Symphony of the Americas presents 25th Anniversary Summerfest 2016

Summerfest 25th Anniversary

Fort Lauderdale’s own Symphony of the Americas will present its 25th Anniversary summer music festival, Summerfest, for one month of performances throughout Florida and the Americas from July 9 – August 10 . Activities include concerts, master classes, and educational outreach, taking the masterful sounds of this great ensemble to audiences in corners of the world who have never before experienced the exhilaration of live orchestral performance.

This festival will highlight the "Best of the Best”. The Summerfest Chamber Orchestra will feature musicians and soloists who have participated in this Festival over the past 25 years, including orchestras such as the Arpeggione Chamber Orchestra of Austria, the Mission Chamber Orchestra of Rome, Hungarian Virtuosi, Italy’s I Musici and more, representing more than 10 different countries - performing several styles of classical and popular music for strings, all joined in cultural exchange by principal musicians of our own Symphony of the Americas.

The Symphony of the Americas is a Broward County designated Major Cultural Institution and Broward Center for the Performing Arts is its performance home.

Under the baton of Symphony Artistic Director, Maestro James Brooks-Bruzzese, orchestral concerts feature the music of Vivaldi, Mozart, Bloch, Fuchs, Piazzolla tangos, a commissioned piece by Italian composer Lorenzo Turchi-Floris, a special arrangement of Latin favorites by Latin Grammy Award winning composer Eduardo Magallanes of Mexico, and more. Other soloists will include Summerfest’s Concertmaster Orlando Forte of Cuba; violinist Svetlana Forte; Symphony of the Americas principal flutist, Marilyn Maingart. Georgian violinist Sandro Tigishvili, who will be featured soloist in an American premiere - an arrangement for strings of the Concertino by Georgian composer Otar Taktakishvili, that the Symphony of the Americas commissioned Tigishvili to write and premiere for the Summerfest 25th anniversary.

In honor of the 25th Anniversary, this Summerfest features two performances of entirely different musical repertoire in a special 2-CONCERT SUNDAY SERIES SUBSCRIPTION: July 17 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, and August 7 at the FAU Theater in Boca Raton, beginning at just $ 30 per person for the 2-concert Series. Both performances begin at 6 pm.

Summerfest Chamber Orchestra

(International musicians and soloists joined by Members of Symphony of the Americas)


Please call the Symphony of the Americas office at
954-335-7002 or email us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
to place your order and take advantage of this discounted subscription for these programs with TWO DIFFERENT MUSICAL REPERTOIRE

  Premier Section A Section B
Sun. July 17 BCPA" $60
Prefered seating & post reception
$35 $20
Sun. August 7 FAU $45
Prefered seating & post reception
$20 $20
Total: $105 $55 $40
Discount Subscription: $80 $45 $30

Fri. July 15
Sunrise Civic Center Theater @ 7:00 PM
Musical Program Two
Sunrise, FL
Info: 954.747.4646

Sat. July 16
John Knox Village @ 2:00 PM
Musical Program Two
Box Office: 954.783.4040
Closed to the Public

Sat. July 16
UCC (United Church of Christ) Ft. Lauderdale @ 8:00 PM
Musical Program One
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Info: 954.563.4271
Tickets: $25 in advance / $ 35 at the door

Sun. July 17
Broward Center for the Performing Arts @ 6:00 PM
Amaturo Theater
Musical Program One
Fort Lauderdale, FL
954.462.0222 www.browardcenter.org
Tickets: $20, $35 & $60 VIP (VIP includes premiere seating & post-reception)

Wed. July 20
Tradition of the Palm Beaches @2:30 PM
West Palm Beach, FL Musical Program One
Info: 561.209.6114
Closed to the Public

Wed. July 20
Dor Dorim Auditorium @ 8:00 PM
Weston Philharmonic Society
Musical Program Two
Weston, FL

Thurs. Aug. 4
Cultural Council of Indian River County
Christ by the Sea, United Methodist Church7:30 PM
Musical Program One
Vero Beach, FL
Info: 772.770.4857

Sat. Aug. 6
Miami Lakes Methodist Church 8:00 PM
Musical Program One
Miami Lakes, FL
Info: 305.364.6100

Sun. Aug. 7
Florida Atlantic University Theater @ 6:00 PM
Musical Program Two
Boca Raton, FL
Info: 800.564.9539
Tickets: $20, $30 and VIP $40 (VIP includes premiere seating & post-reception)

Tue. Aug. 9
Susan B. Katz Theater @7:00 PM
Musical Program One
Pembroke Pines, FL
Info: 954.322-2597


July 24 – Aug. 1 Performance Residency - Panama

Summerfest is sponsored in part by Riverside Hotel, AVIS, Wells Fargo, Helen Ingham Foundation, Broward Cultural Council & Board of County Commissioners, Funding Arts Broward, Madelyn Savarick Trust, Il Circolo Italian Cultural Society and WLRN.

For further information, please contact the Symphony of the Americas office at 954.335.7002, or go to: www.SOTA.org.

Contact: Vanessa Padilla
Director of Marketing & Communications
Symphony of the Americas
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.954-335-7003

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