Music lovers united in celebrationof the Palm Beach Symphony at The Breakers.
THE PARTY The Breakers was abuzz with symphony lovers as Palm Beach Symphony’s 16th Annual Gala and second annual Young Friends’ party All that Glitters celebrated the Symphony’s 44th season in style. The action-packed evening began with a masterworks concert in the Ponce de León Ballroom, followed by an outdoor reception, a cocktail hour in the Mediterranean Ballroom, and dinner and dancing in the Venetian Ballroom—while the Young Friends danced away across the hall in the sparkling Gold Room for a more lively creative black-tie event, sponsored by Sam Edelman and The Royal Poinciana Plaza to aid music education programs. THE GUESTS The Symphony’s artistic director and conductor, Maestro Ramón Tebar, met with major league baseball’s Paul DeJong of the St. Louis Cardinals preconcert. Palm Beach Symphony Executive Director David McClymont expressed his gratitude for 44 years of excellence with a special tribute to founding member Doris Hastings. Symphony board and gala chair Leslie Rose, and honorary gala chairs Nannette Cassidy and Philip Reagan all thanked Young Friends’ gala chairs who pick up the baton and carry on the work of the symphony to younger generations. THE HIGHLIGHTS A Symphony of Treasures-themed evening yielded a three-course dinner finished with gold-dusted chocolate treasure chests overflowing with sinful sweets.
Photos by Capehart Photography, Nick Mele and Esteban Parchuc