Masterworks III

Ft. Lauderdale

March 5, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.

Miami

March 7, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.

Key West

March 8, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.

Masterworks III:

  • BEETHOVEN (1770-1827): The Consecration of the House, Op. 124
  • ZWILICH (1939): Concerto for Cello and Orchestra (World Premiere)
    featuring Zuill Bailey, cello
  • MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847): Symphony No. 5, “Reformation”

About this Concert

Masterworks III boldly integrates the old classical music and the new, bringing together in one evening preeminent composers of different eras. SFSO is excited and proud to introduce to South Florida audiences a world premiere: Ellen Taaffe Zwilich’s Concerto for Cello and Orchestra, featuring renowned GRAMMY® Award-winning cellist Zuill Bailey. A prolific contemporary composer and Florida native, Zwilich is the first woman to win the coveted Pulitzer Prize in Music.

Continuing on this high note, the orchestra will perform Felix Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 5, known as the “Reformation.” The masterpiece opens with the well-known four-note theme of Mozart’s Jupiter finale, which sets a serious, dignified tone as it leads to the first quiet statement of the Dresden Amen. The 250th Anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven’s birth continues with his The Consecration of the House Overture, commissioned to celebrate the opening of a Vienna theater.

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Dates and Locations

Ft. Lauderdale

Broward Center/Amaturo Theater
201 SW Fifth Ave., Ft. Lauderdale
March 5, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.

Miami

Temple Israel of Greater Miami
137 NE 19 St., Miami
March 7, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.

Key West

Tennessee Williams Theatre
5901 College Rd., Key West
March 8, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.