Saturday, June 26, 2021 - 2:00pm
1590 27th Ave, Vero Beach, FL 32960
THOMAS Come Sunday
TRAD Star Spangled Banner
DRAGON America the Beautiful
GREENWOOD God Bless the USA
RODGERS Victory at Sea
LOWDEN Armed Forces Salute
GOULD American Salute
DAUGHERTY Semper Fi (World Premiere)
REED Hounds of Spring
SOUSA Selected Marches (Washington Post, Stars & Stripes, Jack Tar, Hands Across the Sea)
WAGNER Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral (dedicated to Marion Scott)
Aaron Odom, tenor
Summer wouldn’t have the same sizzle without a patriotic concert by your Space Coast Symphony Orchestra. Aaron directs the wind orchestra in Let Freedom Ring with music by Gorb, Thomas, Rodgers, Greenwood, and marches from “The March King,” John Philip Sousa. Tenor, Aaron Odom will join the winds to sing on several selections including God Bless the USA. The centerpiece of the program is a moving work by Omar Thomas, Come Sunday, a spiritual, joyous, and virtuosic tribute to the Hammond organ’s central role in black worship services. The concert will also pay tribute to the late Marion Scott, a musical icon in our community with a performance of his favorite work, Wagner's Elsa's Procession to the Cathedral. The program will also feature the World Premiere of Michael Daugherty's Semper Fi, a work dedicated to the United States Marine Corps. The three movements of Daugherty's work represent different aspects of the life of a marine. A salute to all the men and women of the United States Armed Forces punctuates this exciting and memorable concert experience.
Born in New Orleans, tenor, Aaron Odom, is a graduate from Louisiana State University and Manhattan School of Music. He has studied with legendary names such as the great Marilyn Horne, Sir Thomas Allen, and Anthony Rolfe Johnson. Demand for Aaron as a lyric tenor began early in his academic years as he performed for the Bach Chorale Society of Brooklyn, Ohio Light Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Festival di Roma, Mobile Opera, and Wildwood Park. In 1997, Aaron recorded the tenor role of Astrophel in Newport Classics' live recording of Lionel Monckton's, The Arcadians. In 2002, Aaron moved to South Florida and founded a non-profit which would go on to facilitate more than five hundred sacred solo concerts in more than twenty different countries. Funded by offerings and three solo recording projects, Adoration, Servant, and Vintage Hymns, Aaron sang for tiny farming village churches on the mountains Chimaltenango, Guatemala, large Southern Baptist Churches throughout the Southeastern United States, pilgriming tourists at The Church of St. Anne in Jerusalem, and even The Pope at St. Peter's Basilica at The Vatican. Aaron eventually broke into the Southern Gospel world touring with The Booth Brothers, and was even a guest artist on Bill Gaither's televised Homecoming Concert Series. In 2010, Mr. Odom joined the famous gospel quartet, The Imperials, in a Hollywood produced Elvis tribute tour. Keeping in rhythm with the late Elvis on the giant jumbo-tron video screen, the original supporting cast with live orchestra performed in nineteen major European cities including London, Paris, Glasgow, Frankfurt, Dublin, and Rotterdam. Aaron currently lives in Oviedo, Florida and still sings professionally in both secular and sacred venues.