Saturday, November 13, 2021 - 2:00pm
DESPLAT Rise of the Guardians
ROSSINI Finale from William Tell Overture
OFFENBACH Can-Can from Orpheus in the Underworld
ANDERSON Waltzing Cat
SHOSTAKOVICH Waltz No. 2
TCHAIKOVSKY Chinese Dance from The Nutcracker
GRIEG In the Hall of the Mountain King from Peer Gynt Suite
ANDERSON Syncopated Clock
POWELL How to Train Your Dragon
Families will love the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra’s Land of the Gnomes, a fun and exciting concert for the whole family. The program will feature another enjoyable, original story by national best-selling author, Michele Wallace Campanelli. Land of Gnomes tells the story of Mr. Maelzel and the discovery of a spectacular rhythm machine called the Metronome, a mechanical device that ticks steadily to help musicians around the world keep to the beat of the music. The concert will feature music from Aladdin, How to Train Your Dragon, Up, Rise of the Guardians, and more. Artistic Director and Conductor, Aaron Collins will present a conducting lesson to the viewers featuring music from Tchaikovsky, Grieg, Anderson, Offenbach, Rossini, and more. The online production will be produced by Great Scott Productions with artwork by Angela Moretti and narration from Eric Pinder.
Eric Pinder is an acclaimed actor, director, and writer who has performed in the Central Florida area for twenty five years. At home in drama, comedy, and musicals he has appeared with Mad Cow Theatre, Orlando Shakes, Florida Opera Theatre, Sarasota Symphony as well as various theme parks. He has performed in twenty two Orlando Fringe Festivals, having written seven of his own works including Driving Miss Cherry Blossom which was awarded Critic’s Choice “Best Comedy.” He holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Michigan State University and an MFA in Theatre Performance from the University of Florida. Some of his favorite roles include Officer Lockstock (Urinetown), Fagin (Oliver), Major-General Stanley (Pirates of Penzance), Lucius (The Explorers Club), Richard (The Exit Interview), Louis (Shipwrecked!) and The Chairman (Mystery of Edwin Drood). He has directed plays, musicals and operas including Gianni Schicci, Carmen, Amahl and The Night Visitors, Les Mamelles de Teresias, The Seven Year Itch, Jeffrey, Secrets Every Smart Traveller Should Know, and for Space Coast Symphony, The Merry Widow (which he also adapted) and assisted with The Mikado. He will be directing Brighton Beach Memoirs In January. Eric is an avid Ice Hockey fan and is finishing the libretto for a hockey opera called Goaliedammerung.
Jennifer Glass has spent most of her career in the arts. Originally from Saratoga Springs, NY, music was a major influence in her upbringing as her mother was a skilled classical pianist. After studying violin for 6 years, she transitioned to focus on voice. In her early 20’s she began singing professionally and in 2003, she wrote and recorded her first album. The debut single, Dreamin’, soared to #1 on FM radio stations across the country as well as numerous online radio stations. After performing around the country for 6 years, Jennifer decided to settle down in Brevard County and develop her skills in another profession that had always interested her.
In 2011, she opened Great Scott Productions, a full-service video production company focused on producing video content for businesses and organizations to use online. Over the past 10 years, Great Scott Productions has expanded to also include photography for businesses as well as consumers. Her passion for music is a great asset in video production as most of the projects she works on require proper musical accompaniment. Jennifer is very excited to be working with the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra on this year’s Land of the Gnomes concert production.
Angela Moretti has been playing bassoon with the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra since 2014 and enjoys spending her time working on music, illustration, and photography. Her education includes a Bachelor of Music Education degree from The Florida State University and a Master of Arts from the University of Central Florida.
Her most recent job as an Army Musician utilized all three areas of interest- she traveled to South Korea and San Antonio serving the country in the Army Bands while also gaining experience as a social media manager, photographer, videographer, and graphic designer. Her design work has included logos and other material for the 8th Army Band and the 323d Army Band, the Diving Medical Officer Course on Fort Sam Houston, and the National Museum of Civil Defense. Her first published illustrations were featured in “Josie the Itty-Bitty Elephant”- a collaboration with her sister-in-law and author, Lacee Moretti.
Angela currently resides in San Antonio, Texas with her fiancé Nick. She serves as the Vice President of the National Museum of Civil Defense and plays bassoon in several groups in the San Antonio area. She enjoys returning to Florida to perform with her Space Coast Symphony Orchestra family as often as possible!