Sextet of Space Coast Symphony string musicians in chamber concert
In a fitting coda to their 2017-18 season, the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra will present works by Brahms and Beethoven in a free chamber concert featuring several orchestra principal string players, including concertmaster Carey Moorman. The public is invited to enjoy Brahms & Beethoven: A Chamber Concert at 3:00 PM on Sunday, June 10 at First Presbyterian Church of Vero Beach, 520 Royal Palm Blvd, 32960. Brahms created his Opus 18 Sextet in 1857, remarking that, “The ideal and the genuine man is calm both in his joy and in his sorrow.” The four-movement works has been used numerous times in movies and on television, including the “Sarek” episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Beethoven’s Quintet in C Minor began as a set of piano trios. Nearly 25 years later, the composer premiered the same piece for a string quintet. It became one of Beethoven’s most popular early chamber works, filled with freshness, youthful zest and energy. Featured musicians for Brahms & Beethoven: A Chamber Concert include Carey Moorman, violin; Joni Roos, violin; Michael De Jesus, viola; Daniel Cortes, viola; Paul Fleury, cello and Isaac Moorman, cello. Admission is free and no tickets are required. 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, was pleased to add Brahms & Beethoven: A Chamber Concert after the conclusion of the orchestra’s 2017-18 season.
“We have so many incredibly talented musicians who just want to play,” said Collins. “And that includes these wonderful string players. This free concert for the community will give chamber music lovers a chance to experience works by Brahms and Beethoven in closer proximity to the musicians. They are a great sextet.”
For more information about the start of the Space Coast Symphony’s Tenth Anniversary 2018-19 Season or the Symphony for Everyone discount ticket program, please visit www.SpaceCoastSymphony.org or call toll-free (855) 252-7276.
ABOUT THE PLAYERS:
Carey Moorman, violin —Carey Moorman is the Concertmaster for the Space Coast Symphony . He performs regularly in the First Violin Section with the Orlando Philharmonic also having served as Acting Principal 2nd Violinist. Mr. Moorman has been the Associate Concertmaster for the Pine Bluff Symphony and the Fort Smith Symphony as well as Principal Second Violinist with the Conway Symphony. He was previously a Tenured Violinist with the Arkansas Symphony and performed with the Pinnacle Players Chamber Orchestra and the Wildwood Opera Festival.
Mr. Moorman has several solo Concerto performances on violin and viola with Orchestra to his credit as well, including several performances with the Space Coast Symphony. His chamber collaborations both (violin and viola) include Scott Kluksdahl, J.T. Posadas, Michael Wiseman, Ayako Yonetani, Bharat Chandra, Phil Paglialonga, Daniel Askerov, Aaron Collins, and many others. Mr. Moorman was the 1st prize winner in the Stella Boyle Smith Young Artist Competition and the Little Rock Music Coterie Competition. He has performed in masterclasses for Yfrah Neaman and Jonathan Carney. Mr. Moorman studied with Professor Kevork Mardirossian of Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and earned his degree in Violin Performance. He has been 1st violinist with Encore String Quartet, Pinnacle String Quartet, and the Falstaff String Quartet. Mr. Moorman also has taught multiple violin clinics for the Pine Bluff Orchestra Workshop, coached musicians for the Brevard Chamber Music Seminar, and judged Concerto Competitions throughout Florida.
Joni Roos, violin —Joni Roos is in great demand as a teacher, performer, and clinician in the Central Florida area. As the Strings Artist-in-Residence at Rollins College, she is in charge of the string program at the Music Department. She teaches applied violin and viola, string methods, orchestral literature. She also coaches the Instrumental Chamber Ensemble, directs the Rollins String Ensemble and assists in directing the Rollins Orchestra. Her previous employment includes teaching positions at Seminole State College. Shehas also taught and performed at numerous festivals, including the Bay View Music Festival, Piccolo Spoleto Festival, Interlachen Summer Music Camp and the Moravian Music Festival. Ms. Roos currently teaches for the Rollins College Community School of Music. A student of Maja Vukovic, she has also studied with Paul Makanowitzky, Ronald Copes, and Jacob Krachmalnick at the University of Michigan.
As a soloist, Joni Roos has made numerous appearances with the Chamber Orchestra of Florida, the Space Coast Pops, the Melbourne Community Orchestra, the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra and the Bach Festival Orchestra. Her solo appearances with the Bach Festival Orchestra include a performance of the Mozart Adagio at theGalway Cathedral in Ireland. She currently performs with the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra, Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, and is the Principal 2nd of the Bach Festival Orchestra.
Michael De Jesus, viola —Michael De Jesus has become one of the Southeast’s most in demand musicians. De Jesus received his formal training at the Sculich School of Music, the Crane School of Music, and graduate studies at Florida State University where he received his Masters of Performance in viola. After his graduate work at Florida State, Michael was appointed the violist artist in residence in Midland, Texas, of the critically acclaimed Thouvenel String Quartet.
Michael has performed with orchestras throughout the United States. De Jesus was principal violist of the Midland Symphony, Big Spring Symphony, Abelene Philharmonic, Ashlawn Summer Festival Opera Orchestra, and Opera festival di Roma orchestra. In Florida, Michael has performed with the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra, Sarasota Opera Orchestra, Florida Lakes Orchestra, Florida Orchestra, Southwest Florida Symphony, Space Coast Pops, Villages Orchestra, and Florida West Coast Symphony. Michael has performed as a chamber musician and recitalist performing in the United Kingdom, Canada, Africa, Japan, and France.
