Voyager: Music of Space and NASA

Friday, October 27, 2017

Ticket Information

“Voyager” will take place at Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston (3400 Main St. Houston, TX  77002), Matchbox 4, on Friday October 27, 2017 at 8:00 pm. General admission tickets $20; students with ID and under-18 $10

Time
8:00 PM
Presented By
WindSync
Event Type
Performances
Genre
Classical/Contemporary
Event Contact
Kara LaMoure
Contact Email
Description

Houston’s WindSync Celebrates NASA Voyager Mission in Concert

Space-themed program features guest lecturer from Lunar and Planetary Institute

 

Houston, TX - Internationally recognized wind quintet WindSync presents “Voyager”, a space-themed concert combining music, multimedia, and science. The program commemorates the 40th anniversary of NASA’s Voyager interstellar mission, which carried the sights and sounds of Earth into the solar system and beyond. WindSync will perform music included on the Voyager Golden Records, curated by a committee led by astrophysicist Carl Sagan, interspersed with audio recordings of natural events and projected images. The quintet will also share cosmically-inspired classical music including Offenbach’s “Overture to A Trip to the Moon” and excerpts of Gustav Holst’s “The Planets”.

 

The program will feature a mini-lecture from space scientist Dr. Paul Schenk. Before participating in NASA’s DAWN and Cassini missions and working as a co-investigator for the New Horizons mission to Pluto, Schenk was an intern during the Voyager 2 Jupiter encounter. He will introduce the audience to the Voyager mission, discuss its major scientific and philosophical advances, and share some of the “music” that it has sent back to Earth in the form of data. Dr. Schenk appears thanks to a partnership with Houston’s Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI).

 

 


Ensemble Name
WindSync
Musicians
Garrett Hudson, Emily Tsai, Julian Hernandez, Kara LaMoure, and Anni Hochhalter
Speakers / Participants
Dr. Paul Schenk, Lunar and Planetary Institute
Composers
Miguel del Aguila, Buxtahude, J. Offenbach, Holst, Mozart
Program

Offenbach: Overture to Le Voyage Dans La Lune

Buxtehude: Passacaglia in D minor, BuxWV 161

Holst: Mars and Jupiter from The Planets

**Guest scientist lecture**

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Voyager Golden Record Suite multimedia presentation

  Holborne: The Fairie Round

  Mozart: “Der Holle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen” from The Magic Flute

  Berry: Johnny B. Goode

  Traditional: Tsuru No Sugomori

  Stravinsky: Sacrificial Dance from The Rite of Spring

  J.S. Bach: Partita for solo violin No. 3 in E major, BWV 870

  J.S. Bach: Fugue No. 1 in C major, BWV 870

 Barcelata: El Cascabel


Venue
MATCH Houston
Location
3400 Main St.
Houston, TX
Phone
713-521-4533