Our stage comes alive with special events that touch our community.
The Emerson Center is proud
to provide a venue for special events that reach many people in our
Often, these events are benefits and fund-raisers for area charities and
non-profits. Sometimes, they're simply programs of interest that have been
proposed by our friends and neighbors.
Beyond providing a comfortable 800+ seat auditorium and ample on-site
parking, we have the capacity to market tickets. We can provide a/v
equipment, lighting, sound system support, and much more.
To learn more about Special Events at The Emerson Center, call our Box Office at 772.778.5249.
FYI, let us recall the
Special Events programs that appeared on our stage during the 2011-2012 Season.
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ACCLAIMED CELLIST IAN MAKSIN SCHEDULES FLORIDA TOUR STOP ON OUR
STAGE. Sunday, November 6, 2011, 4 PM
Described by critics as “Bocelli of the Cello,” cellist and composer
Ian Maksin announced that his solo tour of Florida will include a
November 6th stop at Vero Beach's Emerson Center in which he will
introduce listeners to a diverse collection of pieces and genres,
bridging the gap between classical and popular music.
Besides standard repertoire such as Bach Suite for Unaccompanied cello
No 3 in C major and Cello Suite by Gaspar Cassado, Ian will give
several Florida premieres: Sonata for Cello Solo No. 1, Op. 72 by
Mieczyslaw Weinberg, a Polish-born, Jewish, Soviet composer and
contemporary ofShostakovich; Three Pieces for Cello Solo by an
award-winning Chicago composer Ilya Levinson; and finally, Maksin’s own
new work “Meditations on Themes by Sting”, a rhapsody for cello solo
based on popular Sting songs such as “Fields of Gold” and “Fragile.”
Known for his intense, passionate performances, Ian Maksin is quickly
gaining international acclaim as both as a cellist and a composer. He
recently returned from his sold-out European tour, where he captivated
audiences with his unique style and his incredible range. Maksin’s
performance career encompasses many musical genres: he has collaborated
with artists such as Sting, Andrea Bocelli, P. Diddy, Snoop Dogg,
Gloria Estefan, Beach Boys, as well as Riverdance and Cirque du Soleil.
In addition to appearing as a soloist with numerous orchestras around
the World and at many classical music festivals such as Ravinia,
Spoleto, and the White Nights Festival in his native St. Petersburg,
Russia, Maksin has also performed at Lollapalooza and on MTV.
Maksin’s mission as a performer is to deliver music to as many
listeners around the globe as possible, and reach out specifically to
people who have limited or no exposure to classical music, and cello in
particular. “I don’t believe there is another instrument that sounds
more like the human voice than the cello” says Maksin. “I fell in love
with it when I was five years old, and I have introduced the cello to
thousands since then. My goal is to make sure no one is left behind”.
BIG APPLE CABARET STAR, CORINNA SOWERS-ADLER, PRESENTS VETERANS' DAY
Friday, November 11, 2011,
One of New York’s premiere cabaret performers, Corinna Sowers-Adler,
will be appearing at The Emerson Center with an especially stirring
Veterans' Day presentation, “Songs from the Heart.” In this unique
night-out, Sowers-Adler will feature new found love songs we’ll never forget
and the standards we’ll always remember. This will be a single
performance November 11, 2011 at 8:00 pm.
Sowers-Adler was named one of NYC’s top 15 cabaret acts of 2010 by
Andrew Martin of Nitelife Exchange. Stephen Hanks, reviewer for
“Cabaret Scenes,” writes, “during her right and well-crafted
performance... Corinna not only exhibited a lovely and powerful soprano
voice... but a burgeoning sassy-blonde comedic ability.”
Tickets for the event are specially priced
at only $15. Tickets may be ordered
online or you may call 778-5249.
Also, tickets will be available at the door at a cost of $20.
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CELLIST AZIZ SAPAEV JOINS TREASURE COAST SYMPHONY FOR EMERSON
CENTER DEBUT PERFORMANCE.
Sunday, November 13, 2011
One performance, 3 PM
Sunday, November 13 at 3:00 PM, The Treasure Coast Symphony will fill
The Emerson Center with music in their debut performance on our stage.
In fact, this performance will be the orchestra's first performance of
their 27th season.
Under the baton
Conductor Terence Kirchgessner, this appearance will showcase the
talents of a guest soloist, cellist Aziz Sapaev, a highly recognized
performer from Uzbechistan who has performed since age 13. On our
stage, he will present Haydn's Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major.
