Broadway Showstoppers

LLOYD WEBBER Jesus Christ Superstar
WILLSON The Music Man
JACOBS Grease!
LLOYD WEBBER Phantom of the Opera
KANDER Chicago
RODGERS The King and I
RICKETTS Tribute to Charles Strouse
RODGERS Oklahoma
BERNSTEIN West Side Story

Journey from the glamour of the silver screen to the excitement of Broadway’s great hits in the pulse pounding,  Broadway Showstoppers.   Selections from the great musicals of Jerome Kern, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Jerry Bock,  The Who,  Leonard Bernstein, and Andrew Lloyd Webber include Oklahoma, Tommy,  The Music Man, Chicago, Grease, and more.   Don’t miss this toe-tapping concert!

America the Beautiful
FREE Concert

PATTI   Star Spangled Banner
WILHOUSKY   Battle Hymn of the Republic
GREENWOOD  God Bless the USA
GRAINGER   Children’s March
REED  Praise Jerusalem
WHITACRE  Cloudburst
REED  El Camino Real
DRAGON   America the Beautiful
LOWDEN  Armed Forces Salute
RODGERS  Victory at Sea
SOUSA  Selected Marches

Summer wouldn’t have the same sizzle without a patriotic concert by your Space Coast Symphony Wind Orchestra.   Aaron T. Collins directs the wind orchestra in America the Beautiful with music by Reed, Grainger, Williams, Greenwood, and marches from “The March King,” John Philip Sousa.  The women of the Space Coast Symphony Chorus will perform several works with the ensemble, including “God Bless the USA” and “Battle Hymn of the Republic.”  Among the many rousing patriotic numbers will be a salute to the men and women of the United States Armed Forces.


DUKAS   The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
WAGNER   Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral
BERLIOZ   Symphonie Fantastique

Come celebrate music in its most fantastic form!   The concert opens up with Dukas’ The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, an energetic and dazzling work made popular in the Walt Disney film Fantasia.     From this magical mood, we move to Richard Wagner’s Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral from Lohengrin, a deeply moving work.   The concert culminates with Berlioz’s epic Symphonie fantastique, a thrilling work inspired by a fever-dream of unrequited romantic love. With its surging, volcanic melodies and brilliant orchestral colours, Berlioz’s masterpiece revolutionised music and is still one of the most exhilarating pieces ever written.    You won’t want to miss this evening of musical fantasy!

The Merry Widow

LEHAR  The Merry Widow

Light Opera of Orlando

Your Space Coast Symphony Orchestra partners with Light Opera Orlando to present a staged production of one of the world’s most famous operettas, Franz Lehár’s “The Merry Widow.”  Lehár’s beloved operetta The Merry Widow tells a fizzy tale of star-crossed lovers and political shenanigans in a fantastical Paris. Baron Zeta of Pontevedro must prevent the wealthy widow Hanna Glawari from marrying a foreigner; if she does, all of her wealth will leave Pontevedro, thus bankrupting the country.    Will Hanna’s former flame Count Danilovich—a debonair rake—win her heart again, or will she choose a flirtatious Frenchman instead?    Farce, romance and jealousy abound in this sparkling romp.  This comedic gem will captivate you with its lavish parties, lilting waltzes and beautiful love songs.

A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald
with Linda Cole

This swinging tribute to Ella Fitzgerald – in celebration of her 100th birthday – presents some of the most glorious songs that she made her own, including “Blues in the Night” and “They Can’t Take That Away from Me.”  You’ll also hear top hits by other jazz legends, including Nat King Cole and Billie Holiday.   Jazz great Linda Cole joins your Space Coast Symphony Jazz Orchestra to pay tribute to Ella!

An American in Paris and the Orlando Ballet

GERSHWIN  I’ve Got Rhythm Variations
GERSHWIN   An American in Paris (presented with newly restored film)
BERNSTEIN  Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

Orlando Ballet
Marius Tesch, piano

This riveting all-American program opens with George Gershwin’s An American in Paris, a giddy love affair with the city of Paris, its rich blues harmonies rubbing shoulders with blaring taxi horns. Gershwin’s iconic suite will be presented with a newly remastered presentation of the 1951 film starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron. Pianist Marius Tesch returns to perform Gershwin’s energetic and crowd-pleasing Variations on ‘I got Rhythm.’ The critically-acclaimed Orlando Ballet will join your Space Coast Symphony for the second half to present selections from Leonard Bernstein and more. Do not miss one of the most exciting ballet companies in the US perform on this spectacular program.

Big Band Favorites

The Space Coast Symphony Jazz Orchestra presents a swinging concert featuring music of the 1920s, ’30s and ’40s.

Home of the Brave
Free Concert

Melbourne Community Orchestra
Indialantic Chamber Singers
Melbourne Municipal Band
Community Band of Brevard
Brevard Chorale
Space Coast Flute Orchestra

Celebrate Veterans Day with your Space Coast Symphony and friends!   The concert will feature music that honors the men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces.   This FREE Prism concert features over 250 musicians from the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra, the Melbourne Community Orchestra, the Indialantic Chamber Singers, Melbourne Municipal Band, the Community Band of Brevard, the Brevard Chorale, and Space Coast Flute Orchestra.  Proceeds go towards the Wounded Warrior Project.

