Space Coast Symphony Presents ‘Colored Field’ Concerto

By  //  January 11, 2013

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BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The Space Coast Symphony Orchestra is about to present one of its most ambitious projects ever.

Kristin Naigus will be featured in ‘Colored Field,’ a concerto for English horn and orchestra by Pulitzer prize-winning composer Aaron Kernis. The Space Coast Symphony will present the Eastern U.S premiere on Saturday Jan. 12 along with Dvořák’s “Eighth Symphony.” (Image courtesy of Space Coast Symphony Orchestra)

The concerto “Colored Field” will be offered at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12 at the Scott Center for the Performing Arts at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy.

“Colored Field” will feature English horn player Kristin Naigus in the Eastern U.S. premiere of Pulitzer prize-winning composer, Aaron J. Kernis’ concerto of the same name.

A deeply considered response to good and evil, the concerto for English horn and orchestra is a hugely impressive score of inventiveness and sonorities.

Kernis teaches composition at the Yale School of Music. The New York City resident will be on hand for the Eastern U.S. premiere of the work, which echoes with the Holocaust and elements of Jewish music and faith.

Closing the concert is Dvořák’s Eighth Symphony. The familiar work by the late-Romantic Dvořák is a warm and spontaneous picture of country life, complete with rustic dances and birdsong.

Space Coast Symphony Artistic Director, Aaron T. Collins, is honored that Kernis is traveling to Florida for the Eastern U.S. premiere of his Colored Field.

“Kernis is one of world’s most distinguished and important living composers,” said Collins.  “He has received the Pulitzer Prize and the coveted Grawemeyer Award and his orchestral works have been played and recorded by the very best orchestras in the world. We are deeply honored that he will be on hand for the Eastern U.S. premiere of Colored Field.”

Advance tickets of $20 for adults are available 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, A Floral Affair in Merritt Island and Palm Bay Hearing Aid Center or by visiting

Children and students 18 and under are free.

The Scott Center for the Performing Arts is at 5625 Holy Trinity Drive in north Melbourne.

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