In addition, this concert program offers the overture from Rossini's
Barber of Seville and Schubert's Symphony No. 3 in D Major, D.200.
The Treasure Coast Symphony is a non-for–profit organization made up
of volunteer musicians from the Treasure Coast area. Since 1984, the
orchestra has been dedicated to providing cultural enrichment,
education, and activity for the performing and non-performing segments
of our community. For more information please visit their website at
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SILVER TONES CHORUS OFFERS "A HOLIDAY CONCERT" FROM OUR STAGE. Thursday, December 15, 2012
Vero Beach's Silver Tones Chorus, in cooperation with the Senior
Resource Association, will be staging "A Holiday Concert" at The
Emerson Center on December 15 at 7:00 PM.
The concert will feature the Gifford "Tigers" Youth Orchestra and the
Sebastian River High School Chorus. The event is being sponsored by the
Leo and Peggy Pierce Family Foundation.
Organizers are suggesting a $5 donation per individual at the door
to support the work of the Senior Resource Association. For more
information, call 772.469.2062 or email
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MIAMI BEACH STRING QUARTET IS BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND.
Saturday, January 7, 2012
One performance, 4 PM
Responding to requests from their appreciative local audiences, the acclaimed Miami
Beach String Quartet is returning to Vero Beach's Emerson Center on
Saturday, January 7th at
4:00pm for a special performance. Due to scheduling complications, this
will likely be their only performance in our area this season. (Download
a brochure about this event.)
program will feature compositions by Mozart, Dvorak, and Tchaikovsky (see program
As our audiences learned at their two Emerson Center performances last
season, the Miami
Beach String Quartet is a prime example of the ultimate in quartet
excellence, capturing the excitement of music and its soul. Their
encore performance promises to be beautiful, melodic, strong, and often deeply introspective.
Once again, you’ll feel the intimacy of the music and get to know the musicians and
their style. You can watch their facial expressions and feel the
natural syncopation with their instruments and with each other as their
posture changes with the melody or intensity of the music. Importantly,
you will witness four renowned soloists, united by their musical passions
without benefit of a conductor, relying on countless rehearsal hours to
insure musical perfection.
The Miami Beach String Quartet's upcoming performance promises an
you’ll always remember.
To open the concert, the quartet chose Tchaikovsky’s Andante
Cantabile, the slow and melodic second movement written for the
composer’s quartet number eleven, but frequently played as a separate
piece because of its compelling beauty. The origin of the melody is
said to be a tune whistled by a workman which fascinated the composer
who orchestrated it for string quartet. In any case it has undoubtedly
become one of the most beloved andantes in musical repertoire. Another
famous piece follows.
Mozart’s String Quartet Number 17 in B flat major has been named
“Hunting” because of its opening movement’s general mood of happiness
and its suggestion of intense joy in effortless music making. The
second movement slows the rhythm to a dance movement contrasted by a
more youthful sounding trio. Then a lyrical Adagio third movement
changes the perspective with a melodic phrase played by the first
violin with the accompaniment of the other instruments. A joyful and
untroubled Finale returns to the original mood to conclude the “Hunting
Quartet.” The quartet ends in jubilant music befitting Mozart’s
gratitude to Josef Haydn to whom this piece and five others were
The concert will end with Antonin Dvorak’s Quartet in F major,
commonly called ”The American.” This famous quartet was written during
Dvorak’s two year stint as Director of the National Conservatory of
Music of America, specifically during a vacation visit to the Czech
immigrant settlement in Spillville, Iowa. There he made musical
sketches of the Indian and American Western music which he studied
until he was able to capture their characteristics well enough to make
a musical picture of the American west described in this quartet and in
his Quintet in E flat major. Although the music sounds familiar they
are Dvorak’s own compositions written in accordance with the keys,
rhythms, scales, and tonalities which give the themes their American
indigenous characteristics while still retaining the techniques of
European art music. The Quartet in F major is considered a masterpiece
of multi-cultural composition which we will enjoy as it is performed by
four outstanding musicians.
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RAGTIME, ROMANCE, & ROSES: FEATURING BOB MILNE. Sponsored by MONTI'S FLOWER MARKET
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
One performance, 7 PM
When Bob Milne sat down at the piano for a recent meeting of the
Treasure Coast Yale Club, the audience was amazed. "It
incredible," explained Lucy Sohm who quickly became a fan of this versatile
pianist. "He showed a command of the instrument that is rarely
encountered. If we could only hear more!"
