‘The Planets An HD Odyssey’ Starts Jan. 25

By  //  January 15, 2014

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advance tickets are $20

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BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — The Space Coast Symphony Orchestra, in cooperation with NASA and Jet Propulsion Laboratories, presents “The Planets – An HD Odyssey” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25 at the Scott Center for the Performing Arts at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy, located at 5625 Holy Trinity Drive in Melbourne. (Map above)

The Space Coast Symphony Orchestra will present The Planets--An HD Odyssey pairing the music of Gustav Holst with HD footage courtesy of NASA and Jet Propulsion Laboratories.

The Space Coast Symphony Orchestra will present The Planets–An HD Odyssey pairing the music of Gustav Holst with HD footage courtesy of NASA and Jet Propulsion Laboratories. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

Experience a profound new approach to Gustav Holst’s cosmic masterpiece, The Planets, live with HD images from NASA projected on the big screen.

The concert opens with Dmitri Shostakovich’s brilliant and upbeat work, Festive Overture, presented with a live film featuring local photos highlighting the space program’s monumental impact over the last 50 years.  Cellist Paul Fleury joins the SCSO to present the world premiere of his Cello Fantasy.

Then experience a powerful performance of composer Gustav Holst’s monumental The Planets, paired with a high-definition film from NASA’s latest exploration of the solar system, including stunning images from the Mars Rovers and past probe missions Magellan, Voyager and Galileo.

ADVANCED TICKETS ARE $20 AND TICKETS AT THE DOOR ARE $25

$20 advance tickets for adults are available through the orchestra website at SpaceCoastSymphony.org or at several convenient ticket outlets, including Ace Hardware stores in Indialantic, Cocoa Beach and Satellite Beach, Blue Sky Insurance in Cocoa Village, Tropical Realty of Suntree, Art Expressions in downtown Eau Gallie, A Floral Affair in Merritt Island and Palm Bay Hearing Aid Center.  Tickets at the door are $25.  Children and students 18 and under are free.

Aaron Collins

Aaron Collins

Artistic Director, Aaron T. Collins, believes “The Planets – An HD Odyssey” could be the most exciting program ever presented by the SCSO.

“East Central Florida residents helped launch the rockets, satellites and probes that propelled the U.S. to a position of supremacy in the world, said Collins.  “The footage we have obtained from NASA for our concert audience is nothing short of stunning.”

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