The Emerson Center is proud
to provide a venue for special events that reach many people in our
Often, these events are benefits and fund-raisers for area charities and
non-profits. Sometimes, they're simply programs of interest that have been
proposed by our friends and neighbors.
Beyond providing a comfortable 800+ seat auditorium and ample on-site
parking, we have the capacity to market tickets. We can provide a/v
equipment, lighting, sound system support, and much more.
To learn more about Special Events at The Emerson Center, call our Box
Office at 772.778.5249
Here are the Special Events
which have appeared on our stage in 2015-2016. Check this page regularly as
new events are being scheduled (and our upcoming 2016-2017 Season will be
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PIANIST GEORGE WINSTON APPEARS ON OUR STAGE.
A FOOD PANTRY
Friday, November 20. 2015
One performance, 7:00 PM
Solo pianist and Grammy award winner George Winston will be
featured as a special presentation, on Friday, November 20, 7 p.m.
grew up in Montana, Mississippi, and Florida. Inspired by R&B, jazz,
Blues, and rock (especially The Doors), George began playing organ in
1967. In 1971 he switched to the acoustic piano after hearing
recordings from the 1920s and the 1930s by the legendary stride
pianists Thomas “Fats” Waller and Teddy Wilson. He later developed his
own style of melodic instrumental music on solo piano, called folk
piano. He recorded his first album in 1972. Since 1980 George has
released eleven solo piano albums.
This concert will feature Mr. Winston’s solo piano Winter Show,
which will include melodic fall and winter type songs, some of Vince
Guaraldi’s Peanuts pieces, pieces inspired by the New Orleans piano &
the stride piano traditions, and songs from his newest solo piano
album, Spring Carousel - A Cancer Research Benefit.
this is the kick-off of the holiday season, all attendees are invited
to bring a non-perishable canned food donation to the concert for The
Food Pantry of Indian River County’s collection area in the main
lobby. Additionally, Mr. Winston donates his merchandise to be sold by
the Food Pantry who will ultimately retain 100% of the profits of
are priced from $38-$83 per seat and
online , from our Box
Office at 1590 27th Street, or by phone at 772.778.5249.
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3-SHOW SERIES TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
Wednesday, January 13, 7 p.m
|The McCartney Years
Thursday, February 11, 7 p.m.
|The Kingston Trio
Friday, March 4 at 7 p.m.
Folksinger Peter Yarrow will kick off the
three-part Masters of Music Series on Wednesday, January 13, 7 p.m,
of Peter, Paul & Mary, and carrying on the trio’s tradition.
Peter Yarrow performance assures a memorable evening of music,
camaraderie and “Puff’s special magic” for everyone, young and old
alike. Peter’s music and songs resonate with a history that he and his
musical compatriots, Paul and Mary, not only helped to write, but one
that has changed and inspired millions to continue to keep on keepin’
on, hold firm to principle, and not be deterred in the face of
adversity. Something special occurs when Peter famously brings an
audience together in song, creating a caring community in a way that
only folksingers can.
on Thursday evening, February 11, 7 p.m. is The McCartney Years
where audiences will experience three decades of ‘The Beatles’ and
‘Wings’ live – with the world’s premier McCartney concert experience.
Rewind into the 60’s and 70’s to dance, sing and relive the passion for
with a band that has opened for Mariah Carey, performed sold-out shows
across Canada and been featured on CNN, CBC and CTV. Without leaving
their seat, patrons can expect to move to the music, while being
whisked away through time from the Beatlemania craze creatively woven
into a familiar musical mosaic from songs that include Sgt Pepper,
Abbey Road, and songs from McCartney’s utterly amazing post Beatles
career. Sid Bernstein, responsible for bringing The Beatles to the
United States said, ‘this is the most astounding and accurate vocal
representation I have heard in many years. The McCartney Years will
mesmerize the audience.”
the series on Friday, March 4 at 7 p.m. are the musical legends… The
Kingston Trio. There is a tremendous demand for their style of
acoustic music, and not just from those who remember The Kingston
Trio…all people want is for them to sing a song, tell a story, and make
it sound great. The Kingston Trio was the number one vocal group in the
world, a musical and cultural phenomenon whose record sales and concert
draws were matched only by The Beatles. The group has collected two
Grammy awards and numerous gold records. They have appeared on
countless variety shows and performed at some of the most famous venues
in the country. Their trademark three-part harmony and clean, crisp
sound keeps them touring 30 weeks out of the year. The Kingston Trio
today consists of George Grove, Bill Zorn and Rick Dougherty. The
Trio’s busy touring schedule has resulted in an increasing number of
new fans, both young and old.
