Stetson’s Symphony Orchestra to Perform in Vero Beach on Jan. 28

Students perform in the Symphony Orchestra
A conductor leads the orchestra
Anthony Hose, Director of Orchestras at Stetson University, will conduct the winter concert in Vero Beach on Jan. 28, 2024.

Stetson University’s Symphony Orchestra will fill the sanctuary of The Community Church of Vero Beach, a venue known for its commitment to the arts, with the lush sounds of Schumann, Strauss and Bach on Jan. 28, 2024.

The winter concert will begin with Strauss’ “Overture ‘Die Fledermaus’ ” and then feature Stetson Violin Professor Routa Kroumovitch-Gomez performing Bach’s “Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor.” It will conclude with Schumann’s “Symphony No. 4.”

Stetson’s Director of Orchestras Anthony Hose describes the four-movement symphony as “an amazingly wonderful piece” by a composer who deserves greater recognition. “The last movement is a real showstopper,” Hose says.

A popular arts performance venue, the Community Church of Vero Beach has hosted the Russian National Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, among others. 

Tickets for the Stetson symphony’s performance on Sunday, Jan. 28, are available for $20 at, by calling 772-778-1070, or at the door. The concert begins at 4 p.m. in the sanctuary, and doors will open at 3 p.m. The Community Church of Vero Beach is located at 1901 23rd St., Vero Beach. For more information, visit or call 772-562-3633.

The orchestra is on stage in Lee Chapel.
The Stetson Symphony Orchestra also will perform “Holiday Symphony” in downtown Mount Dora on Saturday, Dec. 2, amid the city’s dazzling holiday light display. Learn more.

Nearly 70 Stetson students play in the university’s Symphony Orchestra and have performed for the Orlando Opera Company, while some members have played with the Orlando Symphony Orchestra, the Jacksonville Symphony and other Florida orchestras. 

The orchestra has toured Europe and performed last spring in Italy. The orchestra’s repertoire includes major symphonies by such composers as Brahms, Beethoven, Dvořák, Haydn, Mozart, Schubert and Copland. 

Conductor Anthony Hose began playing piano at age 3 and gave his first recital at age 6. He studied at the Royal College of Music in London, continuing conducting studies at the Salzburg Mozarteum and with Rafael Kubelik in Munich and Geneva. Hose has worked with orchestras and opera companies around the world, and has conducted more than 250 performances for the Welsh National Opera. He was a professor at the Royal College of Music and Royal Academy of Music in London before taking up the position of Director of Orchestras at Stetson University. 

-Stetson Today