Gerard Schwarz

Palm Beach Symphony announced that Gerard Schwarz, 71, has been appointed as Artistic and Music Director beginning with the 2019-2020 season, the orchestra’s 46th year. Schwarz succeeds Ramon Tebar, who held the position since 2009.

Schwarz currently serves as Music Director of the All-Star Orchestra and the Eastern Music Festival and will join the Frost School of Music in fall 2019 as Distinguished Professor of Music, Conducting, and Orchestral Studies. Schwarz completed his 26th and final season as Seattle Symphony Music Director in 2011 and now serves as its Conductor Laureate. His previous positions as Music Director include New York’s Mostly Mozart Festival, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and the New York Chamber Symphony.

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