SUMMERFEST

EDITION 2014

ITALY – FLORIDA  – REPUBLIC OF PANAMA

For the past 22 summer seasons, Fort Lauderdale’s Symphony of the Americas presents its summer festival, Summerfest. Also this year, in collaboration with Musicfor International, they host an acclaimed European chamber orchestra for one month of performances throughout Florida and the Americas.  The orchestra is joined by selected members of the Symphony of the Americas, and is funded in part by the Broward Cultural Council.  Symphony of the Americas is Broward’s only professional orchestra, and Broward Center for the Performing Arts is its performance home.

For this year’s 23rd Summerfest, Symphony of the Americas will host the Mission Chamber Orchestra (MCO) in a return engagement, under the baton of Symphony Artistic Director, Maestro James Brooks-Bruzzese. On the occasion of the exhibition in 2014, the Symphony of the Americas has commissioned  Maestro Lorenzo Turchi-Floris (composer in residence) a new creation for piano and string orchestra that will be performed throughout the festival.

Summerfest begins July 14 with nearly 25 performances taking the duration of festival into mid-August.  Activities include concerts, 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 orchestral performance. Highlighted this summer is our participation in the latest performance of the official centennial celebrations of the Panama Canal, which will be held at the University of Florida, in Gainesville.

 

OUR “MISSION” FOR SUMMERFEST 2014

Summerfest educational events reach over 20.000 students – introducing the masterful sounds of American, European and Latin composers. 

By prestigious performances at the Broward Center of Florida, at the Panama National Theater, at the prestigious American Universities and at the tough schools of South America where children often listen in disbelief symphonic music for the first time. 

Here begins our “mission”. Thousands of students take music education programs given by governments, helping children to develop alternative plans to those that would lead them to the streets, to physical and moral poverty.

@ Musicfor International - Summerfest 2014 – Poster

SUMMERFEST 2014

FLORIDA  - REPUBLIC OF PANAMA

@ Musicfor International - Summerfest 2014 – Poster - Rome

SUMMERFEST 2014

ITALY

Summerfest 2014 - Florida - Lorenzo Turchi-Floris, conductor

FESTIVAL 2014

Partnership

Artistic Director

Document

Mission Chamber Orchestra

James Brooks-Bruzzese 

(Symphony of the Americas)

Lorenzo Turchi-Floris 

(Mission Chamber Orchestra)

@ Musicfor International - Summerfest 2014 – Poster

Ft Lauderdale Connex

Summerfest 2014 – Italy - Rome - Mission Chamber Orchestra

ORCHESTRA MUSICIANS

VIOLINS I

Orlando Forte (Principal)

Sandro Tigishvili

Giorgio Tentoni 
Flavia Di Tomasso

Clarissa Centurioni

VIOLINS II

Svetlana Forte (Principal)

Rika Takaba
Margherita Musto

Sandy Riblett

Carlo Taffuri *

VIOLAS

Nicola Narduzzi (Principal)

Lorenzo Sbaraglia

Stefano Azzolina

CELLOS

Jürg Eichenberger (Principal)

Monika Eichenberger

Rahel  Eichenberger

Dominique Eichenberger

Ilaria Calbrò Altan

DOUBLE-BASSES

Roger Bustamante (Principal)

Maurizio Raimondi *

HARPICHORD

Renée LaBonte

SOLOISTS

Lorenzo Turchi-Floris (Piano)
Marilyn Maingart (Flute)
Juan Castillo (Oboe)
SanDro Tigishvili (Violin)
Orlando Forte (Violin)
Svetlana Forte (Violin)
Jürg Eichenberger (Cello)

Added only in Italian concerts

MUSIC PROGRAM

Edvard Grieg
Anitra’s Dance

Pablo de Sarasate
Habanera, Op. 21, No. 2
(Arranged by Marilyn Maingart)
Marilyn Maingart, flute

Lorenzo Turchi-Floris
Presentiments
(American Premiere)
Lorenzo Turchi-Floris, conductor

Antonio Vivaldi
Violin Concerto in G minor, RV 315 – Summer
Sandro Tigishvili, violin

Leopold Mozart
Sinfonia in Bb

Robert Fuchs
Serenade No.2 in C Major, Op. 14

Camille Saint-Saens
Allegro Appassionato, Op. 43
Jürg Eichenberger, cello

Camille Saint-Saens
Le Cygne
Jürg Eichenberger, cello

WATCH VIDEOS - SUMMERFEST 2014

Jose White
La Bella Cubana
(Arranged by Orlando Forte)
Orlando Forte, Svetlana Forte, violins

