Melbourne, FL (Sept 6, 2019)—The Brevard Symphony Orchestra (BSO) is pleased to announce an upcoming, free concert for families. Symphonic Spooktacular will take place on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts. The concert is scheduled to begin at 2 pm.

Sponsored by the Brandon Family Foundation, this free, family-friendly event will include activities geared towards children, including a costume contest and a conducting station. It will also include an Instrument Petting Zoo, where children and adults alike will have the opportunity to try out different orchestral instruments, including violin, flute, trumpet, percussion, and others.

The concert will include such favorites as Strauss’ Thunder and Lightning Polka, Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain, plus music from Ghostbusters, Harry Potter, and Star Wars. Also included on this concert will be music from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Ballet, including a special guest appearance by dancers from the Space Coast Ballet Company. The BSO will be in the pit for the company’s Nutcracker performances in December, bringing these two groups together for the first time in 15 years. BSO Executive Director David Schillhammer: “The Brevard Symphony is thrilled to be able to present this free concert for families in our community and to be reuniting with our friends at the Space Coast Ballet Company. I hope to see whole families in costume, ready to hear a variety of spooktacular music, just in time for Halloween.”

Attendees will also have the opportunity to try their hand at conducting. Maestro Christopher Confessore, who will be on the podium for this concert, will guide budding conductors through the basics as they lead the professional musicians in a brief excerpt.

The Brevard Symphony Orchestra’s 66th season will begin with Symphonic Spooktacular. Its main 2019-2020 concert series opens with Opening Night: The Planets, also at the King Center, on Saturday, November 16 at 7:30 pm.

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