BREVARD COUNTY - The Brevard Symphony Orchestra (BSO) has announced its 2021-2022 season on its YouTube channel.

The new season is titled “Where Will the Music Take You?”.

A release from the BSO explains that the season’s theme refers, “not only to the vastness of the world stage, but also to where you will 'travel' when listening to the works” that the orchestra will perform this season.

The season consists of the BSO’s flagship series, its Signature Six Series, as well as Matinee Series, Summer Evenings Series, and a holiday add-on concert, Sounds of the Season.

Opening Night will take place on Saturday, October 16 with Around the World in 80 Minutes, a musical journey through Austria, Italy, France, Norway, Tahiti, Russia, Africa, and more.

This concert is sponsored by a long-time friend of the BSO, Wendy Brandon.

On November 13, The Mozart Effect will include music of Fauré and Haydn, both of whom were influenced by Mozart, as well as guest artist Bryan Wallick performing Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21. Mr. Wallick won the Gold Medal in the 1997 Vladimir Horowitz International Piano Competition and is currently Assistant Professor of Music at Colorado State University.

Letters From Home, sponsored by the BSO South Guild, will take place on January 22, featuring violinist Holly Mulcahy performing The Rose of Sonora, the western-themed violin concerto she commissioned from film composer George S. Clinton. Ms. Mulcahy currently serves as Concertmaster of both the Wichita Symphony Orchestra and the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera. Letters From Home will also feature music of Copland, plus Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8.

The BSO will celebrate the 90th birthday of composer John Williams in The Wondrous World of John Williams, on February 5. In this concert, sponsored by Nash & Kromash LLP, the BSO will perform music from Williams’ iconic movie soundtracks, including Jaws, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Harry Potter, Star Wars, and more.

On March 12, three of the greatest composers of all time, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, and Shostakovich, will be celebrated in Clash of the Titans. This concert, sponsored by Dr. Richard Weber & Family, will welcome guest artist Paul Huang to perform Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. Mr. Huang is the recipient of the 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant and the 2017 Lincoln Center Award for Emerging Artists, and currently enjoys an international career performing with major symphony orchestras around the world.

The 2021-2022 Signature Six Series will conclude on April 9 with Roman Holiday, which will include selections inspired by Rome, including the spectacular orchestra showpiece, The Pines of Rome by Ottorino Respighi. Guest artist Joyce Yang will perform Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the orchestra. Ms. Yang won the silver medal at the 12th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and has, more recently, been nominated for a 2018 Grammy Award (Best Chamber Music Performance) and soloed with major orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic and the Dallas Symphony.

The 2021-2022 Matinee Series will consist of the January, February, and March concerts with afternoon performances at 2 pm. All of the Signature Six and Matinee Series concerts will take place at the King Center in Melbourne. Additionally, the BSO will perform its second annual holiday concert, Sounds of the Season, on November 27 at 2 pm, also at the King Center.

The BSO’s inaugural Summer Evenings Series took place in 2019. After skipping 2020 due to the pandemic, the series will resume with three concerts, one each in June, July, and August of 2021.

Each concert will feature BSO violinists in programs curated and presented by the musicians, including Sasha Korczynski, Olga Ferroni, and BSO Concertmaster Lisa Ferrigno. The concerts in the series are scheduled for June 19, July 17, and August 14, and will take place at the Suntree United Methodist Church in Melbourne.

BSO subscribers will have the opportunity to renew their subscriptions before sales will be open to new subscribers.

Anyone interested in becoming a new subscriber should call the BSO office directly at 321.345.5052. Discounts are available for first time subscribers.

The Brevard Symphony Orchestra is the only fully-professional orchestra in Brevard County.

Many of central Florida’s finest classical musicians play with the BSO.

For more information regarding the Brevard Symphony Orchestra, please visit BrevardSymphony.com or call (321) 345-5052.

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