Symphony of the Americas & American Airlines present Summerfest 2012
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL., May 1 -- Ft. Lauderdale's Symphony of the Americas will host the Mission Chamber Orchestra of Rome for Summerfest, under the baton of the Symphony's Artistic Director, Maestro James Brooks-Bruzzese. Orchestral concerts feature the music of Bach, Corelli, Saint-Saens, Borodin, Mendelssohn, and a world premiere by Italian composer & soloist, Lorenzo Turchi-Floris. Musicians of the Symphony of the Americas will join the orchestra in cultural exchange, highlighted by the Symphony's principal flute soloist, Marilyn Maingart.
Summerfest presented by American Airlines, annually hosts an acclaimed European chamber orchestra for one month of cultural exchange performances throughout Florida, Central and South America joined by selected members of the Symphony of the Americas, and 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.
Summerfest begins July 9 with nearly 25 performances throughout Florida and continuing with 2012 cultural exchange performances in Panama. Activities include performances, 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 performances of great composers.
The Mission Chamber Orchestra, based in Rome, is an established international musical ensemble - dynamic and alternative. During the past 4 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 performed often for the Vatican and is working now in a project with the Vatican City to present an important music festival in 2013.
Summerfest presented by American Airlines, is sponsored in part by Hyatt Regency Pier 66 -Luxury Hotels & Resorts, Sun-Sentinel, Wells Fargo, Broward Cultural Council & Board of County Commissioners. For further information, please contact the Symphony of the Americas office at 954–335-7002.
2012 SUMMERFEST CONCERTS
Mission Chamber Orchestra of Rome
joined by musicians of the Symphony of the Americas
Fri. July 13
Susan B. Katz Theater 7:00 pm Pembroke Pines
Sat. July 14
John Knox Village . 2:00 pm Box Office: 954 – 783 – 4040
Sat. July 14
Trinity Lutheran Church & Academy 7:00 pm Ft. Lauderdale
Box Off: 954-463-2450 / Info. 954 – 987 – 5481
Tue. July 24
St. Paul's Episcopal Church 8:00 pm Key West
Thu. July 26 Temple Dor Dorim 8:00 pm
Weston Philharmonic Society
Weston www.westonphilharmonic.com Info: 954 – 849 – 8374
Fri. July 27
Broward Center for the Perf. Arts - Amaturo Theater 8:00 pm
Tickets $24, $35 & $ 60 (includes reception)
Box Office: 954 – 462 – 0222 www.browardcenter.org
Sun. July 29 Miami Lakes Methodist Church 8:00 pm
Box Office: 305 – 364 – 6100
Sat. Aug. 4 Crest Theater – Old School Square 7:00 pm
Delray Beach - Box Off: 561-243-7922 www.oldschool.org
Tickets $25 and $40 (incl. meet the musicians post-reception at D'AngeloTrattoria)
Wed. Aug. 8 Christ by the Sea, United Methodist Church Vero Beach
Info: 772-770-4857 www.cultural-council.org 7:30 pm
July 15-22 Performance Residency ~ Panama View Summerfest 2012 Concert Program