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BSO at Strathmore Heavenly Beauty
Saturday, December 30, 1899 at 12:00 AM

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Group Tickets Call (301) 581-5199
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EXPLORER SERIES: Heavenly Beauty

Peter Oundjian, conductor
Mario Livio, author and astronomer
Christopher Theofanidis, composer
Hubble Space Imagery

MUSSORGSKY, Night on Bald Mountain
THEOFANIDIS, Rainbow Body
BEETHOVEN, Symphony No. 6, “Pastoral”

Composers, painters and poets have been forever inspired by the beauty of our natural world. Beethoven’s “Pastoral” Symphony still contains some of the greatest musical depictions of thunderstorms and verdant countrysides ever written. But the heavens are perhaps our greatest inspiration. Best-selling author and astronomer Mario Livio will introduce stunning galactic imagery from the Hubble Telescope,
choreographed to the stirring melodies of Christopher Theofanidis’ award-winning and immensely popular Rainbow Body. The program opens with what Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov called the “subterranean sounds” atop a Ukrainian mountain in Mussorgsky’s riveting Night on Bald Mountain.

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