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.
As Memorial Day approaches, millions of people around the country will be planning weekend travel trips, backyard barbecues, and time on the water. While Memorial Day weekend is often seen as the official kick-off of summer, this day has a much more significant meaning. In fact, without those who serve in the military, ensuring our continued freedom, there’s a good chance that none of those enjoyable activities would be possible. May we never forget that Memorial Day is a day set aside to remember those who have died while serving.
Many visiting orchestras have performed at the Broward Center but Monday night marked the first concert in the United States by the venerable Royal Scottish National Orchestra. The Ft. Lauderdale performance was the opening of a major American tour by the Glasgow based ensemble under the direction of Principal Conductor Peter Oundjian, part of the Broward Center Classical Series. Violinist Nicola Benedetti, one of Scotland's leading artists, was the featured soloist in Brahms' Violin Concerto in D Major.
Who says a symphony orchestra cannot rock? The Symphony of the Americas did just that on Tuesday, Marrch 7 witht its high voltage season finale at the Broward Center's Amaturo Theater. Soul and R & B singer Lillie Mc Cloud joined the orchestra in the concert's second half for some of the Top 10 hits of recent decades.