Italian Chamber Orchestra Brings Festive and Delightful Music Making to Summerfest

The Symphony of the America's annual Summerfest lights up summer evenings every year and Saturday night's concert at the Broward Center's Amaturo Theater by the Mission Chamber Orchestra of Rome was a high spirited delight from first note to last. Composed of international musicians (and bolstered by several Symphony of the Americas members), the ensemble is first class, playing with precision, energy and Italianate fervor. Led by Symphony of the Americas artistic director James Brooks-Bruzzese, the concert offered an enticing mix of familiar and rarely played music as well as two new works. Read full review on

Two World Premieres at Broward Centre

Audiences who were lucky enough to attend a performance of the Mission Chamber Orchestra of Rome at the Broward Centre this weekend were treated to not one but two world premiere musical events.

The concert was part of the Summerfest concert series of the Symphony of the Americas. Its composer-in-residence for three years has been Lorenzo Turchi-Floris, musical director of the Mont Blanc Choir and Symphony Orchestra. In this concert he premiered Presentiments, which he wrote a few months ago as a special commission for Summerfest. Read full review on

Concertos for Cello and Piano

Iris van Eck plays the cello for Symphony of the Americas. 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

Holiday Cheer and Joy Abound at Symphony of the Americas Christmas Concert

symphonySymphony 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

Symphonic Christmas

symphonyRobin 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

I Musici Estensi Lights Up The Stage At Symphony Of The Americas' Summerfest

SOA 25thAnniversaryLogo350FORT 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

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