Space Coast Symphony begins third season with Opening Night Gala

VERO BEACH – Maestro Aaron Collins and the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra begin their third performing Season with an “Opening Night Gala” concert at Trinity Episcopal Church, 2365 Pine Avenue in Vero Beach, on Sunday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m.

Berlioz’s bold and dashing Le Corsaire Overture is the perfect concert “curtain-raiser,” detailing the escapades of a pirate. Cellist Michael Wiseman will shine in Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1, a musical statement of hope against all odds. The concert closes with Cesar Franck’s richly romantic and heroic Symphony in D minor.

American cellist Michael Wiseman distinguished himself at a young age as both performer and educator. In 2010 he became the inaugural Conductor of the Brevard Symphony Youth Orchestra’s (BSYO) Sinfonietta, a new elite ensemble for young string players, and during that time he also served as Director and founder of the Brevard Summer Strings, the summer workshop of the BSYO open to all young string players. Mr. Wiseman is Artistic Director of the Brevard Chamber Music Seminar. A dedicated teacher, his private studio has produced All-State, All-County, and BSYO Concerto Competition winners, in addition to many fine amateur players who spend their time otherwise as Doctors, Psychologists, and Engineers.

$20 advance tickets may be purchased online at, at one of three Vero Beach ticket outlets: Marine Bank & Trust (beachside and mainland branches) Madison Avenue Consignments, or by calling (321) 536-8580.

Tickets at the door are an additional $5. Students 18 years of age and under admitted free. And for those unable to afford the price of general admission, the SCSO Symphony for Everyone program will provide discounted tickets to anyone wishing to attend the symphony performance. See details at


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