SUMMERFEST

EDITION 2018

FLORIDA  – REPUBLIC OF PANAMA

Designed to link the artistic and cultural traditions of the world with those of  Florida, Summerfest, presented by the Symphony of the Americas and Musicfor International, is the longest-running music festival event to take place in Florida, and is one of the top cultural projects to be funded by the State of Florida’s Division of Cultural Affairs International Cultural Exchange Grant Programs. As a true cultural exchange, it involves both European and American musicians in joint performance.

Summerfest traditionally features musicians and soloists from acclaimed orchestras throughout Europe, including Gewandhaus Orchester of Germany, Austria’s Arpeggione Chamber Orchestra, Mission Chamber Orchestra of Rome, Orchestra Symphonique du Mont Blanc (France), Hungarian Virtuosi, and others, performing several styles of classical and popular music for strings, all joined in a cultural exchange by principal musicians of our own Symphony of the Americas. Presented in association with Europe’s Musicfor, the festival aligns with their international mission of promoting music, donating musical instruments and their time to work with young students. Overall, more than 10 different countries are represented by musicians on stage at Summerfest concerts.

Summerfest outreach includes a July week of performances for residents and students of Panama in partnership with the US Embassy, Bern Resorts, Rotary Clubs and Instituto Nacional de Cultura. Under the baton of Artistic Director Maestro James Brooks-Bruzzese, orchestral concerts feature the music of Bach, Händel, Saint-Saens, Mozart, Delibes, Ginastera and the legendary Argentinian, Carlos Gardel. Included also is a commissioned composition by Italian composer in residence, Lorenzo Turchi-Floris. Soloists are the violinist Orlando Forte, the oboist Marco Key-Navarrete, the organist Tim Brumfield, the violist David Pedraza and the  and acclaimed pianist Lorenzo Turchi-Floris.

As part of the U.S. and Florida outreach, the ensemble travels to Panama for public and educational performances as well as master classes. These activities are often presented together with local organizations such as Empressarios Juveniles, International Sister Cities, and Rotary Clubs International. U.S. Embassies have joined this partnership in Costa Rica, Guatemala, Panama, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Haiti, Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil. Educational events reaching over 8,000 students expose and introduce the masterful sounds of American, European and Latin composers through Summerfest. Many have never before experienced the exhilaration of the music of great composers in live performances.

@ Musicfor International - Summerfest 2018 – Poster

SUMMERFEST 2018

FLORIDA – REPUBLIC OF PANAMA

FESTIVAL 2018

Partnership

Artistic Director

Document

Summerfest Chamber Orchestra

James Brooks-Bruzzese 

(Symphony of the Americas)

Lorenzo Turchi-Floris 

(Musicfor International)

@ Musicfor International - Summerfest 2018

ORCHESTRA MUSICIANS

VIOLINS I

Orlando Forte (Principal) (Cuba)

Valentin Mansurov (Uzbekistan)

Charlotte Orcel (France)

Clara Bourdeix (France)
Giorgio Tentoni (Italy)

VIOLINS II

Svetlana Forte (Principal) (Ukraine)

Raisa Ilyutovich (Ukraine)
Tracy Spodeck (USA)

Sandy Riblett (USA)

VIOLAS

David  Pedraza (Principal) (Mexico)

Laura Sinclair (Canada)

Nicola Narduzzi (Italy)

CELLOS

Aziz Sapaev (Principal) (Uzbekistan)

Ana Caterina Braga (Portugal)

Fabrizia Pandimiglio (Italy)

DOUBLE-BASS

Roger Bustamante (Principal) (Peru)

HARPICHORD

Renée LaBonte (USA)

SOLOISTS

Lorenzo Turchi-Floris (Piano) (Italy)
Marco Key-Navarrete (Oboe) (USA)
David Pedraza (Viola) (Mexico)
Orlando Forte (Violin) (Cuba)
Svetlana Forte (Violin) (Ukraine)

ORCHESTRA CONDUCTORS

MUSIC PROGRAM

Alberto Ginastera
Danza Final (from Estancia)
(Arranged by Robert Longfield)

Léo Delibes
Flower Duet (from Lakmé)
(Arranged by Frank J. Halferty)

Georg Friedrich Händel
Concerto for Oboe No. 3 in g minor (HWV 278)
Marco Key-Navarrete, Oboe

