‘Bright Lights of Broadway’ will Dazzle in Suntree
Space Coast Symphony kicks off 2016-17 season with concert of showstoppers
(Suntree, FL) June 6, 2016 – The Bright Lights of Broadway will dazzle Suntree concert-goers when the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra salutes the biggest shows from the “Great White Way” at 7:00 PM on Saturday, June 18 at the Scott Center for the Performing Arts at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy (5625 Holy Trinity Drive in north Melbourne, 32940). Led by conductor Aaron T. Collins, the SCSO will kick off its 2016-17 season with hit after hit from Broadway’s storied past and present, featuring show tunes from South Pacific, Phantom of the Opera, Showboat, Mamma Mia, Fiddler on the Roof, Wicked, Chicago, Jesus Christ Superstar and more. $20 advance tickets are available through the orchestra website atwww.SpaceCoastSymphony.org or at several convenient ticket outlets, including Ace Hardware stores in Indialantic and Cocoa Beach, Blue Sky Insurance in Cocoa Village, Tropical Realty of Suntree, Art Expressions in downtown Eau Gallie, Atlantic Strings in Melbourne, A Floral Affair in Merritt Island, Brass & Reed Music Store in Merritt Island, La Moda Boutique in Satellite Beach and Brevard Florist in Palm Bay. Tickets at the door are $25. The concert is free for those aged 18 and under or with a student ID. For more information, call toll free to 855-252-7276 or visitwww.SpaceCoastSymphony.org.
For Space Coast Symphony Orchestra Conductor and Artistic Director, Aaron T. Collins, the concert is a salute to the immense talent of Broadway’s talented composers and song writers.
“Jerome Kern, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Jerry Bock, ABBA, Stephen Sondheim, Andrew Lloyd Webber,” said Collins. “These are the names of the musical giants who wrote some of the biggest shows in Broadway history. Their music continues to move us to laughter and to tears.”
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 Business magazine listed him as one of Brevard’s “100 Most Admired Businesspeople.” In 2016, Collins won 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.
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 Everyoneticketing 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 17 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.