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 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.
SYMPHONY IN THE SCHOOLS "PRESERVE THE CORAL REEF!"
A. Project Concept: Preserve the Coral Reef!
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: "Preserve the Coral Reef!" The project builds upon, and deepens students’ knowledge and understanding of sceintific principles related to the ocean and specifically our Coral Reefs.
This arts-integrated unit, Preserving Our Coral Reef: Teams of Success, guides students through activities that apply observation and science to understand the seating and numbers of instruments in a symphony orchestra which is contrasted to science, technology, engineering, and math are helping to preserve the ‘rainforests’ of the ocean, the coral reefs. Students will learn how light and temperature effect both systems!
Students will participate in building a symphony and will rebuild a dying coral reef after adjusting the temperature, light, and acidity of the water. Students will gain knowledge of both of these intriguing and necessary parts of our world.
Martha Graham's Dance of Life
Planned for January 2018 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. South Florida resident composer, Mr. Tom Hormel and his "Legend of Bird Mountain" will be presented through public performances throughout South Florida's 5.9 million resident metropolitan area. The project is very special and rare indeed, in that the Symphony has commissioned the world-renowned Martha Graham Dance Company to choreograph "Legend of Bird Mountain" into modern dance, thus adding to the classical repertoire..
Avant guarde in her approach, the choreography of the Martha Graham Dance Company shatters the barriers of ballet, seamlessly blending traditional and contemporary dance in a spectacle of movement expanding the artform and its evolution. This mesmerizing project infuses numerous opportunities for student learning and participation as passionate music choreography is poured through dance, music, and images.
South Florida Symphony presents 2017 2018 Masterworks Series
The South Florida Symphony Orchestra is expanding services to Miami-Dade for the 2017 2018 Season with a full series of concerts at the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts Knight Concert Hall.
Event Title: Mozart Meets Hemingway & Flamenco
Featuring: South Florida Symphony Orchestra, Siudy Garrido Flamenco Dance Company, Zuill Bailey.
Event Title: Martha Graham's Dance Of Life
Featuring: South Florida Symphony Orchestra; Sebrina Alfonso, conductor; Martha Graham Dance Company; Janet Eilber, Artistic Director
Event Title: Beethoven and Vivaldi’s Expressions of Nature
Featuring: South Florida Symphony Orchestra
Sebrina Alfonso, conductor
Lara St. John, violin
Event Title: Symphonie Fantastique
Featuring: South Florida Symphony Orchestra celebrating Israel's 70th Anniversary
Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G
Aldo Lopez-Gavilan, piano
Nimrod Borenstein: If You Will It, It Is No Dream