The South Florida Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of conductor Sebrina Maria Alfonso, is ready to present their first concert in the 2014-15 Masterworks Series to audiences across south Florida. This concert, called “Expressive Virtuosity,” will be making three stops across the region this month: first at the Tennessee Williams Theatre (5901 College Rd., Key West) on Wednesday, November 12, then at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts (201 SW 5th Ave., Fort Lauderdale) on Thursday, November 13, and finally at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts (51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach) on Saturday, November 15.
All three shows start out with a pre-concert talk at 6:45 p.m. Edward Pitts is the speaker in Key West and Ian Fraser is the speaker in Fort Lauderdale and Delray Beach. The concert “Expressive Virtuosity” will start shortly thereafter. The concert begins with the opera Nabucco, composed by Giuseppe Verdi. It was the opera Nabucco that gave Verdi his big break as a composer. The next performance is “Sinfonia Concertante for Cello and Orchestra,” composed by Sergei Profokiev, and performed by Zuill Bailey on cello. Since making his debut in New York City in 1996, Bailey has performed with orchestras across the United States and around the world. The final act in the concert is an orchestral rendition of “Symphony No. 4” composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.
Tickets are priced from $25 to $75 for the Key West performance, from $35 to $75 for the Fort Lauderdale performance and from $35 to $55 for the Delray Beach performance. For any questions regarding ticket sales, please call (954) 522-8445. A subscription to the Masterworks series, which would include the November performance as well as future performances coming in January, February and March 2015, can be purchased online by going to southfloridasymphony.org/announcing.