Daniel Cortes, viola
Paul Fleury, cello –Paul Fleury is a hybrid cellist, highly skilled in classical, jazz improvisation, rock, and Blues/R&B. He has performed with many orchestras worldwide; touring, recording and performing with them. He makes his home in Orlando, FL and currently sits principal cellist with five orchestras, as well as performing with many others in the area. He includes the internationally-acclaimed Mantovani Orchestra in this list; touring in Asia, with several other tours planned in the coming year. He has performed in venues that range from Carnegie Hall to jam sessions throughout the world, and is highly respected in the musical community for his versatility. He has had his professional career stretch for 30 years, and did his first concerto with the Florida Symphony Orchestra at age 12. By the age of 14, he was being hired by professional contractors locally, further advancing his career before beginning high school. His Broadway touring credits include Aida, Sound of Music, Les Miserables, Lion King and others as principal cellist.
In addition to his classical career, his mainstream career started promptly after college when he was offered an international tour with the Mantovani Orchestra, an orchestra for which he still sits principal chair. His discography now includes such names as Shinedown, Gloria Gaynor, Wayne Gratz, Matchbox20, Primary Colorz, Creed, Irene Cara, and Rod Stewart, to name a few.
Paul continues to tour as principal cellist with such names as Rod Stewart, Page & Plant (Led Zepplin), Natalie Cole, Moody Blues, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Shirley Jones, Robert Goulet, TSO, Donna Summer, Dennis DeYoung (STYXX), Chicago, Led Zepplin Live, Johhny Mathis, Barry Manilow, Smokey Robinson, including solo duets on stage with Peter Cetera, Clay Aiken, Bernadette Peters, and others. Upcoming tours this year bridge the gap into Latin, Fusion, and Funk with several top names in the industry.
With over 200 compositions in his library, and close to 300 arrangements, he continues to push the limit with mainstream and pop music, bringing it into the libraries of classical musicians. His compositions have been used on television, radio, independent movies, government public relations, military commercials, and the Olympics. In 2006, he began to author and publish literature for cello technique, releasing his Scale Book for cello, Exotic Scale books for cello, violin and viola, as well as a Dexterity Manual for left-hand technique as a means of maintaining the traditions of classical music and ensuring greater accessibility to instructional material.
Paul also has extensive experience teaching private students and groups, conducting, competition preparation, and general instrumental teaching. He teaches a limited studio of private students focusing primarily on competition preparation. For the past 14 years, he has been teaching and conducting large groups, small groups, and ensemble classes. For the last ten consecutive years, Mr. Fleury’s students have won 146 of 178 first place trophies for National Federation of Musicians State competitions. His students continue to dominate All-State Orchestras, youth, and school orchestras alike.
Isaac Moorman, cello — Isaac Moorman, 16, is a pianist and cellist attending Satellite High School in Satellite Beach. He was born in Malaysia and raised in the United States. He started playing piano at age four. At age six, Isaac earned 2nd place at the Sonatina-Sonata Competition at St.Petersburg College, in Florida. At age nine, he earned an Honorable Prize at the Young Artist Competition, Space Coast Pops, Florida. In 2011, he participated in The Washington International Piano Festival, where his coaches included Nelita True, Yuri Didenko, Nikita Fitenko, Xun Pan and Ivo Kaltchev. He was selected to perform at Kennedy Center through audition during the festival. He participated in the All State and All County festival during 2014-2018. In the summer of 2012, he performed at a benefit concert at the University of Science in Penang. Isaac performs with Space Coast Symphony Orchestra, Central Florida Winds and performs chamber music with Quartet Movement, an organization promoting education of chamber music. During his free time, he mentors younger cellists at Delaura Middle school. Currently, Isaac studies piano with Irina Wolynez and cello under the tutelage of Joan Markstein.
ABOUT THE SPACE COAST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA— The SCSO is a lively and passionate Central Florida orchestra comprised of professional musicians, music educators and mentored amateurs of exceptional ability. The Orchestra was formed by Conductor and Artistic Director Aaron T. Collins with a two-fold mission: to provide mentoring and performance opportunities for Florida’s finest young musicians as well as to provide professional concerts at genuinely affordable prices. The ultimate goal of the organization is to help ensure the symphonic tradition for the enjoyment of future generations.
35-year old Aaron T. Collins is garnering recognition for his achievements. LEAD Brevard named the ambitious Collins one of their “4 under 40” Young Professionals, the youngest-ever recipient of the honor. Space Coast Business magazine listed him as one of Brevard’s “100 Most Admired Businesspeople.” Collins is a past recipient of the Richard A. Stark Award for cultural leadership from the Cultural Council of Indian River County. Through his personal involvement with more than a dozen performing arts groups, pioneering reciprocal ad program and social media cross promotions, Collins has gained a reputation for generosity; championing other arts organizations throughout Central Florida for the cultural enrichment of the community.
The Space Coast Symphony Orchestra performs in several very comfortable venues in Brevard and Indian River counties, with advance general admission tickets priced at just $20. School-aged children 18 years and under are admitted free of charge, as are college students with a valid ID. In keeping with their mission, the symphony provides a unique Symphony for Everyone ticketing program, a “pay-what-you-can” option designed to provide substantially discounted admission to any Space Coast Symphony concert. Relying on a non-traditional orchestra model and a slim budget, the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra is one of only 19 U.S. orchestras to perform year-round. In addition to maintaining the Space Coast Symphony JAZZ Orchestra and Space Coast Symphony Wind Orchestra, the non-profit organization provides numerous separate and free ensemble performances. More information about the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra’s upcoming concerts, ticket sales, venues, directions and sponsorship opportunities is available at www.SpaceCoastSymphony.org by calling toll free (855) 252-7276.