Sunday, March 1, 2009


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Ars Flores Symphony Orchestra
America’s Mentoring Orchestra

A BRAZILIAN CELEBRATIONFrom the Classical Brazilian Composers
to the Contemporary Rhythms of Samba and Bossa Nova

Fort Lauderdale, FL – March 1, 2009 - Ars Flores Symphony Orchestra and Dr. Lynn Sams Luce present A Brazilian Celebration featuring Antonio Adolfo, Carol Saboya and Zelia Chueke as soloists on March 14, 2009 at the Amaturo Theater, Broward Center for the Performing Arts, in Fort Lauderdale, and March 15, 2009 at the Lincoln Theatre, Miami Beach. Both performances begin at 7:30pm, with a pre-concert lecture at 6:30pm.

Opening the concert is the brilliant Brazilian pianist, Zelia Chueke, who debuted at the Bechstein Saal in Vienna in 1987. She premiered Satie’s Cabaret Songs at Festival Miami in 1998. Most recently she premiered Brazilian piano pieces at “Le Piano BrĂ©silien,” and music for piano solo and guitar and piano at the XCIII International Contemporary Music Seminar in Salvador.

Described as “stylistically exquisite,” Ms. Chueke will present works by the Brazilian composers Francisco Braga, Francisco Mignone, Ricardo Tacuchian and Carlos Gomes.

Antonio Adolfo was musically weaned in a lively Copacabana alley called Beco das Garrafas, the birthplace of bossa nova; today he rates among the elite of Rio’s jazz scene. A master of contemporary Brazilian music, Adolfo is the Latin American Music Coordinator for the International Association for Jazz Education, and the founder of Centro Musical Antonio Adolfo with studios in Brazil and Florida.

Adolfo’s contributions to Brazilian music are indisputable. Following the classical first half, Adolfo brings his own music and the saucy Brazilian samba and bossa nova rhythms of Antonio Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes, Edu Lobo, Ari Barroso.

Carol Saboya collaborated on a live CD, Antonio Adolfo e Carol Saboya – ao vivo/live which was awarded the 2007 Brazilian International Press Award. Her first solo album, Dança Da Voz, won the Sharp Prize in the category Revelao MPB and in 2005 Saboya won the Best Female Vocalist prize, Tabaiba de Oro at the Festival Internacional de La Cancion de Las Islas Canarias. Saboya has a “lovely, sweet, expressive, ethereal voice,” – the epitome of the modern bossa nova singer.

Tickets are $35, $25, and $10. For the Amaturo Theater performance on March 14, tickets can be purchased at the box office, by phone at 954-462-0222 or by visiting At the Lincoln Theatre on March 15, tickets may be purchased at the box office or by phone at 305-673-3331. Tickets are also available through the orchestra’s website

Throughout the season Ars Flores presents a unique series of educational programs called Music for Munchkins in collaboration with BECON, the Broward Educational Communications network, reaching thousands of elementary school children annually. Ars Flores is “America’s Mentoring Orchestra,” wherein secondary-, university- and conservatory-level students are contracted to play along with the professional members of the orchestra, offering these young musicians an invaluable work experience as they continue their musical studies. Further, along with formal concert programs, Ars Flores also sponsors a highly acclaimed concerto competition for musicians from secondary schools through conservatory level, open to all instruments, including voice.

Ars Flores Symphony Orchestra is a 501(c) 3 Corporation founded in 1999 by its artistic director and conductor, Dr. Lynn Sams Luce. All donations are fully tax deductible.

Ars Flores Symphony Orchestra
ArtServe Building
1350 East Sunrise Boulevard, Suite 126
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

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Janet Galiszewski
Ars Flores Symphony Orchestra

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