Symphony of the Americas presents Summerfest 2014 For the past 22 summers, Fort Lauderdale’s Symphony of the Americas has presented its summer festival, Summerfest, hosting an acclaimed European chamber orchestra for one month of performances throughout Florida and the Americas. The orchestra is joined by selected members of the Symphony of the Americas, and is funded in part by the Broward Cultural Council. Symphony of the Americas is Broward’s only professional orchestra, and Broward Center for the Performing Arts is its performance home. This summer, Symphony of the Americas will host the Mission Chamber Orchestra of Rome in a return engagement, under the baton of Symphony Artistic Director, Maestro James Brooks-Bruzzese. Orchestral concerts feature Carnival of Venice, La Bella Cubana, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, Sarasate’s Habanera as well as music of Dohnanyi, Grieg, Gustav Holst, and world premieres by Italian composer & soloist, Lorenzo Turchi-Floris, and Panama composer, Juan Castillo. The orchestra continues in cultural exchange throughout South Florida, and for a week in Panama.