Under the direction of Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Pablo Mielgo, the Symphony of the Americas (SOTA) is celebrating its 35th anniversary in South Florida.

The 2022-2023 season ushers in Mielgo’s second year with the symphony, after the pandemic delayed his long-anticipated arrival from Europe. According to the Spanish conductor, this will be a season of discovery of music connecting the world, where styles and sounds intersect. It is also a season of exploration, developing a new relationship between the Symphony and its audiences.

SOTA continues its commitment to serving South Florida’s multicultural population with diverse programming – a cultural crossroads of music, ranging from classical to Broadway. The 35th season will include the works of Mozart and Beethoven, Haydn, Schumann and Brahms; Spain’s most notable composers Manuel de Falla and Joaquín Rodrigo; Argentine tango composer and bandoneon player Astor Piazzolla; Oscar-winning composer Aaron Copland; and a salute to Stephen Sondheim.

Mielgo opens his second season at the Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale on Nov. 8 with “Mozart & Beethoven … A Musical Destiny,” the overture to “Die Zauberflöte” (“The Magic Flute”), Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat major for violin and viola and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7. Spend the holidays with SOTA with a musical world tour on Dec. 6 and celebrate the music of “The Father of the Symphony – Franz-Joseph Haydn” on Jan. 10.

On Feb. 21, Mielgo conducts Copland’s “Appalachian Spring” Suite and Piazzolla’s “Estaciones Porteñas” (“Four Seasons”) in a program entitled “Dancing Across Borders.” Cabaret singer Liz Callaway offers a special tribute to Stephen Sondheim on March 14 and “Spain … Further Beyond!” celebrates the music of Mielgo’s homeland on April 11.  

The season concludes with “Season Finale! Schumann & Brahms Bridging Musical Genius” on May 9. Sergei Babayan will be featured in Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor and the orchestra will shine in Brahms’ Symphony No. 4 in E minor.

For tickets and more information, go to SOTA.org.

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