Brevard Symphony South Guild Presents Renowned Singers in Benefit Concert at Florida Tech March 25

MELBOURNE, FLA.—The Brevard Symphony Orchestra (BSO) South Guild presents Musical Magic Meets Melbourne March 25 at Florida Institute of Technology’s Gleason Performing Arts Center. The concert starts at 4 p.m. Concert headliners are critically acclaimed performers Amy Cofield Williamson, soprano, and her husband Scott Williamson, tenor, from Roanoke, Va. The concert will also feature Heather Coltman, piano, and special guest soprano Eliza Healy Dopira, concert choral director, Florida Tech music program.

The sequel to The Met Meets Melbourne concert of April 2010, Musical Magic will showcase the dynamic duo’s favorite arias and duets, show tunes and other great classics.

Mrs. Williamson, recently praised by the New York Times for her “lovely, rich tone,” has performed all over the United States and Europe, including France, Spain and Croatia. Among her recent performances are her debut in the role of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor with Opera Roanoke; a debut in Festival Chamber Music, a recital at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall; and The Masterwork Chorus in Handel’s Messiah at Carnegie Hall.

The general and artistic director for Opera Roanoke and former music director of the Virginia Chorale, Mr. Williamson is currently involved in the National Chorale’s Carmina Burana at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts’ Avery Fisher Hall in New York, N.Y. He has been praised by the New York Times, Washington Post, Times of London and Baltimore Sun, won the 2005 International Opera Singers Competition and was featured in a solo recital at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall in 2007.

Individual tickets for Musical Magic are $50 and include a wine and cheese reception during intermission. All profits will benefit the BSO. For tickets, call the Symphony House at (321) 242-2024, or the BSO South Guild at (321) 610-7334. Tickets can also be purchased at Wesche Jewelers, 8145 N. Wickham Rd., or Re/Max Olympic Realty, 445 Fifth Avenue, Indialantic.

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