PALM BEACH SYMPHONY SEEKS INSTRUMENTS
TO PROVIDE TO LOCAL STUDENT MUSICIANS
West Palm Beach, FL – As a new school year begins, Palm Beach Symphony is seeking donations of professional or amateur quality orchestral instruments for under served children. “Many music students, from elementary through high schools, depend on their school music programs for instruments or their parents must use limited financial resources to rent instruments,” said Palm Beach Symphony Director of Education and Operations Olga M. Vazquez, PhD.
With the financial difficulties many families are facing and virtual learning during this pandemic, it is even more important for us to help ensure students have instruments upon which to practice. In addition to the social, emotional, and academic benefits of the arts, music provides students with a creative and expressive outlet which they so desperately need at this time.
Palm Beach Symphony ensures instruments meet performance standards before making the donations. The program currently has two violins, a carbon fiber viola bow, one cello and a keyboard ready to offer students. To make an instrument donation, see what instruments are available or nominate a student to receive an instrument visit www.palmbeachsymphony.org/education .
Last school season, Palm Beach Symphony gifted 48 instruments and reached more than 8,000 students through performances, coaching sessions, and workshops. The Symphony also produced a series of 48 instructional videos featuring musicians on 12 different instruments when in-school instruction was no longer possible. The videos or links to the videos are available at www.palmbeachsymphony.org and @pbysymphony on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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, this 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization adheres to a 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 performances by first-rate musicians and distinguished guest artists. Recognized by The Cultural Council for Palm Beach County with a 2020 Muse Award for Outstanding Community Engagement, 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 www.palmbeachsymphony.org.
PALM BEACH SYMPHONY
OFFICE: 561.655.2657 ext 205
KRAVIS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
BRINGS HISTORY ALIVE THIS MONTH
WITH TWO INSPIRING VIRTUAL PRESENTATIONS
John Lewis: Good Trouble – September 21
Dr. Robert Watson on Truman and Israel – September 24
West Palm Beach, FL –The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is bringing history alive this month with two inspiring and timely virtual presentations.
September 21st at 7 pm (Monday)
John Lewis: Good Trouble
Film Rental Available Anytime
Live Virtual Presentation September 21 only
Rent this powerful new documentary today and view at your convenience before taking part in the live virtual panel discussion on September 21 created to advance dialogues around social justice and racial equity while also honoring the life and legacy of one of this country’s most renowned and revered civil rights icons. The stirring film chronicles John Lewis and his 60-year history as a civil rights leader and includes both rare footage from his life as well as personal interviews with him and his colleagues.
The cost to rent the film from Magnolia Pictures is $12. The rental includes exclusive access to two other videos; an interview Congressman Lewis gave to Oprah Winfrey shortly before his death as well as a one-hour panel, recorded in July, between the film’s director, Dawn Porter, and two of the original Freedom Riders, Dr. Bernard Lafayette and Dr. Rip Patton.
The live virtual panel on September 21st, at 7 pm is included with every film rental and features, among others, director Dawn Porter; Ras J. Baraka, Mayor of Newark, NJ; Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Professor of History, Race and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and Director of the Institutional Antiracism and Accountability Project; and Lonnie G. Bunch III, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. United States Senator Cory Booker (NJ) will provide opening remarks.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
To rent the film today and then join audiences around the country for the live virtual presentation on September 21st, visit www.kravis.org/goodtrouble.
Palm Beach Symphony CEO David McClymont with Palm Beach Central High School student Esteban Cuadra when he received a tuba from Palm Beach Symphony last season. Photo courtesy of Palm Beach Symphony
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