Humanities in Spaaaace!

A three-part BBE and DePaul Humanities Center collaboration

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Mars
October 27, 2016

After a screening of the 2015 movie, “The Martian,” the evening continues with live performances on period instruments of “The Descent of Mars” from Jean Baptiste Lully’s Thésée (1675) as well as music composed by Vicenzo Galilei (Galileo’s father).

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Orbits
January 25, 2017

After a screening of the film, "First Orbit" (2011), that tells the real-time story of Gagarin’s flight, the BBE will premiere two new works by composers Mark Nowakowski and Kurt Westerberg - inspired by the spheres, light, and of course orbital bodies.

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Moon
April 11, 2017

After a screening of A Trip to the Moon (Georges Méliès, 1902), the BBE will perform Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata,” as well as the aria “O Luna Lucent” from Joseph Haydn's opera Il mondo della luna and Bellini's "Vaga luna, che inargenti."