Wednesday evening May 25th at 7 pm in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall, conductor Emil de Cou leads The Space Philharmonic, US Army Field Band Soldier's Chorus, select high school choirs, and special guests in a celebratory concert honoring 50 years of American spaceflight. The program includes a Special Tribute to Human Spaceflight, and musical selections by Copland, Holst, Beethoven, Bernstein, Mancini, Courage/Roddenberry, Silvestri, Vaughn Williams, and Saint Saëns. High definition images of space from National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) television will be projected above the orchestra in this free concert. Reserved tickets are required; information online at the Kennedy Center's calendar. Classical WETA's Deb Lamberton spoke with self-professed "space nerd" Emil de Cou about this concert.
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