Symphony of the Americas has appointed a new Executive Director, Steven P. Haines, who brings 30 years of arts experience back to our region.
Symphony of the Americas recently announced the appointment of Steven Haines as its new Executive Director. Haines will work closely with Music Director Pablo Mielgo – who was appointed last year, read more here – and with the board of directors and the entire community, to continue Symphony of the Americas’ impact on the region and to bring music back to the community.
Steven has nearly 30 years of performing arts management experience, having started his career in South Florida with the Boca Pops, Palm Beach Pops and the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra. He held key roles with major arts organizations across the country – as President and CEO with Peter Nero and the Philly Pops, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Executive Director of San Francisco’s Stern Grove Festival, and most recently as CEO of Tucson Symphony Orchestra.
“I know Steven will lead Symphony of the Americas to new heights,” said Robert M. Roselli, President of the Board of Directors. “One of our top priorities is to reposition the Symphony for a full return to performing while developing a strategy for significant growth. His track record of growth and expansion is exactly what we need.”
“I am delighted to hear that Steven Haines will be returning to South Florida to assume the role of Executive Director of Symphony of the Americas. Mr. Haines’ storied career includes cultural institutions from the world-renowned to the locally cheered. We are fortunate to welcome his expertise into the flourishing arts and cultural family of Fort Lauderdale. Break-a-leg, Steven!” added Mayor Dean J. Trantalis of Fort Lauderdale.
“Steven has worked with some of the leading organizations and artists in the classical and pops field across the country. He is an essential part of Symphony of the Americas’ new growth and direction,” says Pablo Mielgo.
“Steven brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Symphony of the Americas and South Florida,” says Broward Cultural Division Director Phillip Dunlap. “His past work leading cultural institutions in America’s major cultural destinations will be key as we reposition Broward County as a major arts destination.”
One of Haines’ first initiatives is to return The Symphony to live performances this spring at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts BackLot performance space. See below for details!
“I am excited to return to South Florida where my career in the performing arts began. The opportunities for growth of Symphony of the Americas are extraordinary,” states Haines. “I look forward to working with Pablo, the musicians, board and staff, and the entire community. We have a shared vision for expansion, new programs and initiatives, and I am thrilled to return to such a dynamic and diverse arts community. I look forward to reconnecting with the incredible arts and nonprofit community in the region.”
About the Symphony of the Americas
Symphony of the Americas is a Broward County Major Cultural Institution which performs at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts and throughout South Florida. Symphony of the Americas was founded in 1987 by Maestro James Brooks-Bruzzese. The Symphony grew into a leading orchestra showcasing guests from around the world, fostering cultural relations with the Americas, initiating musical exchanges throughout Europe, the US and Central/South America.
April 17 & 18 and April 22 & 23, 2021
Symphony of the Americas announces a highly-anticipated return to live performances. The Symphony of the Americas returns to live performances in two exciting programs – A Classical Return and Cinematic Classics.
Symphony of the Americas will present two different programs, A Classical Return and Cinematic Classics, at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts Backlot Live performance space. These two varied programs, one classical and one cinematic classical crossover, will feature a chamber sized orchestra performing specialized musical arrangements. Each program will be performed twice.
The first program, A Classical Return – A Trip Through Europe, follows your Symphony of the Americas through a European classical tour, from Vienna to France and destinations in-between. These performances are on April 17 & April 18, at 7:00pm
The second program, Cinematic Classics – Classical Soundtracks, celebrates the classics from your favorite Hollywood scores. These performances are on April 22 & 23, at 7:00pm.
Program 1 – A Classical Return – A Trip Through Europe
Follow your Symphony of the Americas through a European classical tour, from Vienna to France and destinations in-between.
Saturday, April 17, 7:00pm
Sunday, April 18, 7:00pm
Hansel and Gretel: Prelude Engelbert Humperdinck
Mother Goose Suite (Ma Mère l’Oye) Maurice Ravel
The Nutcracker Suite P.I. Tchaikovsky
Slavonic Dance No. 8 Op. 46 Antonin Dvorak
Tritsch Tratsch Polka Johann Strauss II
Program 2 – Cinematic Classics – Classical Soundtracks
Symphony of the Americas celebrates the classics from your favorite Hollywood scores.
Thursday, April 22, 7:00pm
Friday, April 23, 7:00pm
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik K.525 W.A.Mozart
Cinema Paradiso Ennio Morricone
Selections from Fiddler on the Roof Jerry Bock
West Side Story Medley Leonard Bernstein
Pirates of the Caribbean Klaus Badelt
Note: Program subject to change without notice