Palm Beach Atlantic University

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The Palm Beach Atlantic University Symphony is made up of outstanding young musicians from the PBA School of Music. PBA is a private, accredited, Christ-centered college located in West Palm Beach, Florida, USA. PBAU offers some 50 majors including pharmacy, nursing, ministry, MBA and leadership.


PBA Symphony

The PBA Symphony is a full symphony orchestra made up of 60 students and local semi-professional players that present five concerts annually.   This ensemble is committed to performing the finest standard repertoire available including works by Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Dvorak, Mahler, Shostakovich, Sibelius, etc.  The ensemble also actively seeks to perform contemporary American music such as Ives, Copland, and Gershwin, Corigliano, Ruggles, Hovhaness, and Diamond.  Performances are given at venues across central and northern Palm Beach County. The PBA Symphony is under the direction of Dr. Lloyd Mims.


Recent Repertoire


November 30 Grieg, Holberg Suite; Selected Arias; Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto

October 12   Mendelssohn, Concerto for Two Pianos; Beethoven, Fifth Symphony


April 26  Mozart; Piano Concert #17 in G major
April 26  Sibelius; Symphony #2

February 11  Woodward-Cooper; Rayos de Esperanza
February 11  Bowles; Concerto for Two Pianos
February 11 Smetena; Moldau from Ma Vlast

PBA Symphony attracts students, as well as community members to perform.


November 16  Albinoni; Adagio in G minor
November 16  Myaskovsky; Symphony #21 in F# minor
November 16  Shostakovich; Cello Concerto #1

October 15      Beethoven; Egmont Overture
October 15      Respighi; Ancient Airs and Dances
October 15      Copland; Appalachian Spring
April 13             Ives; The Unanswered Question
April 13             Mahler; Symphony No. 1 "The Titan"
February 27     Beethoven; Symphony No. 5 (mvt. 1 excerpt only)
February 27    Telemann; Concerto in G Major for Viola
February 27    Vivaldi; Concerto in A Minor for Violin (op. 3, no. 6)

PBA Symphony gives students performance experience.


December 20  Bach; CPE Concerto in Eb for Organ
December 20  Barber; Overture to the School for Scandal
December 20  Rheinberger; Concerto for Organ               No. 1
in  F
December 20 
Strauss, Richard; Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks

December 8    Haydn; Symphony No. 103 "The Drumroll"
December 8    Mendelssohn; Hebrides Overture
December 8   
 Mendelssohn, Cooper; Fantasie and  Variations on Weber's "Prezioso"
October 6         Diamond; Symphony No. 4
October 6         Gershwin; Concerto in F
October 6         Glinka; Overture to Russlan and Ludmilla
October 6         Mozart; Concerto for Horn, K. 495
April 14             Chabrier; Espana Rhapsody
April 14             Mozart; Duo Concertante for Violin and  Viola
April 14             Rimsky-Korsakov; Scheherezade
February 28     Strauss, Johann; Blue Danube
February 28     Strauss, Johann; Radetzky March
February 12     Barber; Knoxville, Summer of 1915
February 12     Dvorak; Serenade for Strings
February 6       Bruch; Violin Concerto (movt. 3 only)
February 6       Schumann; Symphony No. 3 (Movt. 4 only)


November 18  Beethoven; Symphony No. 8
November 18  Mendelssohn; Piano Concerto in G Minor
November 18  Respighi; Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite 1
October 7         Artunian; Trumpet Concerto
October 7         Dvorak; Symphony No. 8
October 7         Holst; St. Paul's Suite
October 7         Nelson, Ron; Savannah River Holiday


For more information, call the Music Department at (561) 803-2400.

901 S. Flagler Drive
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
888-GO-TO-PBA 888-468-6722