World-renowned pianist and showman Rich Ridenour takes the stage with the Brevard Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, February 20th at the King Center for the Performing Arts. Ridenour has established his career performing his own musical arrangements of classical masterworks and today’s popular piano favorites. Along with Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, he pays tribute to legendary pianists Liberace, Billy Joel, Victor Borge, and Rachmaninoff. The Symphony will also feature favorites from the big and small screens including music from Downton Abbey, An American Tail, and classic Disney films.
2016 begins with a fanfare as the Brevard Symphony Orchestra takes the stage on Saturday, January 23rd, at the King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne for Voyage to Jupiter. Under the direction of Music Director and Principal conductor Christopher Confessore, the orchestra will present Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s finale masterpiece, his Symphony No. 41.
Music Director and Principal Conductor Christopher Confessore leads the Brevard Symphony for the Orchestra’s second subscription concert of the 2015-2016 season on Saturday, November 21, 2015, at the King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne.
Few musical experiences match the scope and power of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. Every performance of this symphony is an event and the Brevard Symphony Orchestra’s October 24th performance marks just the second time in the Orchestra’s 62 year history that it has tackled this epic piece. The BSO will also present the world premiere of Mark Piszczek’s “Songs from the Gulf of Sorrows,” a work dedicated to the wildlife victims of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Music lovers of all ages are invited to spend “Sunday with the Symphony” on Sunday, August 16, 2015, at Barnes & Noble Booksellers in West Melbourne. With this annual event’s increasing popularity, the BSO will hold a second “Sunday with the Symphony” at the Barnes and Noble store in Merritt Island on Sunday, August 23rd. 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. Both events begin at 3:00pm and are 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 Third Annual Cultural Arts Showcase on Sunday, September 20th at the King Center for the Performing Arts from noon to 6:00pm.
Music Director and Principal Conductor Christopher Confessore has announced concerts and events for the 2015-2016 season. Maestro Confessore will lead the Orchestra for 23 performances including six subscription concerts and three free concerts. “Brevard County has come to expect the best from the Brevard Symphony Orchestra for over six decades and this season will deliver the best in classical and pops music,” said BSO Executive Director Fran Delisle, “From Beethoven to Broadway, the BSO has a season that is sure to captivate music lovers of all ages.”
Award-winning folk musician Bobby Horton returns to the BSO stage for the Brevard Symphony Orchestra’s 2014-2015 season finale on Saturday, April 18th at the King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne. The concert opens with Brahms’s Academic Festival Overture – a work written for the occasion of Brahms receiving an honorary doctorate and showcasing the composer’s wry sense of humor regarding academia, as he included the melodies from student drinking songs. The orchestra will then perform the Second Symphony of American composer Charles Ives. Known as The Great American Symphony, Ives wove familiar folk tunes, church hymns and excerpts from classics by Brahms, Beethoven and Wagner into his highly original symphony.
World-renowned pianist Joyce Yang showcases her dazzling artistry during Sergei Prokofiev’s electrifying Third Piano Concerto when the Brevard Symphony Orchestra takes the stage on Saturday, March 14, 2015, at the King Center for the Performing Arts. Led by Music Director and Principal Conductor Christopher Confessore, the orchestra opens the concert with the drama and rhythmic intensity of Ludwig van Beethoven’s thrilling Egmont Overture – the perfect counterpart to lyricism and epic grandeur of Franz Schubert’s symphonic masterpiece, the Great Ninth Symphony, which closes the concert.
The Brevard Symphony Orchestra will have audiences tapping their toes and swaying in their seats during the orchestra’s annual subscription series POPS concert on February 21, 2015, at the King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne. The program will feature familiar classics and beloved melodies including Tchaikovsky’s Waltz of the Flowers, Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries, and the Finale to Rossini’s William Tell Overture. The orchestra will also perform beloved melodies from The King and I, The Wizard of Oz, Superman-The Movie and more.