Summerfest 2007

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Opened Jul 15, 2007
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Broward County's Symphony of the Americas, Maestro James Brooks-Bruzzese, Artistic Dir., presents a return engagement of the Arpeggione Chamber Orchestra from Austria, for its Summerfest 2007. Orchestral concerts feature the music of Geminiani, Sarasate, Rossini and Astor Piazzolla with featured violin soloist, Alejandro Drago. Performances are highlighted by the Argentine tangos of Astor Piazzolla - featuring Argentine piano duo, Maria Laura Fagilde & Ricardo Roel. Summerfest has commissioned and will premiere the work, "A Prayer at Twilight", by Edward Hart, American composer in residence at U.of South Carolina. Summerfest, presented by American Airlines, annually hosts an acclaimed European string orchestra for a one month cultural exchange residency throughout Florida with an extended tour to Central and South America, joined by selected members of the Symphony of the Americas, and funded in part by the State of Florida and Broward Cultural Council. The Symphony of the Americas is Broward County's only professional orchestra, and is proud to have the Broward Center for the Performing Arts as its performance home. The festival spans July 15th to August 26th, with nearly 30 performances. throughout Florida on the east and west coasts, from Miami north to Melbourne and continuing with cultural exchange performances in Central & South America including Panama, Aruba, Nicaragua and Argentina. Activities include performances, 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 performances of great composers. With repertoire ranging from Baroque to Contemporary music, the Arpeggione Chamber Orchestra is renowned for its virtuosity and first-rate soloists. The orchestra appears regularly throughout Europe in the countries of Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Italy, France and Russia. They have performed to great acclaim in the famed Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, the Grand Philharmonic Hall of St. Petersburg, Tonhalle in Zurich, and the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow. They also appear regularly at the esteemed Bregenz Music Festival. Summerfest presented by American Airlines, is sponsored in part by Luxury Hotels & Resorts, Sun-Sentinel, Wachovia, Royal Rent A Car, Broward Cultural Council & Board of County Commissioners, and Florida Div. of Cultural Affairs. 2007 SUMMERFEST CONCERTS Arpeggione Chamber Orchestra joined by members of the Symphony of the Americas Thurs. July 19 St. Paul's Episcopal Church 8:00 p.m. Delray Beach Box Office: 561 - 276 - 4541 Fri. July 20 Broward Center for the Perf. Arts ~ Amaturo Theater 8:00 pm Tickets $ 35 & $ 60 (includes reception) Box Office: 954 - 462 - 0222 www. browardcenter.org Sat. July 21 Hollywood Central Performing Arts Ctr. 4:00 pm Box Office: 954 - 924 - 8175 Tickets from $ 12 CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS Sun. July 22 Renaissance Ballroom 6:00 pm West Miami (free performance) Info: 305 - 266 - 1122 Wed. July 25 St. Patrick's Catholic Church 7:30 p.m. Palm Beach Gardens Box Office: 561 - 626 - 8626 Thur. July 26 Temple Dor Dorin 8:00 pm Weston (free performance) Info: 954 - 389 - 1232 Fri. July 27 Henegar Center for the Arts 7:30 pm Melbourne Box Office: 321-723 - 8696 Sat. July 28 Pompano Beach Civic Center 7:30 pm Box Office 954 - 786 - 4111 Tickets from $ 10 Sun. July 29 Miami Beach Community Church 3:00 pm Box Office: 305 - 538 - 4511 Sun. July 29 Miami Lakes Methodist Church 8:00 pm Box Office: 305 - 364 - 6100 July 30 - Aug 7 Performance Residency ~ Argentina Thur. Aug 9 Susan B. Katz Theater 7:00 pm Pembroke Pines Box Office: 954 - 986 - 5027 Fri. Aug. 10 Beachfront @ SE 21st Av. & SE 1st St. 7:00 pm Deerfield Beach (free performance) Info. 954 - 480 - 4433 August 11 John Knox Village 2:00 pm Pompano Beach Info. 954 - 783 - 4039 Sat. Aug. 11 Florida Atlantic University Theater 8:00 pm Boca Raton Box Office: 800 - 564 - 9539 / fauevents.com Tickets from $ 20 Sun. Aug. 12 Township Center for Performing Arts 2:00 pm Coconut Creek Box Office: 954 - 970 - 0606 August 13 - 20 Performance Residency ~ Panama

Visit the Summerfest 2007 website:

http://www.symphonyoftheamericas.org