Felix Dag Wiren
Serenade for String Orchestra, Op 11

Herbert Lincoln Clarke
Carnival of Venice
(Arranged by Marilyn Maingart)
Marilyn Maingart, flute

Evaristo Felice Dall’Abaco
Concerto da Chiesa, Op.2 No. 4

Ernst von Dohnanyi

Serenade for string orchestra Op. 10

CD -  SUMMERFEST 2014

Juan Castillo
Rapsodia del Canal de Panama
(World  Premiere)
Juan Castillo, oboe

Cole Porter
Just One of those Things
(Arranged by Orlando Forte)
Orlando Forte, violin

ITALY – Recording session

Summerfest 2014 - Italy
Summerfest 2014 - Italy
Summerfest 2014 - Italy
Summerfest 2014 - Italy
Summerfest 2014 - Italy - Recording Section - Studio Otto - Rome
Summerfest 2014 - Italy - Recording Section - Studio Otto - Rome

ITALY – Concerts

Summerfest 2014 - Italy - Lorenzo Turchi-Floris, conductor
Summerfest 2014 - Italy - Marilyn Maingart, flute
Summerfest 2014 - Italy - James Brooks-Bruzzese and Stefano Baldi
Summerfest 2014 - Italy - QuartettOrfeo
FLORIDA – Concerts
Summerfest 2014 - Florida - Mr Bern

Gainesville  – Celebrating the Panama Canal Centennial

CONCERTS

ITALY PERFORMANCES

05 JUNE – 9:15 PM
All Saints’ Church
Via del Babuino, 153
00100 – Rome

FLORIDA PERFORMANCES

19 JULY – 2:00 PM
John Knox Village
651 SW 6th St.
Pompano Beach

19 JULY – 8:00 PM
First Congregational Church, UCC
2501 N.E. 30th Street
Fort Lauderdale

PANAMA PERFORMANCES

21 JULY – 8:30 AM
Instituto Bern Las Mañanitas
Panama
Educational Concert

22 JULY – 8:30 AM
Instituto Bern La Chorrera
Valle Dorado
Panama
Educational Concert

23 JULY – 7:30 PM
Westin Panamá
Crystal Ballroom
Panama
Gala Concert

24 JULY – 7:30 PM
Rotary Club of Panama City
Panama

25 JULY – 7:30 PM
Rotary Club of Chorrera
Chorrera

26 JULY – 8:00 AM      
Bahia Meeting Room
Panama
Educational Concert

FLORIDA PERFORMANCES

30 JULY – 8:00 PM
Dor Dorim Auditorium
Weston Philharmonic Society
2360 Glades Circle
Weston

31 JULY – 2:30 PM
Tradition of the Palm Beaches
4920 Loring Drive
West Palm Beach, FL 33417

2 AUGUST – 8:00 PM
Miami Lakes Methodist Church
14800 NW 67th Ave
Miami Lakes

3 AUGUST – 2:00  PM
Sunrise Civic Center Theater
10610 West Oakland Pk. Blvd
Sunrise

8 AUGUST – 8:00 PM
Florida Atlantic University Theater
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton

9 AUGUST – 8:00 PM 
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Amaturo Theater
201 SW 5th Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale

10 AUGUST –  2:00 PM
Susan B. Katz Theater
17189 Sheridan St.
Pembroke Pines

11 AUGUST – 6:30 PM 

Il Circolo of Palm Beach
Doubletree by Hilton
Palm Beach Gardens

12 AUGUST – 7:30 PM
Christ by the Sea,
United Methodist Church
3755 Hwy  AIA
Vero Beach

15 AUGUST – 7:30 PM
University of Florida
Phillips Performing Arts Center
Gainesville

SUMMERFEST IN PANAMA

Lessons and instruments demonstrations in Panama schools 

Summerfest 2014 - Panama - Jürg Eichenberger - Masterclass
Summerfest 2014 - Panama - Mission Chamber Orchestra - Masterclass
Summerfest 2014 - Panama - Mission Chamber Orchestra - Masterclass
Summerfest 2014 - Panama - Mission Chamber Orchestra - Masterclass
Summerfest 2014 - Panama - Roger Bustamante - Masterclass
Summerfest 2014 - Panama - Stefano Azzolina - Masterclass
Summerfest 2014 - Panama - Marilyn Maingart, flute
Summerfest 2014 - Panama - Lorenzo Turchi-Floris - Masterclass
Summerfest 2014 - Panama -Renée LaBonte - Masterclass