‘Holiday Traditions’ Brings Cultures Together

Five groups showcase ethnic foods, music, dance and more at Avenue Viera Dec. 4

(Viera, FL) November 23, 2015 – The Space Coast Symphony Holiday for Everyone continues with “Holiday Traditions Around the World” a feast for the senses by five different cultures, clustered around the Avenue Viera courtyard from6-9 PM on Friday, December 4th.  Each culture will include a celebration of song and dance and a demonstration of unique customs.  For a $20 donation to the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra, shoppers can sample traditional foods from Greece, Ireland, Latin America, India and the USA.  In addition to free entertainment by the trombone ensemble, Dog Bones, the groups will take turns being featured in the center of the courtyard.  Santa will be on hand to pose for photos.  The Space Coast Symphony Holiday for Everyone is a series of four musical events presented by the Avenue Viera, an outdoor lifestyle retail center off Lake Andrew Drive in Viera, 32940.  For more information, visit the orchestra website at www.SpaceCoastSymphony.org or call toll free to 855-252-7276.

Space Coast Symphony Orchestra Conductor and Artistic Director Aaron Collins is excited to be presenting the display of diversity at the Avenue Viera.

“This is about the whole community coming together and sharing the best of who we are,” said Collins. “I don’t think there has ever been a better time to open our minds and our hearts to all the wonderful people who live here in Brevard. This is something you can’t see anywhere else except at the Avenue Viera.  It’s our own mini-Epcot.”

For more information about The Space Coast Symphony Holiday for Everyone, presented by the Avenue Viera, please visit www.SpaceCoastSymphony.org or call toll-free (855) 252-7276.

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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 Businessmagazine listed him as one of Brevard’s “100 Most Admired Businesspeople.”  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 Everyone ticketing 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.

ABOUT THE AVENUE VIERA — The Avenue is an outdoor lifestyle center concept with four locations throughout the Southeast. The Avenue offers a dynamic mix of premier national retailers, select local merchants and specialty restaurants reflective of local demand and fashion trends. The shopping destination features an open-air, pedestrian friendly setting convenient to major metropolitan areas. Shoppers can visit The Avenue at one of its three metro Atlanta locations, or in Viera, Florida. The outdoor lifestyle center maintains a mix of retailers and restaurants to create a one stop shopping destination. Guests to the Avenue Viera are invited year-round to participate in a variety of exciting events. Find more event information here:  http://shoptheavenue.com/viera/events