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Put on your red, white & blue and get ready to wave the flag when the Space Coast Symphony Wind Orchestra free patriotic concert returns with, Let Freedom Ring. The concert will be performed at 2:00 PM on Saturday, June 26 at the Emerson Center, 1590 27th Avenue in Vero Beach, 32960.
Let Freedom Ring will showcase American heritage as conductor and artistic director Aaron T. Collins directs the wind orchestra with Victory at Sea by Richard Rodgers, “God Bless the USA” by Lee Greenwood, “American Salute” by Gould and plentiful marches from The March King, John Philip Sousa. Among the many rousing patriotic numbers will be a salute to those who served in the United States Armed Forces; veterans will be asked to stand when their service song is played. Special guest, Aaron Odom, tenor, will join the orchestra to sing on several selections.
Let Freedom Ring will also pay tribute to the late Marion Scott, a Central Florida musical icon and conductor, with a performance of his favorite work, Wagner’s “Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral.” The full program will also feature the World Premiere of Vero Beach composer R. Michael Daugherty’s Semper Fi, a work dedicated to the United States Marine Corps. Audience members are invited to wear red, white and blue in a show of patriotic solidarity. For capacity planning, tickets are required for the free concert and can be reserved online at www.SpaceCoastSymphony.org. For more information, call toll free to 855-252-7276.
Artistic Director and Conductor, Aaron T. Collins, considers it an honor to salute the USA and our veterans. “We owe everything to the men and women who have worn our nation’s uniform,” said Collins. “These concerts are a powerful way to come together as a community and celebrate our great nation.”
Indoor performances by the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra are pursuant to the Covid-19 protocols and capacity limitations of individual venues. 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: A 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.