Her wish (and the wishes of many others) will be granted in a
special performance at The Emerson Center when this exceptional
pianist, dubbed a "national treasure" by the Library of Congress, will
perform live at 7 PM on Valentine's Day (Tuesday, Feb. 14).
To help make the day even more memorable, the event's sponsor,
Flower Market in Vero Beach (on Commerce Avenue behind Staples), will present a complimentary single red
rose to the first 200 couples (or unaccompanied ladies) purchasing their tickets in advance. "We
want to help make this special evening even more special," states Monti Jones, owner of Vero's creative floral design shop, "and
nothing sets the tone more perfectly than flowers."
While pianist Milne's forte is spirited ragtime/boogie-woogie music (in
this genre, his performances are critically acclaimed around the
world), for this February 14 performance, he will build a diverse show
which also incorporates romantic melodies spanning the decades. "You'll
want to grab somebody's hand and give it a squeeze," Milne advises our
audience. "If you feel like tapping your toes, go right ahead. And, if
you want to dance in the aisles, enjoy yourself. We will have no
shortage of fun at this Valentine's concert."
Advance tickets ($20 per person) for this evening performance, which include
a complimentary rose for the first 200 couples (or unaccompanied
ladies), are available online or by calling The Emerson Center's box office at
772.778.5249. Tickets will be available at the door for $25.
A Valentine's suggestion:
Make Valentine's Day even more special for the one you love by visiting
or calling the floral experts at Monti's Flower Market. They're
located at 1163
Commerce Avenue (directly behind Staples on US 1) and their phone
number is 772.778.9850. Want something really special? Contact Monti
Jones directly via
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JAZZ ON SUNDAY FROM THE SPACE COAST SYMPHONY.
A Trilogy of concerts sponsored by CENTER STATE BANK
Sunday, November 20, 1022, 2:30 PM
Sunday, December 18, 2011, 2:30 PM
Sunday, March 11, 2012, 2:30 PM
The Emerson Center, along with Presenting Sponsor CenterState Bank, is
proud to announce the “Jazz on Sundays,” a trilogy of musical events to
be introduced for Vero Beach’s upcoming social season. Music will be
performed by the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra.
The first of the three-part series will be held on
20 at 2:30 p.m. at the Emerson Center. “An
Afternoon with Basie,
Ellington, & Friends” showcases the styles of music by these jazz
artists who were the backbone of some of the musical heritage in
America and Europe. Don't miss this incredible inaugural concert that
will have you tapping your toes all night.
Then, on Sunday, December 18 at 2:30 p.m., The Space Coast Jazz
All-Stars will present two iconic Christmas albums, A Stan Kenton Merry
Christmas and Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker.
The third part of the series
will be held on Sunday, March 11, 2012, at 2:30 p.m. when the
Orchestra presents iconic pieces from the jazz roots of Louis
Armstrong’s New Orleans, through the Boogie Woogie of Harry James and
Lionel Hampton, including Count Basie and Louis Prima’s swing and jump
styles, and tastes of contemporary jazz rooted in rock and roll.
The Space Coast Symphony is a lively and passionate Central Florida
orchestra comprised of professional musicians and select youth players.
The Orchestra was formed with a two-fold mission: to provide mentoring
and performance opportunities for Florida’s finest youth musicians as
well as to provide professional-level concerts at genuinely affordable
prices. The ultimate goal of the organization is to help ensure the
symphonic tradition for the enjoyment of future generations.
“We worked with the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra in May 2010, when
they performed a patriotic concert to a very enthusiastic crowd,” said
The Emerson Center’s Don Croteau. “We wanted to bring them back with
their Jazz Series for this season, and with the sponsorship from
CenterState Bank, we were able to accomplish that.”
Advance tickets of $20 may be purchased
online or by calling the Box Office at 772.778.5249.
Tickets at the door are an additional $5. Students 18 years of age and
under (with identification) are admitted free.
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BRITISH ARCHAEOLOGIST & BBC COMMENTATOR PAUL BAHN DISCUSSES ICE
Sunday, March 18, 2012
One performance, 4 PM
At 4:00 PM on Sunday, March 18th, distinguished Ice Age archaeologist,
BBC commentator, and writer Dr. Paul Bahn will be the featured speaker
at a free program at The Emerson Center in Vero Beach. This event is
made possible by the Old
Vero Ice Age Sites Committee.
