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Symphony Of The Americas Presents Holiday Spectacle Of Sight And Sound

On Tuesday night the Symphony of the Americas lit up the holiday bedecked Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center with an eye and ear filling holiday extravaganza to delight both the seasoned concertgoer and musical neophyte alike. With Maestro James Brooks-Bruzzese and the orchestra in top form, music for Christmas and Hanukkah was accompanied by films that pictured the impressions and vibrations of the musical menu. Some of the videos were from Hollywood films and animated holiday features.

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Music Of Lecuona Sizzles With Tirino And Symphony Of The Americas

The sparkling rhythms and rich melodic tapestry in the music of Ernesto Lecuona (1895-1963) flow from deep within Cuba's cultural heritage. On Tuesday, October 10 the Symphony of the Americas opened its 30th anniversary season at the Broward Center's Amaturo Theater with a Hispanic and Italian Heritage Tribute featuring pianist Thomas Tirino playing  Lecuona.  A brilliant virtuoso who has performed across the globe, Tirino is an authority on the Cuban composer's works. He has researched and edited numerous Lecuona scores, performed the music in countless concerts internationally and made Grammy winning recordings of Lecuona's complete piano scores. It is difficult to imagine anyone playing this music as well as Tirino. His combination of technical mastery and idiomatic flair consistently produces memorable performances.

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