Fate Of A Hero

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In a Nutshell

Beethoven’s Fifth anchors a program that also features Brahms and Fauré, as well as the talents of pianist Svetlana Smolina

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The Deal

  • One ticket to Fate Of A Hero, presented by South Florida Symphony
  • Seating: orchestra
  • Door time: 40 minutes before showtime
  • Full offer value includes ticketing fees

Available Performances

  • $38.35 for rear left or right orchestra seating at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, March 29, at 7:30 p.m. (up to $76.70 value)
  • $44.25 for center, left, or right orchestra seating at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, March 29, at 7:30 p.m. (up to $88.50 value)
  • $24 for rear left or right orchestra seating at Delray Beach Center for the Arts on Monday, March 30, at 7:30 p.m. (up to $46.57 value)
  • $26 for center, left, or right orchestra seating at Delray Beach Center for the Arts on Monday, March 30, at 7:30 p.m. (up to $56.93 value)
  • Click to view the seating charts for The Broward Center for the Performing Arts and Delray Beach Center for the Arts

The Program

For this concert, the South Florida Symphony is joined by award-winning pianist Svetlana Smolina, whose skills have been showcased with the New York Philharmonic, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, and La Orchestre National de France, among many others. Beyond the stage, Svetlana’s dancing fingers can be heard on the soundtrack for the Hillary Swank film You’re Not You.

  • Fauré—Overture, Masques et bergamasques: Fauré’s last orchestral work was written at the request of Prince Albert I of Monaco and inspired by the works of Verlaine. The scenario sees commedia dell’arte characters from the poet’s earlier work step into real life to tease their wealthy and accomplished audiences, and the frivolity of the text is reflected in the playful, magical melodies.
  • Brahms—Piano Concerto No. 1: Brahms’s first piano concerto springs fully matured from grief and confusion. When his mentor, Robert Schumann, began to suffer hallucinations and pain from syphilis, he was placed in the institution where he would die two years later. Brahms, meanwhile, became a source of comfort for Schumann’s wife, Clara, and their friendship—fed by piano duets—began evolving into something more. Written during this time, critical ears can detect Brahms’s conflicting emotions as the concerto unfolds.
  • Beethoven—Symphony No. 5: Everyone knows the iconic four-note melody that opens this composition. Dark and bold, it heralds the start of a four-movement symphony that sprang from turmoil both political and personal. When Beethoven wrote it, the Napoleonic Wars were roiling Vienna and Europe at large, and the composer himself was losing his hearing. Despite these obstacles and an initially lukewarm reception, Beethoven’s Fifth has since become one of the most famous symphonies of all time.

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.

Customer Reviews

Get middle section or balcony. Front row side is a bit hard to see the orchestra. Otherwise it is a really cool place with great architecture!!!
Dave R. · March 30, 2015
Great show - had a great time!!!
Diane M H. · February 8, 2015

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