The Twenty-Sixth Annual Symphony of the Americas Summerfest 2017 Chamber Orchestra Concert
Featuring String Musicians from acclaimed
European Orchestras at the Pembroke Pines Susan B. Katz Theater River of Grass ArtsPark
Pembroke Pines, FL….August 16, 2017… Over three hundred fifty people attended the Twenty-sixth Annual Symphony of the Americas Summerfest 2017 concert at the Susan B. Katz Theater River of Grass ArtsPark, in Pembroke Pines.
The free Summerfest concert featured musicians and soloists representing more than ten acclaimed European orchestras, including the Arpeggione Chamber Orchestra of Austria, Mission Chamber Orchestra of Rome, Hungarian Virtuosi and others, performed classical and popular music for string instruments. Artistic Director Maestro James Brooks-Bruzzese, conducted the orchestral concert featuring the music of Vivaldi, Mendelssohn, Elgar, Vaughn Williams, Piazzolla, Moncayo, Ravel’s Bolero, and others. Attendees also enjoyed a commissioned composition by Italian composer Lorenzo Turchi-Floris and soloists, concertmaster Orlando Forte of Cuba and acclaimed Swiss guitarist, Alessio Nebiolo.
“This concert is very popular with attendees whose standing ovation prompted an enthusiastic encore,” said Holly Bonkowski, Division Director of Cultural Arts City of Pembroke Pines Recreation and Cultural Arts Department. For additional information, please call the Pembroke Pines Susan B. Katz Theater at the River of Grass ArtsPark 954-322-2597.
Information below was provided by Symphony of the Americas.
The Symphony of the Americas, celebrating its 30th Anniversary in 2017, and designated as a Major Cultural Institution in South Broward’s longest running Summerfest is back, presenting its 26th annual festival for one month of performances throughout Florida and the Americas. Nourish your artistic soul with the Symphony of the Americas; a Broward County designated Major Cultural Institution, celebrating its 30th Anniversary this season. A month of concerts throughout Florida and the Americas beginning July 14 takes the masterful sounds of the Summerfest Chamber Orchestra to audiences in corners of the world who have never before experienced the exhilaration of live orchestral performance.
Summerfest traditionally features musicians and soloists from acclaimed orchestras throughout Europe, including Arpeggione Chamber Orchestra of Austria, Mission Chamber Orchestra of Rome, Hungarian Virtuosi 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. Presented in association with Europe’s Music for, the festival aligns with their international mission of promoting music, donating musical instruments and their time to work with young students. More than ten different countries are represented by musicians on stage at Summerfest concerts.
Summerfest is sponsored in part by Riverside Hotel, AVIS, Wells Fargo, Helen Ingham Foundation, Broward Cultural Council & Board of County Commissioners and Madelyn Savarick Trust. For further information, please contact the Symphony of the Americas office at 954.335.7002, or go to www.SOTA.org.
Valerie L. Moran, Publicist Pembroke Pines Media
C: 954.392.9494 / E: VLMoran@ppines.com