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Under the direction of Maestra Sebrina Maria Alfonso, the South Florida Symphony again offers a season of inventive programming, beginning with Program II: “The Choral,” Jan. 21 – 15. Opening with Mozart’s Symphony No. 36, “Linz,” the orchestra then teams up with the Master Chorale of South Florida for Beethoven’s masterwork, Symphony No. 9, “The Choral.”

Russian composer Rimsky-Korsakov’s most popular work, “Scheherezade,” is the centerpiece of Program III: “One Thousand and One Nights,” Feb.24 – 28. Mexican American violinist Elena Urioste is the featured soloist in Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor and the program concludes with Joan Tower’s massive composition, “Sequoia.”

“Spring is in the Air,” literally and figuratively, for the final concerts, Program IV, April 2 – 5. The joy of Copland’s “Appalachian Spring Suite” is countered by the dark, harmonious melodies of the Brahms Symphony No. 4 in E minor.

The South Florida Symphony performs its programs in Key West, Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton. For show times and tickets, go to