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                                                          Arts & Entertainment

             Palm Beach Symphony To Present Handel’s Messiah

                   Tickets Now On Sale For Two Concerts In December At The Rosarian Academy

        Adding to its already expanded and highly-anticipated                                              calling (561) 281-0145, and at the Palm Beach Symphony
      2022/23 season, Palm Beach Symphony has announced it                                                 Box Office weekdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 400 Hibiscus
      will present Handel’s Messiah conducted by Music Director                                            Street, Suite 100, West Palm Beach.
      Gerard Schwarz on Friday, Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday,                                            Proud sponsors of Palm Beach Symphony include Max
      Dec. 10 at 3 p.m. at the Rosarian Academy. Tickets are now                                           and Christine Ansbacher, Mrs. James N. Bay, JoAnne
      on sale.                                                                                             Berkow, David C. and Eunice Bigelow, Leslie Rogers
        “When you look at the great masterpieces of the past,                                              Blum, James R. Borynack and Adolfo Zaralegui/Findlay
      maybe the greatest of them all is this remarkable oratorio                                           Galleries, Braman Motorcars, Thomas and Carol Bruce,
      by George Frideric Handel, the Messiah,” said Maestro                                                CIBC Private Wealth, The Colony Hotel, The Frederick
      Schwarz. “It is loved by everyone and for good reason. It                                            A.  DeLuca  Foundation,  Bill  and  Kem  Frick/The  Frick
      is loved because it is great, great music.”                                                          Foundation, Inc., Paul and Sandra Goldner, Peter and
        Celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, his sacrifice for                                           Felicia  Gottsegen/Gottsegen  Family  Foundation,  Irwin
      mankind and his resurrection, the work has become a fixture                                          and Janet Gusman, Doris Hastings Foundation, John
      of the Christmas holiday season and its rousing Hallelujah   Maestro Gerard Schwarz and the Palm Beach Symphony.   Herrick, Addison Hines Charitable Trust, George Hines,
      Chorus is known the world over. During the 18th century,   Photo by IndieHouse Films                 HSS Florida, IYC, Charles and Ann Johnson/The C and A
      the aristocracy in England stood to hear the Hallelujah                                              Johnson Family Foundation, Barbara and William Karatz
      Chorus and that has now become a treasured tradition.    In addition to  Tenor Jonathan Johnson’s recent   Fund/William  Karatz  and  Joan  G.  Smith,  Leonard  and
        “When we start the  Hallelujah  Chorus it is such a   engagements in the title role of Bernstein’s Candide with the   Norma Klorfine Foundation, Gary and Linda Lachman/
      thrill to hear the audience stand up and pay homage to   Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Utah Symphony Orchestra   The Lachman Family Foundation, Patricia Lambrecht,
      this fantastic choral work,” Maestro Schwarz said. “I look   and Des Moines Metro Opera, he has appeared with the   Lugano Diamonds, Bonnie McElveen-Hunter, The McNulty
      forward to welcoming everyone, whether you are a novice   Lyric Opera of Chicago, Civic Orchestra of Chicago,   Charitable Foundation, David Moscow, NetJets, Palm
      at the Messiah or someone who has heard it 10 times, to   Canadian Opera Company, Lyric Opera of Kansas City,   Beach Design Masters, Patrick and Milly Park, PNC Private
      come and be part of our performance. The audience is an   Opera Philadelphia, San Diego Opera, Tulsa Opera, and   Bank, Lois Pope, Provident Jewelry, Ari Rifkin, Karen
      integral part of the performance. It’s not just us. It is all of   Opera Omaha.                      and Kenneth Rogers, Ronald Rosenfeld, David Schafer,
      us together.”                                        Mexican American Bass-Baritone Richard Ollarsaba   Robin B. Smith, Dodie and Manley Thaler and the Thaler/
        Internationally recognized for his moving performances,   represented the USA in the 2019 BBC Cardiff Singer of the   Howell Foundation, Jerome and Carol Trautschold, and The
      innovative programming, and extensive catalog of   World competition and has appeared with Lyric Opera of   Ann Eden Woodward Foundation/James and Judy Woods.
