Brevard Symphony returns to Florida concert stages for 2021-22 season

Posted on: November 18, 2021

“For 68 years the Brevard Symphony Orchestra has been performing live symphonic music,” writes Kerry Firth in Tuesday’s (11/16) Space Coast Living (Florida). “There is really nothing quite like a live performance of 50-100 musicians playing…. Finally, they will be performing live again at the King Center in Melbourne…. Like everyone else the BSO was sidelined during the pandemic and organizers had to come up with creative ways to keep their subscribers engaged…. When the King Center reopened in December 2020, the BSO performed to a live masked and socially distanced audience.… ‘We reimagined the 2021 season that was to run January-April 2021,’ BSO executive director David Schillhammer [said]. ‘All nine subscription concerts were performed on stage to a small socially distanced audience and recorded and streamed to those who felt safer watching it from home.’ … Opening night of the BSO’s 68th season was Oct. 16 …. [In January] Holly Mulcahy will perform The Rose of Sonora, the violin concerto she commissioned from film composer George S. Clinton…. A Feb. 4 concert … in Vero Beach will feature John Williams’ award-winning movie scores to mark his 90th birthday.” Christopher Confessore is music director of the Brevard Symphony.