Saturday, May 22, 2021 - 7:00pm
5625 Holy Trinity Drive Melbourne, FL 32940
TCHAIKOVSKY March Slave
STRAUSS Horn Concerto (Ethan Hahn, french horn)
DEBUSSY Clair de Lune (Jacob Craig, piano)
MOZART Rondo Alla Turca (Jacob Craig, piano)
RACHMANINOFF Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43, Variation 18 (Jacob Craig, piano)
TCHAIKOVSKY Capriccio Italien
MUSSORGSKY The Hut On Great Fowl's Legs & The Great Gate of Kiev from Pictures at an Exhibition
MARCELLO Oboe Concerto (Payton Brown, oboe)
PROKOFIEV Romeo And Juliet Ballet Suite No. 2: Montagues And Capulets
VERDI Nabucco Overture
Space Coast Symphony Youth Orchestras
Jacob Craig, piano
Ethan Hahn, french horn
Payton Brown, oboe
Members of the Space Coast Symphony Youth Orchestras will perform side-by-side with their professional SCSO counterparts in an inspiring program. Featuring orchestral favorites and more, this is a concert just for you with wall-to-wall classics. Celebrated pianist, Jacob Craig will join the orchestra and perform works by Debussy, Mozart, and Rachmaninoff. The concert will also highlight the two winners of the Concerto Competition, Ethan Hahn and Payton Brown. Featuring popular works by Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, Prokofiev, Verdi and more, this concert of wall-to-wall classics is just for you.
(Symphony for Everyone tickets are currently not available due to very limited seating. We will make the program available the day before if seats remain open.)
Dr. Jacob Craig is the current Director of Music and Arts at First Presbyterian Church of Vero Beach, Florida. Jacob moved to Vero Beach in 2012 and continues to delight churchgoers and crowds alike with his virtuosic skill on piano and organ. He is particularly talented at jazz piano, which he frequently performs during services. Dean Andrew Galuska of the Treasure Coast Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, said of Craig, “Jacob Craig is an enthusiastic and multi-talented young musician who has not only revitalized the performance of sacred music in his own church, but has also had an exciting impact on music in our community at large. His success at working with and encouraging young musicians is unparalleled.” As a result of his work with local youth, Craig was the most recent recipient of the Indian River County Cultural Council’s Laurel Award for Excellence in Education. As the Director of Music and Arts at First Presbyterian, Jacob directs the Chancel Choir, Handbell Ensemble, Youth String Orchestra, Youth Choir, and more. In the community, Dr. Craig directs the Silver Tones, a seniors-only community choir sponsored by the Senior Resource Association, the ACTS Choir based out of Indian River Estates, the Sea Oaks Chorus, as well as the John’s Island Singers. Jacob also maintains an active performing career and enthusiastically supports other local nonprofit organizations such as the Vero Vino Festival, Vero Beach Chamber Orchestra, Treasure Coast Wind Ensemble, Space Coast Symphony, and Treasure Coast Youth Orchestra. Dr. Craig is also on the board of the Indian River Symphonic Association.
In addition to his skill at the keyboard, Jacob is a professional level bagpiper and the previous Pipe Major/founder of the Vero Beach Pipes and Drums. Jacob received his Bachelor of Music Education and Piano Performance degree from Shorter University in Rome, GA before moving on to Tallahassee, FL to receive his M.M. in Choral Conducting and Literature under Dr. Andre Thomas at Florida State University. He received his Doctorate in Sacred Music from the Graduate Theological Foundation, a partner of Oxford University in England. As part of his post-doctorate study, he attended a summer sabbatical on-site at Oxford University in 2019, which resulted in a culminate and conferred degree. In addition to his musical and artistic endeavors, Dr. Craig also trains regularly as a boxer, and is currently studying for his private pilot’s license.