In partnership with the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, Inc., the Brevard Symphony Orchestra will make history by presenting the first-ever symphonic concert under a space shuttle. A once-in-a-lifetime concert experience beneath Space Shuttle Atlantis, this epic performance will take place on Saturday, March 22, at 8 p.m., at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.
“A visit to the new Space Shuttle Atlantis attraction is truly awe-inspiring. It will be a thrilling, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to perform a concert of ‘out of this world’ space-inspired music beneath Atlantis,” stated BSO Music Director and Principal Conductor Chris Confessore. “I can’t wait to hear the iconic ‘Star Wars’ Theme reverberate throughout the building as the sound of the orchestra reflects off the base of Atlantis. As the orchestra of the Space Coast for six decades – this event is a perfect way to celebrate the Brevard Symphony Orchestra’s 60th Anniversary Season.”
The event will feature music from films such as “Star Wars,” “Star Trek” and include the monumental “Sunrise” fanfare from “Thus Spake Zarathustra” by Richard Strauss featured in the film “2001: A Space Odyssey.” Highlighting the evening will be a special performance of music from the 80’s hit film, “The Last Starfighter,” composed specifically for this concert by award-winning composer Craig Safan.
Winston Scott, Dean of the College of Aeronautics at Florida Institute of Technology and former astronaut, will make a special guest appearance and share his experiences of being a shuttle astronaut. He will also discuss the important role that music has played in his life.
All guests will receive a special commemorative gift pack and will include entrance into Space Shuttle Atlantis. Cash bar will be available during the performance. Doors will open at 7 p.m. on the day of the performance.
General admission tickets are $150
V.I.P. admission tickets are $250
(V.I.P. admission tickets will include dinner prior to the performance at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, reserved concert seating and two beverages during the performance.)
For more info visit BrevardSymphony.com or (321) 242-2024