Developed by astronomer and musician Kyle Kremer, Cosmos in Concert brings together astronomy and live classical music to entertain and educate audiences. Through multimedia shows, in-school residencies, and public outreach events, Cosmos in Concert introduces a new platform for science education and outreach.
Background image Credit: ESA/Herschel/PACS/MESS Key Programme Supernova Remnant Team; NASA, ESA and Allison Loll/Jeff Hester (Arizona State University)
Multimedia shows comprise the main component to Cosmos in Concert. While a musical ensemble performs live, scientific videos are projected on-stage in an exciting fusion of sound and imagery. The images and animations are developed from a variety of sources including WorldWide Telescope and NASA imagery. Arranged for ensembles ranging in size from brass quintet to full orchestra, these multimedia shows are perfect for a variety of venues, from the concert hall to the classroom.
SOLAR SYSTEM SYMPHONY
Solar System Symphony is a 1-hour educational outreach show combining live classical music with astronomy visualizations and narration. The show features music from Holst’s "The Planets" and other musical works and explores the exciting science of the planets of our solar system. Arranged for brass and percussion ensemble.
Nettlehorst School; Chicago, IL March 2016
Northwestern University; Evanston, IL May 2016
The Colburn School; Los Angeles, CA November 2016
Niles North High School; Skokie, IL May 2017
Set to the musical work of the same name written by composer James Stephenson, "Celestial Suite" explores the work of five of history's most famous astronomers: Copernicus, Galileo, Newton, Hubble, and Hawking. Each of the piece's five movements are accompanied with visualizations that correspond with the particular movement's astronomer-subject. Arranged for both full symphony orchestra and brass quintet.
Celestial Suite: Mvt. V Hawking
Music Institute of Chicago; Evanston, IL February 2017
Carthage College; Kenosha, WI February 2017
Wilmette Public Library; Wilmette, IL August 2017
Adler Planetarium; Chicago, IL October 19, 2017
Northwestern University; Evanston, IL November 18, 2017
Fermi National Laboratory; Chicago, IL March 2018