South Florida Symphony Orchestra, led by Sebrina María Alfonso, will present Mahler’s “Adagietto” from Symphony No. 5, Copland’s Clarinet Concerto featuring David Shifrin on clarinet, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, “Eroica,” as its Masterworks V series finale. The concerts will take place on April 27, at The Parker in Fort Lauderdale, and on April 28, at Temple Israel of Greater Miami. Both performances begin at 7:30 p.m.
“It has been a spectacular season of live, in-person concerts, and I’m eternally grateful to be united with our audiences once again,” said Alfonso, music director of South Florida Symphony Orchestra. “The energy shared between us is electrifying!”
South Florida Symphony Orchestra’s season finale concert commences with Mahler’s fourth movement of his Fifth Symphony—a love note to his future wife—and Copland’s Clarinet Concerto (Concerto for Clarinet and String Orchestra [with Harp and Piano]). Acclaimed soloist David Shifrin will join the orchestra for this melodious and jazzy two-movement concerto, which was originally commissioned by renowned jazz clarinetist Benny Goodman.
One of only three wind players to have been awarded the Avery Fisher Prize since the award’s inception in 1974, Shifrin is in constant demand as an orchestral soloist, recitalist, and chamber music collaborator. He has appeared with numerous symphonies in the United States, and internationally with orchestras in Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan. A sought-after chamber musician, he has collaborated frequently with the Tokyo and Emerson String Quartets, Wynton Marsalis, and pianists Emanuel Ax and André Watts.
Tickets for “Masterworks V: Beethoven, Copland, and Mahler” start at $15 for the April 27 concert at The Parker (707 NE 8th St, Fort Lauderdale). General admission tickets are $36 for the April 28 performance at Temple Israel of Greater Miami (137 NE 19th Street). Tickets are available here. Student tickets and group rates are also available by calling (954) 522-8445 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.