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Holly Mulcahy, violin
Susan Egan, vocalist
Sirena Huang, violin

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The Matinee Series features three of the Signature Six programs on Saturday afternoons. These full orchestra concerts, led by Music Director Christopher Confessore, feature a variety of major classical works alongside world premieres, lighter selections, and world-class guest artists, all performed by the talented musicians of your Brevard Symphony Orchestra. All concerts in the Matinee Series are presented on Saturday afternoons at 2 pm at the King Center for the Performing Arts.


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EPIC TCHAIKOVSKY | Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 2 pm & 7:30 pm

Holly Mulcahy, violin

Program:
WILLIAMS | The Cowboys Overture
CLINTON | The Rose of Sonora for violin & orchestra
TCHAIKOVSKY | Symphony No. 6 “Pathetique”

The Cowboys is a John Wayne film that opened in 1972 to generally good reviews, with its soundtrack among its strongest assets. It is rousing and brassy with a spirit that reminds us of boyhood exuberance and the sweeping landscapes of the west. George S. Clinton’s The Rose of Sonora is, in his words, “first and foremost a violin concerto.” In five movements, Clinton tells the fictional story of Rose, an outlaw in 1893 in the Territory of Arizona. With each movement, we follow Rose’s journey as she deals with love, loss, vengeance and healing. The Rose of Sonora was commissioned by violinist Holly Mulcahy, our soloist. Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 is considered by many to be his greatest symphony and, possibly, his greatest work. Regardless of what others thought, Tchaikovsky considered it “the best thing I ever composed or shall compose.” It received its premiere performance in 1893, just nine days before Tchaikovsky’s sudden death. The descriptive title of “Pathetique” was not added until its first performance after his death. His intention was that this symphony be known only as Symphony No. 6 in B minor, dedicated to his nephew, Vladimir “Bob” Davydov. In light of Tchaikovsky’s unexpected death, there was a great deal of speculation that the symphony was a suicide note, that his death was planned and not from cholera, the generally accepted cause today. However, historians have largely discredited that theory given the ample evidence of Tchaikovsky’s joy over this symphony and comment he made that the symphony represented, to him, the “ultimate essence of Life.”


THE BELLE OF BROADWAY | Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 2 pm & 7:30 pm

Susan Egan, vocalist | Concert Sponsors: Nash & Kromash, LLP

Susan Egan is a Tony-nominated Broadway star and BSO favorite! She headlined on Broadway in Thoroughly Modern MillieCabaret, and as Disney’s original ‘Belle’ in Beauty and the Beast.  Animation fans love her as ‘Meg’ in Hercules, ‘Lin’ in Spirited Away, “Rose Quartz/Pink Diamond” on Steven Universe and more. She’s appeared in countless films and TV shows and has headlined with more than 50 orchestras, including the: National Symphony, Hong Kong Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, and Chicago Symphony. She is currently touring with Broadway Princess Party, a concert and company she created with Broadway peers Laura Osnes, Courtney Reed and Benjamin Rauhala. 


FROM THE NEW WORLD | Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 2 pm & 7:30 pm

Sirena Huang, violin

Program:
IVES | Variations on America
BRUCH | Violin Concerto No. 1
DVOŘÁK | Symphony No. 9 “From the New World”

Charles Ives wrote his Variations on America when he was just 17 years old, for the July 4th celebration in 1892 in Brewster, NY. It was originally written for the organ; he premiered it at the Methodist church where he was then employed as organist. He said at the time that playing it was “almost as much fun as playing baseball.” It was orchestrated by American composer William Schuman in 1962 and given its premiere by the New York Philharmonic under the direction of Andre Kostelanetz. Max Bruch wrote three violin concertos, but only his 1st concerto is considered a standard part of the violin repertoire, along with his Scottish Fantasy for violin and orchestra. He is considered to be a conservative composer in spite of ignoring many of the “rules” of concerto writing, such as clear breaks between movements and long orchestral introductions before the solo instrument’s first entrance. From 1892-1895, Dvořák was Director of the National Conservatory of Music in New York City. He had hoped to learn about American music, including African-American and Native American music, which he firmly believed should be integral to the growth of American Music. In 1893 the New York Philharmonic commissioned a new symphony from Dvořák. His symphony “From the New World” was considered a triumph and, once published, quickly became known all over the world.


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BSO subscribers also receive a 20% discount on VIP tickets to Red Hot & Boomin’ BBQ, the exclusive event prior
to Symphony Under the Stars, a free concert to celebrate Independence Day.


The Brevard Symphony Orchestra performs its Signature Six and Matinee Series concerts in the 2,000 seat main theater of the King Center for the Performing Arts. For most BSO concerts, all of the Main Floor seating is utilized, as well as Rows AA-LL in the Grand Tier. The King Center is located at
3865 N. Wickham Road in Melbourne.

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Brevard Symphony Orchestra
Office Location:

1500 W. Eau Gallie Blvd. Suite A-1
Melbourne, FL 32935

HOURS:

BSO Office: 9 am – 5 pm
Monday – Friday. Closed
Weekends & Holidays.
Phone: 321.242.2024

 

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Friday, 12 pm – 4 pm Saturday.
Closed non-show Sundays.
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