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A Symphonic 3-D Space Odyssey

Get your tickets Now! Boldly going where no orchestra has ventured before, the California Symphony will take audiences on a virtual space odyssey, when it presents the world’s first live symphonic concert in 3-D on May 3 and 5, 2009. Commissioned by trailblazing Music Director Barry Jekowsky, the unprecedented event will feature Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition performed to a suite of high-definition videos created by noted astronomer and visualizer Dr. José Francisco Salgado of the prestigious Adler Planetarium in Chicago. The world premiere of “Astronomical Pictures at an Exhibition” on May 3 and 5 coincides with the 2009 International Year of Astronomy, designated by the 62nd General Assembly of the United Nations.  Among the historic milestones being commemorated around the world this year are the 400th anniversary of Galileo’s use of a telescope to study the skies, and Kepler’s publication of Astronomia Nova. DATES:   Sunday, May 3, 2009, at 4 pm and Tuesday, May 5, 2009, at 7:30 pm. WHERE:  Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94596 TICKETS:  $39 – $59. 



International Year of Astronomy 2009 (IYA)