6 Upcoming Local Events to Enjoy

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Indian River Symphonic Association welcomes conductor Nayden Todorov and the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra. Photo by Vasilka Balevska
Indian River Symphonic Association welcomes conductor Nayden Todorov and the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra. Photo by Vasilka Balevska

Sofia Philharmonic

On Friday, January 19, the Indian River Symphonic Association welcomes conductor Nayden Todorov and the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra, with 16-year-old piano virtuoso Ivaylo Vassilev as featured soloist. Selections will include Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture, Op. 62; Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Major, Op. 73, “Emperor”; and Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92. The concert will take place at Community Church of Vero Beach (1901 23rd St.) at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $95 to $125. For more information, call the IRSA at 770-778-1070 or refer to irsymphonic.org.

Sergey Belyavsky will present a concert titled “Carnivals,” consisting of works by Robert Schumann, Franz Liszt, Moriz Rosenthal, and Camille Saint-Saëns. Photo by Alexei Rodin
Sergey Belyavsky will present a concert titled “Carnivals,” consisting of works by Robert Schumann, Franz Liszt, Moriz Rosenthal, and Camille Saint-Saëns. Photo by Alexei Rodin

Sergey Belyavsky

The Emerson Center (1590 27th Ave.) will host a collaborative event with Temple Beth Shalom at 7 p.m. on January 27. Renowned young pianist Sergey Belyavsky will present a concert titled “Carnivals,” consisting of works by Robert Schumann, Franz Liszt, Moriz Rosenthal, and Camille Saint-Saëns. Tickets are $30 to $50 and can be purchased by calling the box office at 772-778-5249 or going to theemersoncenter.com.

Ballet Vero Beach will be in action with three performances of “Choreographer’s Notebook CAMDAM” at the VBHS Performing Arts Center
Ballet Vero Beach will be in action with three performances of “Choreographer’s Notebook: CAMDAM” at the VBHS Performing Arts Center.

‘CAMDAM’

From January 19 to 21, Ballet Vero Beach will be in action with three performances of “Choreographer’s Notebook: CAMDAM” at the VBHS Performing Arts Center (1707 16th St.). This program will celebrate works choreographed by BVB’s own artistic director and CEO, Adam Schnell, and ballet master, Camilo A. Rodriguez, both individually and in collaboration. Tickets range from $10 to $75. The full-length program will be presented Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday’s 2 p.m. performance will be part of BVB’s Accessible/Family Friendly series—shorter and adapted for children and audience members with differing abilities. For more information, call BVB at 772-269-1065 or see balletverobeach.org.

Reminisce about simpler times with the music of the Carpenters, performed by tribute band Top of the World. Photo by Domino Arts Photography
Reminisce about simpler times with the music of the Carpenters, performed by tribute band Top of the World. Photo by Domino Arts Photography

Top of the World

Reminisce about simpler times with the music of the Carpenters, performed by tribute band Top of the World, featuring vocalist Debbie Taylor. Presented by MusicWorks Live! from Vero Beach, the concert will take place at 7 p.m. February 1 at The Emerson Center. Tickets are $45 to $95. The eight-piece ensemble will perform many of the brother-sister duo’s biggest hits, including “We’ve Only Just Begun,” “Close to You,” and “Rainy Days and Mondays.” MusicWorks can be reached at 800-595-4849 and musicworksconcerts.com.

Coy Bowles will perform at Starfest
Coy Bowles will perform at Starfest.

Starfest

Childcare Resources of Indian River will hold its signature fundraiser, the 13th annual Starfest, at a new venue this year—Riomar Country Club (2106 Club Drive). Two Starfest events will take place Friday, February 2, and both will feature special guest Coy Bowles. Best known as a musician with the Zac Brown Band, Bowles is also a dad and children’s author who is passionate about early childhood education. The Starfest luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m.; tickets are $200. The evening festivities, which will include cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, start at 6 p.m. and tickets are $275. Bowles will use music and storytelling in his presentations. For more information, contact Childcare Resources at
772-567-3202 or childcareresourcesir.org.

The Garden Club of Indian River County is putting on its 22nd annual Gardenfest! February 3 and 4 at Riverside Park. Photo by Kelly Rogers
The Garden Club of Indian River County is putting on its 22nd annual Gardenfest! February 3 and 4 at Riverside Park. Photo by Kelly Rogers

Gardenfest!

The Garden Club of Indian River County is putting on its 22nd annual Gardenfest! February 3 and 4 at Riverside Park. Vendors will be on hand to help fulfill your wildest plant dreams: palms, orchids, bromeliads, succulents, flowering plants, bamboo, fruit trees, bonsai—you name it. Gardenfest! is also a great opportunity to consult with botanical experts and to browse planters, pottery, fountains, garden furniture and accessories, and more. The event will take place rain or shine—Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. Don’t forget your wagon! You can reach the Garden Club at 772-567-4602 or learn more at gardenclubofirc.org.

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