In partnership with the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, Inc., the Brevard Symphony Orchestra will make history by presenting the first-ever symphonic concert under a space shuttle. BSO Music Director and Principal Conductor Christopher Confessore has officially announced Symphonic Odyssey, a once-in-a-lifetime concert experience beneathSpace Shuttle Atlantis℠. This epic performance will take place on Saturday, March 22, 2014, at 8 pm, at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.
“A visit to the new Space Shuttle Atlantis attraction is truly awe-inspiring. It will be a thrilling, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to perform a concert of “out of this world” space-inspired music beneath Atlantis,” stated Confessore. “I can’t wait to hear the iconic Star Wars Theme reverberate throughout the building as the sound of the orchestra reflects off the base of Atlantis. As the orchestra of the Space Coast for six decades – this event is a perfect way to celebrate the Brevard Symphony Orchestra’s 60th Anniversary Season!”
This history-making event, nearly two years in the making, will feature music from films such as Star Wars™, Star Trek™and include the monumental Sunrise fanfare from Thus Spake Zarathustra by Richard Strauss featured in the film 2001: A Space Odyssey™. Highlighting the evening will be a special performance of music from the 80’s hit film, The Last Starfighter™, composed specifically for this concert by award-winning composer Craig Safan.
Winston Scott, Dean of the College of Aeronautics at Florida Institute of Technology and former astronaut, will make a special guest appearance and share his experiences of being a shuttle astronaut. Scott will also discuss the important role that music has played in his life.
General Admission Tickets = $150
V.I.P. Admission Tickets = $250
V.I.P. admission tickets will include dinner prior to the performance at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, reserved concert seating and two beverage redemptions during the performance.
All guests will receive a special commemorative gift pack and will include entrance into Space Shuttle Atlantis℠.
Cash-bar will be available during the performance. Doors will open at 7:00pm on the day of the performance.
Pre-sale tickets will be available to purchase for current subscribers of the Brevard Symphony Orchestra’s 2013-2014 Season, beginning on Monday, February 10, 2014, at 10 am by calling (321) 242-2024.
Tickets will be available for purchase to the general public on Thursday, February 13, 2014, beginning at 10:00am online atwww.brevardsymphony.com or by calling the BSO office at (321) 242-2024.