On November 18, graduate student Kyle Kremer welcomed 400 astronomy and classical music enthusiasts in Pick-Staiger concert hall for Celestial Suite, a multimedia show for symphony orchestra combining astronomy visuals, narration, and live classical music. The music was composed by James Stephenson and the visuals and narrative address were developed by Kyle. After the concert, the audience enjoyed a faculty panel discussion about the intersection of art and science.
The concert program:
“Fanfare for the Common Man” by Aaron Copland
“Song to the Moon” from Rusalka by Antonin Dvorak
“Celestial Suite” by James Stephenson
The show was sponsored by ETOPiA, CIERA, ASG Wild Ideas, and The Graduate School. Through multimedia shows, in-school residencies, and public outreach events, Cosmos in Concert introduces a new platform for science education and outreach.