The Tenth Annual Messiah Sing Along
FREE Concert

HANDEL  Messiah, Part I

Indialantic Chamber Singers

Your Space Coast Symphony joins forces with the Indialantic Chamber Singers to present The Tenth Annual Messiah Sing Along.   This special collaborative concert will feature both ensembles.   The Indialantic Chamber Singers will present sing-alongs to Christmas Carol favorites from England, Germany, France, and South America accompanied by the SCSO brass and percussion.   Then enjoy the Tenth Annual Messiah Sing Along, the enduring Christmas oratorio by George Friedrich Handel.  Hailed as Central Florida’s “ultimate Christmas concert,” and an annual sellout, this free concert is a don’t miss!    All area singers are invited to participate.  Accompaniment will be 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.  Scores are provided to participating members.

Christmas at the Avenue 
FREE Concert

The Avenue Viera

Your Space Coast Symphony Orchestra partners with The Avenue Viera to present a FREE Holiday concert outside the AMC Theaters.  The relaxed program will include familiar holiday music selections, including Sleigh Ride, Christmas Festival, and other favorites.   Also on the program are selections from the film scores of Sound of Music, Miracle on 34th Street, Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Polar Express, and Star Wars.   Youngsters in the audience will be invited on stage to try their hand at conducting during the free yuletide events designed for the young and the young at heart.   Santa and Mrs. Claus will be on hand for this enchanting program.  Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and/or blankets.

Best of Broadway

Enjoy your favorites from Richard Rodgers, Jerome Kern, Marvin Hamlisch, Meredith Wilsson, Kurt Weill, Cole Porter and Andrew Lloyd Webber.   Four all-star soloists will join the symphony on stage to perform the best of Broadway.

Scheherazade:  A 3D Experience

GLASS   The Light
RIMSKY KORSAKOV   Scheherazade

Ninjaneer Studios

Take a trip to the exotic world of One Thousand and One Nights with your Space Coast Symphony.   This multimedia event opens up with Philip Glass’ The Light.   Written in 1987 to commemorate a scientific experiment that heralded the transition from 19th century physics to modern research, The Light is a musical portrait of the scientists Michelson and Morley, and an homage to their historic work.    Your SCSO partners with Ninjaneer Studios to make history as they collaborate on the East Coast Premiere of James Newton Howard’s I Would Plant a Tree.  Ninjaneer studios will turn the auditorium into a 3D immersive environment as the musicians perform Howard’s stunning work.   Rimsky-Korsakov’s glittering showpiece Scheherazade transports you to the exotic time and place of The Arabian Nights.  To save her life, the heroine entertains her husband with nightly tales of shipwrecks, thieves, and royals. Sensuous, shimmering, and stormy — it’s a thrilling musical adventure and one of the most colorful works in all of music.

Romantic Masterworks:  Brahms & Schumann

BRAHMS  Symphony No. 1
SCHUMANN  Symphony No. 4

Two romantic masterpieces, one incredible concert.   As an ardent romantic, Schumann infused his writings with sensitivity and color like none other.  In his fourth symphony, Schumann reached great heights of musical expression – a journey from darkness into a blaze of light.   Brahms famously took twenty years to write his First Symphony and was 42 by the time of its première.   It was the spectre of Beethoven holding him back: “You have no idea what it’s like to hear the footsteps of a giant like that behind you”.    However, the symphony at last came to fruition in 1876 and was an instant success.   Powerful, poetic, and remarkable, Brahms’ first symphony is a milestone in symphonic literature.

Fan Favorites

RESPIGHI   Pines of Rome
STRAVINKSY   Firebird Suite
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV   Procession of the Nobles
TCHAIKOVSKY   Capriccio Italien
SAINT-SAENS   Danse Bacchanale, from “Samson et Dalila”
ROSSINI   William Tell Overture
WAGNER   Die Walküre
PROKOFIEV   Romeo & Juliet
GRIEG   Peer Gynt Suite, No. 1
DEBUSSY   Clair De Lune
RAVEL   Bolero
BIZET  L’ Arlésienne, suite for orchestra No. 2

Nine seasons and hundreds of requests have led to Fan Favorites, a concert chock-full of your favorites.   Featuring works from Stravinsky, Respighi, Rimsky-Korsakov, Prokofiev, Debussy, Ravel, Grieg, and more, this is a concert just for you with wall-to-wall classics.

Suliman Plays Tchaikovsky

FUCHS Atlantic Riband
TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto

Suliman Tekalli, violin

Your SCSO’s Ninth Season closes with three powerful works.   Aaron leads your orchestra in Kenneth Fuchs exciting piece Atlantic Riband, inspired by the SS United States‘ record-breaking maiden voyage.    Superstar violinist Suliman Tekalli returns to Central Florida to brings out the dizzying virtuosity and grace of Tchaikovsky’s powerful Violin Concerto.   The concert closes with Shostakovich’s stirring Symphony No. 5.   Shostakovich called his Fifth Symphony ‘a Soviet artist’s creative response to just criticism’.   Like everything in Stalin’s Russia though, the reality was a bit more complicated, and the music is a lot more stunning.  One of the 20th century’s most powerful works, this is a concert you do not want to miss