Yippee!   We are thrilled to announce our exciting thirteenth Season.  Special events and children’s programs will be announced at a later date.    

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JUNE 19 & 20, 2021

GOLDSMITH Suite from Disney’s Mulan
LLOYD WEBBER Jesus Christ Superstar
MENKEN Hunchback of Notre Dame Suite
MENKEN Beauty & the Beast Suite
MENKEN Little Mermaid Suite
ZIMMER Lion King
JACOBS Grease!
KANDER Chicago
RODGERS Oklahoma
STROUSE Tribute to Charles Strouse
HAMLISCH A Marvin Hamlisch Celebration

“Be our guest, be our guest!”  Celebrate twice the excitement and enchantment with the music of Broadway and Walt Disney.  Selections from the great musicals of Rodgers and Hammerstein, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Marvin Hamlisch include Grease, Chicago, Oklahoma, The Entertainer, and Jesus Christ Superstar.  The music from Disney’s films has captivated children of all ages for decades.  We’ll feature beloved songs from some of the most famous Disney movie scores ever — Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Mulan, The Lion King, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame — this concert brings Walt Disney’s magical stories and timeless characters to life in amazing orchestral color.

JUNE 26, 2021

GORB Yiddish Dances
THOMAS Come Sunday
TRAD Star Spangled Banner
DRAGON America the Beautiful
RODGERS Victory at Sea
LOWDEN Armed Forces Salute
SOUSA Washington Post
SOUSA Hands Across the Sea
SOUSA Jack Tar
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.  A salute to the men and women of the United States Armed Forces punctuates this exciting and memorable concert experience.

JULY 17 & 18, 2021

MARQUEZ Danzon No. 2
RACHMANINOFF  Symphonic Dances, Op. 45

Joseph Lovinsky, french horn
Thomas Joseph, guest composer

This thrilling program features works from Marquez,  Rachmaninoff, and Joseph.  The party opens with Arturo Marquez’s sensual and jubilant Danzón No. 2, filled with varying tempos and syncopated rhythms. Symphonic Dances was Sergei Rachmaninoff’s last work and he summoned every bit of his vast resources in this vivid orchestral showpiece. Rachmaninoff created a magnificent orchestral sound, dramatic contrasts and occasionally daring combinations of timbres  There’s much to savor including an alto saxophone and pulsating percussion in the first movement; a dark, eerie waltz in the second; and Russian Orthodox chants, tubular bells and the composer’s go-to Dies irae in the last.  SCSO’s principal horn, Joesph Lovinsky will present the World Premiere of Thomas Joseph’s Concerto Dystonia for horn and orchestra, which chronicles the composer’s own battle with task-specific focal dystonia, a condition which also led Aaron Collins to give up horn playing.

August 7 & 8, 2021

WILLIAMS Summon the Heroes
TORKE Javelin
ARNAUD Bugler’s Dream
WILLIAMS Olympic Fanfare & Theme
SHOSTAKOVICH Festive Overture
SUK Towards a New Life
WILLIAMS A Prayer for Peace
CONTI Music from Rocky
VANGELIS Chariots of Fire
HAMMOND One Moment in Time
WILLIAMS The Olympic Spirit
RODGERS You’ll Never Walk Alone

Daniel Perttu, guest composer
Bryan Hayes, tenor

The powerful program features music written for or about the Olympics, many in the fanfare style familiar from the opening ceremonies.  Other Olympic selections capture the spirit of competition and the drama of sport.  Taken together, the concert provides a soundtrack for the Olympic phenomenon.  Indeed, the multi-media experience will include archival and news footage, original film and photo choreography.  Composer John Williams is well represented on the program, with four individual pieces, including his Olympic Fanfare and Theme, Summon the Heroes, A Prayer for Peace from Munich, and The Olympic Spirit. The program will also feature the world premiere of Daniel Perttu’s Phoenix, a powerful new work inspired by the legend of the Phoenix.  Works by Bill Conti, Vangelis, Josef Suk, Richard Rodgers, Leo Arnaud and Dmitri Shostakovich complete the concert offerings.

September 11 & 12, 2021

BARBER Adagio for Strings
COPLAND  Symphony No. 3

Thomas Potter, baritone
Kenneth Fuchs, guest composer

In honor of the 20th anniversary of September 11, your Space Coast Symphony will pay tribute to the victims and survivors, their families, and emergency responders, whose lives were forever impacted on that tragic day. Opening the program is Samuel Barber’s moving and searing Adagio for Strings. The destruction of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 had a deeply personal resonance for composer Kenneth Fuchs, who had lived in New York City for 20 years. His Falling Man was inspired by the 2007 novel about life after 9/11 by Don DeLillo, and is a series of arias and interludes written for voice and orchestra. It will feature celebrated baritone, Thomas Potter.  The concert closes with Aaron Copland’s monumental symphony and the origin of his instantly recognizable, Fanfare for the Common Man. Intended as a patriotic statement, the entire work pulses with Americana.

