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Holst’s The Planets

Time For Three

Saturday, March 28, 2015 – 7:30 PM

Washington Pavilion

Event Overview:

Travel through time and space as the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra takes you on an adventure! Join popular, classically-trained musicians Time for Three on a journey through many different musical periods and genres – jazz, country, classical, and more – through a composition by Chris Brubeck, son of jazz legend Dave Brubeck. Then, hear Gustav Holst’s musical depictions of the planets of our solar system and the Roman gods for which they are named.

Brubeck – Travels in Time for Three | Time for Three | Nick Kendall, violin | Zach DePue, violin | Ranaan Meyer, bass
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: www.adrianwyard.com

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

 


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