As a specialist in Ice Age art, Bahn comes to Indian River County
because of his interest in the carved fossil bone found
in 2009 by James Kennedy and the unique deposits here that include the
well known Vero Man site. The carved artifact, the only known example
of a man-made Pleistocene carving in the Americas, has heightened
interest in Florida’s earliest human inhabitants.
Paul Bahn is the author of the well known book Journey through the
Ice Age. In 2003, he led the archeological team that discovered
Britain's first Ice Age cave art at Creswell Crags in Nottinghamshire.
Bahn received his PhD from Cambridge and completed several post
doctorial fellowships, including a Getty Foundation fellowship in the
History of Art and the Humanities. He is a contributing editor to
Archaeology magazine, BBC commentator on archaeology and art, and
translator of numerous books on archaeology. With a primary research
interest in prehistoric art, especially rock art of the world and
Paleolithic art, he has expressed an interest in the carving from Vero
Bahn will speak on recent discoveries in Ice Age art from Europe and
other parts of the world. While in Vero, Bahn plans to inspect the
carved artifact which was found here. The authenticity of this artifact
has been established by the University of Florida and confirmed by the
Smithsonian Institution. The discovery of a mammoth carving on the bone
of an extinct Florida mammal has caused the National Geographic to ask
if this “the tip of the iceberg” of what may be yet discovered in the
UF archaeologist Barbara Purdy, professor emerita of anthropology, will
also be visiting Vero Beach for this presentation.
Admission to this Special Program at The Emerson Center is free.
General admission seating is available on a space-available basis.
For more information on this event, contact OVIASC volunteers Susan
Grandpierre at 860 277 2771 or Sandra Rawls at 772 778-5274.
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THE LITERATURE OF HOPE. * Edwidge Danticat,
Haitian author &
peace activist * Kent Annan,
Author & co-director of Haiti Partners
March 24, 2012, 4:00 PM
(Optional reception follows)
A benefit program for Haiti Partners and the Laura
(Riding) Jackson Foundation.
devastating January 12, 2010, earthquake in Haiti focused attention of
the world on a small country no more than 700 miles off the coast of
Florida. Hundreds of thousands lost their lives and as many as one
million lost their homes. More than a million Haitians are still
struggling to recover their lives. And yet this earthquake is just the
latest challenge in a history of injustices, dictatorships, natural
calamities, and economic disasters following the breathtaking
accomplishment of the Haitian independence from France in 1804.
The poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, Haiti is the only slave
colony – ever - to achieve freedom. Its people are steeped in
the concept of justice, even as they live through injustice. Their
story provides the world a rich tradition of art, music, and culture.
These are our neighbors; they have lived and worked among us since the
founding of our country. Every Haitian alive has hope for change in
On March 24, 2012, at 4:00 PM the Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation and
Haiti Partners will present words of new hope for Haiti through the
voices of renowned author and Haitian expert, Edwidge Danticat, and
local author Kent Annan. A reception to meet the authors, purchase
books and Haitian arts and crafts will follow.
Haitian-born Edwidge Danticat is the author of several fiction
and nonfiction books and winner of numerous awards
honors, including the National Book Award and an Oprah Book Club
selection. Recipient of the MacArthur "genius award" last year, Ms.
Danticat received degrees from Barnard and Brown University. Her work
appears regularly in The New Yorker Magazine and she is frequently
heard on NPR. She has edited two anthologies, The Butterfly’s Way:
Voices from The Haitian Dyaspora in the United States and The Beacon
Best of 2000: Great Writing by Men and Women of All Colors and
Cultures. Her writings are regularly anthologized and translated into
many languages. In addition to teaching creative writing at New York
University and the University of Miami, she has worked with filmmakers
Patricia Benoit and Jonathan Demme on Haiti-related documentaries and
is active in various social causes. Ms. Danticat lives in Miami with
"I come from a place where breath, eyes and
memory are one, a place from which you carry your past like the hair on
your head. Where women return to their children as butterflies or as
tears in the eyes of the statues that their daughters pray to."
- Edwidge Danticat, from Breath, Eyes,
Annan is the author of two nonfiction books, After Shock (2011) and
Following Jesus through the Eye of the Needle (2009). His work has been
published in numerous literary journals. He is co-director and
co-founder of Haiti Partners, a nonprofit focused on education in
Haiti. He began living and working in Haiti in 2003 after previously
working for refugee ministries in Western Europe, Albania and Kosovo.
