‘STAR WARS’ Summons the Musical Force

Space Coast Symphony Orchestra presents the music of Star Wars

(SUNTREE, FL) December 5, 2016 –   You can feel the anticipation building as the glorious day approaches.  No, not for Christmas, but for the release of the newest film in the Star Wars series: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.  Like other mega fans of the epic film franchise, Maestro Aaron T. Collins can hardly wait for the day to arrive.  And with “the force” strong in him, he will lead the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra in STAR WARS, a special concert performance at the Scott Center for the Performing Arts at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy (5625 Holy Trinity Drive in north Melbourne, 32940). The program on Saturday, December 17 at 7:00 PM will feature the music from all seven previous films in the Star Wars film series, written by composer John Williams for a galaxy far, far away.  Presented with images on the big screen, the year’s most exciting concert will include iconic fan favorites– whether your loyalties lie with the Rebel Troops or the Imperial Forces.  Star Wars fans of all ages are welcome to dress in costume.  Tickets purchased through the symphony website or authorized ticket outlets are priced at $29.99 for adults and $14.99 for ages 7-18 (add five dollars for tickets at the door). Children six and under are free.  Please note: Season subscription passes do not include admission to the STAR WARS concert.  Advance tickets 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, La Moda Boutique in Suntree, Art Expressions in downtown Eau Gallie, Atlantic Strings in Melbourne, A Floral Affair in Merritt Island, Brass & Reed Music Store in Merritt Island, and Brevard Florist in Palm Bay.  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, is passionate about the man who composed the music for the Star Wars film series, John Williams.

“John Williams is a hero to musicians around the world,” said Collins.  “He is arguably THE greatest storyteller working in film today.  No other series of musical scores even comes close to the descriptive power of Star Wars.  We cannot wait to perform an entire concert of this incredible music.”

For more information about the Space Coast Symphony 2016-17 season or the Symphony for Everyone discount ticket program, please visitwww.SpaceCoastSymphony.org or call toll-free (855) 252-7276. #RogueOne


ABOUT STAR WARS — Star Wars is an American epic space opera franchise, centered on a film series created by George Lucas. It depicts the adventures of various characters “a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.”

The franchise began in 1977 with the release of the film Star Wars (subtitled Episode IV: A New Hope in 1981, by 20th Century Fox, which became a worldwide pop culture phenomenon. It was followed by the similarly successful sequels The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Return of the Jedi (1983); these three films constitute the original Star Wars trilogy (Episodes IV–VI). A prequel trilogy (Episodes I–III) was later released between 1999 and 2005, which received a more mixed reaction from critics and fans in comparison to the original trilogy. More recently, a sequel trilogy (Episodes VII–IX) began with the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015). All seven films were nominated for or won Academy Awards, and were commercial successes, with a combined box office revenue of $6.46 billion, making Star Wars the fourth highest-grossing film series.  Additional theatrical films outside of the main saga include the animated Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008) and an upcoming series of anthology films, which will begin with the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016).  Read more at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars

VIEW THE Rogue One TRAILER– https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frdj1zb9sMY

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 19 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.