Symphony of the Americas Sounds of the Season: A Holiday Extravaganza
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL -- The Symphony of the Americas presented a joyous holiday celebration Tuesday night. With the Broward Center's Amaturo Theater decked out in Christmas wreaths and lights, the ambience was festive and the music even more so. The five member Symphony of the Americas Brass Ensemble were the stars of the evening. Trumpeters Claudio Osorio and Veselin Bozhilov were joined by colleagues Eric Kerley (French horn), Gilberto Cruz (trombone) and Calvin Jenkins (tuba). These terrific players formed a crack brass quintet. From the first pealing, finely burnished strains of the Bells of Christmas Suite (featuring Carol of the Bells, Jingle Bells and Ding Dong, Merrily on High), it was immediately obvious that these players are first class musicians with both remarkable command of their instruments and real musicality and flair.
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