On April 9th, an orchestra more than 80 musicians strong takes the stage for the Brevard Symphony Orchestra’s 2015-2016 season finale. Music Director and Principal Conductor Christopher Confessore leads the BSO for the sixth subscription of the season. The concert begins with a blazing start as critically-acclaimed pianist Tanya Bannister joins the orchestra for Franz Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1. The concert will also feature the BSO’s first-ever performance of Gustav Mahler’s triumphant Fifth Symphony. “Like Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, which opened the BSO’s subscription season, a performance featuring any work by Mahler is a major event for any orchestra and its community,” said Maestro Confessore.
Maestro Christopher Confessore springs the Brevard Symphony Orchestra into action with two lively performances on Saturday, March 12th at the King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne. The concert titled “Scottish Spring” will feature fast-rising violinist Paul Huang on Max Bruch’s “Scottish Fantasy.” Mr. Huang, a Taiwanese-American phenome, received an Avery Fisher Career Grant in 2015 and will make his subscription debut with the BSO at this concert. Also featured on the program will be Robert Schumann’s high-spirited and emotional First Symphony, also known as his “Spring” symphony. This unique concert will be featured in reverse order of most symphonic concerts as a surprise ending will highlight the finale during Peter Maxwell Davies’ “An Orkney Wedding, With Sunrise.” Performances begin at 2:00pm and 8:00pm.
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.