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Verdigris Ensemble - The Consolation of Apollo

Special Event at the UTA Planetarium

Verdigris Ensemble - Consolation of Apollo at UTA Planetarium

A stunning sonic experience brings the story of the 1968 Apollo 8 mission space mission to life. Space visuals on the cieling fly you through the galaxy while experiencing the ethereal sounds of this exciting cutting edge vocal ensemble.

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UTA Planetarium  (info)
4:30pm at UTA Planetarium

Chemistry Physics Building, Arlington TX 76019 | map | web

Open Classical is proud to present a unique and captivating experience combining the ethereal choral music of the Verdigris Ensemble and an accompanying out-of-this-world trip through space at the UTA Planetarium.

The Apollo 8 Christmas Eve mission in 1968 was the first to send humans to orbit the moon and return safely to Earth. Kile Smith’s 2014 work for choir and percussion pays tribute to this mission through use of their own words, and to the ambitions and spirit of all humankind in a stunning work. Performed by the excellent Verdigris vocal ensemble against majestic projections of fly-throughs of the galaxy, this performance is a one-of-a-kind experience that will fill you with hope that no matter our challenge, the human race can do great things.

About Verdigris Ensemble...

Hailed as one of the "Most Inspiring Stories in Dallas" by VoyagerDallas Magazine and by the Dallas Morning News as "a group to watch" that performs with "impressive assurance," The Verdigris Ensemble explores the boundaries of the choral medium through creative concert programming, unconventional use of performance space, and modern instrument technology. 

To learn more about the Verdigris Ensemble, please visithttp://verdigrismusic.org/

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