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Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Moonlanding, astronomer Dr. Jose´ Francisco Salgado returns to the Atwood stage with Moonrise, a film comprised of lunar images, time-lapse photography, historical illustrations, as well as NASA scientific visualizations. All of this celestial wonder is set to Ravel's beautiful orchestral suites from Daphnis et Chloé.

Elgar described his popular overture as "cheerful and Londony...honest, healthy, humorous and strong, but not vulgar". Listen out for cockneys, church bells, couples in love, and various brass bands. Sibelius' lush and romantic Symphony No. 1 is thought to have one of the most unique openings in the genre with a lone clarinet underscored by a rumbling timpani, creating a theme out of which the entire symphony develops.

ELGAR Cockaigne, Op. 40 (In London Town)
SIBELIUS Symphony No. 1
RAVEL Daphnis et Chloé (Suites 1 & 2) with film Moonrise

 Arrrive early at 7 p.m. to learn more about the music featured in this program. Anchorage Symphony Orchestra Education Consultant, Susan Wingrove-Reed, gives a pre-concert lecture on the music and personalities of your Anchorage Symphony's Moonrise.

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