Journey to the Stars: Honoring USU’s Pioneering Accomplishments in Space

Saturday, February 25, 2012 - 7:30pm

NOTE: Doug Lemon, President of the USU Research Foundation and H. Scott Hinton, Dean of the USU College of Engineering are scheduled to appear live Feb 23 at 4:00 p.m. on KVNU, (102.1 FM/610 AM).  They will be talking about AFCO’s Journey to the Stars concert.

The American Festival Chorus and Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Craig Jessop will present a musical tribute to USU's pioneering accomplishments in space with special guest, the honorable Jake Garn.

The concert is sponsored by the Space Dynamics Laboratory, the USU Research Foundation, the USU College of the Engineering and the Caine College of the Arts.

Since ancient times, people have stretched the boundaries of the known world. Their journeys have prompted them to cross oceans continents, mountain ranges, rivers, and valleys.

Yet the heavens eluded them.

The Greeks named the stars to give them purpose and place – Orion, Ursa Major, Scorpius—to name a few.  But space, that vast unexplored domain, remained the last frontier for centuries.

And then, through imagination coupled with science, and technology — we took to the skies.

Join the American Festival Chorus and Orchestra as they blend vivid images of our universe with the sounds of powerful music that includes:

  • Star Wars Main Theme and Imperial March (with special guest appearance)
  • Those Magnificent Men and their Flying Machines
  • When You Wish Upon a Star
  • The Impossible Dream
  • The Jupiter movement of Gustav Holst's symphony, The Planets
  • High Flight – America the Beautiful

Venue: Kent Concert Hall


Great press but how do I get a ticket on-line? Where's the link?

Tickets available above (link went missing briefly yesterday due to some updates). Sorry for the inconvenience.

Here is a link to the Facebook event we have set up for the concert: And you can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ by clicking on the buttons in the right column of this page. We hope you are able to make it!

Will this concert be recorded and available to the public after tomorrow night? I am in Houston, but would LOVE to see this performance!!!

I'll double check, but I don't believe it will be recorded. There are a lot of extra copyright/broadcast concerns we have to deal with in order to record concerts.