Brevard Symphony Orchestra conductor and music director, Maestro Christopher Confessore. Photo by Arik Sokol.
By PAM HARBAUGH
Tonight’s concert by the Brevard Symphony Orchestra promises to be sensational.
It has to be. Just look at what music director and conductor Maestro Christopher Confessore chose for the program:
Excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake” and Stravinsky’s “Firebird,” Ivanovici’s “Waves of the Danube,” Porumbescu’s “Ballade” and A Harmon arrangement of Enescu’s “Romanian Rhapsody.”
Making it even more enticing is the return of violinist Daniel Szasz, who will be featured in the Porumbescu and the Enescu works. Mr. Szasz actually commissioned Charlie Harmon to arrange the “Romanian Rhapsody” from a full symphony piece to one that features a violin solo with orchestral accompaniment.
A bit about the featured performer:
Mr. Szasz is from Romania where he began playing the violin when he was six years old. He performed his first concerto with a professional orchestra when he was 13 years old. At 19, he joined Romania’s prestigious Cluj State Philharmonic Orchestra.
A winner of many awards, Mr. Szasz is currently the concertmaster with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, where Maestro Confessore serves as resident conductor.
The concert begins 8 p.m. tonight (Nov. 22, 2014) at the King Center, 3865 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne. Tickets range from $20 to $50, with special prices for children and college students. Call 321-242-2219 or visit www.KingCenter.com or www.BrevardSymphony.com.