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Boston, MA (Selections from ICARUS, celebrating the Moon Landing @50)

July 17

Free to the public. Info here

uly 17, 2019 at 7:00pm
Symphonic Space Odyssey: 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing

A celebration in music and live video of the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing with the Museum of Science and the Boston Landmarks Orchestra. For one night only, this family-friendly evening honors the historic event by pairing custom visuals produced by the Hayden Planetarium with symphonic music inspired by the moon and outer space.

John Adams’ sonic ball-of-fire launches a program that features two intensely vibrant film scores alongside Leroy Anderson’s summer reverie composed for Arthur Fiedler. Thus Spake Zarathustra—which traces the spiritual evolution of mankind—opens with one of the most recognizable moments in all of music. It was the soundtrack for the opening minutes of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Pre-concert prelude by the Boston University Tanglewood Institute Young Artists Wind Ensemble with flutist Valerie Coleman

Boston Landmarks Orchestra | Christopher Wilkins, conductor
In partnership with Museum of Science‘s Hayden Planetarium

John Adams               Short Ride in a Fast Machine
Leroy Anderson         Summer Skies
Richard Strauss         Thus Spake Zarathustra
Joaquín Rodrigo        In Search of What Lies Beyond
John Williams            Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Philip Glass                Icarus at the Edge of Time (excerpt)


July 17