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           Cathie Black And Tom Harvey Take Leadership Roles In

       Palm Beach Symphony’s Pivotal Golden Anniversary Season

                              The Couple Named As 50th Anniversary Chairs And Gala Chairs

        Cathie Black and Tom Harvey have graciously accepted                                                 Proud sponsors of
      the roles of Palm Beach Symphony’s 50th Anniversary                                                  Palm Beach Symphony
      Chairs and Gala Chairs. The couple will closely collaborate                                          include Cindy Anderson
      with the Symphony’s Board and Development Committee                                                  and Jerome Canty,
      to actively shape and contribute to the orchestra’s strategic                                        Max and Christine
      planning efforts during the 2023/24 Golden Anniversary                                                Ansbacher, Mrs. James
      Season.                                                                                              N. Bay, Alan Benaroya,
        “As esteemed members of our board and valued                                                       Arthur  &  Mara
      contributors to the Symphony Impresario Society, Cathie                                              Benjamin Foundation,
      Black and Tom Harvey bring distinguished reputations,                                                JoAnne Berkow, Kathy
      dedication and passion to their new roles,” said Palm Beach                                          Lee  Bickham  and
      Symphony CEO David McClymont. “Their remarkable                                                      John  Bickham,  Leslie
      support for a diverse array of cultural initiatives and                                              Rogers  Blum,  Jeffrey
      organizations stands as a testament to their unwavering   Cathie Black, violinist Joshua Bell and Tom Harvey. Photo   and Tina Bolton, James
      commitment to the arts and philanthropy. Without a doubt,   credit IndieHouse Films                  R. Borynack and Adolfo
      their influence will leave an indelible mark during this                                             Zaralegui/FINDLAY
      pivotal year as we not only celebrate our history but, more     “Our chairs will shape our Golden Anniversary Season,   Galleries, Braman
      importantly, commit ourselves to ensuring the symphony’s   ensuring it becomes an unforgettable experience for our   Motorcars, Thomas  Tom Harvey and Cathie Black.
      continued impact on our community and orchestral music   patrons, musicians and the entire community,” said Palm   and Carol Bruce, CIBC  Photo by Capehart Photography
      well into the future.”                             Beach Symphony Board Chair James R. Borynack. “Their   Private  Wealth, Amy
        The 50th Anniversary features six concerts at the Kravis   involvement and support as gala chairs will further amplify   and John Collins,  The Colony Hotel, CORPGOV,
      Center in which Maestro Gerard Schwarz will be joined by   our ongoing commitment to delivering exceptional musical   Suzanne Mott Dansby, The David Minkin Foundation,
      pianists Yefim Bronfman, Vladimir Feltsman, Emanuel Ax   experiences. The wealth of insights they bring will play a   The Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation, Willard H. Dow
      and Ignat Solzhenitsyn and violinists Akiko Suwanai and   crucial role in expanding our reach to a broader audience   and Kelly Winter, Dr. Richard and Diane Farber, Bill and
      Pinchas Zukerman. Underscoring the symphony’s place   and  securing  the  essential  resources  needed  for  this   Kem Frick/The Frick Foundation, Inc., Gerry Gibian and
      as a leading American orchestra, it will present four world   momentous season.”                     Marjorie Yashar, Morgan Glazar/Tom James Company,
      premieres of works it commissioned by Maestro Schwarz,     A well-known media executive in New York City and a   Paul  and  Sandra  Goldner,  Douglas  and  Jo  Gressette,
      Pulitzer Prize-winners Ellen Taaffe Zwilich and Aaron Jay   best-selling author, Black now serves as an advisor, board   Irwin and Janet Gusman, Thomas E. Harvey & Cathleen
      Kernis, and MacArthur Fellowship recipient Bright Sheng.  member and investor in digital start-ups and entrepreneurial   P. Black Foundation, Doris Hastings Foundation, Carol
        Black joins Harvey as chairs of Palm Beach Symphony’s   companies. She served for 15 years as president, and later   S.  and  Joseph Andrew  Hays,  John  Herrick, Addison
      50th Anniversary Gala taking place at the Kravis Center   chairman, of Hearst Magazines, one of the world’s largest   Hines  Charitable Trust,  George  Hines,  HSS  Florida,
      on Wednesday, March 6, 2024. The evening will feature   publishers  of  monthly  magazines,  where  she  oversaw   IPO  Edge,  IYC,  Charles  and Ann  Johnson/The  C  and
      cocktails and a concert with acclaimed guest artist Emanuel   numerous titles including Cosmopolitan, Food Network   A Johnson Family Foundation, Barbara and William
      Ax featuring works by Mozart and Tchaikovsky as well as a   Magazine, Esquire, Good Housekeeping, Harper’s Bazaar,   Karatz Fund/William Karatz and Joan G. Smith, Elaine
      world premiere by Aaron Jay Kernis. The much-anticipated   O The Oprah Magazine, Town & Country and nearly 200   Kay,  Leonard  and  Norma  Klorfine  Foundation,  The
      celebration culminates in a dinner dance and live auction.  international editions. Her achievements include being   Kovner  Foundation,  Gary  and  Linda  Lachman/The
