VERO BEACH — Put on your red, white & blue and get ready to wave the flag when the Space Coast Symphony Wind Orchestra presents a free patriotic concert, Let Freedom Ring. Audience members are invited to wear red, white and blue in a show of patriotic solidarity.
The concert will be performed at 2 p.m. on Sat., June 26 at the Emerson Center in Vero Beach.
Conductor and artistic director Aaron T. Collins will direct the wind orchestra with "Victory at Sea" by Richard Rodgers, "God Bless the USA" by Lee Greenwood, "American Salute" by Gould and marches by John Philip Sousa.
Among the many rousing patriotic numbers will be a salute to those who served in the United States Armed Forces. Veterans will be asked to stand when their service song is played.
Special guest tenor Aaron Odom will join the orchestra to sing on several selections. Let Freedom Ring will also pay tribute to the late Marion Scott, a Central Florida musical icon and conductor, with a performance of his favorite work, Wagner's "Elsa's Procession to the Cathedral."
The program will also feature the world premiere of Vero Beach composer R. Michael Daugherty's Semper Fi, dedicated to the United States Marine Corps.
“We owe everything to the men and women who have worn our nation's uniform,” said Mr. Collins. “These concerts are a powerful way to come together as a community and celebrate our great nation.”
Indoor performances by the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra are pursuant to the Covid-19 protocols and capacity limitations of individual venues.
For capacity planning, tickets are required for the free concert and can be reserved online at www.SpaceCoastSymphony.org. For more information, call (855) 252-7276.
The Emerson Center is located at 1590 27th Ave., Vero Beach.