arts & entertainment
The Space Coast Symphony Orchestra will launch its 13th performing season with The Wonderful World of Broadway at 3:00 PM on Sunday, June 20 at the Community Church of Vero Beach, 1901 23rd Street. The audience will experience twice the enchantment in a concert of favorites from both Broadway and Walt Disney. Selections from the great musicals of Rodgers and Hammerstein, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Marvin Hamlisch include Grease, Chicago, Oklahoma, The Entertainer, and Jesus Christ Superstar. Not to be outdone, the stories and characters of Walt Disney will come to life in amazing orchestral color, with songs from the Disney films Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Mulan, The Lion King, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. $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. The Wonderful World of 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 SpaceCoastSymphony.org.
Space Coast Symphony Orchestra Conductor and Artistic Director, Aaron T. Collins, believes The Wonderful World of Broadway is family entertainment at its best. Children and youth 18 and under are free of charge.
“A concert of music from Disney and Broadway is the perfect way to start our 13th season,” said Collins. “The tunes are just brimming with optimism. If you want to cure a case of the ‘grumps’ — this is it!”
Indoor performances by the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra are pursuant to the Covid-19 protocols of individual venues. 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 2021-22 Season, please visit SpaceCoastSymphony.org or call toll-free (855) 252-7276.
Season 13 programming —
June 19 & 20 The Wonderful World of Broadway: Favorites from Walt Disney films and the Great White Way.
June 26 Let Freedom Ring: FREE patriotic concert of marches and all-American music.
July 17 & 18 Dance Party: International dance selections for orchestra, plus a bit more.
August 7 & 8 Summon the Heroes: A stirring concert of music about or for the Olympics.
September 11 & 12 Remembering September 11th: A tribute to the heroes of 9-11.
October 2021 (dates TBA) Basie on the Beatles: Jazz legend Count Basie interprets music of the Fab Four.
November 2021 (dates TBA) Land of the Gnomes: A family-friendly musical experience with storytelling.
November 2021 (dates TBA) Christmas Concert: A surprise announcement from your SCSO is pending.
December 2021 (dates TBA) Messiah Sing-Along: Free concert of Handel’s classic, with hundreds of singers.
January 2022 (dates TBA): Amazing Grace: Grammy nominee and minister, Wintley Phipps in concert.
January 2022 (dates TBA): Coast to Coast: A program that celebrates the beauty and power of nature.
February 2022 (dates TBA): Revolutionaries: Brahms & Shostakovich – Two emotional works explored.
March 2022 (dates TBA): title TBA: Rock & folk classics with MusicWorks and the SCSO JAZZ Orchestra.
April 2022 (dates TBA): Hooray for Hollywood Part II: The best music from cinema classics.
May 2022 (dates TBA): Fan Favorites –the Great Ballets: A whirlwind tour of history’s greatest ballets.
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.
37-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.
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 (PLEASE NOTE: availability may vary during Covid pandemic). 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.