Iris van Eck plays the cello for Symphony of the Americas.
The Symphony of the Americas offered two famous concertos to an audience at the Broward Center this week. The first, a Cello concerto by Elgar, showcased the principal cellist for the Symphony of the Americas, Iris van Eck. Formerly with the Florida Grand Opera, van Eck richly deserved her opportunity to take the spotlight. Read full review at www.sunnewsmiami.com/miami-news/item/450-concertos-for-cello-and-piano
Symphony of the Americas. FORT LAUDERDALE, FL -- The large audience that attended the Symphony of the Americas' Chorus of Seasons Greetings concert on Tuesday night at the Broward Center's Amaturo Theater awarded repeated cheers and ovations to artistic director James Brooks-Bruzzese and Robin L. Mc Eachern, director of the Cathedral Choir of Ft. Lauderdale's First Presbyterian Church, for a joyous evening of holiday music. Such familiar seasonal favorites as Sleigh Ride, highlights from The Nutcracker and the Christmas songs of Broadway tunesmiths Richard Rodgers and Jerry Herman shared the program with less familiar choral works by Randol Alan Bass, John Rutter and Leonard Bernstein. Read full review at www.fortlauderdaleconnex.com
Robin McEachern and Symphony of the Americas.
The Symphony of the Americas offered an eclectic mix of old and new compositions to mark the Christmas season at the Broward Center in Ft. Lauderdale.
The program notes state that Leonard Bernstein's Chichester Psalms are among his most popular compositions and one of the most performed major choral pieces by an American composer. That may be true, but festive it's not. Fortunately this was the only somber piece in an otherwise bright and uplifting musical offering that featured the Cathedral Choir of the First Presbyterian Church of Ft. Lauderdale. Read full review at www.sunnewsmiami.com
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL -- Each summer the indefatigable James Brooks-Bruzzese and the Symphony of the Americas present a European chamber orchestra in an extensive tour encompassing Latin America and South Florida as well as the ensemble's home base. I Musici Estensi lit up the stage of the Broward Center's Amaturo Theater on Friday night with an outstanding concert, a high watermark for the annual Summerfest. Based in Milan and Turin, the group's flawless ensemble, precision, bright and rounded sonority and wide idiomatic spectrum were consistently impressive throughout an adventurous program of new and less familiar scores...Read Full Review at www.fortlauderdaleconnex.com
Conrad Tao.On a Saturday afternoon in 2005, a 10-year-old pianist named Conrad Tao performed at the Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale, one of two child prodigies presented in the Miami International Piano Festival.
This week Tao has returned to the same stage to play all five Beethoven piano concertos, and judging from his performance of the first three Monday night with Symphony of the Americas, he has brilliantly fulfilled his early promise. The mastery he displayed was more than the predictable brilliance of the grown-up prodigy, it was a performance that brought out the nobility, the eloquence and the dramatic power of these works. He will play Beethoven’s 4th and 5th concertos Tuesday evening at the Broward Center. >>READ FULL REVIEW