Sizzling “Music of the Night” Print E-mail

WFIT (NPR Radio - Melbourne, Fla)

August 7, 2018

Who doesn’t love the genius of Andrew Lloyd Webber? The knighted English composer has created some of the most recognizable musical theatre productions of all time—from Cats and Evita to Jesus Christ Superstar and Phantom of the Opera as well as other hit musicals.Music of_the_Night

Singers from Orlando Light Opera, a program of Central Florida Vocal Arts, and Opera del Sol will join the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra in a stirring tribute to Webber with Music of the Night on Saturday, August 11 (7 p.m.) at the Scott Center for the Performing Arts at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy and Sunday August 12 (3 p.m.) at the Community Church of Vero Beach.

Delivered with the twin attributes of plush and power, Music of the Night promises to showcase all the glamour, magic and mystery of both musical theater and opera repertory. Broadway veteran Michelle Knight (Disenchanted, Jersey Boys, Finding Nemo) headlines the show along with mezzo soprano Sarah Purser, tenor Kit Cleto and baritone Michael John Foster. Also featured in the powerful concert are Stephanie Newman, Stephanie McCranie, Brian Hayes, and Andrew Lejeune. In addition to songs by Webber, the music of Sondheim, Rodgers, Weill, and other composers will be highlighted.

SCSO Conductor and Artistic Director, Aaron Collins, is proud to partner with the best of Central Florida vocalists for Music of the Night.

"We are thrilled to have Michelle Knight and singers from Orlando Light Opera and Opera del Sol joining us for this musical homage," said Collins. "Andrew Lloyd Webber is responsible for some of the most exciting and expressive music ever composed for the theater. We predict this concert will put the sizzle in your summer."

Knight is an Orlando native and a graduate of the University of Central Florida. After being on Broadway with Jersey Boys, Michelle premiered and starred in the off Broadway musical, Disenchanted (Lucille Lortel award Nominee-Lead Actress). Other credits include national tours of Grease (Rizzo) and the 30th anniversary tour of Annie. Most recently, Michelle was the lead vocalist in national concert tours, The Golden Age of Broadway and Rhapsody and Rhythm. Michelle is a frequent leading player with the Orlando Philharmonic (My Fair Lady, Carousel, Guys and Dolls, How to Succeed.) You can see Michelle singing at Walt Disney World as Dory in Finding Nemo the musical and with the Voices of Liberty.

Collins and SCSO are sure to find plenty 0f shine and pep in Music of the Night.

Advance tickets are $25 for adults are available through the orchestra website www.SpaceCoastSymphony.org and the orchestra’s new official Brevard County outlet: Marine Bank & Trust in Suntree.

For more information about the Space Coast Symphony's Tenth Anniversary 2018-19 Season or the Symphony for Everyone discount ticket program, visit their website or call toll-free (855) 252-7276. More information about the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra’s upcoming concerts, ticket sales, venues, directions and sponsorship opportunities is available at www.SpaceCoastSymphony.org by calling toll free (855) 252-7276.

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