Pops Concert a ‘Mothers Day Bouquet’

Space Coast Symphony salutes Moms with concert in Suntree

(Suntree, FL) April 25, 2016 – The Space Coast Symphony Orchestra reprises the annual “Pops” concert favorite, A Mother’s Day Bouquet at 7:00 PM on Saturday, May 7 at the Scott Center for the Performing Arts at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy (5625 Holy Trinity Drive in north Melbourne, 32940).  Brevard music lovers and mothers of all ages are invited to a concert featuring a “bouquet” of musical favorites honoring mothers ahead of their special day.  Led by Aaron Collins, the Space Coast Symphony will perform classical and popular favorites, including selections from Leroy Anderson, John Phillip Sousa, Richard Rodgers, John Williams, Ellington, Gershwin, and other familiar composers. Joining the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra will be international pianist Marius Tesch, to perform Franz Liszt’s brilliant and fiery showpiece, Piano Concerto No. 1.    Children in the audience will be invited to participate on stage with the orchestra and mothers will receive a free gift (supply limited) as they arrive at the concert.  The concert is free for those aged 18 and under or with a student ID.  $20 advance tickets for adults are available through the orchestra website at www.SpaceCoastSymphony.org or at several convenient ticket outlets, including Ace Hardware stores in Indialantic and Cocoa Beach, Blue Sky Insurance in Cocoa Village, Tropical Realty of Suntree, Art Expressions in downtown Eau Gallie, Atlantic Strings in Melbourne, A Floral Affair in Merritt Island, Brass & Reed Music Store in Merritt Island, La Moda Boutique in Satellite Beach and Brevard Florist in Palm Bay.  Tickets at the door are $25.  For more information, call toll free to 855-252-7276 or visit www.SpaceCoastSymphony.org.

Space Coast Symphony Orchestra Conductor and Artistic Director, Aaron T. Collins, talks about the annual concert that has become a community favorite.

“If you’re looking for a great way to show Mom how much you appreciate her,” said Collins. “This is it. And since admission is free for anyone under 18 or with a student I.D., the whole family can attend the concert together to celebrate.  It’s great.  Trust me, she will enjoy this more than a flowered bathrobe.”

For more information about the Space Coast Symphony 2015-16 season or the Symphony for Everyone discount ticket program, please visit www.SpaceCoastSymphony.org or call toll-free (855) 252-7276.

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ABOUT MARIUS TESCH — MARIUS TESCH was born in Berlin, Germany, before moving to the United States in 1992. As a musician, he has performed all over the world, performing not only in solo recitals, but also in chamber ensembles and a handful of  jazz ensembles. He worked as a professional pianist and accompanist for Dreamland Productions from 2006 until 2009, where he performed regularly in at shows at Walt Disney World hotels, and conventions across the country. Now he is a pianist and an educator, who earned a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance and a Bachelor of Arts in History at the University of Central Florida. As a music student, Marius participated in lessons and master classes with famous concert pianists such as Laurent Boukobza, Tzimon Barto, Maxim Mogilevsky, Daniel Pollack, Rebecca Penneys, and many others. In 2009 he spent a semester studying music at festivals in Paris and Les Arcs, France. Additionally, he was selected as the accompanist of the University Choir in 2011, as well as other chamber groups. Marius has won several performance awards, including the first prize in the UCF Performance Excellence competition.

After completing his undergraduate studies, Marius moved to Berlin, Germany, where he was accepted to the graduate program in Musicology at the Freie Universität Berlin, and specialized in the history of music. As a student at one of the most renowned institutes for music history in Germany, Marius had the opportunity to study with leading scholars in the field of music history and theory. His interests were complimented by a growth in his appreciation of the historiographical and methodological underpinnings of historical scholarship. He presented a wide variety of papers ranging in topic from a critical analysis of Gabriel Fauré’s song cycle La bonne chanson, the work of the music historian Carl Dahlhaus, and program music in the nineteenth century to music theory in late antiquity and musical philanthropy in Renaissance Italy. He graduated with his thesis on Kurt Weill’s earliest surviving symphony, a topic that he researched through primary sources at the Berthold Brecht Archiv and the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin.

In 2014, Marius Tesch became a faculty member at the Orlando Music Institute, where he taught dozens of young students both piano and rudiments in music theory and ear-training. Additionally, he worked as the school’s social media coordinator and contributor. A full-time educator, Marius’ primary occupation is teaching World History at Timber Creek High School, where he brings together his passion for history and the arts with his drive to motivate, educate, and inspire others. More information about Marius Tesch is available on his website at http://mariustesch.net/.

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 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.