Jazz 4B: ‘Blues, Boogie, Be-bop & Beyond’ on March 11 at Emerson Center

VERO BEACH — The 20-piece Space Coast Jazz All-Stars will present a jazz retrospective with featured vocalist Carlia Alderman at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 11, at the Emerson Center, 1590 27th Ave. in Vero Beach.

The concert will feature iconic pieces from the jazz roots of Louis Armstrong’s New Orleans, through the boogie woogie of Harry James and Lionel Hampton, to the swing and jump of Count Basie and Louis Prima, Dizzy Gillespie’s be-bop and a nod to the rock era, with selections from the Buddy Rich and Maynard Ferguson libraries.

$20 advance tickets or ‘Symphony for Everyone’ discounted tickets are available through the orchestra website at www.SpaceCoastSymphony.org or can be reserved by calling (321) 536-8580.

Tickets may also be purchased at one of several convenient ticket outlets, including Marine Bank & Trust (beachside and mainland branches) and Madison Avenue Consignments. Tickets at the door are an additional $5. Students 18 years of age and under admitted free.

Space Coast Symphony Orchestra Artistic Director, Aaron Collins, knows Central Florida jazz fans will turn out in numbers.

“This one’s gonna burn the house down,” said Collins.  “Jazz fans know what I’m talking about.  Enough said.”

The Space Coast Symphony Orchestra’s 2011-12 season is a hugely ambitious and wide-ranging collection of 16 concerts featuring great works from classical and contemporary genres, orchestral masterworks, guest artists from far and near and collaborations with local Performing Arts organizations.

Known for their exuberant playing style and innovative concerts, the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra will challenge audiences in 2011-12 to ‘Be Inspired’ with a vastly diversified musical offering and flexible ticket pricing.

For more information about the Space Coast Symphony 2011/12 performing season and ticketing, please visit www.SpaceCoastSymphony.org or call (321) 536-8580.

About Carlia Alderman — Carlia Alderman graduated with the Fall 2011 class from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance. Performing since the age of five, she grew up in musical theatre, with leading roles at local playhouses, high school drama, and professional touring companies.

Carlia has sung the National Anthem at countless sporting, tribute, and Boeing events. Since 2007, she has been traveling across the country as a vocalist with Classic Albums Live, recreating popular albums of the past at live venues such as the King Center and Hard Rock Live.

About The Space Coast Symphony Orchestra —  The SCSO is a lively and passionate Central Florida orchestra comprised of professional musicians and select youth players. The orchestra was formed with a two-fold mission: to provide mentoring and performance opportunities for Florida’s finest youth musicians as well as to provide professional-level concerts at genuinely affordable prices.

The ultimate goal of the organization is to help ensure the symphonic tradition for the enjoyment of future generations. The symphony performs in several very comfortable venues in Brevard and Indian River counties, with advance general admission tickets priced at just $20.

School-aged children 18 years and under are admitted free of charge. In keeping with their mission, the symphony launched the Symphony for Everyone program in 2011, designed to provide substantially discounted admission tickets to any Space Coast Symphony concert.

Relying on a non-traditional orchestra model and a slim budget, the non-profit group performs year-round in addition to providing separate and free ensemble performances.

More information about the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra’s upcoming concerts, ticket sales, venues, directions and sponsorship opportunities is available at www.SpaceCoastSymphony.org or by calling (321) 536-8580.

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