DELRAY BEACH, FL – The South Florida Symphony Orchestra opens its Masterworks Concert Series with “A Soul Unfettered” on Saturday, November 16, 2013, at 7:30 P.M. at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts in the Crest Theatre. Celebrating our 16th year, Maestra Sebrina María Alfonso has designed a spectacular program for the first concert of the season. The program includes Elgar’s Introduction & Allegro for Strings, Barber’s Cello Concerto, Opus22, and Schubert’s Symphony No. 9, “The Great.” The program begins with Elgar’s Introduction & Allegro for Strings, which is considered a masterpiece for string quartet and string orchestra. This piece is followed by Barber’s technically difficult Cello Concerto in A minor (Op. 22). Clancy Newman, winner of the prestigious Walter W. Naumburg competition, is the featured soloist. “His technique is brilliant but not showy and so natural that one forgets about it . . . His tone is dark, warm, and intense, with remarkable carrying power even in a floating pianissimo” (New York Concert Review). The evening will end with Maestra Sebrina María Alfonso conducting the majestic Symphony No. 9 in C major by Schubert. The South Florida Symphony Orchestra has grown to become the preeminent professional orchestra of South Florida. Founder and music director Sebrina María Alfonso has worked hard to make her dream of bringing quality classical musical performances to South Florida a reality. After one of her concerts, Edward Pitts, classical pianist and music historian, wrote about Sebrina, “I was particularly amazed at you…Every inflection of your body including your finger tips seemed to express the music. You were the music and the music was you.” For tickets and information, please visit www.southfloridasymphony.org or call 561-243-7922.