The Space Coast Symphony Orchestra will play two romantic symphonies in one memorable concert when they present Romantic Masterpieces at 3:00 PM on Sunday, March 4 at the Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center, 1707 16th Street, 32960. Led by Conductor and Artistic Director, Aaron T. Collins, the SCSO will perform the Symphony No. 4 by Robert Schumann. Infused with sensitivity and color, the fourth symphony is a journey from darkness into a blaze of light; the expressive work of a mind increasingly disturbed by mental illness.
The symphony which will conclude the concert is the Brahms Symphony No. 1. Brahms famously took 20 years to write his first symphony and was 42 by the time of its première. The specter of Beethoven held him back as he wrote to a friend, “You have no idea what it’s like to hear a giant marching behind you.”
The powerful and poetic symphony was an instant success in 1876 and is considered today a milestone in symphonic literature. $20 advance tickets for adults are available through the orchestra website at www.SpaceCoastSymphony.org or at Marine Bank & Trust (beachside and mainland branches). Tickets at the door are $25. The Romantic Masterpieces concert is free for those aged 18 and under or with a student ID. For more information, call toll free to 855-252-7276 or visit www.SpaceCoastSymphony.org.
Space Coast Symphony Orchestra Conductor and Artistic Director, Aaron T. Collins, is eager to pay homage to the two giants of the Romantic Era. In 2016, Collins won the Richard A. Stark Award for cultural leadership from the Cultural Council of Indian River County.
“Lovers of romantic music can indulge themselves with this symphonic doubleheader,” said Collins. “Schumann and Brahms never disappoint.”
For more information about the remainder of the Space Coast Symphony 2017-18 season or the Symphony for Everyone discount ticket program, please visit www.SpaceCoastSymphony.org or call toll-free (855) 252-7276.