Concerts in the Dome

Sunday, May 7th, 2017 @ 2pm & 4pm
PROGRAM
-Goldberg Variations BWV 988………………………Bach/Sitkovetsky
Aria/Variations I, V, VIII, IX, XIII, XVIII, XXX, Aria
-String Trio in B Flat Major D471…………………………..… Schubert
Allegro
-String Trio in C minor Op.9 No.3……….……………………Beethoven
Allegro con spirito
Adagio con espressione
Scherzo-Allegro molto e vivace
Finale-Presto
-Serenade Op.10…………………..…………………………….Dohnanyi
Marcia-Allegro
Romanza-Adagio non troppo quasi andante
Tema con variazioni
Rondo

MUSICIANS
Ben Powell, violin
Zach Dellinger, viola
Cécilia Tsan, cello

Join us on June 11 with Ben Powell, violin, and Cecialia Tsan, cello, performing works of  Haendel-Halvorsen, Glière, and Kodály

On May 7th, come enjoy the music of Bach, Beethoven, Schubert, and Dohnanyi in a unique venue–the 100-inch Hooker Telescope Dome on Mount Wilson, where Edwin Hubble discovered our place in an expanding Universe. The acoustics of the dome make this an extraordinary place for a concert, as well as astronomy! Two concerts, at 2:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m., will be performed by a string trio: Cécilia Tsan, Principal Cello for the Long Beach Symphony, Ben Powell, violin, and Zach Dellinger, viola. A reception with the musicians will follow each performance. In addition concert goers will be treated an art exhibit of the beautiful technical drawings for the mountain’s telescopes. Please scroll down to the bottom of the page to purchase tickets.

On June 11th, come enjoy the music of Haendel-Halvorsen, Glière, and Kodaly. The concert will be performed by a violin & cello duo: Cécilia Tsan, Principal Cello for the Long Beach Symphony, and Ben Powell, violin. A reception with the musicians will follow each performance. Please scroll down to the bottom of the page to purchase tickets.

For more on the musicians, visit their Web pages:  www.ceciliatsan.com and www.ben-powell.com

Please note: 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.

For questions concerning the concerts please send an email to concerts@mtwilson.edu

The acoustics of the 100-inch dome have drawn many musicians to play. In this 1984 photo, astronomer Geoffrey W. Marcy, tests the sound with his cello. Photo: Carnegie/ Huntington Library