Timeless Collection of American Patriotic Songs

Jun 19, 2017

It's a patriotic salute. The colors of Old Glory and the rich tapestry of American music comes alive in the concert, “America the Beautiful.” 

Celebrate our great country with this timeless collection of popular American patriotic songs. Each piece is performed with a powerful and glorious musical expression by the Space Coast Symphony Wind Orchestra.

America the Beautiful will first be performed at Saturday, June 24 (7 p.m.) at the Scott Center for the Performing Arts at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy. The free concert presented in conjunction with the Space Coast Symphony Chorus will be reprised on Sunday, June 25 (3:30 p.m.) at Riverside Presbyterian Church in Cocoa Beach.

America the Beautiful will showcase our national heritage as conductor and artistic director Aaron T. Collins directs the wind orchestra with music by John Williams, Richard Rodgers, Lee Greenwood, and marches from "The March King," John Philip Sousa.

The musical selections for the concert are varied, running the spectrum of American musical composition. The concert will open with an extended version of the "Star Spangled Banner."  The women of the Space Coast Symphony Chorus will perform several works with the ensemble, including "God Bless the USA" and "Hymn to the Fallen" from the film, Saving Private Ryan.  Among the many rousing patriotic numbers will be a salute to the men and women of the United States Armed Forces; veterans will be asked to stand when their service song is played. 

Artistic Director and Conductor, Aaron Collins, considers it an honor to salute the USA and our veterans. 

“We owe everything to the men and women who have worn our nation's uniform,” said Collins. “These concerts are a powerful way to come together as a community and celebrate our great nation.”

Audience members are asked to wear red, white and blue in a show of patriotic solidarity.  Tickets are required for the free concert and can be reserved online at http://www.spacecoastsymphony.org.  For more information, call toll free to 855-252-7276.