Sunday Afternoon Concerts in the Dome

“There exists a passion for comprehension, just as there exists a passion for music.”

– Albert Einstein

On Sunday, September 10, 2017, Mt. Wilson Observatory presents the fourth in its summer series of special concerts inside the historic 100-Inch Telescope dome on Mount Wilson above Pasadena, CA.

Cécelia Tsan, Principal Cellist with the Long Beach Symphony, returns with Sara Andon on flute, Alyssa Park on Violin, and Alma Fernandez on Viola. More on the artists will be posted soon.

The program will include Mozart Quartet in D Major, K285, Villa-Lobos: Assobio a Jato (The Jet Whistle) for Flute and Cello. Film Music to be announced . . .

Performances of the same program are scheduled for 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM.

The 100-inch telescope is the instrument with which astronomer Edwin Hubble discovered our place in an expanding universe and so expanded our comprehension. This is a 20th century temple to science whose acoustics rival the great cathedrals of Europe.

There will be a reception with the artists following each performance.

In addition, concert-goers will be treated to an exhibition featuring rare scientific artifacts, drawings, and illustrations from the Observatory’s collection.

Tickets for these concert events may be purchased below on this page.  All proceeds go to support the Mt. Wilson Institute in its mission to preserve, protect, and promote the Observatory and the science accomplished there.

Please note: There is No Handicapped Access: The 100-inch Telescope is nearly 100 years old and is not ADA-compliant. Visiting the inside of the Dome is not recommended for those with respiratory or heart problems due to the stairs and the 5700-ft elevation.

The concerts are at Mount Wilson Observatory which is located in the San Gabriel Mountains above Pasadena. Please allow at least 45 minutes for the drive from the bottom of the Angeles Crest Highway in La Cañada. And time for the short walk 5-to-10 minute walk from the parking lot.

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