Hollywood Bowl Goes to Space

August 4, 2019

A Celebration of America in Space with Film Music

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association presents America in Space at the Hollywood Bowl – a celebration of the achievements of American space travel – Thursday, August 15, at 8PM. Hear how Hollywood’s composers and filmmakers tell the story of America’s push to explore beyond Earth’s atmosphere, from the thrill of the space race, to the possibility of missions to Mars. The one-night-only event features a mix of music, film clips, and archival footage, for a true celebration of the universe’s real stars.

The concert features film scenes from Hollywood movies about astronauts, a NASA commemorative video celebrating the women astronauts (scored by Penka Kouneva), and other special presentations. Celebrated film music composer and conductor David Newman leads the Los Angeles Philharmonic in stirring music and scenes from award-winning films such as FIRST MAN (score by Justin Hurwitz), GRAVITY (Steven Price), APOLLO 13 (James Horner), THE MARTIAN (Harry Gregson-Williams), HIDDEN FIGURES (Hans Zimmer-Benjamin Wallfisch-Pharrell Williams) and Holst’s The Planets.

America in Space also features the West Coast premiere of Michael Giacchino’s Advent, commissioned by the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

The Los Angeles Philharmonic is also thrilled to be collaborating with in Pasadena, managed by Caltech. JPL is the world’s premiere center for the robotic exploration of the solar system and beyond. The concert will also showcase highlights of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s contributions to U.S. achievements in space through archival footage, simulated imagery, and stunning photography, from the first U.S. satellite to JPL’s current quests to explore the solar system, our own planet, and all that lies beyond.

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