Virginia Symphony free concert to mark Apollo 11 moon-landing at Old Dominion U

Posted on: July 15, 2019

“Old Dominion University will host a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing on July 20, highlighted by a concert by the Virginia Symphony Orchestra,” writes Joe Garvey in Saturday’s (7/13) Southside Daily (Virginia Beach, VA). “The concert is one of many events that are free and open to the public at the observance… The VSO’s performance … will include ‘From the Earth to the Moon and Beyond.’ The composition, with narration and imagery to commemorate the Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969, was written by Indiana composer James Beckel and is being performed by a number of well-known orchestras around the country. The performance will be the Virginia debut of the composition. ODU President John R. Broderick will provide narration for the piece…. Among the planetarium shows and science activities on tap … ‘Capcom Go!,’ a new, 30-minute full-dome documentary that showcases the achievements of the Apollo program; augmented- and virtual-reality presentations of the Apollo 11 mission [and] physics, chemistry, and robotics demonstrations…. Old Dominion University has a long-standing partnership with NASA. Students and faculty have worked on commercial and NASA scientific payload projects for more than a decade…. Notable alumni include former NASA astronaut Michael J. Bloomfield.”

Posted July 15, 2019