Symphony Performs Beethoven’s ‘Eroica’ Saturday

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Michael Hall To Serve As Guest Conductor

BREVARD COUNTY • SUNTREE, FLORIDA – Guest conductor Michael Hall will lead the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra during their upcoming performance of Beethoven’s Eroica.

Michael Hall will guest conduct the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra during their performance of Beethoven’s “Eroica.” on Saturday, Feb. 16. (Image courtesy of Space Coast Symphony Orchestra)

The concert will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 at the Scott Center for the Performing Arts at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy in north Melbourne.

Also known as the Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, the towering achievement by Beethoven permanently changed all previously held notions on the nature of the symphony.

The concert’s opening presentation will be the memorable Passacaglia and Fugue in c minor which blooms with orchestral color in Leopold Stokowski’s transcription of J.S. Bach’s mighty masterpiece.

The diverse program also features pianist Rochelle Sallee, who returns to perform Mendelssohn’s romantic Piano Concerto No. 1.

Aaron T. Collins, Space Coast Symphony’s Artistic Director, said he is glad to hand the baton to a conductor of Hall’s stature.

Hall, 44, is the innovative Music Director of the Southwest Florida Symphony.

“Michael Hall is a genuine artist,” said Collins. “He has worked with orchestras all over the world and can draw out the musicians’ very best for a masterful performance. Hall conducting Beethoven will make for an exciting concert.”

Advance tickets are $20 for adults are available through the orchestra 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, A Floral Affair in Merritt Island and Palm Bay Hearing Aid Center.

Tickets at the door are $25.  Children and students 18 and under are free.

Details about the Symphony for Everyone discount ticket program are available at the orchestra website.

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