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21 July 2019

BankGiro Loterij ZomerConcerten: Met André Kuipers naar de maan
Symfonieorkest Vlaanderen conducted by Kristiina Poska - Concertgebouw

Program Info:
Symphony Orchestra Flanders
Kristiina Poska, conductor
André Kuipers, speaker

With André Kuipers to the moon

André Kuipers and the Flanders Symphony Orchestra will take you on a magical space trip to the moon, where exactly 50 years ago - on 20 July 1969 - people landed for the first time. Images, stories and music by Richard Strauss, John Williams and more.

André Kuipers saw the universe as few saw it: from space. During two missions he circled the earth - and thus also saw the moon up close. Kuipers is the leading speaker for the golden jubilee of the first moon landing. Because exactly 50 years ago - on July 20, 1969 - that "small step" of Neil Armstrong took place. With the Flanders Symphony Orchestra, Kuipers takes you on a space journey full of discoveries.

50 years after the first moon landing
In an online logbook André Kuipers shared the music he played during his space missions. On Mission Day 115 (13-04-2012) that was James Horner's iconic soundtrack at Apollo 13 . Today, the Symphony Orchestra Flanders plays this and other 'space' music. You see Strauss's awe-inspiring Also sprach Zarathustra rising in the sun, and traveling with John Williams through the atmosphere. There are odes to the moon of Debussy and Dvořák. André Kuipers shows special images of the moon landing, and tells about it as only he can. Experience the power and emotion of this 'giant leap for mankind'.

Richard Strauss - Also sprach Zarathustra, op. 30
Joseph Haydn - Die Vorstellung des Chaos (uit 'Die Schöpfung', Hob. XXI: 2)
Antonín Dvořák - Mesícku na nebi hlubokém (uit 'Rusalka', op. 114)
Engelbert Humperdinck - Hexenritt (uit 'Hänsel und Gretel')
Benjamin Britten - Dawn: Lento e tranquillo (uit 'Four Sea Interludes', op. 33a)
James Horner - Thema (uit 'Apollo 13')
Benjamin Britten - Storm: Presto con fuoco (uit 'Four Sea Interludes', op. 33a)
Johann Strauss jr. - Waltz 'An der schönen, blauen Donau', op. 314
Mikhael Glinka - Ouverture (uit 'Roeslan en Ljoedmila')
Charles Ives - The Unanswered Question
Igor Stravinsky - Danse infernale du roi Kastcheï (uit 'Firebird')
John Williams - Flying theme (uit 'E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial')
Claude Debussy - Suite Bergamasque (ork. L. Caillet)
John Williams - Hedwig’s Theme (uit 'Harry Potter')

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Last edited: 20 July 2019 - 12:04 hours