Vero Chamber Orchestra kicks off Season 11 Feb. 24

VERO BEACH – The 11th season for the Vero Beach Chamber Orchestra begins with a concert entitled Caves, Questions, and Heroes on Sunday, Feb. 24, at 2 p.m.

The concert will be held at the Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center at 1707 16th Street in Vero Beach.

An additional concert is scheduled for Sunday, April 14, at 2 p.m. There is no ticket required. All concerts are free to the public; donations are encouraged.

Colbert Page Howell returns as Conductor, joined by returning Concertmaster Matt Stott.

“We are continually honored to have these two men bring their professional expertise to our orchestra,” said Joel Gratwick, President of the Vero Beach Chamber Orchestra’s Board of Directors.

Caves, Questions, and Heroes features Hebrides Overture (Fingal’s Cave) by Mendelssohn, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 “Eroica” and a piece by Charles Ives entitled The Unanswered Question.

The second and final performance of the season, titled An Afternoon with the Great German Composers, features Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1, Mendelssohn’s Overture to “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, and the popular Water Music Suite No. 2 & No. 3 by Handel. This performance will be held on Sunday, April 14, at 2 p.m.

The Vero Beach Chamber Orchestra, directed by Colbert Page Howell, was formed to provide for the cultural enrichment of Indian River County by presenting two free concerts each year. The group is composed of an assortment of local musicians, ranging from high school students to seasoned professionals.

For more information, please contact Ginger Lagemann, Administrator for the Vero Beach Chamber Orchestra at or visit our website at:

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