Brevard Symphony Orchestra Announces 2014-15 Season - 'Journey'

Brevard Symphony Orchestra Announces 2014-15 Season - 'Journey'

Brevard County, Florida -- Following the monumental 60th anniversary season of the Brevard Symphony Orchestra, music director and principal conductor Christopher Confessore has announced concerts and events for the 2014-2015 season, Journey.

"Every performance by the Brevard Symphony Orchestra is a journey, as the great music performed by our terrific orchestra transports our listeners to different times and places in history," said Maestro Confessore, "Several of the works programmed on our 2014-15 season have special significance within this context."

The orchestra begins the season with a major work - Antonin Dvorak's New World Symphony. Dvorak journeyed to America to accept a teaching position in New York City, and while he found much that inspired him in America, he was still terribly homesick for his Czech homeland. This symphony serves as Dvorak's musical postcard From the New World and is his most beloved composition.

Other important pieces on the season include works that are from the beginning or the end of the composer's career and represent either the exciting promise of a great career ahead, or the summing-up of a composer's life's work. Works in the early category include music from Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake ballet and Igor Stravinsky's Firebird ballet. For both composers, these scores represent their first music for ballet and launched careers that produced some of the most important and influential music ever composed for the ballet stage. The orchestra will also feature the First Symphony of Finnish master Jean Sibelius, a favorite of Confessore's. The season closes with the Second Symphony of a true American original - Charles Ives. Along with Dvorak's Ninth Symphony, the BSO has programmed two other mature works that represent each composer's final great masterpieces - the Cello Concerto by Edward Elgar featuring acclaimed cellist Allison Eldredge, and the Great C Major Symphony No. 9 by Franz Schubert.

"Chris Confessore and the very talented musicians of the Brevard Symphony Orchestra will take our audiences on a variety of musical Journeys in 2014-2015. As we embark on this new and exciting season, we hope that everyone finds our music inspiring and truly personal," said BSO executive director Fran Delisle.

Building on the orchestra's purpose to bring quality, live, symphonic music to Brevard County, the BSO invites the community to experience the symphony when Maestro Confessore leads the BSO for 23 performances beginning July 2014. A variety of concerts will fill the season including evening performances, a matinee series, three free concerts and a special performance in Titusville. BSO ensembles will appear throughout the year performing at venues across Brevard County.

Season Highlights Include:

Symphony Under the Stars

Friday, July 4, 2014 - 8:00pm

Cocoa Riverfront Park

Guests will experience an evening of fabulous patriotic and Pops classics while viewing the awesome fireworks display presented by the Cities of Cocoa and Rockledge. A fun-filled day for family and friends to enjoy the talents of our community and salute our great nation! Events throughout the day, BSO Concert begins at 8:00 pm.


Sunday With the Symphony

Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 3:00pm

Barnes & Noble, West Melbourne

Meet the BSO's Principal Conductor/Music Director, Christopher Confessore. The Maestro will share highlights of the upcoming season and answer audience questions. Meet BSO musicians and enjoy the sounds of a BSO Ensemble.

Barnes & Noble will donate proceeds from book fair sales to BSO with use of a special promotion code.


Family Concert & Cultural Arts Showcase

Sunday, September 21, 2014

King Center for the Performing Arts

Join the Brevard Symphony Orchestra, for the second annual Cultural Arts Showcase. Visitors will enjoy special performances throughout the day from your favorite arts groups, including two FREE family concerts featuring the BSO at 2pm and 4pm. Guests will also have a chance to learn about, and experience, the cultural arts along the Space Coast including the BSO's instrument petting zoo. Also adding to the festive flair, a variety of unique trucks offering a wide range of different food styles.

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Subscription Concert 1

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 8:00pm

King Center for the Performing Arts

Dudley Buck - Festival Overture on the National Air
Howard Hanson - Piano Concerto (Scott Watkins, piano)
Antonin Dvorak - Symphony No. 9 From the New World


A Gift Of Music

Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 3:00pm

Titusville High School Performing Arts Center

The Brevard Symphony Orchestra returns to north Brevard. Enjoy light classics and familiar favorites with your BSO!


Subscription Concert 2

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 8:00pm

King Center for the Performing Arts

Ion Ivanovici - Waves of the Danube
Ciprian Porumbescu - Ballade (Daniel Szasz, violin)
Georges Enescu/arr. Harmon - Romanian Rhapsody for Violin and Orchestra (Daniel Szasz, violin)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Selections from Swan Lake
Igor Stravinsky - Suite from The Firebird (1919)


Subscription Concert 3

Saturday, January17, 2015 - 2:00pm & 8:00pm

King Center for the Performing Arts

Steve Kornicki - Fanfare in a Continuum of Gradual Crescendo {World Premiere}
Edward Elgar - Cello Concerto (Allison Eldredge, cello)
Jean Sibelius - Symphony No. 1


Symphonic Spectacular

Subscription Concert 4 - POPS!

Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 2:00pm & 8:00pm

King Center for the Performing Arts

The BSO presents a spectacular collection of familiar classics and beloved Pops selections - from Tchaikovsky's Waltz of the Flowers, Wagner's Ride of the Valkyries, Bach's Air on the G String and the Finale to Rossini's William Tell Overture to beloved melodies from The King and I and The Wizard of Oz and more.


Subscription Concert 5

Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 2:00pm & 8:00pm

King Center for the Performing Arts

Ludwig van Beethoven - Overture to Egmont
Sergei Prokofiev - Piano Concerto No. 3 (Joyce Yang, piano)
Franz Schubert - Symphony No. 9 in C Major Great


Subscription Concert 6

Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 8:00pm

King Center for the Performing Arts

Johannes Brahms - Academic Festival Overture
Charles Ives - Symphony No. 2

Featured Guest: Bobby Horton


Season tickets are on sale now via the BSO's website at or by calling the BSO's administrative offices at (321) 242-2024. Single tickets will be available for purchase beginning Monday, September 1, 2014 via the orchestra's website or by calling the King Center Box Office at (321) 242-2219. Box office fees will apply.

The Brevard Symphony Orchestra is proud to announce changes and update to subscriber and single tickets options for the 2014-2015 season, with exciting options for those new to the orchestra.