Symphony of the Americas will present its 24th summer festival, Summerfest, hosting an acclaimed European chamber orchestra for one month of performances throughout Florida and the Americas during July and August.
This summer, Symphony of the Americas will host the Arpeggione Chamber Orchestra of Austria in a return engagement after their 2007 residency, under the baton of Symphony Artistic Director, Maestro James Brooks-Bruzzese.
Orchestral concerts feature the music of Vivaldi, Strauss, Mozart's Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Liszt's famous Rhapsody, Offenbach's Can-Can, the pulses of Latin Grammy award-winning composer Eduardo Magallanes, and more!
Summerfest runs July 12 – August 12 with performances throughout South Florida, as well as an outreach week in Panama. Activities include concerts, 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 orchestral performance.
The Arpeggione Chamber Orchestra of Hohenems is an artistic gem, known for its virtuosity and first rate soloists and inspired by a passion to perform music of the highest artistic quality.....works of the classical repertoire as well as contemporary music with virtuosity and dedication, resulting in high acclaim from audience and critics as well. Musicians of the ensemble are from countries throughout Europe, bringing a diversity of traditions and an exciting freshness and complexity to its performances. Musicians are active in quartets and chamber music, and serve as faculty of local conservatories.
Under the artistic direction of Professor Irakli Gogibedaschwili, during its 20 year history, the orchestra has performed more than 700 concerts in many parts of the world, including Europe, the USA, Central and South America, Brazil, Russia and Israel. Under the direction of outstanding guest conductors such as Vladimir Ashkenazy, Arpeggione has played in the major European music festivals and concert halls including Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Tonhalle Zurich, Santa Cecilia in Rome, Sala Verdi in Milan, Grand Philharmonic Hall of St. Petersburg and the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory.
The orchestra's performance home in Hohenems is the Renaissance palace of the family Waldburg-Zeil, an ideal concert space, providing excellent acoustics. Repertoire performed by Arpeggione has more than 120 different programs and numerous world premieres - many by renowned composers specifically for Arpeggione. Numerous recordings have been made with ORF, SRF, DRS and the Bayerische Rundfunk, Radio Netherlands, Radio Slovenia and with NBC.
2015 SUMMERFEST CONCERTS
Arpeggione Chamber Orchestra of Rome
Joined by musicians of the Symphony of the Americas
Thursday July 16, 2:30 pm
Tradition of the Palm Beaches
West Palm Beach
Closed to the Public
Saturday July 18, 2:00 pm
John Knox Village
Box Office: 954.783.4040
Closed to the Public
Saturday July 18, 8:00 pm
First Congregational Church, UCC
Tuesday July 28, 7:00 pm
Susan B. Katz Theater
Box Office: 954.961.6067
Wednesday July 29, 8:00 pm
Dor Dorim Auditorium
Weston Philharmonic Society
Tickets: $30 Reg $50 Reserved Seats
Sat. Aug. 1, 8:00 pm
Miami Lakes Methodist Church
Box Office: 305.364.6100
Sun. Aug. 2, 2:00 pm
Sunrise Civic Center Theater
Thursday August 6, 7:30 pm
Christ by the Sea, United Methodist Church
Vero Beach Tickets: $35
Friday August 7, 8:00 pm
Florida Atlantic University Theater
Tickets $18 VIP $40 (VIP incl. post-reception)
Box Office 800.564.9539
Saturday August 8, 8:00 pm
Tickets $20, $35 & VIP$60 (VIP includes reception)
Box Office: 954.462.0222
July 20 - 28 Performance Residency ~ Panama