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Beat The Heat In Fort Lauderdale And Miami: Escape Into the Enchanting, Serene Sounds Of A Summer Chamber Music Series

May 4, 2023

South Florida Symphony Orchestra (SFSO) invites you to beat the heat by escaping into the enchanting, serene sounds of its Summer Chamber Music Series from Thursday, May 18th, 2023 through Friday, July 21st, 2023 in Fort Lauderdale and Miami. This series will offer music lovers a chance to enjoy the classics in a more personal, intimate atmosphere.

"Chamber concerts are a fantastic way to experience our world-class musicians up close. As we wind down our Blockbuster 25th Anniversary Season, we are thrilled to close out the season in style with these thematic programs featuring some of the most revered classical chamber music masterpieces ever," said Jacqueline Lorber, CEO and President of South Florida Symphony Orchestra. "And to make the experience even more personal, we invite guests to meet the musicians and enjoy a glass of champagne and a sweet treat after each performance."

May’s “Sultry Nights” Program Presents the romance of Haydn’s most famed Piano Trio No. 39 in G major “Gypsy,” beloved for its fiery Hungarian-style finale, Turina’s sparkling, crisp Piano Trio No. 2 Op. 76 in B minor and Mendelssohn’s virtuosic Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor, Op. 66. Musicians Huifang Chen (violin), Christopher Glansdorp (cello) and Catherine Lan (piano) will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 18th, 2023 at The Coral Gables Congregational Church, located at 3010 De Soto Boulevard, Coral Gables, Florida 33134 and at 7:30 pm. on Friday, May 19th, 2023 at The Center For Spiritual Living Fort Lauderdale, located at 4849 North Dixie Highway, Oakland Park, Florida 33334.

In June, enjoy “The Perfect Pairing” with Dvorák’s Piano Quintet No. 2 in A major, b. 155, Op. 81 and Schumann’s Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op. 44 combining as delightfully as strawberries and champagne on a hot summer's eve. Musicians Huifang Chen (first violin), Aleksandr Zhuk (second violin), Felicia Besan (viola), Christopher Glansdorp (cello) and Tao Lin (piano) will delight audiences at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 15, at Temple Israel of Greater Miami, located at 137 Northeast 19th Street, Miami, Florida 33132 and at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 16th, 2023 at The Center For Spiritual Living Fort Lauderdale.

Discover “The Legend and the Hidden Gem” in July. Mozart's celebrated piano quartets are considered the first in the genre; not because they are historically the first, but because they are the first great ones. His Piano Quartet No. 2 in E flat major, K. 493 will be performed along with Saint Saëns magnificent Piano Quartet in B flat major, Op. 41, the most treasured of his works,
by Huifang Chen (violin), Felicia Besan (viola), Claudio Jaffe (cello) and Catherine Lan (piano) at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 20th, 2023 at Barry University, located at 11300 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores, Florida 33161 and on Friday, July 21st, 2023 at The Center For Spiritual Living Fort Lauderdale.

Coming off its highly acclaimed 25th Anniversary Season, SFSO offers passionate performances of classical masterpieces featuring award-winning musicians and illustrious guest artists. Its musical excellence has been recognized by numerous organizations and it was named Broward Center for the Performing Arts’ first Partner in the Arts for its affiliated $30 Million renovated venue, The Parker.

General Admission Tickets for each program are $30; a Three Concert Package is $75 ($15 savings). Student Tickets are $15 each. Tickets are available to purchase by calling: (954) 522-8445. Or by visiting:

South Florida Symphony Orchestra
Founded in 1997 in Key West by Music Director Maestra Sebrina María Alfonso, the now Wilton Manors-based South Florida Symphony Orchestra (SFSO) is celebrating its 25th Anniversary Season. SFSO is dedicated to providing enriching cultural music experiences to residents and visitors in Monroe, Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. Guided by the belief that music is pivotal to thriving communities, SFSO brings vibrancy and engagement with the arts via innovative programming and transformative educational initiatives. A pioneer in its commitment to symphonic music for underserved communities, its Symphony In The Schools Program has touched the lives of 100,000 students since its inception in 1997. SFSO was recently named the first Partner in the Arts for The Parker by The Broward Center For The Performing Arts and has been recognized by the Broward County Cultural Division as a “Major Cultural Institution,” one of only a handful of organizations to be so honored. For a performance schedule and season tickets, visit: - Call: (954) 522-8445 Or email:

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