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Symphony of the Americas kicks off Summerfest at ArtsPark

Pembroke Pines residents eager for a sanctuary of classical music amid the summer doldrums needn’t look far: compositions by Bach, Vivaldi, Copland and Brahms will take center stage at Susan B. Katz Theater of the Performing Arts, 17189 Sheridan St.

Summerfest 2009, hosted by Symphony of the Americas and European orchestra Remenyi Ed Hungarian Chamber Orchestra is a free 90-minute tribute to classical composers like Hungarian Gyorgy Organ and a premiere or new works by Cuban Alfredo Munar.

Performances are punctuated by the music of Rachmaninoff and David Popper, and features cellist Endre Balog and the music of Wieniawski. These pieces are arranged and performed by concertmaster and soloist Laszlo Pap and maestro James Brooks-Bruzzese.

The 18th annual Summerfest runs 7 to 8:30 p.m. July 9. VIP tickets include a post-concert reception with visiting artists and can be purchased by calling 954-986-5027, or by visiting


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A native of Broward County, Fallan Patterson covers Pembroke Pines, Miramar and Cooper City for Community News. A Florida International University journalism graduate, she began her career as an editorial assistant at the Sun Sentinel, later covering coastal communities and condo legislation for the Hi-Riser...

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