New Year Kicks off when ‘Stars Sing Broadway’

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It’s everyone’s favorite concert!

Fans of Broadway music wait all year long for the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra’s annual January salute to the stage.  2020 will officially kick off when four professional singers join the orchestra for Stars Sing Broadway at 3:00 PM on Sunday, January 5 at the Waxlax Center for the Performing Arts, 1895 Saint Edward’s Drive in Vero Beach. The audience can enjoy favorites from the biggest composers of musical theater, including Richard Rodgers, Frederick Loewe, Meredith Wilsson, Stephen Sondheim, Andrew Lloyd Webber and other luminaries. Conductor Aaron Collins is joined by Broadway veteran  Michelle Knight (Disenchanted, Jersey Boys, Finding Nemo), mezzo soprano Sarah Purser, tenor Kit Cleto and baritone Stephen Mumbert.   Songs include “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “If Ever I Would Leave You,” “If I Loved You,” “All I Ask of You,” “Memory,” “Some Enchanted Evening,” “Impossible Dream,” “Seventy Six Trombones,” “If I Were a Rich Man,” “Edelweiss,” “Out There,” “Bring Him Home,” and many more. $25 advance tickets for adults are available through the orchestra website at SpaceCoastSymphony.org or at Marine Bank & Trust, mainland and beachside branches. Tickets at the door are $30. Stars Sing Broadway 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.

Conductor and Artistic Director, Aaron T. Collins, thinks stage music fans will have a lot to love when the four young Stars Sing Broadway with the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra.

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 MICHELLE KNIGHT — Michelle is an Orlando native and a graduate of the University of Central Florida. After being on Broadway with Jersey Boys, Michelle premiered and starred in the off Broadway musical, Disenchanted (Lucille Lortel award Nominee-Lead Actress). Other credits include national tours of Grease (Rizzo) and the 30th anniversary tour of Annie.  Most recently, Michelle was the lead vocalist in national concert tours, The Golden Age of Broadway and Rhapsody and Rhythm. Michelle is a frequent leading player with the Orlando Philharmonic (My Fair Lady, Carousel, Guys and Dolls, How to Succeed.) You can see Michelle singing at Walt Disney World as Dory  in Finding Nemo the musical and with the Voices of Liberty.

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.

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