VERO BEACH — The Space Coast Symphony Orchestra continues its 13th performing season with a Dance Party at on Sun., July 18 at 3 p.m. at the Community Church of Vero Beach.
The program of dance music features works from Marquez, Rachmaninoff, and Joseph. Inspired by a Cuban dance, Arturo Marquez's "Danzón No. 2" is one of the most popular and frequently performed Mexican contemporary classical orchestral pieces.
Anchoring the program is "Symphonic Dances" by Sergei Rachmaninoff. The composer's final work is a study in dramatic contrasts, with vivid emotional colors characterizing each of the three movements.
The world premiere of Thomas Joseph's "Concerto Dystonia" for horn and orchestra is also on the program, presented by the orchestra's principal horn player, Joseph Lovinsky.
Mr. Lovinsky is the former principal horn player of The United States Army Band, The Army Orchestra, and The Army Brass Quintet. Utilizing different playing techniques, "Concerto Dystonia" depicts a skillful performer's gradual decline in technical ability. The personal work chronicles the composer's own battle with task-specific focal dystonia, the same neurological condition that forced SCSO conductor Aaron Collins to give up horn playing.
For Mr. Collins, Dance Party is the perfect blend of musical elements.
"This concert is like the ideal wine pairing," said Mr. Collins. "Superb musicians, incredible works from the past and present, and a world premiere!"
Advance tickets for adults are $30 and available at SpaceCoastSymphony.org, or at beachside and mainland branches of Marine Bank & Trust. Tickets at the door are $35. Dance Party is free for ages 18 and under or with a student ID.
For more information, call (855) 252-7276 or visit SpaceCoastSymphony.org.
The Community Church of Vero Beach is located at 1901 23rd St., Vero Beach.