Symphony of the Americas and American Airlines present Summerfest

Through August 4, 2012.

Ft. Lauderdale’s Symphony of the Americas is hosting 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, for all concerts in Europe, throughout Florida, and Central America, 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 and the Americas, 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 includes more than twenty 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 a partnership with and performed often for the Vatican. They are working now in a project with the Vatican City to present an important music festival in 2013.

2012 Summerfest Concerts
Mission Chamber Orchestra of Rome joined by musicians of the Symphony of the Americas

Tuesday, July 24
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church 8:00 pm Key West

Wednesday, July 25
Temple Bet Shira 7:30 pm
“Where Every Child is a Star” Info: 305 238 – 2601 /

Thursday, July 26
Temple Dor Dorim 8:00 pm
Weston Philharmonic Society
Info: 954.849.8374

Friday, July 27
Broward Center for the Perf. Arts – Amaturo Theater 8:00 pm
Tickets $24, $35 & $ 60 (includes reception)
Box Office: 954.462.0222

Sunday, July 29
Miami Lakes Methodist Church 8:00 pm
Box Office: 305.364.6100

Saturday, August 4
Crest Theater – Old School Square 7:00 pm
Delray Beach – Box Off: 561.243.7922
Tickets $25 and $40 (incl. meet the musicians post-reception at D’AngeloTrattoria)

Symphony of the Americas

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