Jazz Orchestra Rocks Vero Beach
‘The Best of Classic Rock’ is concert of rock, pop classics”
(VERO BEACH, FL) March 13, 2023 – Get ready to rock –again! The Space Coast Symphony JAZZ Orchestra under Frank Wosar will join forces with vocalist Hannah Stokes for a second year, taking on some of the greatest rock and pop classics in recent history. The Best of Classic Rock will be presented on Thursday, March 30th at 7:00 PM at the Emerson Center, 1590 27th Avenue in Vero Beach. The specialty concert, in collaboration with Live! From Vero Beach and produced by MusicWorks, will feature the Space Coast Symphony Jazz Orchestra performing music from top bands and artists, including Queen, U2, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Van Morrison, Led Zeppelin, ABBA, James Brown, The Eagles, ELO, Pink Floyd, and more. Season passes and flex tickets will not be accepted for this exclusive concert. Tickets are on sale now at MusicWorksConcerts.com and start at $35, depending on the seating section. In a special arrangement with MusicWorks, 25% of the ticket price will be donated to the orchestra when the code “SCSO” is entered during the online transaction. For more information about The Best of Classic Rock, call toll free to (800) 595-4849 or visit MusicWorksConcerts.com.
Aaron T. Collins, Conductor and Artistic Director for the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra, thinks Vero Beach is ready to rock.
“MusicWorks is all about the production of specialty concerts,” said Collins. “This is the second year we have worked with them and Live! From Vero Beach, to create an amazing rock program with our jazz orchestra. Rock on!”
The Best of Classic Rock will be conducted by the leader of the Space Coast Symphony JAZZ Orchestra, Frank Wosar. Wosar is Director of Jazz Bands at Valencia College and no stranger to the Central Florida music scene. The trombone professor is a four-time Down Beat Award winner for outstanding jazz solo.
ABOUT HANNAH STOKES (singer/songwriter) – As a performer and cover artist, Hannah Stokes has made her way across the Orlando area playing local venues, theme parks, and festivals such as Orlando Wine Fest and Central Florida Earth Day Fest. She regularly performs with various local pop/jazz/soul groups like cover duo Brian + Hannah as well as the eclectic collective JamFam.
A blossoming jazz vocalist, Hannah has shared the stage with The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra, the Orlando Jazz Orchestra, the Valencia College Big Band under the direction of Frank Wosar, and Jukebox Saturday Night under the direction of Jeff Bush and Greg Parnell. She has also been awarded scholarships from the Central Florida Jazz Society’s Scholarship Competition three years in a row, winning 2nd place in 2021.
Hannah continues to develop her personal sound and cultivate Orlando’s vibrant music scene by bringing together other local talents for exciting performances and inspiring collaborations. More about Hannah may be found on her website, HannahStokesMusic.com.
ABOUT THE SPACE COAST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA— The SCSO is a lively and passionate Central Florida orchestra comprised of professional musicians, music educators and mentored amateurs of exceptional ability. The Orchestra was formed by Conductor and Artistic Director Aaron T. Collins with a two-fold mission: to provide mentoring and performance opportunities for Florida’s finest young musicians as well as to provide professional concerts at genuinely affordable prices. The ultimate goal of the organization is to help ensure the symphonic tradition for the enjoyment of future generations.
Aaron T. Collins is garnering recognition for his achievements. LEAD Brevard named the ambitious Collins one of their “4 under 40” Young Professionals, the youngest-ever recipient of the honor. Space Coast Business magazine listed him as one of Brevard’s “100 Most Admired Businesspeople.” Collins is a past recipient of the Richard A. Stark Award for cultural leadership from the Cultural Council of Indian River County. Through his personal involvement with more than a dozen performing arts groups, pioneering reciprocal ad program and social media cross promotions, Collins has gained a reputation for generosity; championing other arts organizations throughout Central Florida for the cultural enrichment of the community.
School-aged children 18 years and under are admitted free of charge, as are college students with a valid ID. In keeping with their mission, the symphony provides a unique Symphony for Everyone ticketing program, a “pay-what-you-can” option designed to provide substantially discounted admission to any Space Coast Symphony concert. Relying on a non-traditional orchestra model and a slim budget, the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra is one of only 19 U.S. orchestras to perform year-round. In addition to maintaining the Space Coast Symphony JAZZ Orchestra and Space Coast Symphony Wind Orchestra, the nonprofit organization also has a youth orchestra and provides numerous 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 SpaceCoastSymphony.org by calling toll free (855) 252-7276.