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Astronomy Concert

Submitter: Mark Kettenis
Description: In my spare time I play the violin in KamerFilharmonie Der Aa, a symphony orchestra consisting of amateur players from the north of The Netherlands. This time we are brininging an astronomy-themed concert with as main work The Planets of Gustav Holst. The historical Eise Esinga planetarium in Franeker plays a major role in the programme. He built this planetarium to show that alignment of the planets was not such an extraordinary event and would not cause the end of the world. This is where "From the Apocalypse" by Anatli Ljadov comes in. The Sun is depicted by Camille Saent-Saens' Phaeton, and we will also play music from Star Wars by John Williams. The programme will be conducted by guest conductor Peter Biloen.

Concerts are on June 18 at 20:15, in the Immanuelkerk in Groningen, and on June 19 at 19:30, in de Koornbeurs in Franeker.

More information can be found on http://www.deraa.nl
Copyright: Jochem Kooi
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