BREVARD COUNTY — The Space Coast Symphony Orchestra invites everyone to “Be our guest!” as it kicks off its 11th season featuring “Disney & Broadway” tunes that will surely take audiences down memory lane.
The concert is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 15 at the Scott Center for the Performing Arts at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy, 5625 Holy Trinity Drive, Suntree.
Tickets are available for $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Tickets are free to those 18 and younger or with a student ID.
The concert will feature selections from Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Mary Poppins,” “Aladdin,” “The Lion King” and “Pocahontas.” Broadway selections will include tunes from “Funny Girl,” “Evita,” “Grease!” “Chicago,” “Showboat,” “Fiddler on the Roof” and “Mamma Mia.”
Additionally, an abbreviated hour-long concert similarly themed will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 15 at the same location in partnership with Brevard Alzheimer’s Foundation.
The special morning concert aims to provide an engaging, sensory-friendly experience for memory-impaired people and their families. Tickets will be available for $15.
“We are committed to increasing access to musical programs by providing concert experiences in an inclusive environment,” said Aaron Collins, artistic director and conductor of the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra. “These sensory-friendly coffee concerts are for audiences of all ages and abilities, including individuals on the autism spectrum, individuals with Alzheimer’s, and those with sensory sensitivities. The concert takes place in a relaxed environment where audience members are welcome to be who they are and enjoy music together with family and friends.”
Additionally, accommodations will be made available by keeping volume levels lower and lighting soft, according to Mr. Collins, and noise-reduction headphones will be available to use, as well as an adjacent “quiet room.”
Coffee and doughnuts will be served during the concert.
“We are beyond thrilled to launch this unique partnership. The Brevard Alzheimer’s Foundation has done an incredible amount of work for our community,” Mr. Collins said. “They have an extremely worthy mission and work very hard to provide help, support and services for families affected by Alzheimer's disease. They have an excellent team of employees who are energized, hard-working, caring and work well together.”
Along with the Brevard Alzheimer’s Foundation, the Space Coast Symphony Orchestras has partnered with local community organizations to create a unique experience for audience members.
In this new season, Mr. Collins said he looks forward to the expansion of the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra’s education series, which will be a partnership with the Brevard Zoo and Space Coast Fun 4 Kids.
The Space Coast Symphony Orchestra was formed by Mr. Collins and is comprised of professional musicians, music educators and mentored amateurs of exceptional ability.
For more information, call toll free to (855) 252-7276 or visit www.spacecoastsymphony.org.