About Your Space Coast Symphony Orchestra
Under the vision and leadership of Aaron Collins, your Space Coast Symphony Orchestra reflects all that makes Central Florida special: its creativity, spirit, beauty and quest for knowledge. The SCSO is a major player on our cultural landscape with a unique mission to make professional classical music affordable and accessible to people of all ages. Thus, in an economic environment where many orchestras would fail, we are able to tell the SCSO success story. While providing more concerts than any other musical organization in Florida, the SCSO has launched bold initiatives and innovative programming that have gained national attention.
The Space Coast Symphony Orchestra is reinventing the concept of a 21st-century orchestra by presenting the widest array of programming of any orchestra in Florida. Our focus is on creating programming that is balanced, accessible, innovative, and artistically expansive. Successfully growing our audience begins with what we bring to the stage, and continues with the ability to market and promote the Space and Treasure Coasts as cultural destinations. In any SCSO season, the audience can expect the best of what makes the SCSO a unique force in our community: the organization’s tradition of innovative programming, high-quality dynamic symphonic performances, active community engagement and commitment to arts education.
Since its founding in 2009, the SCSO has presented over seven hundred and fifty concerts throughout Central Florida. Amongst the SCSO’s greatest successes is the Symphony for Everyone program which enables anyone to attend any concert, no matter what their current financial situation. This nationally recognized program is the first of its kind. Locally, it has allowed more than 10,000 economically challenged individuals and families to attend a live symphonic concert.
We are especially proud to serve our area’s young musicians with four distinct youth education programs: our Mentorship Program, which provides professional mentorship opportunities for students; our Free Student Tickets program that allows all students aged 18 and under free admittance to all of our concerts; our Youth Orchestra, a creative environment where over one hundred pre-college age musicians, ages 8-18, from every imaginable social, cultural, and economic background across Brevard and Indian River Counties come together to rehearse and perform classical symphonic masterworks and more; and Quartet Movement, educating advanced music students and the community at large about the Art of Chamber Music.