Avenue Viera Presents Space Coast Symphony Holiday for Everyone

Series of musical events includes tree lighting, multi-cultural traditions, jazz concert and Grand Finale

(Suntree, FL) October 31, 2015 – Brevard can experience the sights, sounds and tastes of the season during the Space Coast Symphony Holiday for Everyone, presented by the Avenue Viera.  The Holiday for Everyone free concerts  kick off on “Black Friday,” November 27th at 6:00 PM, with the lighting of the Avenue Viera Christmas tree, positioned between Panera Bread and Moe’s Southwest Grill. The youth musicians of Quartet Movement will serenade the crowd withholiday favorites as the festive tree comes to life.  The next event features Holiday Traditions Around the World on Friday, December 4th at 6:00 PM.  Five cultures will demonstrate their unique customs in a celebration of song and dance, centered on the Avenue Viera courtyard.  For a $20 donation to the Space Coast Symphony, shoppers can sample traditional foods from Greece, Ireland, Latin America, India and the USA, along with a drink of assorted holiday “spirits.” Santa will be on hand for photos.  On Friday, December 11th at 7:00 PM, the Avenue courtyard will again turn festive with Cool Yule, a high powered evening of holiday jazz by the Space Coast Symphony Jazz Orchestra.  The Space Coast Symphony Holiday for Everyone concludes with a finale event on Saturday December 19th at 8:00 PM outside the Carmike Theater. A candlelight procession of carolers will join the orchestra on stage to Wish You a Merry Christmas, in a concert extravaganza featuring dozens of musicians, singers, ballet dancers and of course, Santa Claus himself. For more information about The Space Coast Symphony Holiday for Everyone, Presented by the Avenue Viera, visit the orchestra website at www.SpaceCoastSymphony.org or call toll free to 855-252-7276.

Space Coast Symphony Orchestra Conductor and Artistic Director Aaron Collins is excited to partner with the Avenue Viera to present the series of free musical events.

“This is going to be an amazing series of concerts that you can’t hear anywhere else except at the Avenue Viera,” said Collins. “And for the two largest events, the community is actually part of the show –coming together to showcase their cultural traditions and sing Christmas carols.  It really is a ‘holiday for everyone’.”

For more information about The Space Coast Symphony Holiday for Everyone, presented by the Avenue Viera, please visit www.SpaceCoastSymphony.org or call toll-free (855) 252-7276.

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ABOUT THE AVENUE VIERA — The Avenue is an outdoor lifestyle center concept with four locations throughout the Southeast. The Avenue offers a dynamic mix of premier national retailers, select local merchants and specialty restaurants reflective of local demand and fashion trends. The shopping destination features an open-air, pedestrian friendly setting convenient to major metropolitan areas. Shoppers can visit The Avenue at one of its three metro Atlanta locations, or in Viera, Florida. The outdoor lifestyle center maintains a mix of retailers and restaurants to create a one stop shopping destination. Guests to the Avenue Viera are invited year-round to participate in a variety of exciting events. Find more event information here:  http://shoptheavenue.com/viera/events

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.

33- 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 Businessmagazine listed him as one of Brevard’s “100 Most Admired Businesspeople.”  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.

The Space Coast Symphony Orchestra performs in several very comfortable venues in Brevard and Indian River counties, with advance general admission tickets priced at just $20.  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 a handful of 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 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 www.SpaceCoastSymphony.org by calling toll free (855) 252-7276.