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The South Florida Symphony, under the creative direction of Maestra Sebrina Maria Alfonso, will be closing out their 2015-16 Chamber Music Series with a concert performance called “Russian Soul.” You won’t have to wait until fall to participate in another South Florida Symphony activity, though; you can join the Maestra herself on a special eight-day cruise called “Melodies of the Danube.”Orchestra_copy2

First, the Symphony will close out the season with a concert called “Russian Soul.” Featured artist and pianist Svetlana Smolina, alongside various members of the Symphony, will perform some of the best-remembered classical numbers written by the most famous Russian composers. The sensual and heartwarming trios from Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov will be performed for your enjoyment at this concert. This concert will be performed only twice, first at the Leiser Opera Center in Fort Lauderdale on Tuesday, July 14, and then at the Studios of Key West on Friday, July 17. For both concert dates there will be a 7 p.m. reception followed by a concert at 7:30. Tickets are $35 per person in Fort Lauderdale and $30 in Key West ($35 for reserved seating). You can buy your tickets by going online to southfloridasymphony.org/the-sfso-chamber-series.

Orchestra_copyIn August, the South Florida Symphony will be going on an eight-day cruise called “Melodies of the Danube.” Everyone boards the Amasonata cruise ship on August 5 in Budapest, and in those next seven days, travelers will be taken on a journey of one of Europe’s most majestic rivers, with stops in Bratislava, Vienna, Dürnstein, Melk, Linz, Passau, and Vilshofen. Once the cruise is over on August 12 and everyone disembarks in Vilshofen, there is an option to stay three extra days in Prague. Prices include food, drinks, an all English-speaking environment aboard the cruise, and airfare to and from Europe. The cruise starts at $3,400 per person, with the three-day post-cruise trip to Prague priced at an additional $780. To find out how to purchase your ticket, call (954) 522-8445.

For more information on the South Florida Symphony, visit southfloridasymphony.org.