‘Bright Lights of Broadway’ will Dazzle in Vero Beach

Space Coast Symphony kicks off 2016-17 season with concert of showstoppers

(Vero Beach, FL) June 6, 2016 – The Bright Lights of Broadway will dazzle Vero Beach concert-goers when the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra salutes the biggest shows from the “Great White Way” at 3:00 PM on Sunday, June 19 at the Community Church of Vero Beach, 1901 23rd St, 32960.  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 at www.SpaceCoastSymphony.org or at several convenient ticket outlets, including Marine Bank & Trust (beachside and mainland branches) and Madison Avenue Consignments. The Bright Lights of Broadway is free for those aged 18 and under or with a student ID. Tickets at the door are $25.  Call toll free to 855-252-7276 for more information.

Space Coast Symphony Orchestra Conductor and Artistic Director Aaron T. Collins is the recent winner of the Richard A. Stark Award for cultural leadership from the Cultural Council of Indian River County.  For 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.