A Journey to Space

Sunday Concerts

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Richard Strauss

Sunrise from Also sprach Zarathustra

Josef Strauss

Music of the Spheres, op. 235

Gustav Holst

Jupiter from The Planets

Antonín Dvořák

Song to the Moon from Rusalka

Igor Stravinsky

The Firebird (selection)

John Williams

Star Wars: Imperial March
Superman March

These Sunday Concerts centre on various musical allusions to the stars and space as the ultimate setting for the human imagination. So, alongside pieces by John Williams, composed for the movies Star Wars and Superman, the Gulbenkian Orchestra will also play the overture to Also sprach Zarathustra, by R. Strauss, the sound icon of S. Kubrick’s film 2001: A Space Odyssey. The programme also includes J. Strauss’s Music of the Spheres, as well as allusions to Holst’s Jupiter and Dvořák’s Song to the Moon.

Sponsor Gulbenkian Music

The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation reserves the right to collect and keep records of images, sounds and voice for the diffusion and preservation of the memory of its cultural and artistic activity. For further information, please contact us through the Information Request form.


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