                                                         named to Fortune magazine’s list of the Most Powerful   Lachman Family Foundation, Patricia Lambrecht, Tova
                                                         Women in Business for 11 consecutive years and inclusion   Leidesdorf, Lugano Diamonds, The Honorable Bonnie
                                                         on Forbes’ Power List for many years. Most recently, Black   McElveen-Hunter, The McNulty Charitable Foundation,
                                          Nov. 24        was inducted into the American Advertising Federation’s   David  Moscow,  NetJets,  Palm  Beach  Design  Masters,
                                                         Advertising Hall of Fame which noted that “Cathie Black   Patrick and Milly Park/Park Foundation, Nancy and Ellis
                                                         opened the world of women to advertising and the world   J. Parker, III, PNC Private Bank, Lois Pope, Provident
                                                         of advertising to women … Along the way, she was ‘first’   Jewelry, Ari Rifkin/The Len-Ari Foundation, Dr. Martha
                                                         in many roles.”                                   Rodriguez, Karen and Kenneth Rogers, Ronald Rosenfeld,
                                                           Black served on the boards of IBM and the Coca-Cola   David Schafer, Seth Sprague Foundation, Robin B. Smith,
                                                         Company each for 20 years and most recently has been a   Kimberly V. Strauss, Dodie and Manley Thaler and the
                                          Nov. 27        board member of PubMatic as well as an advisor to The   Thaler/Howell Foundation, Jerome and Carol Trautschold,
                                                         Daily Muse and Vivid + Co. Mentoring young women has   Sieglinde Wikstrom/The Wikstrom Foundation, and The
                                                         always been one of her passions. Her New York Times and   Ann Eden Woodward Foundation/James and Judy Woods.
                                                         Wall Street Journal best-seller, Basic Black: The Essential   Programs are also sponsored in part by the State of Florida,
                                                         Guide for Getting Ahead at Work (and in Life), has been   Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, and
                                                         translated into 12 languages. A graduate of Trinity College   the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.
                                                         in Washington, D.C., she holds 10 honorary degrees.  About Palm Beach Symphony
                                          Nov. 28          Harvey’s distinguished career in public service includes     Palm Beach Symphony is South Florida’s premier
                                                         serving  as Assistant  Secretary  of Veterans Affairs for   orchestra known for its diverse repertoire and commitment
                                                         Congressional Affairs; General Counsel and Congressional   to community. Founded in 1974, this 501(c)(3) nonprofit
                                                         Liaison at the U.S. Information Agency; Chief Counsel   arts organization adheres to a mission of engaging,
                                                         and Staff Director for the U.S. Senate Veterans’ Affairs   educating, and entertaining the greater community of
                                                         Committee; Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the   the Palm Beaches through live performances of inspiring
                                                         Navy (Logistics), U.S. Department of Defense; and Deputy   orchestral music under the direction of its Music
                                                         Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition). Additional   Director Gerard Schwarz. The orchestra is celebrated for
                                                         career highlights include serving as senior counsel for the   delivering spirited performances by first-rate musicians
                                                         Institute of International Education.             and distinguished guest artists. Recognized by The
                                                           Harvey served as a major in the United States Army and   Cultural Council for Palm Beach County with a 2020 Muse
                                                         received a Silver Star and a Purple Heart for his service   Award for Outstanding Community Engagement, Palm
                                                         in Vietnam. He received his bachelor’s degree and J.D.   Beach Symphony continues to expand its education and
                                                         from the University of Notre Dame before studying at the   community outreach programs with children’s concerts,
                                                         University College School of Law at the University of   student coaching sessions and master classes, instrument
                                                         London and receiving a Master of Law degree from New   donations and free public concerts. For more information,
                                                         York University.                                  visit

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