Masterworks Concert III: "Love, Loss, Redemption"

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Accomplished violinist Chee-Yun joins the SFSO for Sibelius’s challenging violin concerto; works from Brahms and Mendelssohn also shine

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  • One ticket to see South Florida Symphony’s Masterworks Concert III: Love, Loss, Redemption
  • Seating: orchestra, mezzanine, or balcony section
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The Program

Having already played with the Seoul Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the London Philharmonic, and many others, acclaimed violinist Chee-Yun now displays her extraordinary musicianship by tackling Sibelius’s complex violin concerto with the SFSO. All programs include a pre-concert discussion with Edward Pitts (February 18) or Ian Fraser (February 19 and 22).

  • Mendelssohn—Ruy Blas Overture: When a charity he valued asked him to write an overture and a song for the Victor Hugo play, Mendelssohn initially wrote a song but declined to write the overture. The reason? He thought the play was “ghastly,” according to AllMusic.com. But realizing soon after that others might think he couldn’t write the overture in the time allotted, his pride won out, and he penned this emotional work in just three days.
  • Sibelius—Violin Concerto: Hushed strings cushion the entrance of the violinist in the first movement of Sibelius’s only concerto, transitioning into a melodic solo spiked with dissonance and a third movement of staggering technical difficulty.
  • Brahms—Symphony No. 1: The symphony’s solemn beginning leads to a pair of middle movements that, according to AllMusic.com “…exemplify a master of musical art in his time, who had reached a rarefied synthesis of conflicting creative forces. Their substance and style bespeak maturity no less than the monumental finale created to trump them.” The work took Brahms 20 years to complete, and the movements serve as an account of the inspirations and influences that moved him during that time, from the composers he admired in his later years to the Saturday morning cartoons he loved in his youth.

South Florida Symphony

Maestra Sebrina María Alfonso is much more than a music director waving a wand. She's a visionary who built an entire symphonic empire from the ground up. She's an ambassador of classical music whose tireless efforts have enriched the culture of the Florida Keys. Plus she was the first Cuban/American conductor to lead the National Orchestra of Cuba, and she's conducted an entire concert underwater. Beat that, Leopold Stokowski.

But before the South Florida Symphony came to full fruition as what CBS Radio calls a "world class orchestra," it began as the Key West Symphony Orchestra, which was no small task to assemble in a land made of long chains of islands. Yet Alfonso's passion for building an orchestra in the lair of parrotheads was a smashing success, attracting international guest musicians, grateful audiences, and plenty of acclaim. And having accomplished her mission of culturally overhauling the Keys, the Maestra moved to Fort Lauderdale and caught lightning in a bottle twice with the South Florida Symphony. The new SFSO attracts the top symphonic talents and renowned guests artists, and blankets Key West to Palm Beach with the mellifluous power of classical music.

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    Crest Theatre at Delray Beach Center for the Arts

    51 N Swinton Ave.

    Delray Beach, FL 33444

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    Amaturo Theater at Broward Center

    201 SW 5th St.

    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

    +18007754086

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    Tennessee Williams Theatre

    5901 College Rd.

    Key West, FL 33040

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