mini-concerts allow us to celebrate our community while reaching a range of politicians, business owners and local influencers. We seek meaningful and intentional diversity and inclusion. Additionally, everyone is entitled to experience the finest classical music. Therefore, this Season, PBS is offering three Subscription Packages.

3. Excellence in creating and a capacity to innovate
It is an honor that PBS has been invited by the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County to perform at the Florida Governor’s Conference on Tourism. The performance at the conference is part of the Cultural Council’s efforts to promote cultural tourism to Palm Beach County by highlighting this area’s diverse cultural offerings. The Symphony will showcase Palm Beach County arts and culture in an innovative collaboration with Ballet Palm Beach and a local celebrity artist (shhh, it’s a secret!) in an electrifying production on September 22, 2014. Check out this cutting edge performance from this year’s ALO conference: “Baby Got Back:” Sir Mix-A-Lot with the Seattle Symphony.

4. Technical proficiency, skill and artistry
Our youthful and masterful conductor and Artistic & Music Director, Ramon Tebar, along with our world-class musicians, will engage and inspire the audience and deliver unforgettable experiences in unique and intimate venues. “Virtuosity, transparency and communicativeness together with a superb technic are his (Tebar’s) trademark.” Diano de Leon

5. Capacity to engage audiences
This is predicated by our governance (leadership) and you! PBS is steadfastly seeking those who want to get more out of giving. We are grateful for a recent donation from the Marjorie S. Fisher Fund for $50,000. Endowments such as these provide tremendous opportunity for us to engage a greater audience, but we need the continual support of the community. Production of a single Palm Beach Symphony concert can cost up to $80,000. We are also building a strong board along with segmented task forces aligned to create a greater impact. Our new Corporate Sponsorship Program is another way to get involved. We are thrilled to welcome UBS/The Barron Group as our newest Corporate Partner. When you support the arts, whether as a concert volunteer, PBS Member, Annual Gala Committee member, Board Director or as a major benefactor, the transformative power of your gift will be evident in a stronger community culture.

6. Critical feedback and commitment to continuous improvement
Your reviews are critical to our success. Look for “You be the Critic” surveys following the concerts this Season. PBS is focused on creating a five-star customer service experience for all patrons. We look forward to hearing from you!

Artistic & Music DirectorNOTES

Maestro Tebar
Where in the World is
Maestro Tebar?
This summer has proven to be a busy one for international conductor and Palm Beach Symphony’s very own, Ramon Tebar. His guest appearances have had him jumping between three continents…South America, North America and Europe.

Carmen at Theatro Municipa
Sao Paulo, BRAZIL

Madama Butterfly at the Cincinnati Opera with the Cincinnati Symphony Cincinnati, OH

Thaïs at the Arsht Center for Florida Grand Opera
Miami, FL

Concert with Angela Gheorghiu, Saimir Pirgu and Liceu Theater Symphony Orchestra at Gran Teatre del Liceu
Barcelona, SPAIN

and he doesn’t stop there…
September and October takes Tebar back to Spain in La Caruna…then Lima, Peru…then back to Spain in Madrid before finally returning to the States.

Don’t miss your chance to go with him next summer!
Founder’s, Patron’s and Benefactor’s Circle members will enjoy a European Concert and Celebratory Dinner with the Maestro himself! Become a Member

Educational OutreachNOTES

Paul and Sandra Goldner
It’s time to get
“Bach to School”

Palm Beach Symphony announces
“The Paul and Sandra Goldner Conservatory of Music”

PBS board director, Paul Goldner, and his wife Sandra, have graciously established a new educational fund gifting PBS with a $25,000 match grant and you can participate. The Goldners have generously given PBS until the end of April to secure the remaining $25,000.

“As a lover of the arts, Paul Goldner’s mission is to spread that love, especially to younger generations,” writes Patricia Potestades, Palm Beach Post.
Arts patron aims to spread passion to children

In addition to three free children’s concerts this school year, the Goldner Conservatory of Music will make it possible to fund other Educational Outreach programs such as:

* Teacher Resources- Artist in Residence; Instrumental needs; Music Library needs
* South Florida Science Center and Aquarium Science Nights featuring PBS
* Side-by-side Concerts

So, as students return to class, let’s not forget to also ‘supply’ them with their classical arts training…

Donate to The Paul and Sandra Goldner Conservatory of Music

Palm Beach Symphony presents Camille Saint-Saëns’s
The Carnival of the Animals
A comprehensive educational experience that enriches in-school learning and combines the thrill of live music and dance with key educational concepts
November 12th – Two performances at the Kravis Center
10:15am-11:15am and 11:45am-12:45am
November 13th – Eissey Theatre

Community OutreachNotes

Palm Beach Symphony Supports
Special Olympics
Friday, August 15, 7-10 pm
PGA National Resort & Spa,
Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Dream Ride Experience VIP Night at iBar
Hors d’Ouerves and cash bar

Palm Beach Symphony performed in support of Dream Ride 2014 benefiting
Special Olympics Florida.

Dream Ride 2014 is a fully supported 1900-mile excursion where riders have the opportunity to enjoy highly celebrated roads amisdt the backdrop of some of the most spectacular scenery east of the Mississippi.

On Saturday, August 16th, at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, they kicked off the Florida to Connecticut Rally with a breakfast. After breakfast, motorcycle and car enthusiasts will depart for a seven-day trip to Farmington, Connecticut on a charity rally ride benefiting Special Olympics.