News and Upcoming Performances

Welcome to our Paperless Program

(program notes given from the stage)

Program 1: Freedom of Expression

November 11, 2018 2pm  Watch on facebook live 

Marie Schwartz- flute

Christine Pascual-Fernandez- clarinet

Myrna Meeroff- horn

Overture to the Marriage of Figaro          W.A. Mozart (1756-1791)

Idylls after Goethe, op. 28                          Edward Macdowll (1860-1908)

  1. In the woods
  2. Siesta
  3. Flute Idyl
  4. The Bluebell

Finlandia                                                           Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)

Ave Maria                                                          Rebecca Clarke (1886-1979)

The Gift                                                              Frederic Glesser (b. 1956)

Capriccio Espagnol                                           Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)

  1. Alborada
  2. Variazioni
  3. Alborada
  4. Scena e canto gitano
  5. Fandango asturiano


Announcing Season 8: Changing our World

Miramar Cultural Center, 2400 Civic Center Place Miramar, FL 33025

$25 Adults/ $20 students and seniors/ Free for children 12 and under

Program 1: Freedom of Expression

This program presents three composers whose music was an expression of their views, even when it was not in line with the views of their compatriots. Works include Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro Overture, Goethe Idylls by American composer Edward Macdowell, Sibelius’ Finlandia , Rebecca Clarke’s Ave Maria, and  Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio Espagnol, and the world premier of Frederic Glesser’s The Gift

       Sunday, November 11, 2018 2pm

Program 2: Income Inequality

Our annual Spirit of Giving holiday program is about poverty and features music and lyrics by English composers and writers.  Works include Dicken’s A Christmas Carol by Alec Rowley, Holst’s St. Paul’s Suite, Elgar’s Light of Life, Samuel Coleridge Taylor’s African Suite and How do I Love thee by Maude  White 

Sunday, December 23, 2018 2pm

Program 3: Black Lives Matter

This program features the first of our world premieres by African American local composer Marie Douglas.  Her first project as part of the SFCE Emerging Artist Coalition is a work about Trayvon Martin.  Other works include Dvorak’s Ninth Symphony which was inspired by African American spirituals and From the Southland by Dvorak’s  protegée, African American composer Harry Burleigh.  

Saturday, February 2, 2019 2pm

Program 4: Women’s Rights

Emerging Artist Coalition composer Elizabeth Schwartz headlines this program with her new work Scream, which contains a white noise effect created by layering stories submitted by local women who were victims of violence against women and works by female suffragists Elfrida Andree and Ethel Smyth. 

Saturday, March 16, 2019 2pm

Program 5: Climate Change

This program celebrates mothers who held their families together during the recent natural disasters in the US, Mexico, Japan and Puerto Rico.  Guest artist Nestor Torres joins the SFCE with music by American composer Frank Ticheli’s Earth Song, Consuelo Velazquez’s Besame Mucho, Michio Miyagi’s Haru no Umi, and Beethoven’s 6th Symphony, part of the Beethoven Pastorale Project, a global initiative about the Paris Climate Agreement.

Saturday, May 11, 2019 7pm Sunshine Cathedral, Fort Lauderdale

The South Florida Chamber Ensemble announces its newest initiative, the Emerging Artist Coalition.  The goal of this project is to bring peace, prosperity and beauty to the world through the works of emerging artists.  We invite emerging artists of all genres to send us their stories and work samples.  Through the Coalition we will provide emerging artists with mentors, funding opportunities, creative collaborations, and a support network to give a loud voice to the incredible but yet unknown artists of this world. Submit your stories and samples to or tweet us @sfcemusic.

Collaborating composer submission boxes are open. Please send us your refugee stories and/or your stories of #MeToo to be included in Season 8: Changing our World.  Click here to submit your story:



Congratulations to our own Myrna Meeroff who was named a finalist for the fifth year in a row for ArtsEd Forever  Broward Teaching Artist of the Year.

The South Florida Chamber Ensemble receives a grant from FAB!(Funding Arts Broward) for our eighth season, Changing Our World.  Executive Director Myrna Meeroff accepts the award on Tuesday, May 1, 2018.

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