Astor Piazzolla
Fugata
(Arranged by Orlando Forte)

Franz Joseph Haydn
Symphony No. 104 “The London”
(Arranged by Jan Farrar-Royce)

Lorenzo Turchi-Floris
Evocazioni Notturne
(World Premiere commissioned for Summerfest 2018)
Lorenzo Turchi-Floris, piano

Richard Wagner
Entrance and March of the Guests (from Tannhäuser)
(Arranged by Sandra Dackow)

WATCH VIDEOS - SUMMERFEST 2018

Johann Christian Bach
Concerto for Viola in c minor
David Pedraza, viola

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

Camille Saint-Saëns
Danse Bacchanale (from Samson et Delila)
(Arranged by Sandra Dackow)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Symphony No. 41 “Jupiter” Finale
(Arranged by Carrie Lane Gruselle)

CD -  SUMMERFEST 2018

Harold Arlen
Over the Rainbow (from Wizard of Oz)
(Arranged by Bob Phillips)

Carlos Gardel
Por Una Cabeza
(Arranged by Michael Tan)

Arcangelo Corelli
Concerto Grosso Op. 6 No. 4

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Symphony No. 38 “Prague”
(Arranged by Todd Parrish)
Lorenzo Turchi-Floris, conductor

CONCERTS

FLORIDA PERFORMANCES

15 JULY – 7:00 PM
St. Hugh Catholic Church
Coconut Grove

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

14 JULY – 7:30 PM
Miramar Cultural Center Theatre
Miramar

15 JULY – 2:00 PM
Tradition of the Palm Beaches
Boynton Beach

19 JULY – 7:00 PM
Dor Dorim Auditorium
Weston Philharmonic Society
2360 Glades Circle
Weston

20 JULY – 7:00 PM
St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church
Boca Raton

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

PANAMA PERFORMANCES

23 JULY – 10:00 AM
Instituto Bern
Las Mañanitas
Educational Concert

24 JULY – 2:00 PM
Colegio San Miguel Febres Cordero
Colon
Educational Concert

25 JULY – 6:30 PM
Center Costa del Este
Panama

26 JULY – 7:30 PM
St. Joseph’s Church
Panama
Rotary Club of Panama presentation

27 JULY – 1:30 PM
Escuela Manuel Espinosa Batista
Panama
Educational Concert and masterclass

28 JULY – 5:30 PM
Westin Playa Bonita
Panama

29 JULY – 4:00 PM
Plaza Catedral in Casco Antiguo
Concert with Alcaldía de Panamá

30 JULY – 3:00 PM
Fundación Danilo Perez
Panama
Masterclass with music students

FLORIDA PERFORMANCES

5 AUGUST – 2:00 PM
Sunrise Civic Center Theatre
10610 West Oakland Pk. Blvd
Sunrise

9 AUGUST –  7:00 PM
Susan B. Katz Theater
17189 Sheridan St.
Pembroke Pines

10 AUGUST – 7:30 PM
Pompano Beach Cultural Center
Pompano Beach

11 AUGUST – 7:30 PM
Miami Lakes Methodist Church
14800 NW 67th Ave
Miami Lakes, FL

12 AUGUST – 2:00 PM
Christ by the Sea,
United Methodist Church
3755 Hwy  AIA
Vero Beach

FLORIDA – Recording session

Summerfest 2018 - Summerfest Chamber Orchestra

FLORIDA – Concerts

2018 - Summerfest - Marco Key-Navarrete
2018 - Summerfest - Lorenzo Turchi-Floris
2018 - Summerfest - David Pedraza
2018 - Summerfest - Svetlana and Orlando Forte

SUMMERFEST IN PANAMA

Lessons and instruments demonstrations in Panama schools 

2018 - Summerfest -Panama - Masterclass
Summerfest 2018 - Panama - Svetlana Forte & Laura Sinclair - Masterclass
Summerfest 2018 - Panama - Fabrizia Pandimiglio - Masterclass

Golden altar of St. Joseph church 

Summerfest 2018 - Panama - Ana Caterina Braga - Masterclass
Summerfest 2018 - Panama - Marco Key-Navarrete - Masterclass
Summerfest 2018 - Panama - Fabrizia Pandimiglio - Masterclass
Summerfest 2018 - Panama - Masterclass
Summerfest 2018 - Panama - Masterclass