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Space, Light and Time

An Interactive University Chamber Orchestra Concert

An out-of-this-world experience with music inspired by the stars. Dr. Mary-Jo Grenfell leads the University Chamber Orchestra in this concert which is a collaboration with fellow Salem State professors Brian Alves of  the Art+Design Department and professor Luke Conlin of the Chemistry and Physics Department.

The three collaborators will present a pre-concert talk in the Recital Hall at 6:30 pm. 

The orchestra's program will include "Jupiter" and "Mars" from Gustav Holst's The Planets and Also Sprach Zarathustra by Richard Strauss. If you are a fan of the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey you know this iconic tune. 

The audience gets to participate in a performance of The Light by Philip Glass. Written in 1987 it was Glass's first score for a full symphony orchestra. It is inspired by the 1887 Michelson-Morley experiment, an investigation of the speed of light that marked a turning point in modern science. Audience members will be able to use their electronic devices to manipulate projections of shape and color while the piece is performed. 

This event is free, although donations at the door are welcome in support of scholarships for music majors. 


When 9:00pm
Classroom Building, Central Campus
71 Loring Avenue, Salem, MA 01970
Recital Hall
Karen A Gahagan
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