Monday (6/22) on his South Florida Classical Review blog, Lawrence A. Johnson writes, “The Broward Center for the Performing Arts will launch a new classical series this fall, partly filling the void left by the demise of the Concert Association of Florida earlier this year. The lineup of artists will include Joshua Bell, Dame Kiri te Kanawa, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Houston Symphony Orchestra. … The series will debut Oct. 8 with violinist David Garrett in a recital at the Amaturo Theatre. … On Jan. 31 the Houston Symphony Orchestra, in conjunction with NASA, will present a multimedia presentation of Holst’s The Planets, with HD images from space accompanying the performance. Hans Graf will also conduct the orchestra in Stravinsky’s Scherzo fantastique and Dutilleux’s Timbres, espace, mouvement. … The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra will make its Fort Lauderdale debut on March 12, with JoAnn Falletta conducting a program that includes music of Barber and Rachmaninoff.”

Posted June 23, 2009