By Jessica Creagan
VERO BEACH -- The Indian River Symphonic Association is committed to bringing beautiful music from the world's finest orchestras and next on its roster is the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of JoAnn Falletta.
The 80-person orchestra will perform Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the Community Church of Vero Beach. Tickets are $60 per person and can be purchased online or by calling the box office.
The concert will feature Antonin Dvorak's Symphony No. 6 in D Major, Opus 60. A second number, Sergei Rachmaninoff's Concerto No. 3 in D Minor for piano and orchestra, Opus 30, will be performed by French pianist Philippe Bianconi.
At 7 p.m., prior to the concert, Ms. Falletta will give a talk in the church's community center, said Ray Mitchell, spokesman for the symphonic association.
Ms. Falletta wears many hats in the musical community, including the music director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, principal conductor of the Ulster Orchestra in Belfast, Northern Ireland and principal guest conductor of the Phoenix Symphony and the Brevard Music Center.
She is the first woman and first American to serve as principal conductor for the Ulster Orchestra, which is considered one of the most important cultural positions in Northern Ireland, a press release said.
Since she has been the maestro for the Buffalo Philharmonic, the orchestra has received national and international attention, multiple broadcasts of their performances and Grammy awards.
The Indian River Symphonic Association has been bringing high quality music to Indian River County for 21 years. This season all of the concerts will be held at Community Church and are scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m.
Community Church is located at 1901 23rd St., Vero Beach. For more information about the Indian River Symphonic Association, call (772) 778-1070 or visit www.irsymphonic.org.