May 11, 2013 - 8 pm
Cosmosis: University Wind Ensemble, University Singers
Susan Botti, Composer
Edwin Powell and Brian Galante, Directors
Cosmosis composer, Susan Botti, sets two texts by American poet May Swenson. The first movement uses the text of “Overboard,” and musically depicts the effects of gravity.
In the second and third movements, the effects of gravity are released as Botti sets Swenson’s fictional musings on the first American space station, Skylab, and an experiment to test if a spider could spin a web in space. Though Skylab ultimately lost orbital integrity and came crashing to Earth, the lessons learned shaped future space missions. The quest for scientific discovery has empowered and shaped our society for our entire history. We discover valuable things through triumph in discovery and learning through failure.
This is a multi-media production. In the third part of the performance join us in the Mary Baker Russell Amphitheater for a science lab.
Location: Lagerquist Concert Hall, MBR
Tickets: $8 general admission, $5 senior citizens (55+), $3 alumni, free 18 and under.
Tickets available at PLU Concierge Desk (253 535 7411)