arts & entertainment
The Space Coast Symphony Orchestra will close out its 13th season with Fan Favorites: The Great Ballets in a program that showcases both incredible music– and the incredible talent of its own youth orchestra. On Sunday, May 22 at 3:00 PM, the musical program gets underway at the Community Church of Vero Beach, 1901 23rd Street, 32960. The result of hundreds of audience requests over the years, Fan Favorites is a whirlwind tour of some of history’s greatest ballets, by great composers such as Tchaikovsky, Khachaturian, Ginastera, Stravinsky, Copland and more. The concert’s virtuosic first half includes the showpiece, “Blue Bells of Scotland,” performed by SCSO Principal Trombonist, Alexis Regazzi. Pablo Sarasate’s demanding showstopper, “Playera” will prove no challenge for SCSO violinist, Jose Guedez. And continuing the orchestra’s commitment to new music, the concert will also feature the World Premiere of Central Florida composer and musician Mark Piszczek’s thrilling Pangean Dances. The advanced level students of the Space Coast Symphony Youth Orchestra join the adult musicians on stage for the balletic second half of the program. A special audience treat includes the first movement of Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F by Dylan Rhodes, the grand champion winner of the orchestra’s youth concerto competition.
$30 tickets are available through the orchestra website at SpaceCoastSymphony.org or at Marine Bank & Trust, beachside and mainland branches. Tickets at the door are $35. Concertgoers aged 18 and under or with a college ID are admitted free to every SCSO concert. For more information about Fan Favorites, call toll free to 855-252-7276 or visit SpaceCoastSymphony.org.
Conductor and Artistic Director Aaron T. Collins formed the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra 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.
“We are beyond proud to share the stage with the extremely talented young musicians from our own Space Coast Symphony Youth Orchestra,” said Collins. “This is where the present meets the future.”
Concertgoers aged 18 and under or with a college ID are admitted free to every SCSO concert. For more information about the recently announced Space Coast Symphony 2022-23 season or the Symphony for Everyone program, visit SpaceCoastSymphony.org or call toll-free (855) 252-7276.