On Feb. 20, the Symphony of the Americas Society will host its annual "Style & Substance Luncheon" at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six, honoring prominent individuals who have distinguished themselves through outstanding service and commitment to the community.
Included in this group are J. David Armstrong Jr., president of Broward College; Eugenia Duncan Ellis of Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale; Jim Dunn of JM Lexus; D. Clinton Perkins of Broward Health; Audrey Ring of AutoNation; Dr. Elizabeth Tan-Chiu, of Florida Cancer Center; Veronika Thorne of Symphony of the Americas Society; Dr. Arthur & Belinda Keiser of Keiser University; Paul Sallarulo of Nexera Medical; and CPA Johanne Marcoux.
The luncheon, co-chaired by Lisa Scott-Founds of Winterfest and Jen Klaassens of The Wasie Foundation, will include a special performance by the Symphony's Chamber Orchestra.
The annual "Style & Substance Luncheon" benefits the Symphony's Outreach Programs, which reach thousands nationally and internationally.
Symphony of the Americas, now in its 26th season, is Broward's own professional orchestra and was recently designated as a Broward County Major Cultural Institution.
The orchestra continues to bring the best of classical music to South Florida and the Americas since it was founded in 1987.
The Symphony focuses on enriching the lives of the people it touches through the power of music.
Symphony of the Americas has also made its mark as the only Professional Orchestra in South Florida to serve as a cultural bridge to Europe and the Americas through its 23-year-old "Summerfest."
Maestro James Brooks-Bruzzese is a passionate conductor, artistic innovator and dedicated educator who has evolved Symphony of the Americas into what it is today.