South Florida Symphony Orchestra Chamber Music Series, May 18-July 21

South Florida Symphony Orchestra Chamber Ensemble
(Photo courtesy: South Florida Symphony Orchestra)

The South Florida Symphony Orchestra (SFSO) invites you to beat the heat by escaping to the enchanting, tranquil sounds of its Summer Chamber Music Series from May 18th through July 21st. This series will offer music lovers a chance to enjoy the classics in a more personal, intimate setting.

“Chamber concerts are a fantastic way to experience our world-class musicians up close. As we wrap up our hit 25th anniversary season, we are thrilled to close the season in style with these themed programs featuring some of the most revered masterpieces of classical chamber music to date,” said Jacqueline Lorber, CEO and President of the Symphony Orchestra of South Florida. “And to make the experience even more personal, we invite guests to meet the musicians and enjoy a glass of champagne and sweets after each performance.”

May’s “Sultry Nights” program presents the romance of Haydn’s most famous Piano Trio No. 39 in G Major “Gypsy,” loved for its fiery Hungarian-style finale; Turina’s sparkling, crisp Piano Trio No. 2, Op. 76 in B minor and Mendelssohn’s virtuoso Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor, Op. 66.

Musicians Huifang Chen (violin), Christopher Glandsdorp (cello) and Kathryn Lan (piano) will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 18, at Coral Gables Congregational Church, 3010 De Soto Blvd. in Coral Gables).

In June, enjoy “The Perfect Pairing” with Piano Quintet No. Dvořák’s 2 in A major, b. 155, Op. 81 and Schumann’s Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op. 44 go together as delightfully as strawberries and champagne on a hot summer evening. Musicians Huifang Chen (first violin), Alexander Zhuk (second violin), Felicia Besan (viola), Christopher Glansdorp (cello) and Tao Lin (piano) will delight the audience at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 15, at Temple Israel at Greater Miami, 137 NE 19 St.

Discover The Legend and the Hidden Gem in July. Mozart’s famous piano quartets are considered the first in the genre; not because they are historically first, but because they are the first great ones. His Piano Quartet No. 2 in E flat major, K. 493 will be performed alongside Saint-Saëns’ magnificent Piano Quartet in B flat major, Op. 41, the most precious of his works, by Huifang Chen (violin), Felicia Besan (viola), Claudio Jaffe (cello) and Catherine Lan (piano) at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 20, at Barry University, 11300 NE Second Ave.

General admission tickets for each program are $30; a three-concert package is $75 ($15 savings). Student tickets are $15 each. Tickets are available for purchase by calling 954-522-8445 or by visiting


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