November 2021

LENNON / MCCARTNEY Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
LENNON / MCCARTNEY The Fool on the Hill
HARRISON Something
LENNON / MCCARTNEY With a Little Help from My Friends
LENNON / MCCARTNEY Here, There and Everywhere
BUBLE Various

Space Coast Symphony Jazz Orchestra
Frank Wosar, conductor

“Hey Jude,” “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “Penny Lane,” “Yesterday” and “Come Together,” are all legendary songs from the undisputed leaders of the British invasion, The Beatles, the mega group that steamrolled onto the American music scene in the 1960s.  Now imagine these tunes infused with a soulful twist from the iconic Count Basie, the American jazz composer renowned for big band, swing and bebop.  Your Space Coast Symphony Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of Frank Wosar will present an electrifying program like no other, featuring the music of The Beatles filtered through the imagination of the immortal Count Basie.

November 2021

BEETHOVEN Selections from Symphony #8
DUKAS Selections from The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
HAYDN Selections from Symphony #101 “Clock”
KODALY Selections from Háry János
PROKOFIEV Selections from Cinderella
ANDERSON Syncopated Clock
ANDERSON Typewriter
MENKEN Aladdin
DESPLAT Rise of the Guardians
GIACCHINO Ratatouille
NEWMAN Toy Story
VAR I Like to Move It, Move It from Madagascar
OFFENBACH Tales of Hoffman
ROSSINI William Tell Overture Finale
OFFENBACH Can Can from Orpheus in the Underworld
ANDERSON The Waltzing Cat
TCHAIKOVSLY The Nutcracker – Chinese Dance
GRIEG In The Hall of the Mountain King

Michele Wallace Campanelli, author
Eric Pinder, narrator

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, Toy Story, Ratatouille, Madagascar, Rise of the Guardians, and more.


November 2021

Santa has a special surprise in store for you when one of our favorite collaborators returns to perform a special Christmas concert with your Space Coast Symphony!  Concert will be officially announced this June.

December 2021

HANDEL The Messiah

The Space Coast Symphony presents the Fourteenth Annual Messiah Sing Along, the enduring Christmas oratorio by George Friedrich Handel.  This “ultimate Christmas concert” is a free musical event with hundreds of Central Florida singers!  All area singers are invited to participate.  Accompaniment is provided by members of the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra with featured soloists.  The public is invited to sing or simply listen to the perennial Christmas favorite.  Vocal scores will be provided to participants, or singers may bring their own. This FREE holiday concert is a don’t miss!

January 2022

TRAD How Great Thou Art
TRAD Amazing Grace
TRAD It is Well
TRAD He Hideth My Soul
TRAD No Need to Fear
TRAD I Surrender All
GABRIEL His Eye is on the Sparrow
TRAD He’s Got The Whole World in His Hands
TRAD Down By the Riverside
TRAD He Shall Overcome
TRAD Power in the Blood
TRAD To God Be the Glory
ANDROZZO If I Can Help Somebody
TRAD Kum Ba Yah

Wintley Phipps, baritone

Many consider Wintley Phipps to be both an artist — and an inspiration. Born in Trinidad and Tobago, the two-time Grammy Award nominee is an ordained Seventh-day Adventist minister, world-renowned vocal artist, and innovative creator of special projects such as the US Dream Academy.  Phipps will lend his booming baritone for a powerful program with Aaron and your Space Coast Symphony, featuring “It Is Well with My Soul,” “To God Be the Glory,” “Amazing Grace,” and many other well loved spirituals and hymns. Highly acclaimed for his spectacular performances, Phipps has performed for six American Presidents including Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama as well as performances for Mother Teresa and South African president, Nelson Mandela. Mr. Phipps’ work has been featured numerous times on television, including appearances on the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. television special, Dr. Robert Schuller’s Hour of Power telecast, the Bill Graham Crusades, Saturday Night Live, Soul Train, and the Oprah Winfrey Show.

