Wine Festival Next Sunday Will Support Brevard Symphony
By Faith Luebker, Philanthropy & Style Editor // April 23, 2013
PHILANTHROPY & STYLE
CLICK HERE, OR ON THE ABOVE IMAGE to order your tickets as the Brevard Symphony hosts a Wine, Beer and Food Festival on Sunday April 28, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Melbourne Auditorium.
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Experience a fun-filled evening of fabulous wines, incredible beers and delicious foods as the Brevard Symphony hosts a Wine, Beer and Food Festival on Sunday April 28, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Melbourne Auditorium.
Presented by Petty’s Meat Markets of Melbourne and Suntree, proceeds will help support the Brevard Symphony Orchestra, which entertains and enriches Space Coast individuals and communities by creating exceptional, live symphonic music.
Tickets are just $50 if obtained before the event, and $60 at the door.
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BSO HAS RICH HISTORY
In January 1954, an orchestra was needed to provide the accompaniment for The Mikado, which was being presented by the Northrop Glee Club.
Thirteen musicians assembled for this purpose under the direction of Frederick Jaehne and called themselves the Brevard Light Concert Orchestra. After the conclusion of the show, they decided to remain together permanently.
Concerts were held regularly for the next several years. In 1966, the Brevard Symphony Orchestra (BSO) incorporated as a non-profit organization. Joseph Kreines took over the baton and implemented the first season series.
In 1969, a Board of Directors from the community was formed. Maria Tunicka served as Music Director and Conductor of the BSO from 1976 to 1986. In 1986, the Board of Directors established a Search Committee to undertake, organize and effect the search for a new Music Director and Principal Conductor of the BSO.
FIRST PERFORMANCE IN THE KING CENTER
The culmination of the search was the June 1987 announcement of Kypros Markou for this position. During the 1987-88 season, Maestro Markou led the first performances of the BSO in the new Brevard Performing Arts Center – now known as the King Center for the Performing Arts – where the orchestra has been designated “orchestra-in-residence.”
In the spring of 1994, Kypros Markou announced that he would be leaving the BSO to accept a position at Wayne State University in Detroit. Once again, the Board of Directors established a Search Committee.
In the spring of 1995, the BSO Board of Directors announced the appointment of Christopher Confessore as the new Music Director and Principal Conductor. Maestro Confessore continues to lead the BSO as well as currently holding the position of Associate Conductor of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra.
The Administrative Offices of the Brevard Symphony Orchestra are located in a building located at 1500 Highland Ave. in Melbourne. This structure is known as the Winchester Symphony House and was built in 1886. There has been extensive renovation on the building over the years and it is currently listed as a Historical Site for Brevard County and the State of Florida.
Christopher Confessore currently serves as Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Brevard Symphony Orchestra and Resident Conductor of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra.
During his tenure in Brevard, the orchestra has enjoyed a dramatic and sustained period of artistic excellence and has been praised for its innovative programming, spirited performances and broad repertoire. Mr. Confessore joined the Alabama Symphony Orchestra’s conducting staff in 2000.
His appearances on the ASO’s Masterworks series have garnered rave reviews for his “special talent for drawing the broadly lyrical out of his orchestra.” He also leads the orchestra in a wide range of Pops, Educational and Outreach performances.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Faith Luebker is the Philanthropy & Style editor for Maverick Multimedia, the parent company of SpaceCoastDaily.com. Luebker’s extensive media experience spans three decades as a content producer and marketing consultant.
Innovative in developing highly targeted multimedia marketing campaigns, Luebker delivers tangible results and high value for her clients. Utilizing her experience running and managing her own businesses in real estate and insurance, Luebker understands the rapidly evolving nature of modern multimedia marketing and advertising, and is an expert in finding the perfect solution for any business. As a principal of Hope4heroes.org, a foundation dedicated to serving our military and veterans, Luebker recently planned, organized and executed the “Salute to Heroes All-Star Weekend” at Space Coast Stadium. The event honored our military with many former MLB and NFL legends. Luebker grew up in Brevard County and is a lifelong resident of Central Florida. She lives in Indialantic with her husband Vic and son Christian.
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