The Palm Beach Symphony announced next season’s lineup of classical stars and raised nearly $1 million during its 18th annual Black-Tie Gala at The Breakers.

The Palm Beach Symphony announced next season’s lineup of classical stars and raised nearly $1 million during its 18th annual Black-Tie Gala at The Breakers.


Entertainment included a quartet playing Vivaldi during the cocktail reception and the Charles Calello Band during dinner.


During the gala, the symphony awarded 17-year-old Dreyfoos High School of the Arts student Abigail McNutt with an Ernst H. Roth 1957 violin as this year’s winner of the symphony’s Lisa Bruna B-Major Award.


McNutt then serenaded the audience with Johann Sebastian Bach’s ’’Partita No. 2 in D Minor.’’


The money raised Feb. 17 came from ticket sales, underwriting, donors and a live auction, which included experiences such as tickets to the red-carpet premiere of Bradley Cooper’s biopic of Leonard Bernstein in New York City, along with an after-party with Cooper, Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese.


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