Fanfare trumpets will herald the opening of Tchaikovsky’s thrilling “Polonaise” from his opera “Eugene Onegin” when the Brevard Symphony Orchestra takes the stage on November 19th at the King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne. Audience favorite Terrence Wilson returns to perform with the BSO for one of the most beloved concertos ever written – Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto. After intermission, the audience will be transported to a different place and time with Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s evocative “Scheherazade.” The masterful setting of the “Tales of 1001 Nights” is a marvelous showcase for the entire orchestra and a surefire hit with audiences of all ages. Performance begins at 8:00pm at the King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne.
The Foosaner Art Museum and the Brevard Symphony Orchestra will partner to host Light Up the Arts, an exclusive reception and exhibition celebrating the 40th anniversary of Preston Studios. The six week-long exhibition will begin with an exclusive VIP reception on November 5th at the Museum. The Foosaner galleries will shine brightly with a magnificent exhibition of stained glass lamps and wall pieces created by Preston Studios. The evening will include a cocktail reception, live music and a charity auction of two original glassworks donated by the Melbourne-based artists. Proceeds benefit the Brevard Symphony Orchestra and the Foosaner Art Museum.
The Brevard Symphony Orchestra’s 2016-17 Season opens with American Landscapes on October 22, 2016, at the King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne. Under the baton of Music Director and Principal Conductor Christopher Confessore, this special All-American concert event will be unlike anything audiences have ever seen! Three enormous panoramic screens will be suspended above the orchestra featuring two breathtaking presentations created by Multimedia Artist Nicholas Bardonnay of Westwater Arts.
Music lovers of all ages are invited to spend “Sunday with the Symphony” on Sunday, August 21st at Barnes & Noble Booksellers in Merritt Island and on Sunday, September 18th at Barnes & Noble Booksellers in West Melbourne. Presented by the Brevard Symphony Orchestra, this fun, family-friendly event will feature an interactive discussion with Maestro Christopher Confessore. Guests will have the opportunity to gain insights about the BSO’s 2016-2017 season.
The Brevard Symphony Orchestra and the King Center for the Performing Arts announce an open call for their 4th annual Cultural Arts Showcase to be held in Melbourne on October 30, 2016, from noon to 6:00pm. The Cultural Arts Showcase is a one-day celebration of the performing and cultural arts in Brevard County. Arts organizations, cultural groups and artists are invited to participate in this dynamic, family-friendly festival.