The South Florida Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Sebrina Maria Alfonso, presents the third of four concerts in their 2014-15 Masterworks Series. The concert is called “Love, Loss, Redemption” and the orchestral arrangements for this concert represent the beauty that is borne from tragedy.
“Love, Loss, Redemption” will be presented three times this month, first at the Tennessee Williams Theatre in Key West on Wednesday, February 18 at 7:30 p.m., then at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts on Thursday, February 19 at 7:30 p.m., and also at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, February 22, with a special performance time of 4 p.m.
For the first number, the Orchestra will play the Concert Overture from the Victor Hugo play Ruy Blas, composed by Felix Mendelssohn. Then, special guest Kim Chee-Yun will play a violin concerto by the Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. Originally from South Korea, Chee-Yun is one of the world’s foremost violinists, having started performing in her home country at the age of 13. She was trained at Juilliard and debuted at Carnegie Hall in 1989 at the age of 19. She is also an artist in residence at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. For the final act, the Orchestra will play Symphony No. 1 by Johannes Brahms, which will utilize nearly every instrument on stage.
Tickets are available for purchase online and at the box office prior to the show. Tickets are priced from $25-$75 for the Key West show, $35-55 for the Delray Beach show and $35-$75 for the Fort Lauderdale show. Advance purchases for tickets can be made directly by going to South Florida Symphony Orchestra’s website at southfloridasymphony.org. Pre-concert talks will be given 45 minutes before each performance by Edward Pitts (Key West, Delray Beach) and Ian Fraser (Fort Lauderdale).
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