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Saturday night’s concert features a terrific program of music inspired by America that promises to get our season off to a spectacular start! Our featured work will be Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 From the New World. Dvorak came to America to teach at a new conservatory in NY city. During the two years he spent in America, he composed some of his greatest works – his Cello Concerto, the American String Quartet, and the famous New World Symphony. It’s a work filled with great melodies, vibrant rhythms, rich orchestral color and more than a hint of nostalgia. As much as Dvorak enjoyed his time in America, he was terribly homesick for his native Bohemia.
With the Symphony Adventure Passport, patrons can escape to the BSO and enjoy the world-class music throughout the 2014-2015 season. This program is designed to provide patrons, ages 21 and up, with an easy, flexible, and affordable way to take a break from their busy lives and experience the BSO’s exceptional programming at the King Center for the Performing Arts. Passport holders will have a choice of up to three performances to attend during their first season with the BSO.
The final chord of Carl Orff’s amazing Carmina Burana is still ringing in my ears! What a tremendous performance Saturday night by your Bravard Symphony Orchestra and our guest vocalists and combined choirs! So much passion and commitment were on display throughout that performance, which is really what music is all about. And the passionate commitment you – our loyal audience – have shown to the BSO over the past 60 years is what made such a remarkable performance possible in the first place. We’ve said it all season, and we’ll continue to say it. THANK YOU!!!
The Brevard Symphony Orchestra’s 60th Anniversary Season ends in spectacular fashion this weekend with a performance of Carl Orff’s epic CARMINA BURANA. Everything about Carmina is larger than life – we’ll have more than 200 performers onstage! Our vocal soloists are Amy Maples, soprano, Brian Cheney, tenor and Michael Hix, baritone. Our choral forces are the Brevard Community Chorus and Eastern Florida State College Concert Choir under the direction of Dr. Robert Lamb, and the Brevard Children’s Chorus under the direction of Joani Slawson.
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Fresh off their 2014-2015 subscription season opener, the Brevard Symphony Orchestra heads to Titusville for a special fall concert on Sunday, November 9, 2014, at the Titusville High School Performing Arts Center. Music director and principal conductor Christopher Confessore leads the orchestra in this intimate performance of beloved classics and familiar favorites. “We appreciate the opportunity to have this wonderful musical experience once again in our community,” said BSO Board Chair Ann-Marie Brush. “A Gift of Music – Fall Concert” will feature Bizet’s famous Carmen Suite No. 1, Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld Overture and Beethoven’s Fidelio Overture. Comprised of talented students from Astronaut, Space Coast and Titusville High Schools, the North Brevard Honor Chorus will join the Orchestra during the second half of the performance for music by Stephen Sondheim, Richard Rodgers and more. Concert begins at 3:00pm.
Dvořák’s thrilling New World Symphony highlights the Brevard Symphony Orchestra’s 2014-2015 season opener on Saturday, October 25th at the King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne. In celebration of the Star Spangled Banner’s 200th Anniversary in 2014, this American-inspired season-opener will begin with Dudley Buck’s Festival Overture on the American National Air. Following this tribute to the National Anthem, American composer Howard Hanson’s Piano Concerto will be played by featured pianist and Hanson Scholar, Scott Watkins. The concert closes with Antonín Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9 in E minor – From the New World, which has in its heart qualities often associated with America: ruggedness, openness, brassiness, and confidence. Concert begins at 8:00pm. For tickets, call the King Center Box Office at (321) 242-2219 or purchase online at www.BrevardSymphony.com.
Music lovers of all ages are invited to spend “Sunday with the Symphony” on Sunday, August 17, 2014, at Barnes & Noble Booksellers in West Melbourne. Presented by the Brevard Symphony Orchestra, this fun, family-friendly, event will feature live music from BSO musicians and an opportunity to meet Music Director and Principal Conductor, Christopher Confessore. As a special treat, the Orchestra will also give the first 50 guests, ages 18 and up, a voucher good for one free ticket to an upcoming BSO concert. Event begins at 3:00pm and is free to attend.
Join the Brevard Symphony Orchestra, EGAD (Eau Gallie Arts District) and the King Center for the Performing Arts as we present the Fall Cultural Arts Showcase 2014 on Sunday, September 21st at the King Center for the Performing Arts from noon to 6:00pm. This event is FREE for the entire family. Visitors will enjoy special performances throughout the day from your favorite arts groups, including two FREE family concerts featuring Your Brevard Symphony Orchestra at 2pm and 4pm. You will also have a chance to learn about, and experience, the cultural arts along the Space Coast.