Image of Saturn in space

Event Details
Event Title:THE PLANETS: AN HD ODYSSEY (Tickets)
Event Description:

Part of the 2012-2013 Texas Performing Arts Season

The University of Texas Wind Ensemble
Jerry Junkin, conductor

Women of the UT Chamber Singers
Women of the UT Concert Chorale
James Morrow, director

Made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with additional support from the Dean of the College of Fine Arts and the Executive Vice President and Provost of The University of Texas at Austin

Presented in partnership with the Butler School of Music

Experience a powerful performance of composer Gustav Holst’s The Planets paired with a high-definition film from NASA’s latest exploration of the solar system. On a giant screen over the stage you’ll see the latest stunning images from the Mars Rovers and past probe missions Magellan, Voyager, and Galileo, as the UT Wind Ensemble and Women of the UT Chamber Singers and Concert Chorale perform Holst’s glorious musical score.

Commissioned by the Houston Symphony and created by filmmaker Duncan Copp, in cooperation with NASA and Jet Propulsion Laboratories, The Planets – An HD Odyssey adds a spectacular visual element to Gustav Holst’s cosmic masterpiece, The Planets. Copp is best known as the producer of In the Shadow of the Moon, a 2006 documentary film on the U.S. manned missions to the moon, which was presented by Ron Howard and introduced at the Sundance F…

Date and Time:Oct. 21 | 7:00 PM
Contact:PAC Ticket Office
Location:Bass Concert Hall (PAC Building) Maps and Directions
Sponsor:Texas Performing Arts