With a passionate vision for the future, the Symphony seeks with this proposal to build upon its longstanding
commitment to the finest symphonic performances and music education. The Symphony's two decades of
remarkable achievements position it for a new phase of advancement of the South Florida arts scene. The
Symphony's mission is to enrich the quality of life in the communities we serve through a commitment to the
highest quality of symphonic performance and music education.
South Florida Symphony is a world-class orchestra blazing a trail from Key West to Palm Beach Florida.
The South Florida Symphony Orchestra advertisement for "Spring is in the Air" concert featuring dancers from the Martha Graham Dance Company in 2016.
Maestra Sebrina María Alfonso conducting the South Florida Symphony Orchestra, January 2016, Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
The South Florida Symphony Orchestra's Pops Series Concerts features dancers from such esteemed organizations as the Martha Graham Dance Company.
The South Florida Symphony Orchestra's Pops Series Concerts features dancers from such esteemed organizations as the Siudy Garrido Flamenco Dance Theater which will be featured November 2017 at the Arsht Center.
The South Florida Symphony Orchestra debut performance in Miami Dade at the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts featuring the Master Chorale of South Florida presenting Beethoven's 9th Symphony.
The World Turned Upside Down: Music and Stories of the American Revolution
A. Project Concept:
Most students have never attended a symphonic concert.
Phase One: Teaching Artists travel to each elementary providing classroom presentations / performances in which musicians play and demonstrate instruments to introduce students to the music.
Phase Two: A concert featuring the orchestra and teaching artists guides students through musical vignettes tied to curriculum standards, eliciting student participation.
B. Curriculum Enhancement
Student workshops on the science of sound, math and musical form, melody and rhythm music bring music to life. This year's project is entitled: "The World Turned Upside Down: Music and Stories of the American Revolution." The project builds upon, and deepens students’ knowledge and understanding of American Freedom.
1. Experience revolutionary patriotic vs. loyalist distinction.
2. Learn the music, important documents, dates, events, and personalities that shape the US.
3. Learn of diversity and inclusion in a free society
4. Learn of the responsibility inherent in ‘All people are created equal’.
5. Learn that history is a about courageous people.
Elementary students will attend a culminating concert. The students will also see the teaching artists in the schools for the classroom sessions.
Classroom sessions will coincide with American History studies. Teachers will administer pre- and post-tests to check knowledge, skills and abilities.
The posttest essay checks higher order critical thinking skills.
Sound eScape South Florida: Fusing Classical Music and Flamenco Dance across the region
Planned for November 2017 at the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Maestra Alfonso of the South Florida Symphony is boldly advancing the classical music artform to diverse audiences in Miami-Dade. Manuel de Falla’s El Amor Brujo will be presented through public performances throughout South Florida's 5.9 million resident metropolitan area. The project deepens involvement with the Presidential Commission of the Arts and Humanities Turnaround Arts Schools by providing music lessons and free student concerts through underserved schools.
Avant guarde in her approach, Siudy Garrido of the Siudy Flamenco Dance Theater shatters the barriers of Flamenco, seamlessly blending traditional and contemporary dance in a spectacle of movement expanding the artform and its evolution in the Americas. This mesmerizing project infuses numerous opportunities for student learning and participation as passionate music choreography is poured through dance, music, and
South Florida Symphony presents 2016 2017 Masterworks Series
The South Florida Symphony Orchestra is expanding services to Miami-Dade for the 2016 2017 Season with a full series of concerts at the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts Knight Concert Hall.
Following on the heels of success in presenting Beethoven's 9th Symphony with the Master Chorale of South Florida in January 2016, the Symphony will delight audiences for the 2016 2017 Season.
January 25, 2017, 7:30pm
Tom Hormel: The Legend of Bird Mountain, World Premiere
Korngold: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
Tessa Lark, violin
Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra
February 23, 2017, 7:30 pm
ORDER BY DISORDER
Rimsky-Korsakov: The Snow Maiden (Snegourotchka) Suite
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor
Svetlana Smolina, piano
Nielsen: Symphony No. 5, Op. 50
April 5, 2017, 7:30 pm
Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture
Peter Schickele: P.D.Q. Bach's Concerto for Simply Grand Piano and Orchestra
Jeffrey Biegel, piano
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E Minor