July 17, 2019 at 7:00pm
DCR’s Hatch Shell
Symphonic Space Odyssey: 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing
In partnership with the Museum of Science’s Charles Hayden Planetarium
ATTENTION: The concert has been moved to NEC’s Jordan Hall (30 Gainsborough St, Boston, MA 02115,) Wednesday, July 17 at 7:00 PM.
John Adams’ sonic ball-of-fire launches a program that features two intensely vibrant film scores. Dvořák’s fairytale love song is a meditation on the heavens, as is Leroy Anderson’s summer reverie composed for Arthur Fiedler. Thus Spake Zarathustra—which traces the spiritual evolution of mankind—opens with one of the most recognizable moments in all of music. It was the soundtrack for the opening minutes of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey.
The Boston Foundation.