The South Florida Symphony's Key West Concert Series: A Must-See for Classical Music Fans

Key West, Florida Keys — The South Florida Symphony Orchestra is set to dazzle classical music enthusiasts with its 26th Masterworks season in Key West. This iconic event, starting Jan. 20, is a must-attend for anyone who appreciates the fine art of orchestral music.

What’s on the Playlist? Get ready for a lineup that’s as varied as it is impressive. Kicking off the season, the symphony pays homage to trailblazing female composers Florence Price and Jessie Montgomery. Price, known for breaking barriers as the first Black woman to have her work played by a major American orchestra, will have her “Andante Moderato” brought to life. Meanwhile, Montgomery’s Grammy-nominated “Rounds” gets the royal treatment with pianist Awadagin Pratt.

Not to be outdone, the classics make a grand entrance with Bach's melodic Keyboard Concerto No. 4 and Brahms’ Symphony No. 1. The second show, slated for March 1, is a Beethoven and opera extravaganza, featuring his Symphony No. 9 and a selection of grand opera finales. The final concert on March 29 promises to be a memorable affair with Stravinsky’s “The Firebird Suite,” Ravel’s “Bolero,” and Bernstein’s Broadway hit “On the Town,” alongside Zwilich’s poignant Clarinet Concerto.

Where and When? All this musical magic unfolds at Key West’s Tennessee Williams Theatre, 5901 College Road. Mark your calendars for 7:30 p.m. on concert nights.

Tickets and Subscriptions For those looking to dive into the full experience, two- and three-concert subscriptions are up for grabs. Just hit the “subscribe” button at Single-performance tickets? They’ve got those too.

So, there you have it — a season not just for the classical connoisseurs but for anyone looking to be swept away by the power of music. With a lineup this strong, the South Florida Symphony Orchestra’s Key West season is poised to be the talk of the town.