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It has entranced audiences worldwide, and millions know the songs by heart. Now, the musical based on the memoir of Maria Augusta Trapp is coming to Central Florida. Performed by the professional singers of Central Florida Vocal Arts, The Sound of Music in Concert will be presented by the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra, complete with traditional and contemporary costuming and digital sets on Sunday, August 21st. 

The 3:00 PM Indian River County show will be held at Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center, 1707 16th Street in Vero Beach, 32960. The heartwarming story follows Maria, a would-be nun turned governess to seven motherless children, who brings music, joy and some welcome disorder to the household of the imposing Captain von Trapp. The Sound of Music in Concert will feature a trove of cherished songs, including the “The Sound of Music,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “My Favorite Things,” “Do Re Mi,” “Sixteen Going on Seventeen” and many more.The Sound of Music was the final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein, and was made first into a beloved musical stage production and then a film starring Julie Andrews. It earned a total of five Tony Awards and five Academy Awards. $30 tickets are available through the orchestra website at www.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. Passes for the entire 2022-23 performing season are still available, as well as ticket “flex packs,” good for any five subscription concerts. For more information about The Sound of Music in Concert, call toll free to 855-252-7276 or visit www.SpaceCoastSymphony.org.   

Members of Central Florida Vocal Arts will perform ‘The Sound of Music in Concert’ in costume, with digital sets and full orchestral accompaniment by the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra. For tickets, visit SpaceCoastSymphony.org or call toll-free (855) 252-7276. photo by Benjamin Jimenez

Space Coast Symphony Orchestra Conductor and Artistic Director, Aaron T. Collins knows the audience will be particularly delighted with The Sound of Music in Concert.

“This is without a doubt America’s favorite musical of all time,” said Collins. “And a perfect opportunity to partner with Central Florida Vocal Arts again. Together, we’ll bring all of these beloved characters and songs to life.”  

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 ticket program, visit SpaceCoastSymphony.org or call toll-free (855) 252-7276.

ABOUT CENTRAL FLORIDA VOCAL ARTS — Central Florida Vocal Arts is a non-profit music advocacy organization, dedicated to providing the highest quality training to young artists, while also providing performance opportunities to currently emerging artists of all ages. We are creating a continuing life cycle for the vocal arts in Central Florida through a three-step model. The first step, Education and Training introduces young artists to the arts. Through our educational initiatives, we develop students’ talent, passion and confidence. Mainstage Productions provide a transition period for students, ages 8-18, to emerge on stage alongside local, professional talent. Our life cycle culminates with Opera del Sol, offering innovative productions in unexpected places, challenging perceptions of who the operatic performer and audience member are and what defines the genre as a whole. For more information, visit https://centralfloridavocalarts.org/ or like our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/CFLVocalArts.

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.

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. 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 nonprofit 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.

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