The Symphony of the Americas, a designated Major Cultural Institution in South Florida’s Broward County, and Broward Center for the Performing Arts performance partner, presents internationally acclaimed guest artists from around the globe. Its 30th Anniversary season celebration continues this July and August, with its acclaimed summer music festival presenting one month of performances throughout Florida and the Americas.
Refreshing cool waters and the Oscar winning movie Shape of Water, are all inspirations for Ft. Lauderdale’s own Symphony of the Americas annual Summerfest – The Shape of Music.
As the longest running music festival in Florida, the masterful sounds of
Summerfest’s Chamber Orchestra will reach audiences in corners of the world who have never before experienced the exhilaration of live orchestral performance, as well as perform for thousands throughout South Florida, including a July 21st concert in its performance home, the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.
Summerfest traditionally features musicians and soloists from acclaimed orchestras throughout Europe, including Mission Chamber Orchestra of Rome, the Hungarian Virtuosi, I Musici (Italy), Orchestra Symphonique du Mont Blanc (France), and others, performing several styles of classical and popular music for strings, all joined in a cultural exchange by principal musicians of our own Symphony of the Americas. Summerfest outreach includes a July week of performances for residents and students of Panama in partnership with the US Embassy, Bern Resorts, Junior Achievement and Rotary Clubs.
Presented in association with Europe’s Musicfor, the festival aligns with their international mission of promoting music, donating musical instruments and their work with young students. More than 10 different countries are represented on stage at Summerfest concerts.
Nourish your artistic soul under the baton of Artistic Director, Maestro James Brooks-Bruzzese, in the music of Bach, Handel, Saint-Saens, Mozart, Delibes, Ginastera and the legendary Argentinian, Carlos Gardel. Included also is a commissioned composition by Italian composer in residence, Lorenzo Turchi-Floris, Soloists are the festival’s Concertmaster, Orlando Forte of Cuba, the Symphony of the Americas Principal Oboe, Marco Key-Navarrete and acclaimed international organist Tim Brumfield, among
Summerfest features two performances of varied musical repertoire in a special 2-Night CONCERT SERIES SUBSCRIPTION: Fri. July 20 at St. Gregory’s Boca Raton, and Sat. July 21 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, both at 7 pm. Tickets begin at just $ 30 per person for the Series.
Summerfest is sponsored in part by Riverside Hotel, ACE Rent-a-Car, Wells Fargo, Helen Ingham Foundation, Il Circolo, Musicfor, Broward Cultural Council & Board of County Commissioners and the Madelyn Savarick Trust.
2018 SUMMERFEST CHAMBER ORCHESTRA CONCERTS
Maestro James Brooks-Bruzzese, Artistic Director
FLORIDA PERFORMANCES IN JULY-AUGUST
Sat. July 14 John Knox Village . 2:00 PM
Pompano Beach, FL Musical Program One
Box Office 954-783-4040 Closed to the Public
Sat. July 14 Miramar Cultural Center Theatre 7:30 PM
Miramar, FL Musical Program One
Sun. July 15 Tradition of the Palm Beaches 2:00 PM
West Palm Beach, FL Musical Program Two
Thurs. July 19 Dor Dorim Auditorium 7:00 PM
Weston Philharmonic Society Musical Program Two
Weston, FL $30 / $50 VIP / $10 students
Fri. July 20 St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church 7:00 PM
Boca Raton, FL Musical Program Two
Info. 561–395-8285 $20 | VIP $45 (VIP seat & postwww.stgregorysepiscopal.org
Sat. July 21 Broward Center for the Performing Arts 7:00 PM
~ Amaturo Theater Musical Program One
Fort Lauderdale, FL $20 / $35 / $60 VIP seat & post954-462-0222
Sun. Aug. 5 Sunrise Civic Center Theatre 2:00 PM
Sunrise, FL Musical Program Two
Thur. Aug. 9 Susan B. Katz Theater 7:00 PM
Pembroke Pines, FL Musical Program Two
Fri. Aug. 10 Pompano Beach Cultural Center 7:30 pm
954-545-7800 Musical Program Two
www.ccpompano.org $20 / $35 cabaret seating w/
Sat. Aug. 11 Miami Lakes Methodist Church 7:30 PM
Miami Lakes, FL Musical Program One
Sun. Aug. 12 Cultural Council of Indian River County 2:00 PM
Christ by the Sea, United Methodist, Vero Beach Musical Program One
772-770-4857 $35 www.cultural-council.org/summerfest