ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Superheroes Assemble — for a free concert! All your favorite superheroes will be in attendance when the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra presents, Musicians are Superheroes, a free concert event of epic proportions at 3:00 PM on Sunday, November 3 at the Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center, 1707 16th Street Vero Beach, 32960. The program will feature a short, original screenplay by national best-selling author, Michele Wallace Campanelli, animated by Twelve Atlas Pictures. In it, Conductor Aaron Collins and the orchestra battle evil and bring the incredible power of music to the world, proving Musicians are Superheroes. The concert will feature music from Superman, The Incredibles, Spiderman, Batman, How to Train Your Dragon, The Avengers, Pirates of the Caribbean, Madagascar and more, some with movie clips on screen. 14 costumed superheroes will be in the lobby and roaming throughout the concert hall, adding to the fun. Youngsters are encouraged to dress in their own superheroes costumes and take part in various pre-concert activities (to be announced). Up, up and away! Musicians are Superheroes is funded through a grant by Indian River Impact 100, an organization of women dedicated to impacting the community through transformational giving. Free tickets can be reserved through the orchestra website at www.SpaceCoastSymphony.org. For more information, call toll free to 855-252-7276 or visit www.SpaceCoastSymphony.org.
Conductor and Artistic Director, Aaron T. Collins, thinks the free concert event, Musicians are Superheroes, is going to be one of the most fun ever presented by the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra. Collins is a past recipient of the Richard A. Stark Award for cultural leadership from the Cultural Council of Indian River County.
“We work hard to bring quality, affordable music to the community, but I have to say it’s pretty awesome to be compared to a superhero,” laughed Collins. “Seriously though, this concert is at the core of everything we believe in: engaging people of all ages and demonstrating the power of music to bring us together. And it’s going to be a super lot of fun.”
Concertgoers aged 18 and under or with a college ID are admitted free to every SCSO concert. For more information about the Space Coast Symphony’s 2019-20 Season or the Symphony for Everyone discount ticket program, please visit www.SpaceCoastSymphony.org or call toll-free (855) 252-7276.
ABOUT INDIAN RIVER IMPACT 100 — Working with nonprofits who serve Indian River County, Indian River Impact 100 are women who collectively impact the lives of individuals and our community through transformational giving. Members each contribute $1,000 and these funds are pooled into $100,000 grants addressing four focus areas: Education, Enrichment & Environment, Family, and Health & Wellness.
Each year, total funding available for grants is determined by the number of members who join Indian River Impact 100 by February 28. Last year, 400 members donated $1,000 and Indian River Impact 100 awarded three nonprofits with $100,000 each to fund a high impact grant project. The outcome of projects funded by these grants lead to lasting change in the community. For more information about Indian River Impact 100, visit https://impact100ir.com/
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 $25. 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 also has a youth orchestra and 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.