Symphony of the Americas
A Broward County designated Major Cultural Institution
Maestro James Brooks-Bruzzese, Artistic Dir.
We invite you to enjoy musical experiences to stimulate your senses, as the Symphony of the Americas presents its 2019 Summerfest, and looks forward to its 32nd Anniversary Subscription Concerts in its 2019-20 season of stability, community support, a balanced budget, and sound operations – an admirable foundation for its great artistic performances!
Join us as we celebrate the wonderful legacy Maestro James Brooks-Bruzzese has built in our community, in his internationally-acclaimed career of more than 50 years, bringing the best of classical music to South Florida and the world, at the helm of the Symphony of the Americas, a Broward County designated Major Cultural Institution. Our esteemed Maestro will retire at the end of the 2020 season and remain as Founding Artistic Director Emeritus. Maestro will lead concerts of this 2019-20 season and also welcome guest conductors who are being considered by our Conductor Search Committee for the new Music Director’s position.
2019-2020 Subscription Concerts and Performance Season
Pianist Ana Rodriguez performs the Florida Premiere of Alberto Ginastera’s “Concierto Argentino” written when he was 19, and only recently published and released.
Acrobatic stars of Cirque de la Symphonie celebrate on stage flying above the full Symphony of the Americas while they perform your favorite Christmas and holiday music.
Violinist Gareth Johnson, Artist in residence at Albany State University and founder of the Sphinx String Quartet, who has appeared as soloist with Seattle Symphony, Pittsburgh, Rochester, Baltimore, Atlanta, St. Louis, Cincinnati, and the Boston Pops join us to celebrate the classics.
Lisanne Lyons, international jazz vocalist & Chair of Jazz Vocal Studies at FIU, and her jazz trio join the full Symphony in a “Tribute to the Ladies of Swing”, featuring the music of Gershwin, well-loved Nelson Riddle arrangements, and more!
“Beethoven to Bluegrass” features the Lubben Brothers, (triplets), all classically trained at a young age, and equally as comfortable on stage with the classical masters as they are in their modern song-writing style, incorporating folk roots and complex ideas using a unique blend of folk instruments. This evening will begin with their tribute to Beethoven’s 250th Anniversary with his Triple Concerto in C Major, – written for piano, violin, and cello as simultaneous solo instruments with the full orchestra in a concerto format. These young musicians who have already made their mark in the musical world, are forging new ground in Bluegrass style, which unlike mainstream country music, is played on acoustical instruments – fiddle, five-string banjo, guitar, mandolin, string bass. This style arrives at a NEW match: bluegrass instruments performed by guest soloists in a classical setting in a first-time partnership with full orchestra – fiddle, five-string banjo, guitar, mandolin, string bass arriving at a new revelation integrating the bluegrass musical style with the elements of classics.
“Four Pianos – Four Concertos” features the Salani Piano Duo of Italy, joined by Russian pianist Irena Kofman and Renee LaBonte in the Bach Concerto for 4 pianos, the Mozart Triple Piano Concerto, the Poulenc Concerto for Two Pianos, and more! Listeners experience first-hand growth of sounds, through orchestral integration and performance impact. First, with two pianos for combined concerto performance, then “growing” to three for additional evolution of sight and sound in Mozart’s Concerto for 3 Pianos and Orchestra, and finally to four, for the J.S. Bach Concerto for Four Pianos and Orchestra.
Haller Foundation Serenades@Sunset
Remember to check out our acclaimed Haller Foundation Serenades@Sunset Series, this year in a NEW LOCATION, at the Sonesta Ft. Lauderdale Beach Hotel situated on the corner of East Sunrise Boulevard and A1A. With spectacular ocean views, the Sunday evening Serenades concerts feature the Symphony’s Chamber String Orchestra, the Yedra-Chruszcz piano, and violin Duo and friends, the Con Brio String Quartet, and Symphony of the America Jazz Trio in “Jazz it Up” with special guest, DUAIV, cellist and visual artist. Our well-loved Broadway and Familiar Classics Vocal Celebration and the Roberto Cani String Trio from Los Angeles will round out the Serenades season. Enjoy beautiful sunsets with wine and hors-d'oeuvres surrounding these world-class musical ensembles.
Each Season the Symphony continues to take an inventive approach of combining classical music with other art forms to engage and delight audiences….. JOIN US!
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