BREVARD COUNTY — The Space Coast Symphony Orchestra is pleased to kick off a new year with popular tunes “From Broadway to Hollywood.”
Attendees will recognize popular songs from musicals and films that will make them want to sing along. Additionally, four professional singers will be joining the orchestra for this exciting concert.
“From Broadway to Hollywood” is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 9 at the Scott Center for the Performing Arts at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy, 5625 Holy Trinity Drive, Suntree.
Advanced tickets cost $30 and $35 at the door. The concert is free to those 18 and younger or with a student ID.
The orchestra will be taking Covid-19 safety measures, such as temperature checks, limited and spaced seating, and mandatory mask-wearing for the duration of the event.
Audiences can expect to hear favorites from composers such as Richard Rogers, Jerome Kern, Mitch Leigh, Meredith Willson, Leonard Bernstein, Cole Porter, Andrew Lloyd Webber and more.
Movie tunes will include musical selections from “Wizard of Oz,” “The Bodyguard,” “Beaches,” “Singin’ in the Rain,” “Mary Poppins,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Frozen,” “Titanic,” “West Side Story,” “Phantom of the Opera,” “Camelot,” “Man of La Mancha,” Showboat” and more.
“We are quite anxious to make music together again in our regular performance venues,” said Aaron Collins, SCSO artistic director and conductor. “The excitement is palpable! This production will be a great start to the New Year. I’ve had the opportunity to work with all of these incredible singers in different productions. All four have such unique voices, diverse backgrounds, and bring something different to this program.”
Joining the orchestra for this concert will be soprano Dorothy Gal of the Houston Grand Opera Studio, along with Central Florida musicians mezzo soprano Sara Purser, tenor Kit Cleto and baritone David Bracamonte.
After months of not performing a regular concert season, Mr. Collins said the orchestra has scheduled seven concerts between January and May, along with some children’s programs.
The Space Coast Symphony Orchestra took to performing outdoors last year, and weather permitting, will aim to schedule a few outdoor programs each season. Yet the return to the familiar Scott Center is a welcome change for the orchestra, which had to adjust to new settings and precautions.
“Our plan is to see how this first concert goes and evaluate things after,” Mr. Collins said. “We were one of the first ensembles to present a concert during the pandemic and no matter the situation, we always find ways to bring music to our incredible community.”
For more information, call toll free to (855) 252-7276 or visit www.spacecoastsymphony.org.