Thursday, August 21, 2008

Chicago Sinfonietta Plays 'Overture to the Theater Set' of Ulysses Simpson Kay Aug. 22

[Ulysses Kay: Works for Chamber Orchestra; Metropolitan Philharmonic Orchestra; Kevin Scott, Conductor; Troy 961 (2007)]

The Planets at Millennium Park
Friday, August 22, 2008
7:30 p.m.
Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park

The Adler Planetarium and Chicago Sinfonietta present an encore presentation of Gustav Holst's The Planets on Chicago's most spectacular outdoor stage.
Adler astronomer Dr. Jose Francisco Salgado's breathtaking video suite is projected on a giant screen while the orchestra performs Holst's masterpiece. Immerse yourself in this unforgettable pageant of sight and sound. The concert is free and open to the public.

Adler telescope volunteers will be stationed at the southeast corner of the Great Lawn (by the entrance to the BP Bridge) from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. to facilitate free telescope-viewing.
Kay: Overture to the Theater Set
Ginastera: Estancia Dances
Holst: The Planets
This program is generously supported by the Pritzker Foundation. [Ulysses Simpson Kay (1917-1995) is profiled at, along with Paul Freeman (b. 1936), Founder/Music Director of the Chicago Sinfonietta]

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