      recordings, Maestro Schwarz is a leader both in the   Chicago, Wolf Trap Opera, Dallas Opera, Virginia Opera,   Programs are also sponsored in part by the State of Florida,
      southeast region and globally. Locally, he is also the   Opera Omaha, Opera Philadelphia, North Carolina Opera   Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, and the
      music director of the Frost Symphony Orchestra and   and Minnesota Opera as well as internationally with New   Florida Council on Arts and Culture.
      the distinguished professor of music, conducting and   Zealand Opera, and Opera Hong Kong.           About Palm Beach Symphony
      orchestral studies at University of Miami’s Frost School of     The Chamber Singers is the premier choral ensemble at     Palm  Beach  Symphony  is  South  Florida’s  premier
      Music. Nationally, he is the music director of the All-Star   Florida Atlantic University who perform on campus and in   orchestra known for its diverse repertoire and commitment
      Orchestra, Eastern Music Festival and Mozart Orchestra   collaboration with the Delray Beach Chorale and the Delray   to community. Founded in 1974, this 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts
      of New York as well as Conductor Laureate of the Seattle   Beach Chorale Chamber Ensemble. Schola Cantorum has   organization adheres to a mission of engaging, educating,
      Symphony and Conductor Emeritus of the Mostly Mozart   performed in Palm Beach County since its founding in 1982   and entertaining the greater community of the Palm Beaches
      Festival. A  prolific  recording  artist  with  14  Grammy   and, in 2016, established a partnership with the area of   through live performances of inspiring orchestral music. The
      nominations, his extensive catalogue of more than 350   Choral and Vocal Studies at FAU as Ensemble in Residence.   orchestra is celebrated for delivering spirited performances
      recordings on 11 labels includes The Gerard Schwarz     These two Messiah performances join an already expanded   by  first-rate  musicians  and  distinguished  guest  artists.
      Collection, a 30-CD box set. In his nearly five decades   season of six Masterworks concerts presented at the Kravis   Recognized by The Cultural Council for Palm Beach County
      as a respected classical musician and conductor, Maestro   Center that will feature: Sarah Chang, violin (Nov. 6); Garrick   with  a  2020  Muse Award  for  Outstanding  Community
      Schwarz has received hundreds of honors and accolades   Ohlsson, piano (Dec. 1); Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano (Jan.   Engagement, Palm Beach Symphony continues to expand
      including nine Emmy  Awards, eight ASCAP Awards and   30); Misha Dichter, piano (March 14); Joshua Bell, violin   its  education  and  community  outreach  programs  with
      numerous Stereo Review and Ovation awards. He holds   (April 16); and Maria João Pires, piano (May 15).  children’s concerts, student coaching sessions and master
      the Ditson Conductor’s Award from Columbia University,     The Rosarian Academy is located at 807 N. Flagler   classes, instrument donations and free public concerts that
      was the first American named Conductor of the Year by   Drive, West Palm Beach, FL 33401. Tickets to Messiah are   have reached more than 64,000 students in recent years.
      Musical America and has received numerous honorary   $50 and may be purchased at, by   For more information, visit
      doctorates. His memoir, Behind the Baton, was released
      by Amadeus Press in March 2017.
        For these concerts, Maestro Schwarz will be joined by
      Soprano Robyn Marie Lamp, Mezzo-Soprano Stephanie
      Doche, Tenor Jonathan Johnson and Bass-Baritone Richard
      Ollarsaba who perform the Handel’s dazzling vocal solos.
      The inspirational choral passages of Messiah are delivered
      by Florida Atlantic University Chamber Singers and
      Schola Cantorum of Florida under the direction of Chorus
      Master Patricia P. Fleitas, director of choral and vocal
      studies at FAU.
        Robyn Marie Lamp made her Carnegie Hall debut in
      her 2018/19 season, singing the soprano solo in Ralph
      Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem and has performed
      with Boston Lyric Opera and in Florida with the Southwest
      Florida Symphony Orchestra, Gulfshore Opera, South
      Florida Symphony Orchestra, and Opera Fusion.
        An award recipient from the Metropolitan Opera
      National Council, Stephanie Doche’s engagements in the
      2022/23 Season include the title role in Handel’s Ariodante
      with Opera Neo, Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia with
      Florida Grand Opera, Nicklausse in Tales of Hoffmann with
      Opera Louisiane, and Isabella in L’Italiana in Algeri with
      St. Petersburg Opera.

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