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