Symphony of the Americas presents Summerfest 2014

Symphony of the Americas presents  Summerfest 2014FORT LAUDERDALE, FL -- For the past 22 summers, Fort Lauderdale's Symphony of the Americas has presented its summer festival, Summerfest, hosting an acclaimed European chamber orchestra for one month of performances throughout Florida and the Americas. The orchestra is joined by selected members of the Symphony of the Americas, and is funded in part by the Broward Cultural Council. Symphony of the Americas is Broward's only professional orchestra, and Broward Center for the Performing Arts is its performance home.

This summer, Symphony of the Americas will host the Mission Chamber Orchestra of Rome in a return engagement, under the baton of Symphony Artistic Director, Maestro James Brooks-Bruzzese. Orchestral concerts feature Carnival of Venice, La Bella Cubana, Vivaldi's Four Seasons, Sarasate's Habanera as well as music of Dohnanyi, Grieg, Gustav Holst, and world premieres by Italian composer & soloist, Lorenzo Turchi-Floris, and Panama composer, Juan Castillo. The orchestra continues in cultural exchange throughout South Florida, and for a week in Panama. Summerfest begins July 14 with 25 performances taking the festival into mid-August. 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. Highlighted this summer is their featured performance at the official Panama Canal Centennial Celebration, held at the University of Florida, Gainesville, on August 15, under the direction of Panamanian born, Maestro James Brooks-Bruzzese. The Mission Chamber Orchestra, based in Rome, is an established international musical ensemble - dynamic and alternative. During the past 6 years, this artistic and humanitarian chamber orchestra formed by the organization Musicfor, has been acclaimed throughout Europe. Its musicians are experienced professionals – graduates and faculty members of noted European conservatories, devoted to presenting musical excellence and organizing performances which are of high humanitarian importance. From Baroque to Contemporary, the MCO offers innovative programs to provide its audience with a wide range of music under the guidance of its Artistic Director, Lorenzo Turchi-Floris. The Mission Chamber Orchestra has a partnership with and performs often in the Vatican.

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Summerfest is sponsored in part by Gallery One Hotel, Riverside Hotel, AVIS, Copa Airlines, Wells Fargo, Keiser University, Marriot Grand Flora Hotel - Rome, Broward Cultural Council & Board of County Commissioners, Madelyn Savarick, & Il Circolo Italian Cultural Society. For further information, please contact the Symphony of the Americas office at 954 – 335 - 7002, or on-line at www.SOTA.org.

Mission Chamber Orchestra of Rome joined by musicians of the Symphony of the Americas


Sat. July 19
John Knox Village . 2:00 pm
Box Office: 954–783–4040
Closed to the Public
Program 2

Sat. July 19
First Congregational Church, UCC 8:00 pm
Ft. Lauderdale www.uccftl.org $25
Program 2

Wed. July 30
Dor Dorim Auditorium 8:00 pm Weston Philharmonic Society
Weston www.westonphilharmonic.com
Info: 954–849–8374
Program 2

Thurs. July 31
Tradition of the Palm Beaches 2:30 pm West Palm Beach
Info: 561–209–6114
Closed to the Public
Program 1

Sat. Aug. 2
Miami Lakes Methodist Church 8:00 pm
Box Office: 305–364–6100
Program 1

Sun. Aug. 3 Sunrise Civic Center Theater 2:00 pm
Program 1

Fri. Aug. 8
Florida Atlantic University Theater 8:00 pm
Boca Raton
www.fauevents.com Box Office 800-564-9539
Tickets $25 and VIP$40 (VIP incl. meet the musicians post-reception)
Program 2

Sat. Aug. 9
Broward Center for the Perf. Arts ~ Amaturo Theater 8:00 pm
Tickets $24, $35 & VIP$60 (VIP includes reception)
Box Office: 954–462–0222
Program 1

Sun. Aug. 10
Susan B. Katz Theater 2:00 pm Pembroke Pines
Box Office: 954–961–6067
Program 1

Mon. Aug. 11
Il Circolo of Palm Beach @ Doubletree by Hilton 6:30 pm Palm Beach Gardens
954-335-7002 x1
Program 3

Tue. Aug. 12
Christ by the Sea, United Methodist Church 7:30 pm Vero Beach
Info: 772-770-4857 www.cultural-council.org
Program 2

Fri. Aug. 15
University of Florida – Phillips Performing Arts Center 7:30 pm
Program 4

July 20 - 28
Performance Residency ~ Panama

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