His work with Haiti Partners has him traveling to Haiti regularly,
including numerous immediate earthquake response trips in spring of
2010. Mr. Annan is a resident of Vero Beach, Florida, where he lives
with his wife and two children. He holds a Master of Divinity from
Princeton Theological Seminary.
This event is being
presented by the Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation in partnership with
are encouraged to add their voices of support for this important
About Haiti Partners
Haiti Partners works to help Haitians change Haiti through education,
training, and resources for teachers, students, leaders, and disciples.
One in three children never get to attend school, and the vast majority
of Haitians live on less than two dollars a day. Haiti Partners strives
to equip individuals to nurture dignity and foster the critical
thinking, group learning, and self-confidence essential to making
social enterprises flourish. Haiti Partners has responded to the
earthquake by launching a program to build and provision Learning
Centers. These Learning Centers shelter families, provide schools for
children, and offer ongoing jobs to the Haitians who teach, build, and
sustain the centers. Haiti Partners maintains a past, present, and
future commitment to education in Haiti, not as an emergency fix, but
as a long-term strategy for change in Haiti (www.haitipartners.org).
About the Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation
Founded in 1992, the Laura (Riding Jackson) Foundation interprets its
mission to “create awareness, understanding and appreciation of
Laura (Riding) Jackson and her works” by emphasizing in its programs
the skills and dedication required to be a good writer, and the value
and possibilities in a life devoted to language and literature. The
Foundation has preserved the author’s home, an example of Florida’s
historic “cracker” style of vernacular architecture. The home is a
focal point for the study of literature and history, an example of a
disappearing architectural style, and a symbol of an older, more
environmentally-sensitive way of life. The Foundation’s vision is to
become a regionally significant provider of literary and
humanities-based programs for a broad range of audiences (www.lauraridingjackson.com).
Tickets are now available online or by calling the Box Office at 772-778-5249. You can
order tickets for the authors' presentation ($25) and, additionally,
for the reception which follows ($25).
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SOULFEGE JAZZ TRIO STAGES APRIL 21 BENEFIT PERFORMANCE.
Saturday, April 21, 2012
One performance, 7 PM
A trio of Vero Beach's top entertainers are serving up an evening of
jazz music to raise funds for the scholarship program at
for the Performing Arts. This 7 PM event on April 21 promises to
provide an outstanding evening of musical fun supporting an important
Dr. Ray Adams, the artistic director at Indian River Charter High
School's Schumann School for Visual and Performing Arts, will be joined
on stage by Dave Mundy and Richie Mola. Mundy is a Berklee graduate and instrumental
jazz instructor at the Indian River Charter High School. Mola is a
successful music instructor in nearby Palm Bay. Both of these
instrumentalists are well-known to Treasure Coast Chorale audiences.
The jazz trio plays a variety of jazz favorites... from the American
Songbook to Contemporary jazz while specializing in the 1940's bebop
era. This popular group has entertained audiences in The Moorings,
John's Island, McKee Gardens, and many other venues.
The name "SoulFege" is a play on the Italian "sol fege," a term
describing the words which comprise the notes of the major scale (do,
re, mi, etc.)
Don't miss this talented group of musicians presented by The Academy
for the Performing Arts to benefit the scholarship fund.
Advance sale general admission tickets are $15.00 for adults and $5.00
for students. They are available from our
online box office or by
calling 772.778.5249. Also, you can visit The Emerson Center's box
office at 1590 27th Avenue in Vero Beach.
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FOREVER KITTEN: LAUREN CHAPIN'S RETROSPECTIVE ON GROWING UP
WITH "FATHER KNOWS BEST"
Sunday, April 29, 2012
One performance, 5 PM
"Forever Kitten" features Lauren Chapin, forever known as Kathy
on television's vintage "Father Knows Best." In this single-show
appearance, she offers us a walk down Hollywood's "Memory Lane" as she
reminisces about her experiences in perhaps the most popular comedy
series of the late fifties to early sixties. Her presentation,
accompanied by entertaining video clips from that by-gone era and
personal perspectives about stars Robert Young and Jane Wyatt, promises
to shed insights into this television treasure - as well as to reveal
the challenges faced by young actors who must deal with fame at such a
Lauren Chapin has appeared on numerous shows including "The Regis and
Kathy Lee Show," "The Today Show," "Entertainment Tonight," and "Oprah
Winfrey." In addition, she has hosted a seven-hour Fathers Day telethon
on The Family Channel. For more information, visit her website,
At the end of her presentation, we anticipate that Ms. Chapin will
entertain questions from the audience as well. You can download a flyer
about this special event by
General admission tickets for this Sunday afternoon appearance (April
29, 5 PM) cost $25. Tickets are currently available from our
online ticket office or by
calling our Box Office at 772.778.5249.
