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Symphony of the Americas - Summerfest 2017

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 15 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 Gewandhaus Orchester of Germany, Austria’s Arpeggione Chamber Orchestra, Mission Chamber Orchestra of Rome, Orchestra Symphonique du Mont Blanc (France), 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 Musicfor, the festival aligns with their international mission of promoting music, donating musical instruments and their time to work with young students. Overall, more than 10 different countries are represented by musicians on stage at Summerfest concerts.

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Summerfest outreach includes a July week of performances for residents and students of Panama in partnership with the US Embassy, Bern Resorts, Rotary Clubs and Instituto Nacional de Cultura.

Under the baton of Artistic Director, Maestro James Brooks-Bruzzese, orchestral concerts feature the music of Vivaldi, Mendelssohn, Elgar, Vaughn Williams, Piazzolla, Moncayo, Ravel’s Bolero, and more. Included also is a commissioned composition by Italian composer Lorenzo Turchi-Floris. Soloists are Concertmaster Orlando Forte of Cuba and acclaimed Swiss guitarist Alessio Nebiolo.

Summerfest features two performances of varied musical repertoire in a special 2-CONCERT Saturday SERIES Subscription: July 22 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, and August 5 at the FAU Theater in Boca Raton, both at 7 pm, starting at just $30 per person for the Series.  

Alessio Nebiolo  

Graduated from the “Vivaldi” Conservatory of Alessandria (Italy) and the “Lausanne’s Conservatory” (Switzerland) with the soloist diploma obtained with congratulations of the jury, Alessio Nebiolo has received eleven international guitar competitions prizes. Best soloist of the year in 2005 (“Max Jost” price, Lausanne Switzerland), today the critics name him as one of the best young guitarists of his time.

Lorenzo Turchi-Floris

A pianist, composer and orchestra conductor, Lorenzo Turchi-Floris is regularly invited as a soloist and guest conductor by prestigious orchestras arund the world. His compositions are regularly performed in Europe and America, garnering great interest by the public and critics. Through Musicfor, he devotes much of his musical activity to the development and planning of music schools in the most disadvantaged areas in the world.

For further information and full list of concerts and musical programs, please visit www.SOTA.org.