ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Lights, camera, music! Laughing, crying, loving, fighting or riding off into the sunset– what would a Hollywood production be without music to cue your emotions? The Space Coast Symphony Orchestra will salute memorable music of the silver screen, when they present Hooray for Hollywood at 3:00 PM on Sunday, January 26 at Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center, 1707 16th Street in Vero Beach, 32960. The special tribute concert will feature film clips from some of the greatest films of all times, accompanied by their famous scores. You’ll hear selections from Indiana Jones, The Magnificent Seven, Lawrence of Arabia, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Godfather, Gone With the Wind, Back to the Future, Out of Africa, Forrest Gump, and many more. Principal oboe player, Kristin Naigus will be featured on oboe & uilleann pipes, during the music of The Mission and Titanic, respectively. $25 advance tickets for adults are available through the orchestra website at SpaceCoastSymphony.org or at Marine Bank & Trust, beachside and mainland branches. Tickets at the door are $30. Hooray for Hollywood 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 SpaceCoastSymphony.org.
Conductor and Artistic Director, Aaron T. Collins, was inspired by movie music to begin his own career. Hooray for Hollywood with the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra features some of his favorites. Collins is a past recipient of the Richard A. Stark Award for cultural leadership from the Cultural Council of Indian River County.
“I fell in love with orchestral music by watching movies,” said Collins. “I quickly realized that the music was a huge part of what made films special. In some ways, the music is always the main character, staying with you from start to finish.”
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 SpaceCoastSymphony.org or call toll-free (855) 252-7276.
ABOUT KRISTIN NAIGUS – Orlando-based oboist Kristin Naigus is an active freelance orchestral musician. She performs regularly in over half a dozen professional symphonies and countless other ensembles throughout the state of Florida, including the Gainesville Orchestra, Ocala Symphony, Orlando Philharmonic, and Space Coast Symphony. She has shared the stage with names such as Idina Menzel, Johnny Mathis, and Kansas on their Florida tours, as well as video game symphony productions such as “Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy”, “Videogames Live” and “Pokemon: Symphonic Evolutions”. Not only a section player, Kristin has participated in solo and chamber concerts in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. She gave the southeast US premiere of Aaron J. Kernis’ “Colored Field” concerto for English horn in 2014, and of Kevin Puts’ Concerto for Oboe and Strings in 2015. She holds degrees in oboe performance from the University of Michigan and the University of Florida.
Alongside live performances, Kristin is a remote session musician for video games, tv, and other media. In addition to oboe and English horn, she has recorded on flute, clarinet, bassoon, and several world instruments, providing composers with unique timbre choices to suit their musical needs. As an arranger, she has contributed to several video game remix projects and is a co-producer of the Billboard-charting Project Destati, paying tribute to Disney & Square-Enix’s “Kingdom Hearts” series. Her albums, as well as her personal Youtube channel, are enjoyed by a wide audience of gaming and music enthusiasts alike.
Kristin is available both as a live concert performer and recording artist for your project. Inquiries are welcome and more information is available on her website, field-of-reeds.net.
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 SpaceCoastSymphony.org by calling toll free (855) 252-7276.