Vero Beach Concert is ‘Titanic’ Oct. 30
Space Coast Symphony salutes movie music composer, James Horner.
(Vero Beach, FL) October 17, 2016 – Titanic. Braveheart. Apollo 13. The film credits for movie music composer James Horner include the titles from some of the industry’s biggest blockbusters. On Sunday, October 30 at 3:00 PM, Maestro Aaron T. Collins leads the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra in a multi-media concert event inspired by the work of one of Hollywood’s own, when they present Titanic: The Movie Music of James Horner at the Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center, 1707 16th Street, 32960. James Horner composed music for over 100 films, including Titanic, the best-selling orchestral film soundtrack of all time. The SCSO will feature film scores from a number of Horner’s best known films, including Titanic, Legends of the Fall, Mask of Zorro, The Perfect Storm, Avatar, Willow, Aliens, Braveheart and Apollo 13. Many of the highlighted selections will be accompanied by movie clips on screen. James Horner won two Academy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, three Satellite Awards, and three Saturn Awards, and was nominated for three British Academy Film Awards. In 2015, Horner died in a single-fatality crash of his Embraer turboprop aircraft at the age of 61. $20 advance tickets are available through the orchestra website at www.SpaceCoastSymphony.org or at Marine Bank & Trust (beachside and mainland branches). Tickets at the door are $25. The concert is free for those aged 18 and under or with a student ID. For more information, call toll free to 855-252-7276 or visit www.SpaceCoastSymphony.org.
For Space Coast Symphony Orchestra Conductor and Artistic Director, Aaron T. Collins, Titanic: The Movie Music of James Horner is a personal tip of the hat to the film music giant.
“It’s no secret that film scores are what first drew me to orchestral music,” said Collins. “I grew up loving the movies and soon realized the music by amazing composers like James Horner was the key to the emotional tone and impact of film. This concert will pay tribute to his genius for musical expression.”
ABOUT JAMES HORNER — James Roy Horner (August 14, 1953 – June 22, 2015) was an American composer, conductor and orchestrator of film scores. He was known for the integration of choral and electronic elements in many of his film scores, and for his frequent use of motifs associated with Celtic music. His first major film score was for the 1979 film The Lady in Red, but he did not establish himself as a mainstream composer until he worked on the 1982 film Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Horner’s score forTitanic is the best-selling orchestral film soundtrack of all time, with his work on Titanic and Avatar, both directed by James Cameron, contributing to the first two films to achieve a $2 billion box office. Horner collaborated on multiple projects with directors including Don Bluth, James Cameron, Joe Johnston, Walter Hill and Ron Howard; producers including David Kirschner, Jon Landau, Brian Grazer and Steven Spielberg; and songwriters including Will Jennings, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil. Horner composed music for over 100 films; he won two Academy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, three Satellite Awards, and three Saturn Awards, and was nominated for three British Academy Film Awards. Horner died in a single-fatality crash of his Embraer EMB 312 Tucano turboprop aircraft at the age of 61.
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.