The Cosmos—An Hd Odyssey

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The Cosmos—An HD Odyssey

Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 8:00 PM
Friday, May 27, 2016 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 2:30 PM

Andrés Orozco-Estrada, conductor
Duncan Copp, producer

On-Stage Insights with Andrés*
Lutosławski: Concerto for Orchestra
Dvorák: Symphony No. 9, From the New World with The Cosmos—An HD Odyssey: Premiere of Final Installment in HD Odyssey Film Trilogy

*On-Stage Insights with Andrés features brief commentary about the music during the concert.

The Houston Symphony presents The Cosmos—An HD Odyssey (Film with Live Orchestra), the final installment of the innovative film trilogy that began with The Planets and The Earth. Set to the score of Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9, From the New World, The Cosmos presents breathtaking images of far distant galaxies, nebulae and other astronomical wonders captured by cutting edge instruments on and off Earth, including the Hubble Space Telescope. Also on the program is Lutosławski’s virtuosic Concerto for Orchestra, one of the most exciting showpieces of the 20th century.

Photo credit: The Heart of the Milky Way Galaxy - Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ESA/CXC/STScI. Composed of three separate images by from the Hubble, Spitzer and Chandra Space Telescopes this impressive image shows the heart of our Milky Way Galaxy at three different wavelengths of light, optical, infrared, and X-ray. The image covers about the same area as the full Moon in the sky. Apart from illuminate clouds of gas and dust it shows the very center of the galaxy as a swirl of bright white cloud, where stars, gas, and dust are devoured by a Black Hole, around four million times more massive than our Sun.
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