Music of John Williams Awakens the Force

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When it comes to superstar film composers, John Williams may be the strongest “force” of them all.  The Space Coast Symphony Orchestra will pay homage to the luminary composer when they present, The Music of John Williams at 3:00 PM on Sunday, March 21 at Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center, 1707 16th Street in Vero Beach.  The Music of John Williams is expected to transport the audience to “a galaxy far, far away” and to worlds where dinosaurs still roam and superheroes fly. Musical selections by the Academy Award-winning composer include classics from major motion pictures such as, Superman, Jurassic Park, and Star Wars, along with more intimate melodies from films Angela’s Ashes, Schindler’s List, Lincoln and more. $30 advance tickets for adults are available through the orchestra website at SpaceCoastSymphony.org or at the 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 symphony’s Covid-19 safety measures will be in place for the indoor concert, including temperature checks, limited and spaced seating and mandatory mask-wearing for the duration of the event. The audience is asked not to arrive more than 30 minutes prior to show time.  The Music of John Williams 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. 

The Space Coast Symphony Orchestra will present ‘The Music of John Williams’ during a concert that adheres to the Symphony’s Covid-19 safety measures. Photo by still waters photography

With a career spanning over six decades, John Williams has composed some of the most popular and recognizable film scores in cinematic history. Space Coast Symphony Orchestra Artistic Director, Aaron T. Collins can’t wait to “awaken the force” of his music. 

“John Williams is beyond a legend,” said Collins.  “And for good reason. His work has provided the emotional heartbeat to some of the most exciting and memorable films ever made. For over 60 years, John Williams has used his gift to shape the soundtrack of our lives.”

During the Covid-19 pandemic, 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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