Ring in New Year ‘From Broadway to Hollywood’

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Dorothy Gal, soprano. Photo by Lynn Lane

It’s everyone’s favorite concert! Fans of Broadway and movie music wait all year long for the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra’s annual January salute to the stage and screen. And 2020 has been particularly long. Four professional singers will join the orchestra to ring in the New Year From Broadway to Hollywood at 3:00 PM on Sunday, January 10 at the Emerson Center, 1590 27th Avenue in Vero Beach. The symphony’s return to the concert hall comes with Covid-19 safety measures that include temperature checks, limited and spaced seating and mandatory mask-wearing for the duration of the event. Attendees to From Broadway to Hollywood can enjoy favorites from the biggest composers of the “musical’ genre, including beloved songs from Richard Rodgers, Jerome Kern, Mitch Leigh, Meredith Wilsson, Leonard Bernstein, Cole Porter, Frank Loesser, Frederick Loewe and Andrew Lloyd Webber.  Soprano Dorothy Gal of the Houston Grand Opera Studio, along with Central Florida standouts, mezzo soprano Sarah Purser, tenor Kit Cleto and baritone David Bracamonte, will join conductor Aaron Collins on stage during From Broadway to Hollywood. The all-star lineup will perform favorite songs from musicals and films, including Wizard of Oz, The Bodyguard, Guys and Dolls, Beaches, Singin’ in the Rain, Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast, Frozen, Titanic, West Side Story, Phantom of the Opera, South Pacific, Camelot, Man of La Mancha, Bridges of Madison County, Showboat, Carousel, Oklahoma, and more. $30 advance tickets for adults are available through the orchestra website at SpaceCoastSymphony.org or at beachside and mainland branches of Marine Bank & Trust. Tickets at the door are $35.  Online ticketing is encouraged, for optimum social distancing and capacity planning. The audience is kindly asked not to arrive more than 30 minutes prior to show time.  From Broadway to 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 is ready to kick off the New Year with some positivity.

“The audience is going to hear some really exceptional singing during this concert,” said Collins. “And after a really difficult 2020, this program will feel like a welcome treat.”  

From Broadway to Hollywood will mark the return of the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra to the concert hall, after months of outdoor “drive-up” concerts. The symphony’s board of directors has chosen a slate of safety protocols consistent with other performing groups in Central Florida. The SCSO Covid-19 policy is available here: https://spacecoastsymphony.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/SCSO-Covid-Policy.pdf

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 2020-21 Season and to view Covid-19 protocols for each performance, please visit SpaceCoastSymphony.org or call toll-free (855) 252-7276.

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