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 an August 11th concert in Miami Lakes.
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.