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CSO at Light in Winter

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Chris Y Kim <[log in to unmask]>

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Dear All,

I would like to invite anyone who will be near the fingerlakes region of
New York to our upcoming Light in Winter Festival.
The Cornell Symphony Orchestra will  be featured in the finale Light in
Winter by performing Roberto Sierra's Anillos featuring Tim Feeney.
This concert will feature the video work by Jim Bell and his students from
the
Astronomy department.  Many were not able to see the performance in October
11, 2008 due to limited availability of seating in Bailey Hall.

See you at the concert.

Here is more info on the concert.

   *The Music of the Spheres*
   
   A musical tour of the universe through philosophy and science
   
   Sunday, January 25, 2009
   4:30pm-6:00pm Bailey Hall, Cornell University, $20/$15
   Sponsored by Chemung Canal Trust Company
   
   The Music of the Spheres is an ancient philosophical concept
   that looks at proportions in the movements of celestial
   bodies; the Sun, Moon, and planets as a form of music.
   It's more a mathematical, rather than an audible, concept.
   Originated by the 5th-century mathematician Pythagoras, the
   ideas were part of the philosophical life in the 16th and
   17th centuries.  According to astronomer Johannes Kepler,
   the connection between geometry, cosmology, astrology,
   harmonics, and music is through the Music of the Spheres.
   It was thought that the Sun, Moon, and planets revolved
   around the Earth, and their spheres were thought to form
   the ratios of pure musical intervals, creating musical
   harmony.  Johannes Kepler used the concept of the music of
   the spheres in his Harmonices Mundi in 1619, relating
   astrology and harmonics.
   
   The composer Christopher Simpson did the same in his concert
   work, *The Monthes, *performed by the Frogwork Consort.
   Astronomer Joseph Burns explores the wonders of the cosmos
   by focusing on the planet Saturn, whose magnificent rings
   and huge scale have been captured in new images by the
   Cassini spacecraft.  Then, award-winning composer Roberto
   Sierra and the Cornell Orchestra, led by Chris Younghoon
   Kim, team up in a performance of a commissioned piece to
   honor the Year of Astronomy, and specifically, the magnificent
   images of Saturn.
   
   Barbara Mink
   barbaramink.com
   lightinwinter.com
   607-227-6290

Best,
Chris Kim
http://conductingmasterclass.wordpress.com/

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