Mayor Muoio Welcomes Palm Beach Symphony to West Palm Beach at Celebratory Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
"We love that Palm Beach Symphony is here in our downtown, enriching this area with culture and wonderful things, said Muoio. "After 45 years, we finally have Palm Beach Symphony here in West Palm Beach. A great city deserves a great symphony, and we're really happy to have you here."
The new Symphony offices are located on the ground floor of 400 Hibiscus Street, on the outskirts of CityPlace, where the Symphony will perform their 2018-19 chamber music series at the Harriet Himmel Theatre. The sizeable office space gives the Symphony plenty of room to accommodate its growing staff of professionals dedicated to expanding its artistic programming, membership base, community outreach, and educational programs.
"As we enter our milestone 45th season, this move comes at an opportune time," said Executive Director David McClymont. "It allows us to grow to our full potential, expand our mission, and reach even more corners of the community, bringing classical music to people of all ages, backgrounds, and life experiences."
McClymont expressed both gratitude for the Symphony's many years on the island of Palm Beach, which has been home to the Symphony offices since 1974, and enthusiasm for the move to Downtown West Palm Beach, where the Symphony plans to further strengthen its ties with local business partners, including the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA), The Related Group, CityPlace, and the Palm Beach County School District.
Among the 75 guests in attendance, were DDA staff, including Executive Director Raphael Clemente who helped McClymont promote an upcoming event, Harmony: An Exhibition of the Arts (February 2 at 4 P.M.), where the Palm Beach Symphony will give a free community concert on the waterfront for the fourth consecutive year as part of its collaborative partnership with the DDA.
Other notable guests included: Palm Beach County Commissioner Gregg K. Weiss, West Palm Beach City Commissioner Christina Lambert, President and CEO of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County Dave Lawrence, Palm Beach Atlantic University Dean of School of Music and Fine Arts, Jason Lester, and Palm Beach Symphony Board Members, Leslie Rose (Chair),John Herrick, Gary Lachman, Phil Reagan, and Leslie Blum (former).
ABOUT PALM BEACH SYMPHONY
Palm Beach Symphony is South Florida's premier orchestra known for its diverse repertoire and commitment to community. Founded in 1974, the Symphony is dedicated to its mission of engaging, educating, and entertaining the greater community of the Palm Beaches through live performances of inspiring orchestral music. The orchestra is celebrated for delivering spirited and exacting performances led by Artistic & Music Director Ramón Tebar. Now in its milestone 45th season, Palm Beach Symphony continues to expand its education and community outreach programs with children's concerts, student coaching sessions and master classes, instrument donations, and free public concerts. For more information, visit http://www.palmbeachsymphony.org.