South Florida Symphony Orchestra will launch its twenty-sixth season with performances of Camille Saint-Saëns’ Piano Concerto No. 5, Op. 103, “Egyptian,” featuring guest pianist Tao Lin, and Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 9, C Major, D. 944, “The Great.” The performances will take place at The Parker in Fort Lauderdale on November 8 at 7:30 p.m., and New World Center in Miami Beach on November 12.
“As South Florida Symphony Orchestra journeys into its twenty-sixth season, we are exploring new musical horizons while celebrating timeless classics,” says Music Director Sebrina María Alfonso. “Saint-Saëns’ Piano Concerto No. 5, known as the ‘Egyptian,’ will undoubtedly excite the senses—as well as the musicians—as we introduce this exhilarating work to our audiences for the first time. And there’s a reason they call Schubert’s No. 9, ‘The Great.’ The title sums it up beautifully. It’s grand, majestic, and an absolute thrill to perform.”
Upcoming concerts include George Frideric Handel’s glorious holiday masterpiece Messiah, as well as performances of masterworks from Johannes Brahms, Leonard Bernstein, Schubert, Igor Stravinsky, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, and more. The symphony will also perform premieres by trailblazing female composers Florence Price, Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, and Jessie Montgomery.
Show tickets start at $15 and may be purchased by visiting southfloridasymphony.org or by calling (954) 522-8445.