Maria João Pires, Palm Beach Symphony
Acclaimed piano virtuoso Maria João Pires makes a rare American appearance in the season finale joining Maestro Gerard Schwarz and the Palm Beach Symphony to perform Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major,which brilliantly blends the composer’s unique ability to both lift the heaviest heart and stir its deepest emotions. The program opens with the Florida premiere of the orchestral version of Adolphus Hailstork’s Monuments for solo trombone and string orchestra featuring Palm Beach Symphony Principal Trombone and Latin GRAMMY winner Domingo Pagliuca. The season culminates with the Symphony performing for the first time Franck’s Symphony in D Minor, which was once such a beloved staple of concert seasons that it appeared in programs at Carnegie Hall six times is less than two months in 1927.