Glide and Sway during Orchestral ‘Dance Party’

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The Space Coast Symphony Orchestra continues its 13th performing season with terpsichorean classics during Dance Party at 3:00 PM on Sunday, July 18 at the Community Church of Vero Beach, 1901 23rd Street, 32960.  

The program of dance music features works from Marquez, Rachmaninoff, and Joseph.  Inspired by a Cuban dance, Arturo Marquez’s “Danzón No. 2” is one of the most popular and frequently performed Mexican contemporary classical orchestral pieces. The rhythmic interest in the piece is maintained through the use of varying accents and tempo and was composed following a visit to a Vera Cruz ballroom. Anchoring the program is Symphonic Dances by Sergei Rachmaninoff. The composer’s final work, the orchestral showpiece is a study in dramatic contrasts, with vivid emotional colors characterizing each of the three movements. The world premiere of Thomas Joseph’s Concerto Dystonia for horn and orchestra is also on the program, presented by the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra’s principal horn player, Joesph Lovinsky. Lovinsky is the former principal horn player of The United States Army Band, as well as The Army Orchestra and The Army Brass Quintet. Utilizing different playing techniques, Concerto Dystonia depicts a skillful performer’s gradual decline in technical ability. The personal work chronicles the composer’s own battle with task-specific focal dystonia, the same neurological condition that forced SCSO conductor Aaron Collins to give up horn playing.

$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. Dance Party 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 presents international dance selections and more during ‘Dance Party.’ For details and tickets, visit SpaceCoastSymphony.org or call toll-free (855) 252-7276.  Photo by still waters photography

For Space Coast Symphony Orchestra Conductor and Artistic Director, Aaron T. Collins, Dance Party is the perfect blend of musical elements. “This concert is like the ideal wine pairing,” said Collins. “Superb musicians, incredible works from the past and present– and a world premiere!”

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.

upcoming season 13 programming —

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 the 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: Irish singing sensation Emmet Cahill and the SCSO.

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.

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