Brevard Symphony Orchestra opens new season

The Brevard Symphony Orchestra will celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday with a concert on Jan. 23.

 

The Brevard Symphony Orchestra is back performing live concerts at the King Center for the Performing Arts.

In October, out of caution relating to the Covid-19 pandemic, BSO postponed the opening of its 2020-21 season.

The season has been rescheduled for January to April 2021. Opening night is 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23.

The opening night program, titled “Beethoven Celebration,” is in honor of Beethoven’s 250th birthday with his Symphony No. 7, deemed one of his most excellent works, according to notes purportedly written by Beethoven.

“We’re thankful to still be here after what has been a very difficult period, not just for us, but for everyone. We thank everyone for the generosity and support they’ve shown us during that time,” said Christopher Confessore, music director and principal conductor of BSO.

Confessore, who was born in Homestead, has been the conductor since 1995. He reflected on his years of service.

“It’s been great. The organization has come a long way,” he said. “We’ve obviously been faced with a big challenge this last year.”

During the hiatus, BSO musicians recorded performances in their homes and shared videos online. Confessore said he has had great success keeping in contact with subscribers and was proud of the strong support.

“We’re looking forward to being back in the concert hall,” he said, “and we’re excited about the prospect of a year to share our experience of live music.”

This 67th season is BSO’s flagship Signature Six Series, presented by the symphony family, as Confessore described the talented musicians, executive director and staff. The concerts are full orchestra programs performed by the BSO musicians featuring a variety of major classical works alongside world premieres, lighter selections and world-class guest artists.

BSO offers educational programs and outreach opportunities to the community as well as concerts.

All concerts take place at the King Center. Capacity is limited at each event, and guests are seated with social distancing between parties. Masks are mandatory for the entirety of your visit. Guests are also encouraged to review the King Center’s Health and Safety Guidelines prior to purchasing tickets.

The King Center is at 3865 N. Wickham Road in Melbourne.

Additional information and tickets may be obtained from the Brevard Symphony Orchestra and the King Center websites at brevardsymphony.com and kingcenter.com, or call the BSO Office at 321-345-5052.