Symphony Closes Summer Series With Olympics Concert

By  //  August 11, 2012

Powerful Program

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BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA VILLAGE, FLORIDA – The Space Coast Symphony closes its Summer Series with “Call of the Champions: Music of the Olympics” at 3 p.m. Sunday in Melbourne.

Aaron Collins is the Artistic Director of the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra. The group will conclude their Summer Series with Call of the Champions: Music of the Olympics. (Image courtesy Rich Sullivan)

The performance will be held at the Scott Center for the Performing Arts at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy, 5625 Holy Trinity Drive in Melbourne.

The powerful program features music written for or about the Olympics, many in the fanfare style familiar from the opening ceremonies. Other Olympic selections capture the spirit of competition and the drama of sport.

Taken together, the concert provides a soundtrack for the Olympic phenomenon. Indeed, the multi-media experience will include archival and news footage, original film and photo choreography.

Not surprisingly, composer John Williams is well-represented on the program, with five individual pieces, including his Olympic Fanfare and Theme, Summon the Heroes, A Prayer for Peace from Munich, The Olympic Spirit and the concert title theme, Call of the Champions. Works by Vangelis, Samuel Barber, Leo Arnaud and Dmitri Shostakovich complete the concert offerings.

“Call of the Champions: Music of the Olympics” is the fourth and concluding concert of the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra’s 2012 Summer Series.

For Artistic Director, Aaron T. Collins, the music is well-matched to the spirit of the 2012 Summer Games.

“Olympic competition is about everything we aspire to be — the ultimate human drama,” said Collins. “And the music of the Olympics brings forth the full range of human emotion.”

Advance tickets are priced at $20 and available through the orchestra’s  website at or at several convenient ticket outlets, including Ace Hardware stores in Indialantic, Cocoa Beach and Satellite Beach, Blue Sky Insurance in Cocoa Village, Tropical Realty of Suntree, Art Expressions in downtown Eau Gallie and A Floral Affair on Merritt Island.

Tickets sold at the door are $25 and those 18 and under are admitted for free.

For more information, call toll free 855-252-7276.