Cultural Arts Showcase Wows Crowd At King Center

By  //  October 12, 2014

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King Center is in now its 27th year

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Visitors enjoyed special performances throughout the day from their favorite arts groups, including two free family concerts featuring the Brevard Symphony Orchestra. (Nancy Lundell image)

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Art, Music, Drama, Dance, Comedy: They’re Happening All the Time

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – When it comes to the arts, there’s something to see, hear or even join – yes join – every day of the week. 

Alex Steensma tries out the violin at the Fall Cultural Arts Showcase 2014 at the King Center for the Performing Arts. (Nancy Lundell image)

Alex Steensma tries out the violin at the Fall Cultural Arts Showcase 2014 at the King Center for the Performing Arts. (Nancy Lundell image)

Don’t just think King Center, Eau Gallie Art District or Titusville Playhouse.  It’s in churches, community centers and schools.

Nowhere was that more apparent than at the recent Cultural Arts Showcase at the King Center for the Performing Arts. 

The Brevard Symphony Orchestra with a great performance of Peter and the Wolf, complete with dramatic narration was the centerpiece, but performances by the Space Coast Ballet Academy, the Not Quite Right Comedy Improv Group and the Platinum Coast Chorus of Sweet Adelines – to name just a few  – also drew lots of applause. 

Then there were the recruiters.  They ranged from the Camera Club of Brevard to the Strawbridge Art League. 

The Central Florida Winds to the New Horizons Band. If you ever sang in a choir, played an instrument or painted a landscape, there is a group to join and have fun doing art and music. 

Just Goggle Brevard Cultural Alliance and you’ll find all the member groups and their contact information.

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Terrence Girard, David Hill and Rita Moreno narrate Peter and the Wolf, by Sergei Prokofiev and performed by the Brevard Symphony Orchestra. (Nancy Lundell image)

The King Center is in its 27th year of providing the best in performing arts and entertainment along the Space Coast.

The Eau Gallie Arts District is dedicated to promoting the arts and economic revitalization of the historic Eau Gallie downtown area.

Visitors enjoyed special performances throughout the day from their favorite arts groups, including two free family concerts featuring the Brevard Symphony Orchestra.

Attendees had a chance to learn about, and experience, the cultural arts along the Space Coast.

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Ferne Franz, conductor Richard Sabino, Ed Sheridan, Jessica Pollack and David Mitchell with the Central Brevard Winds, which performed in the Black Box Theater. (Nancy Lundell image)

The Brevard Symphony Orchestra is Brevard’s premier professional orchestra which entertains and enriches individuals and communities by creating exceptional, live symphonic music.

Cindy Johnson, Brevard County Schools Music Resource Teacher, explains how to play the trombone, in Brevard Symphony Orchestra’s “Instrument Petting Zoo.” Nancy Lundell image)

Cindy Johnson, Brevard County Schools Music Resource Teacher, explains how to play the trombone, in Brevard Symphony Orchestra’s “Instrument Petting Zoo.” (Nancy Lundell image)

The Brevard Symphony Orchestra is the orchestra-in-residence at the King Center.

Area art groups had displays in the King Center Rotunda, with entertainment performed by various artists in the Studio Theatre.

Throughout the day, guests visited Brevard Symphony Orchestra‘s hands-on activities area where they met the Brevard Symphony Orchestra conductor and musicians, plus under the instruction of the Brevard Symphony Youth Orchestra members, both children and adults played a variety of instruments at the ever-popular Musical Instrument Petting Zoo.

UNIQUE FOOD UNDER THE PINE

The Food Truck Bazaar was also on hand to kick off the day’s celebration.

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A variety of unique trucks offered a wide range of different food styles under the pines west of the King Center parking lot. (Image by Nancy Lundell)

A variety of unique trucks offered a wide range of different food styles under the pines west of the King Center parking lot.

The Food trucks began serving at 12 p.m. and patrons brought chairs and blankets to enjoy the festivities in the fun-filled, tailgating atmosphere.

The Food Truck Bazaar is a large-scale traveling food truck event that travels from city to city in Central Florida. Creator and Producer of The Food Truck Bazaar is Mark Baratelli.

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NANCY & DRAKE LUNDELL have joined with Maverick Multimedia’s SpaceCoastDaily.com and  Space Coast Medicine & Active Living magazine and covers the social, cultural and artistic scene in Brevard County. Nancy and Drake Lundell cover the social, cultural and artistic scene in Brevard County for Maverick Multimedia’s SpaceCoastDaily.com and Space Coast Medicine & Active Living magazine.  Nancy is also a Realtor with Prudential Sterling Properties of Indian Harbour Beach and Drake, who is also a licensed real estate sales associate, serves as her marketing manager. 

To reach Nancy and Drake call 321-474-3890 or e-mail Nancysellshomes4u@gmail.com


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