Oct 13, 2009 6:35 PM by Bea Karnes

Cool space movie music to be performed by Philharmonic

Think about the movies Independence Day, Armageddon, ET: The Extra-Terrestrial, Apollo 13, Star Wars, Star Trek and Cocoon--they wouldn't be the same without the soaring, dramatic scores. Colorado Springs Philharmonic will perform space-themed music at a concert this Saturday at the Pikes Peak Center.

The Space Foundation is sponsoring the event. The Final Frontier concert grew out of a partnership forged during the Space Foundation's 25th National Space Symposium last spring at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, when the Philharmonic performed for the opening ceremony.

A group of Colorado Springs School District 11 (D-11) students from the Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy and Mitchell High School will be the guests of the Space Foundation for The Final Frontier concert. Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy, which was created through a partnership between the Space Foundation and D-11, uses this concept to build student proficiency in science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics (STEAM). The Swigert Academy is aligned with Mitchell High School, where the Space Foundation has collaborated with the orchestra classes on space-themed music lessons.

"Both music and space have an extraordinary ability to move and inspire people. Putting the two together creates a powerful and emotional experience," said Space Foundation Chief Executive Officer Elliot Pulham. "The Space Foundation is proud to give the people of Colorado Springs - especially the students - the opportunity to hear one of the finest professional symphonies in the country performing such an exhilarating program."

"The Space Foundation is a tremendous resource for Colorado Springs," said Nathan Newbrough, Colorado Springs Philharmonic president and CEO. "Through their partnership with regional organizations, they make our community a richer place to live. The Colorado Springs Philharmonic has had a close association with the Space Foundation over the years, and we're so proud to partner with them."

The concert is at 8:00 pm, Saturday, at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Click here to purchase tickets online.


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