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Family Concert – The Planets

Sunday, March 29, 2015 – 2:30 PM

Washington Pavilion

Event Overview:

Travel through time and space as the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra takes you on an adventure! Hear Gustav Holst’s musical depictions of the planets of our solar system and the Roman gods for which they are named.

Holst – The Planets | Visuals by Adrian Wyard

About the artist

Adrian M Wyard is a Seattle-based visual artist, and former designer & program manager at Microsoft. Adrian has over 20 years experience working in digital media, including computer graphics, photography & videography, as well as software design. He also has a Masters degree in the history of science, and has been a longtime appreciator of classical music and an ardent follower of space programs. Given these interests, this project presented an unmissable opportunity to combine his creative skills and interests. For more information please see his web site:

About the source material

While many of the visuals are original animations, everything shown has some basis in fact and has as its source data from telescopes, orbiting spacecraft, or rovers on the planets’ surfaces. Source images, video, and computer modeling courtesy ofNASAJPLDLRESAJohns Hopkins University Applied Physics LaboratoryGoddard Space Flight CenterThe Space Telescope Science InstituteThe Advanced Visualization Laboratory at the National Center for Supercomputing ApplicationsCarnegie Institution of WashingtonUSGSCalifornia Institute of TechnologyLunar & Planetary InstituteMalin Space Science Systems,University of ArizonaInstitute of Geological Sciences at The Free University of Berlin, and The University of Leicester. Deep space astrophotography by Andy Ermolli. Special thanks for additional material provided by Bard Canning and Arthur LePage