“About Space” Concert Announcement

In collaboration with CCSU’s Copernicus Observatory and Planetarium, the New Britain Symphony Orchestra is pleased to present an exciting concert, About Space, to open its 2015-2016 season. Maestro Ertan Seyyar Sener has developed an ambitious program for the November 8th event that is sure to please audience members of all ages. This concert will be held at CCSU’s Welte Hall at 3:00 p.m. on November 8th. Tickets are $20 for adults, and free for students and children.

Composer Elizabeth Brown

Composer Elizabeth Brown

Along with a “Star Wars” medley and the movements “Mars” and “Jupiter” from Gustav Holst’s The Planets Suite, the program will include the world premiere of “From the Rocks to the Stars” by composer and NBSO percussionist Christopher Swist and the Symphony premiere of “Arboretum” for solo theremin and antiphonal strings by Elizabeth Brown, with Brown as soloist.

Icarus at the edge of time

from Icarus At The Edge of Time

After the intermission will be the performance of a very ambitious multi-media piece, Icarus at the Edge of Time. Based on the book by Brian Greene, British film makers Al + Al put together an excellent mini-movie scored by Philip Glass. For our production, the NBSO will be performing the score while the film is projected above the stage and our special guest, actor John McDonough, narrates the story.

A drawing for a special CCSU Planetarium adventure to be presented by Planetarium Director Craig Robinson will take place at the conclusion of the concert. The winner may host up to 30 guests to explore the planets on a mutually agreed upon date. Symphony attendees may register for the drawing in the lobby preceding the concert. (The winner must be present for the drawing.)

We hope you will be able to attend, as this is sure to be one of the most exciting performances we have done. Tickets will be available at the door prior to the concert. Please contact NBSO Executive Director Todd Cheney at 860-826-6344 with any questions.

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