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Friendship Caravan 2012
ISRAELI MUSIC, HIGH ENERGY DANCING, AND WONDERFUL ENTERTAINMENT
FOR ALL! Saturday, June 9, 2012
One performance, 7 PM
The Israel Scouts Friendship Caravan 2012 is a group of highly talented
Israeli youth who are part of a larger delegation of Israel Scouts who,
each summer, represent Israel in camps and communities across North
America. Their performance is an energetic and patriotic display of
goodwill and friendship between countries. Performing songs in both
Hebrew and English, the Scouts bring smiles to the faces of audiences
of all ages, cultures and religions. Their joy and optimism is
The Friendship Caravan is comprised of ten incredibly motivated and
talented Israel Scouts, ages 16 and 17, and two adult leaders. The
troupe is part of the International Scouting Movement and is a sister
organization of the Boy and Girl Scouts of America. They will perform
at churches, schools, summer camps, community centers, synagogues,
senior centers and hospitals throughout the United States during the
summer months. In addition to their lively show, the Caravan members
can also lead dozens of various activities for children, answer
questions about life in Israel and discuss what it is like to be an
There will be a reception with light refreshments following the
performance where audience members will have the opportunity to mingle
with and meet the delegation.
Temple Beth Shalom hosts this group annually with the help of our
sponsors. This year’s sponsors to date include: Mike and Colleen
Kessler, Mike and Bev Swatt, Paul and Carol Kanarek, Dan and Mindy
Pollack, Matt and Roxy Zoffer, Gary and Karen Kaplan. If you would like
to be a sponsor, please contact us.
Join in the fun at the Israel Scouts Friendship Caravan 2012
performance on Saturday, June 9th at the Emerson Center in Vero Beach.
Advance tickets are available ($10 for adults and $8 for students and
children) in the Temple Beth Shalom office, 355 43rd Avenue, Vero
Beach, or from the Emerson Center's
online ticket office. Call
(772) 569-4700 for information.
We encourage you to buy early and avoid a line at the door where
general admission tickets will also be available on the evening of the
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SPACE COAST JAZZ ORCHESTRA'S BIG BAND SHOWCASE SWINGS US INTO
SUMMER. Sunday, June 10, 2012
One performance, 2:30 PM
A hot June day is about to get even hotter when the Space Coast Jazz
Orchestra steps onstage for its swinging Big Band Showcase.
This Sunday afternoon concert (June 10 at 2:30 PM) launches the
orchestra's highly anticipated 2012 Summer Series and features music of
the 1920's, '30's, and '40's. Join us as the Jazz Orchestra performs
music from the big band era's favorite composers, including Tommy
Dorsey, Jimmy Dorsey, and Glenn Miller. As usual, this group's programs
pack a few special twists and surprises as well!
The Space Coast Jazz Orchestra has been receiving rave reviews and is
quickly becoming one of the Southeast's premiere jazz ensembles. Don't
miss this performance.
Advance sale, general admission tickets are available for $20 ($25 at
the door). Students with a valid student ID are admitted free. Tickets
can be purchased online (a $1.50 service charge applies to this show
only) or from our Box Office at 772.778.5249.
The Emerson Center at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Vero Beach is conveniently located at 1590
27th Avenue, on the SE corner of 16th Street and 27th Avenue and has
more than 300 parking spaces, an auditorium that seats over 800 people
in comfortable padded seating, a raised stage that offers everyone
unrestricted views, and professional state-of-the-art sound and
lighting systems. Call 772-778-5249 for tickets, purchase tickets
online, or visit The Emerson Center itself. For many performances,
group tickets are also available.
In prior years, our special events programs have brought many distinguished
presenters to our stage. Here are just a few examples of the programs we've
Bill Schulz, Former Director, Amnesty International
Greg Mortenson, Author & Humanitarian
Giordani, Operatic Tenor
Anne Warshaw, Presidential Advisor
Rory Stewart, Afghani Scholar and Humanist
For a memorable look at other past events, visit our