Florida’s Palm Beach Symphony and Music Director Gerard Schwarz.

“For its 50th anniversary season, Palm Beach Symphony will present six major soloists, four world premieres by eminent composers, and conclude with a performance of Beethoven’s epic Ninth Symphony,” states an unsigned article in Friday’s (4/28) Palm Beach Daily News. “Joining conductor Gerard Schwarz for the six-concert series at the Kravis Center will be pianists Yefim Bronfman, Vladimir Feltsman, Emanuel Ax and Ignat Solzhenitsyn, as well as violinists Akiko Suwanai and Pinchas Zukerman. Also planned are new works by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, Bright Sheng, Aaron Jay Kernis and Schwarz himself. ‘There is always a temptation with a milestone such as a 50th anniversary to focus on legacy and rest on laurels but that kind of approach could mean there might not be a 75th anniversary season,’ Palm Beach Symphony CEO David McClymont said…. ‘The upcoming 2023-2024 season celebrates orchestral music in the here and now with programs and artists that could be found on … the world’s great stages, while also expanding our vision into the future’ … The first concert, set for Nov. 19, features Bronfman in Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2, the suite from Richard Strauss’ opera ‘Der Rosenkavalier,’ and ‘Freedom Overture,’ a new work by the Chinese-American composer Sheng.”