BSO 'Spooktacular', Dance Companies and More Slated for Cultural Arts Showcase 2017

BSO 'Spooktacular', Dance Companies and More Slated for Cultural Arts Showcase 2017

An exciting array of arts performances that showcase the best of Brevard's arts organizations will highlight the 2017 Cultural Arts Showcase on October 29, 2017 at the King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne.

This free family festival is presented by the Brevard Symphony Orchestra in partnership with the King Center for the Performing Arts. The Festival today announced the performers for the main stage and Studio Theatre.

"As this is the fifth anniversary of the Festival, we are aiming for the best performances, cultural demonstrations, and arts activities yet! This event has inspired arts lovers of all ages and we have to continue to evolve the Festival by adding a multitude of performances and ways to engage our guests with the arts," said BSO Executive Director Fran Delisle.

Today's announcement includes 11 of the over 50 arts organizations and artists participating at this year's Festival. In a year of record high submissions, the Festival's coordinators chose to create a more selective process and focus on diversity of performance.

The main stage will feature two performances, with the BSO's Annual Family Concert Symphonic Spooktacular highlighting the Festival at 2:00 p.m. Nine arts organizations were selected to take the stage in the Studio Theatre and will showcase a variety of performing and cultural arts. The Festival will also spotlight a variety of smaller acts on the Open Air stage and random POP-UP performances throughout the day.

BSO Marketing Director Lesmarie Velez stated "Every year, we encourage all the artists and arts organizations participating at the Cultural Arts Showcase to use their creativity to the fullest. This year, we are urging all groups to add fun and spooky elements to their presentations to create a safe, family-friendly, Halloween setting for our guests," "It's so much fun to see all our guests wearing costumes and trick-or-treating!"


Hosted By Mike & Mindy From Lite Rock 99.3

2:00 p.m. Brevard Symphony Orchestra's Annual Family Concert Symphonic Spooktacular

Presented by Harry & Wendy Brandon

Enjoy an afternoon filled with spooky favorites performed live by the Brevard Symphony Orchestra and hosted by Mike & Mindy from Lite Rock 99.3. The BSO is Brevard's only all-professional orchestra and has presented an annual free family concert for over thirty years. Audience members are encouraged to join the orchestra and wear family-friendly costumes. This concert is the perfect Halloween treat!

Concert Program:

Lloyd Webber/arr. Custer - The Phantom of the Opera

Mussorgsky - Night on Bald Mountain

Gounod - Funeral March of a Marionette

Grieg - In the Hall of the Mountain King

Giacchino/arr. Bocock - Music from The Incredibles

Badelt/arr. Ricketts - Pirates of the Caribbean

Anderson - The Syncopated Clock

Williams/arr. Lavender - Tribute to John Williams

Rossini - William Tell Overture - Finale

3:30 p.m. Brevard Symphony Youth Orchestra's 17/18 Season Kick-Off

The Brevard Symphony Youth Orchestra is proud to kick-off their 2017-2018 season with a performance featuring all of the organization's ensembles including their flagship Symphony Orchestra. The BSYO is comprised of talented student musicians ages 6-18.

4:30 p.m. Halloween Costume Contest

Children of all ages are invited to participate in this year's Costume Contest. Audience members will determine category winners for Spookiest, Funniest, and Most Original. Other categories include Best Group and, for ages 18+, Best Cosplay. Additional awards will include Judge's Choice and Best-In-Show.

Studio Theatre STAGE:

12:15 p.m. American Belly Dance Club will showcase a variety of belly dance styles including American Tribal Style, Egyptian, Cabaret, and Tribal Fusion.

12:45 p.m. The Viera Studio For The Performing Arts will present a musical revue of popular musical theater songs performed by students aged 10-15.

1:15 p.m. Brevard Community Chorus, under the direction of Dr. Robert E. Lamb, will perform two movements from Vivald's "Gloria."

1:45 p.m. Melbourne City Dance Center will showcase a variety of dances by studio dancers including ballet, contemporary, and ballroom.

2:15 p.m. VIDA Florida (Voice of Indonesians in Florida) performers will demonstrate traditional Indonesian dances and music.

2:45 p.m. The Henegar Center, in association with The Feller Theatre Academy, will present a performance of "Hard Knock Life" from the musical "Annie."

3:15 p.m. Marta's Legacy Dance Center will present a variety of musical numbers and dance acts including tap, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, and ballet.

3:45 p.m. Harbor City Harmonizers, under the direction of Gretchen Lux, will present a unique, four-part, a capella harmony in a barbershop style.

4:15 p.m. Eastern Florida State Theatre students show their talents as they perform selections from their fall production of "The Dining Room" by A.R. Gurney.

Event begins at noon and is free to attend. No tickets required. Festival ends at 5:00 p.m.

The Cultural Arts Showcase is a FREE one-day family festival of the performing and cultural arts held annually. Presented by the Brevard Symphony Orchestra and King Center for the Performing Arts, the festival includes arts activities, cultural demonstrations and live performances throughout the day including the BSO's Annual Family Concert hosted by Mike & Mindy from Lite Rock 99.3.

For more information, contact the Brevard Symphony Orchestra at (321) 242-2024 or visit our website at Follow CAS on Facebook:

The BSO is Brevard's premier professional orchestra. For over 60 years, the Brevard Symphony Orchestra has brought quality performances, educational programs and outreach events to the community. Our mission is to entertain and enrich individuals and communities, by creating exceptional, live symphonic music. The BSO is orchestra-in-residence at the King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne, Florida. General information on the Brevard Symphony Orchestra can be found at

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