Mount Wilson Observatory—the place where mankind discovered its place in the universe—is pleased to announce the fourth date in its Sunday Afternoon Concerts in the Dome six-month series, to take place on Sunday, August 7, 2022. The performances are presented inside the iconic vaulted dome of the 100-inch telescope. The concert series is curated by Artistic Director Cécilia Tsan.
The program on August 7th will feature an eclectic mix of songs performed by the L.A. Chamber Brass. The musicians include Laura Brenes, French horn, Jon Lewis and Dustin McKinney trumpets, and Bill Reichenbach and Ryan Dragon, trombones. The musical program includes selected works by Bach, Ewazen, Kamen, Barber, Arnold, Ewald, and more. The tone of brass instruments takes on an ethereal quality when performed inside the iconic dome of the 100” Mt. Wilson Observatory telescope. The round shape and the highly reflective steel surfaces of the dome combine to produce long reverberations and musical sustains that tantalize the listener’s ears.
The same program will be offered twice: first in a 3:00 PM performance and again at 5:00 PM. There will be an artist reception with a variety of beverages and finger food at 4:00 PM. In addition, concert-goers will be treated to an exhibition featuring rare scientific artifacts, drawings, and illustrations from the Observatory’s collection. Seating inside the historic dome is limited. Tickets cost $50 each and are available for purchase in advance (highly recommended) or at the door. For more information on the concert series, please visit https://www.mtwilson.edu/concerts.
All proceeds go to support the Mt. Wilson Institute in its mission to preserve, protect and promote the Observatory and the science accomplished there. Poised for rediscovery, the grounds of the legendary observatory—founded in 1904 by astrophysical pioneer George Ellery Hale—are open for free to the public year round. For visitor information please see https://www.mtwilson.edu/visiting.
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Mount Wilson Observatory
100 Mount Wilson Circle Road
Mount Wilson CA 91023
Pasadena / San Gabriel Valley
Performance Dates: 8/7/2022
The same program will be offered twice: first in a 3:00 PM performance and again at 5:00 PM.
Tickets cost $50 each and are available for purchase in advance (highly recommended) or at the door.
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