Space Coast Symphony Youth Orchestra to Host ‘Fan Favorites’ Performed With Youth May 22

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free for age 18 and under, or with a student ID

Space Coast Symphony Youth Orchestra concerto competition grand champion, Payton Brown alongside his violin teacher, SCSO concertmaster Carey Moorman. Payton, who plays both oboe and violin, will one of the youth musicians performing side by side with their adult counterparts during, ‘Fan Favorites, Part III.’ (SCSO image)

BREVARD COUNTY • SUNTREE, FLORIDA – Members of the Space Coast Symphony Youth Orchestra will perform side by side with their adult counterparts when the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra presents Fan Favorites.

Part III will take place at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 22 at the Scott Center for the Performing Arts in north Melbourne, 5625 Holy Trinity Drive.

As the result of hundreds of requests over 11 performing seasons, Fan Favorites is chock full of popular works by Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, Prokofiev, Verdi, Richard Strauss, and more. Central Florida piano standout, Dr. Jacob Craig of Vero Beach will join the orchestra to perform some of the most beloved works by composers Debussy, Mozart, and Rachmaninoff.

The advanced level students of the Space Coast Symphony Youth Orchestra will join the adult musicians on stage for the second half of the program.

Vero Beach pianist, Dr. Jacob Craig will perform works by Debussy, Mozart, and Rachmaninoff when the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra presents ‘Fan Favorites, Part III.’ (SCSO image)

Grand champion winners of the last two youth concerto competitions, oboist Payton Brown and horn player Ethan Hahn will be featured in a movement from their respective winning performances.

$30 advance tickets for adults are available through the orchestra website at SpaceCoastSymphony.org or at Marine Bank & Trust in Suntree. Tickets at the door are $35.

Online ticketing is encouraged, for optimum social distancing and capacity planning. The symphony’s Covid-19 safety measures will be in place for the indoor concert, with limited and spaced seating and mandatory mask-wearing for the duration of the event.

The audience is asked not to arrive more than 30 minutes prior to showtime.

Fan Favorites: Part III is free for those aged 18 and under or with a student ID. For more information, call toll-free at 855-252-7276 or visit SpaceCoastSymphony.org

Space Coast Symphony Orchestra Conductor and Artistic Director, Aaron T. Collins knows Fan Favorites: Part III will only touch the tip of the proverbial iceberg. The concert material is selected from hundreds of audience suggestions and also will showcase the talents of the youth orchestra players.

“We’ve tried hard to satisfy as many requests as possible with this really diverse program of great music,” said Collins.

“The wonderful pianist Jacob Craig from Vero Beach will play some of the most requested classical favorites. And we are beyond proud to share the stage with the extremely talented young musicians from our own Space Coast Symphony Youth Orchestra.”

During the Covid-19 pandemic, the symphony’s board of directors has chosen a slate of safety protocols consistent with other performing groups in Central Florida.

Concertgoers aged 18 and under or with a college ID are admitted free to every SCSO concert.

For more information about the Space Coast Symphony’s 2020-21 Season and to view Covid-19 protocols for each performance, please visit SpaceCoastSymphony.org or call toll-free 855-252-7276.

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