Published On: Fri, Jul 13th, 2018

Symphony of the Americas presents Summerfest 2018

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
others.

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

(International musicians and soloists joined by Members of Symphony of the Americas)
Maestro James Brooks-Bruzzese, Artistic Director

 

FLORIDA PERFORMANCES

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
954-602-4500
www.miramarfl.gov

Sun. July 15                                     Tradition of the Palm Beaches              2:00 PM
West Palm Beach, FL                    Musical Program Two
561–209–6100   www.morselife.org
(tickets required in advance)

Thurs. July 19                                   Dor Dorim Auditorium                           7:00 PM
Weston Philharmonic Society       Musical Program Two
Weston, FL                                       $30 / $50 VIP / $10 students
www.westonphilharmonic.org

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 & post reception)

www.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 reception)
www.browardcenter.org

Sun. Aug. 5                                       Sunrise Civic Center Theatre                      2:00 PM
Sunrise, FL                                       Musical Program Two
954-747-4646
www.sunrisefl.gov

Thur. Aug. 9                                     Susan B. Katz Theater                                 7:00 PM
Pembroke Pines, FL                       Musical Program Two
954-322-2597
www.ppines.com

Fri. Aug. 10                                     Pompano Beach Cultural Center               7:30 pm
954-545-7800                                Musical Program Two
www.ccpompano.org                   $20 / $35 cabaret seating w/refreshments

Sat. Aug. 11                                     Miami Lakes Methodist Church                7:30 PM
Miami Lakes, FL                           Musical Program One
305-364-6100
www.miamilakes-fl.gov

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

TOUR PERFORMANCES: July 23 – August 1
Performance Residency ~ Panama

Symphony of the Americas 2425 E. Commercial Blvd. # 405, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33308
Telephone 954-335-7002 | info@sota.org | www.sota.org

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