Both series tickets (all three performances) and individual tickets
are now available. Series tickets range from $100 to $225. (A $3/ticket Service Fee will be
added to each ticket price.) Individual tickets are priced at $83 for Preferred seating, $58 for Orchestra, and $38 in
the Balcony. Student tickets for any individual performance is $23 for
a balcony seat.
This concert is presented by MusicWorks in collaboration with Paris Productions. Call our Box Office
at 772.778.5249 or order
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MusicWorks’ Non-profit partners
include The Emerson Center,
the Cultural Council of Indian River County and The Food Pantry of Indian
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PIANIST SERGEY BELYAVSKIY STAGES FREE
Thursday, March 24, 2016
One performance, 7:00 PM
Open admission seating!
The Emerson Center is inviting the community to welcome Russian
Pianist Sergey Belyavskiy to Vero Beach, as he takes the stage for a
90-minute concert on Thursday evening, March 24 at 7 p.m. While
Belyavskiy has played previously in the United States, specifically at
Carnegie Hall in 2011, this will be his inaugural trip to Florida. The
concert is FREE to the public.
The Moscow born 23 year-old accomplished pianist will perform short
concert pieces of classical and modern composers that may include
Chopin: -- Ballads, and Sonatas; -- Mozart: Sonata in C; -- Debussy:
Clair de Lune;-- Liszt: “Reminiscences of Don Juan (based on Mozart’s
opera Don Giovanni) ”, Hungarian Rhapsody No 2; -- Kapustin:
Variations, Op. 41; and --Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue.
Born to a family of musicians, Belyavskiy began piano at age 5 and by
the time he was 9 he was accepted to the finest music school in
Russia. At eleven, he won his first international competition, and at
12 made his first recital. He finished Central Music School in Moscow
State Conservatory under Vera Kameneva in 2011 and is presently
studying at Moscow State Conservatory under Professor Elisso
Virsaladze. A multi-prize winner of competitions since 2005,
Belyavskiy recently won the Grand Prize and became the overall winner
of the “eMuse” Online Music Competition - 2015 (Athens, Greece). His
concert performances have spanned the international globe to Germany,
Italy, France, Austria, Norway, Korea, Hungary, Israel, Poland and
others. He has performed as a soloist as well as with internationally
acclaimed symphonic orchestras and has recorded three solo CD’s, the
most recent 24 etudes of Chopin in 2013.
The capacity of the Emerson Center is more than 800; free admission
will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis, no tickets are
necessary. The Emerson Center is handicap accessible, offers an
elevator to the second floor balcony and the use of assisted listening
devices. The Emerson Center is conveniently located at 1590 27th
Avenue, on the SE corner of 16th Street and 27th Avenue in Vero Beach.
For more information, contact 772-778-5249 or visit
Patrons whose generous support makes this event possible include:
Route 60 Hyundai, Bradley Reiner DMD, Rappel Health Law Group,
SunTrust Bank, Bent Pine Golf Club, and Larry Landsman MD.
The Emerson Center at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Vero Beach is conveniently located at 1590
27th Avenue, on the SE corner of 16th Street and 27th Avenue and has
more than 300 parking spaces, an auditorium that seats over 800 people
in comfortable padded seating, a raised stage that offers everyone
unrestricted views, and professional state-of-the-art sound and
lighting systems. Call 772-778-5249 for tickets, purchase tickets
online, or visit The Emerson Center itself. For many performances,
group tickets are also available.
In prior years, our special events programs have brought many distinguished
presenters to our stage. Here are just a few examples of the programs we've
Bill Schulz, Former Director, Amnesty International
Greg Mortenson, Author & Humanitarian
Giordani, Operatic Tenor
Anne Warshaw, Presidential Advisor
Rory Stewart, Afghani Scholar and Humanist
For a memorable look at other past events, visit our