Walton Arts Center's exclusive event for college students and young professionals, SEEK returns in conjunction with Artosphere Festival Orchestra's finale performance.
The theme of this year's Artosphere: Arkansas' Arts and Nature Festival is space, and this performance is a celebration of our closest celestial neighbor, the Moon.
Alongside a screening and narration of the 1902 film "A Trip to the Moon" by Georges Méliès, AFO musicians will perform a collection of works by composers ranging from Strauss, Monteverdi, Bach, Handel, Debussy and Puccini, to the modern likes of John Williams and more.
But this is not your standard orchestra performance!
It's an immersive, accessible and mind-blowing exposition of some of the most famous "space"-themed songs that have ever occupied popular culture, performed alongside intriguing visualizations and narration.
Johann Strauss II | The Blue Danube Waltz, Op. 314
Claudio Monteverdi | Toccata from L’Orfeo
Johann Sebastian Bach | Passacaglia & Fugue in C minor, BWV 582
Transcribed for orchestra by Ottorino Respighi
Georg Friedrich Händel | Overture to Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 35
Claude Debussy | Claire de lune
Transcribed for orchestra by André Caplet
Richard Strauss | Also Sprach Zarathustra Op. 30 (excerpt)
Giacomo Puccini | Intermezzo from Manon Lescaut
John Williams | Star Wars Main Theme
SEEK AFTER PARTY
PLUS! With a SEEK ticket, you get special access to the show and an exclusive after party with the Artosphere Festival Orchestra musicians - considered to be some of the most talented young musicians performing classical works today.
Along with the opportunity to meet and mingle with the artists, this after party will include entertainment, local craft beer, light hors d'oeuvres & more. All included in your $20 ticket purchase!
There may even be a guest appearance from an astronaut!! Find out more on our facebook page:
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DATE: Saturday, June 29
SHOW: Artosphere Festival Orchestra Celebrates: The Moon
LOCATION: Walton Arts Center