South Florida Simphony Presents: Expressive Virtuosity
The South Florida Symphony, a unique gathering of professional symphonic musicians that began as the Key West Symphony, is to launch its 2014-15 Masterworks Concert Series with a performance featuring renowned cellist Zuill Bailey. Titled “Expressive Virtuosity,” the concert is set for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, at the Tennessee Williams Theatre, 5901 College Road on the campus of Florida Keys Community College. The program includes Sergei Prokofiev’s “Simfonia Concertante” for Cello and Orchestra” featuring Bailey, as well as Giuseppe Verdi’s “Nabucco” and Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4.
Soloist Bailey is a chart-topping classical recording artist and an accomplished chamber music performer and recitalist. He has appeared with leading symphonies around the world including the Moscow Chamber Orchestra on its 50th anniversary tour of Russia. The South Florida Symphony is guided by nationally recognized conductor and Key West native Sabrina Maria Alfonso. For each performance, she brings together preeminent classical musicians from around the United States and pairs them with selected American and international soloists.
Concert tickets range from $25 to $75 per person depending on seat location. Music lovers also can purchase four-concert subscription packages at a 10 percent discount. Tickets are available at southfloridasymphony.org
The symphony also offers “Tropical Beats” pairings of music with art and cuisine as well as two 2014-15 pops performances. The first pops concert, titled “Life Through Music,” commemorates World AIDS Day and is set for Wednesday, Dec. 3, at the Key West High School auditorium.