Outdoor Jazz ‘From the Flat to the Silver Screen’

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Trombonist Frank Wosar will lead the Space Coast Symphony JAZZ Orchestra in From the Flat to the Silver Screen.  photo by still waters photography

Frank Wosar and the Space Coast Symphony JAZZ Orchestra will swing some of the world’s best loved television and movie scores turned jazz standards when they present From the Flat to the Silver Screen at 7:00 PM on Friday, October 16 in Vero Beach and Saturday, October 17 in Viera. Jazz was THE sound for hip TV theme songs and movie scores of the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s. The group of Central Florida’s top musicians will put the ‘J’ in jazz during the outdoor concerts, with classic TV themes from Bewitched, Bandstand Boogie, and Peter Gunn as well as selections from such movies as The Pink Panther, Rocky, Austin Powers, Blues Brothers, and many more. In addition, the Space Coast Symphony JAZZ Orchestra will perform tunes from Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Benny Goodman, Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole. For the drive-up concerts, musicians perform safely distanced from each other, while concert attendees are invited to set up their own seating next to their vehicles. Concert-goers may also remain in their cars and tune their radios to a live feed of the music. Through the end of the year, all Treasure Coast drive-up concerts will be performed at Pathway Church, 1105 58th Avenue in Vero Beach.  Space Coast drive-up concerts will be performed at the east end of The Avenue Viera, 2261 Town Center Avenue in Melbourne. Tickets for the drive-up concerts are $10 per person or $25 per carful of adults at SpaceCoastSymphony.org or Marine Bank & Trust branches in Vero Beach and Suntree. Admission is free for ages 18 and under or with a student ID.  Advance online ticket sales are encouraged, to help limit social interaction with parking attendants. For more information, call toll free to 855-252-7276 or visit SpaceCoastSymphony.org.    

Space Coast Symphony JAZZ Orchestra Conductor, Frank Wosar looks forward to reuniting the best Central Florida musicians for From the Flat to the Silver Screen

“This will be special for us, because it’s the first time we have performed together in seven months,” said Wosar. “Plus, it’s great to play theme songs and watch the audience reaction. They always smile as they listen to the music and reminisce.”

The orchestra’s usual year-round performances have been significantly curtailed by the COVID-19 pandemic. But the success of the drive-in concerts has presented a way forward for the innovative musical organization: the SCSO will be performing out of doors through December — with hopes of returning to the concert hall in the early months of 2021. For more information about the 2020-21 season of the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra, visit SpaceCoastSymphony.org or call toll-free (855) 252-7276.

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