January 2022

HOVHANESS And God Created Whales
PRYOR Blue Bells of Scotland
DAUGHERTY A Florida Story “A Celebration of Vero Beach” (WORLD PREMIERE)
BAX Tintagel

Alex Regazzi, trombone
Mary Anne Kruger, soprano
Amy Cofield, soprano
Michael Daugherty, guest composer
Christopher Marshall, guest composer

Travel coast to coast with your Space Coast Symphony Orchestra in a gripping program that celebrates the beauty, power, and mystery of nature.  SCSO Principal Trombonist, Alexis Regazzi joins the orchestra to perform the virtuosic showpiece, Blue Bells of Scotland.  Alan Hovhaness’ symphonic poem, And God Created Great Whales, uses aleatoric sections, pentatonic melodies, and whale sounds to create a piece that captures the epic scope of giant whales in the ocean, the ruthless chaos and majestic beauty of nature, and humanity’s impact on the natural world.  The rousing program features two world premieres, from composers R. Michael Daugherty and Christopher Marshall.  Sopranos Mary Anne Kruger and Amy Cofield return to the stage together to present Marhsall’s evocative, “Canco Del Mar.”  A Florida Story, “A Celebration of Vero Beach,” tells the love story of W.E Sexton and his bride Elsebeth in a narrative describing Florida one hundred years in the past and life in a small frontier town.  The program is rounded out with Arnold Bax’s powerful symphonic tone poem, Tintagel.  The work was inspired by a visit Bax made to Tintagel Castle in Cornwall in 1917, and draws on the history and mythology associated with the castle.

February 2022

BRAHMS  Double Concerto in A minor, Op. 102
SHOSTAKOVICH  Symphony No. 5

Konstantin Dmitrov, violin
Paul Fleury, cello

Brahms’ final orchestral composition calls for deep lyricism and virtuosic technique from its soloists to create the illusion of a single instrument. Konstantin Dmitrov and Paul Fleury take center stage for this exhilarating work,  showing off the range and expressiveness of both the violin and cello.  Also on the program is the Southeast US Premiere of Christopher Marshall’s Threnody, a work for strings written during the pandemic, offering reflection, hope and healing in the darkest of times.  The concert closes with Shostakovich’s stirring Symphony No. 5.  After Shostakovich’s music was publicly condemned for not conforming to Soviet ideals, the Fifth Symphony was a work his life depended on—literally. Shostakovich called his Fifth Symphony ‘a Soviet artist’s creative response to just criticism’.  The monumental feat he achieved was a critical, political, and public success, crackling with coiled-spring energy before setting loose one of the greatest endings in all of music with resounding timpani and, perhaps, an overtone of defiance.

April 2022

SCHIFRIN Mission Impossible
KAMEN An American Symphony from Mr. Holland’s Opus
KAMEN Main Theme from Robin Hood – Prince of Thieves
EDELMAN Gettysburg
HORNER Legends of the Fall
CLINTON Shagadelic Suite: The Music of Austin Powers
ZIMMER Sherlock Holmes
JARRE Lawrence of Arabia
BERNSTEIN To Kill a Mockingbird
BARRY Out of Africa
WILLIAMS Suite from Far and Away
WILLIAMS Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: Scherzo for Motorcycle

Relive the movie moments that made you laugh, cry, shiver and swoon, with some of the greatest soundtracks of all time.  From the high energy action of Mission Impossible to the captivating adventures of Sherlock Holmes, you will be transported to the exciting world of Hollywood while listening to some of the greatest film scores ever written.  You’ll hear selections from Indiana Jones, Far and Away, Psycho, Mr. Holland’s Opus, Robin Hood, Lawrence of Arabia, To Kill a Mockingbird, Gettysburg, Legends of the Fall, Out of Africa, Rudy, and many more.

May 2022

TCHAIKOVSKY  Sleeping Beauty Suite
MASSENET Le Cid Ballet Music
DELIBES Sylvia Ballet Suite
GLIERE Red Poppy Suite
STRAVINSKY  The Firebird
KHACHATURIAN Selections from Spartacus
DE FALLA  Danza ritual del fuego
COPLAND Selections from Appalachian Spring
GRONDAHL  Trombone Concerto

Thomas McKee, trombone
Space Coast Symphony Youth Orchestra
Concerto Competition Winner

Twelve seasons and hundreds of requests have led to Fan Favorites: The Great Ballets, a concert chock-full of music selected by you!  This program features a whirlwind tour of some of history’s greatest ballets, by great composers such as Tchaikovsky, Khachaturian, Stravinsky, Copland and more!  SCSO trombonist, Thomas McKee will perform Launy Grondhal’s Trombone Concerto, a sweeping, romantic masterwork for this versatile member of the brass family.  Members of the Space Coast Symphony Youth Orchestras will perform side-by-side with their professional SCSO counterparts in this inspiring program.


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