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South Florida Symphony Orchestra Presents Tchaikovsky and Bruch

April 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Become enraptured in the drama of Tchaikovsky and the sprightly Highland-inspired melodies of Bruch as South Florida Symphony Orchestra (SFSO) presents an exuberant April Masterworks finale to a triumphant season! Led by Sebrina María Alfonso, SFSO will perform Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64 and Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy in E-flat major, Op. 46 featuring Huifang Chen, SFSO’s associated conductor and concertmaster, on violin, at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, at Temple Israel of Greater Miami (137 NE 19th Street).

A sense of deep longing underscores Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s (1840 – 1893) Symphony No. 5. in E minor, Op. 64. Composed in 1888, the work takes audiences on a storied journey inspired by “Fate” – beginning with deep gloomy chords that evolve into musical transitional canter culminating in an exhilarating joyful coda of triumph as we rejoice in the power of the human spirit. Today, during a quite different kind of global struggle, Symphony No. 5 invites us to rebel against despair.

German composer Max Bruch’s (1838 – 1920) spirited Scottish Fantasy in E-flat major, Op. 46 is steeped in the sounds of the Highlands, even though Bruch had not yet visited Scotland when he wrote the acclaimed piece. A four-movement tribute to traditional folk melodies, it opens with notes built upon “Through the Wood Laddie.” This tune also appears at the end of the second and fourth movements. The second movement is built around “The Dusty Miller,” the third on “I’m A’ Doun for Lack O’ Johnnie,” and the fourth movement includes a sprightly arrangement of “Hey Tuttie Tatie,” from the patriotic anthem “Scots Wha Hae” (with lyrics by Robert Burns).

Following its highly acclaimed 25th anniversary season, including sold-out shows and a celebrated performance accompanying award-winning alt-rock indie vocalist Natalie Merchant, South Florida’s largest symphonic orchestra is continuing its musical journey of excellence inspiring audiences of all ages.

In addition to its sold-out season masterworks performances, Maestra Alfonso will be conducting SFSO in an upcoming live performance of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone ™ In Concert on April 5 and 6 and Classical Mystery Tour: A Symphonic Tribute to The Beatles on May 11, both at Broward Center for the Performing Arts (separately ticketed events).

Single tickets for this Masterworks program begin at $36 for Temple Israel of Greater Miami.

For tickets and additional information, visit southfloridasymphony.org, call (954) 522-8445 or email info@southfloridasymphony.org.


April 18
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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South Florida Symphony Orchestra
(954) 522-8445


Temple Israel of Greater Miami
137 NE 19th St
Miami, FL 33132 United States
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