Florida’s Oldest LGBT Wind Ensemble Flawlessly Performs After 36 Years
The South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble raises the curtain on its 2022-23 season with Beyond Borders 2 on Sunday, November 6 at 7 p.m. at the Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.
In a loving celebration of our planet, the multisensory experience will feature videos emphasizing the beauty and fragility of Mother Earth shown on multiple screens in harmonic accompaniment with the musicians.
A highlight of the evening will be an original piece by Emmy® Award winning composer Julie Giroux. An accomplished orchestrator, composer, arranger, clinician and guest conductor, Giroux’s recent symphonic masterpiece is the “Big Blue Marble.” She became the first female composer to have her work performed during a U.S. Presidential Inauguration ceremony when “Integrity March,” the first movement from Giroux’s Symphony No. 3 titled “No Finer Calling,” was played by the presidential band as Vice President Kamala D. Harris was introduced.
In addition, the extraordinary performance will explore cultural music from around the world and feature several guest artists including performers from Modern Marimba and an Argentinian tango duo, performed by members of the renowned dance troupe, Dance South Florida.
“As South Florida’s only LGBT wind ensemble, we are incredibly proud to return for our 36th season stronger and more resilient than ever,” said Dan Bassett, artistic director for the South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble. “I’m fortunate to work with 60 incredible and extremely talented local musicians and encourage music lovers from all communities to attend this incredible concert.”
In-person tickets are $35 and can be purchased at browardcenter.org/events/detail/sfl-pride-wind-ensemble-beyond-borders-2. For fans not able to attend in person, a virtual live stream will be offered by Stream Ally at southfloridapride.streamally.live/ minimum suggested donation is $25.
This performance is made possible with support from the Broward County Cultural Division. Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Support has been provided by the following Funds at the Community Foundation of Broward: Charles and Ruth Taylor Fund and Drial Foundation Fund and Our Fund Foundation.