Sept 30, 2022
7:00 p.m - 8:00 p.m.
Space and astronomy have fascinated humans for centuries, but one of the distinguishing characteristics of the 20th century was humanity’s journey into that great unknown made possible by NASA’s space program and others like it across the globe. Our desire to know more about the universe and our place within it touches all aspects of our culture, from music and movies to pop-culture and beyond. In this fully immersive concert performance, Playground Ensemble closely collaborates with uniquely trained video artists and audio engineers to explore how space exploration and discovery has influenced today’s contemporary classical composers. The program includes pieces by George Crumb and Annie Gosfield, as well as three new compositions by Colorado-based composers Conrad Kehn (in collaboration with film maker Nicole Esquibel), Nathan Hall and Monica Bolles. Visualizations of space on the Gates Planetarium dome provide the backdrop for this inspired event. Presented in partnership with Playground Ensemble.