School of Music & Fine Arts

The PBA Symphony is a full symphony orchestra composed of 60 students as well as semi-professional players that present five concerts annually.

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


Rossini; Overture to William Tell
Debussy; Claire de Lune
Anderson; The Syncopated Clock
Whitney; From Sea to Shining Sea
Gershwin; Rhapsody in Blue
Borodin; From the Steppes of Central Asia
He; Butterfly Concerto for Violin
Mozart; Overture to the Abduction from the Seraglio


Brahms; Variation on a Theme of Haydn
Rodriguez, Rodrigo; Hymn Settings for Guitar and Orchestra
Copland; Old American Songs
Mendelssohn; Finale to Symphony No. 5 "The Reformation"
Beethoven; Egmont Overture
Bach; Brandenburg Concerto 3
Brahms; Double Concerto for Violin and Cello
Dvorak; Carnival Overture
Hummel; Trumpet Concerto in Eb
Stamitz; Mannheim Symphony No. 2
Mozart; “Dove sono” from Le Nozze di Figaro
Dvorak; “Song to the Moon” from Rusalka
Smetana; Three Dances from The Bartered Bride
Britten; Simple Symphony
Rubin; Concerto for Piano Four-Hands and Winds (world premiere)
Lachert; Concerto sereno per pianoforte ad 4 mani (North American premiere)
Mozart; Symphony No. 41


Grieg, Holberg Suite; Selected Arias; Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto
Mendelssohn, Concerto for Two Pianos; Beethoven, Fifth Symphony


Mozart; Piano Concert #17 in G major
Sibelius; Symphony #2
Woodward-Cooper; Rayos de Esperanza
Bowles; Concerto for Two Pianos
Smetena; Moldau from Ma Vlast


Albinoni; Adagio in G minor
Myaskovsky; Symphony #21 in F# minor
Shostakovich; Cello Concerto #1
Beethoven; Egmont Overture
Respighi; Ancient Airs and Dances
Copland; Appalachian Spring
Ives; The Unanswered Question
Mahler; Symphony No. 1 "The Titan"
Beethoven; Symphony No. 5 (mvt. 1 excerpt only)
Telemann; Concerto in G Major for Viola
Vivaldi; Concerto in A Minor for Violin (op. 3, no. 6)


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