Lord of the Rings’ a Pulse Tribute Concert


Juan Berrios and Joshua Hobbs

Space Coast Symphony Wind Orchestra presents the next concert of the SCSO 10th Anniversary Season with Lord of the Rings, at 3:00 PM on Sunday, November 4 at the Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center, 1707 16th Street, 32960.

Virtuoso horn player from the Dallas Brass, Juan Berrios will join the SCSO to present a moving work by composer and guest conductor, Joshua Hobbs.  Many Hearts One Pulse is an elegy for those lost in the Pulse nightclub tragedy. The title refers to the huge, spontaneous upwelling of love, support and solidarity from the Orlando community –and across the nation– for the victims and their families. On June 12, 2016, a gunman killed 49 people and wounded 53 others in an attack inside Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Responding officers from the Orlando Police Department (OPD) shot and killed the shooter after a three-hour standoff.

The second half of the wind concert features Johan de Meij’s epic 1st Symphony, The Lord of the Rings. Long before a film score was composed for the monumental movie trilogy, Dutch composer Johan de Meij had taken up the call. In one fell swoop, this incredible 1988 work made de Meij’s name world renowned as a top composer for wind orchestra, a rank he retains to this day. Also on the program is Frank Ticheli’s Angels in the Architecture and Joshua Hobbs’ Into the Blue. $25 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 $30.  Lord of the Rings is free for those aged 18 and under or with a student ID. For more information, call toll free to 855-252-7276 or visitwww.SpaceCoastSymphony.org.

“Joshua Hobbs moving work is one we all felt strongly we needed to perform,” said Collins. “We are pleased that he will be conducting the piece himself, which will feature the outstanding horn player, Juan Berrios.  I believe the audience will also be captivated by the stirring first symphony by de Meij, The Lord of the Rings. He was inspired to put Tolkein’s story to music decades before the movies were ever conceived.”

For more information about 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. For mobile devices, download the free interactive SCSO app from Google Play or the Apple App Store.

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