The Seattle Symphony’s Pacific Northwest Community Orchestra will perform a 30-minute concert with the Boeing Concert Band—an ensemble of Boeing employees—on November 14 at Seattle’s Museum of Flight. The concert will be performed 40 years to the day after the launch of Apollo 12, the second lunar landing mission. Music Director Gerard Schwarz will lead the 11:15 a.m. concert in the museum’s side gallery, which will include Strauss’s Also Sprach Zarathustra, the final movement of Dvorák’s Ninth Symphony (“From the New World”), and “Mars” from Holst’s The Planets. Following the concert is a luncheon co-hosted by the museum and the orchestra, at which Apollo 8 astronaut William A. Anders will be the keynote speaker. The Seattle Symphony’s all-volunteer Pacific Northwest Community Orchestra, launched in 2008, plays at local events and includes musicians from the Seattle Symphony and members of the community.
Posted November 13, 2009