Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Exploring the world through music, stories and pictures

On February 21, Sangamon Auditorium will host a performance of First Person: Stories from the Edge of the World. This performance is a collaboration between Ensemble Galilei (famous for Celtic, early music, and original works), Neal Conan (famous for being on National Public Radio) and the National Geographic Society (famous for the magazine full of pretty pictures). This show looks at the adventures of famous explorers like George Mallory, Charles Darwin and Jacques Cousteau through their own words. Neal Conan will read excerpts from their letters and journals while Ensemble Galilei plays music to go with it. You can get a better idea of the type of music Ensemble Galilei plays by listening to excerpts from songs from this project here. (Scroll down and you'll see a list of songs on the left side of the webpage.) At the same time as the music and narration, pictures from the National Geographic collection will be projected on a giant screen on stage. Everything in the show was carefully chosen to help recreate the emotions of exploration: joy, fear, wonder, and the desire to know more.

First Person: Stories from the Edge of the World
Ensemble Galilei with NPR's Neal Conan
Saturday, February 21, 8 p.m.
click here to get tickets or learn more

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