Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Bernstein, Schubert and Stravinsky Plus Orchestra Premieres by Trailblazing Female Composers Florence Price, Ellen Taafe Zwilich and Jessie Montgomery


South Florida Symphony Orchestra (SFSO), led by Sebrina María Alfonso, is proud to announce its 2023/24 season featuring five classical Masterworks concerts and Handel’s glorious holiday masterpiece Messiah. This new season features Brahms, Bernstein, Schubert, Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky and more, including Symphony premieres by trailblazing female composers Florence Price, Ellen Taaffe Zwilich and Jessie Montgomery. SFSO will also host a 200th anniversary celebration of Beethoven’s magnificent Symphony No. 9. Season subscriptions are on sale now for the Broward season at The Parker and Broward Center, opening on November 8; Miami season at New World Center and Temple Israel of Greater Miami, opening on November 12; and Key West season at the Tennessee Williams Theatre, opening on January 20. “This season, we aim to excite and delight with some of the world’s most iconic works,” said Alfonso. “Our selections include Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, what many consider the greatest piece of music ever written, in celebration of the masterpiece’s 200th anniversary; Brahms’ arousing Symphony No. 1; Bernstein’s ode to New York City, Three Dance Episodes from the hit Broadway musical On the Town; and Stravinsky’s enchanting Firebird Suite.” we enter our 26th season, I am thrilled to see the incredible growth of this orchestra; our momentum is at an all-time high,” added Jacqueline Lorber, SFSO president and CEO. “Maestra Sebrina’s masterful conducting has become even more nuanced and impassioned while our musicians have honed their electrifying synchronicity. With our audiences’ incredible enthusiasm and support, our Masterworks concerts have become an exceptional display of fine musicianship and community camaraderie.” Founded in 1997 in Key West by Music Director Maestra Sebrina María Alfonso, the now Wilton Manors-based South Florida Symphony Orchestra (SFSO) is celebrating its 26th season. SFSO is dedicated to providing enriching cultural music experiences to residents and visitors in Monroe, Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. Guided by the belief that music is pivotal to thriving communities, SFSO brings vibrancy and engagement with the arts via innovative programming and transformative educational initiatives. A pioneer in its commitment to symphonic music for underserved communities, its Symphony in the Schools program has touched the lives of 100,000 students since its inception in 1997.

Music Director Sebrina María Alfonso