UMD Performing "Otherworldly" Concert

Updated: April 09, 2019 10:14 AM

There's a chance to see beautiful images that are out of this world at UMD this weekend. The university's Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Concert Band will be performing songs in sync with images taken from the historic Hubble Telescope.

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"This piece we're doing was originally orchestrated for the Minnesota Orchestra by composer Eric Whitaker," Dr. Mark Whitlock, Director of Bands at UMD says.

He says the music itself was first used in a film called "Deep Field," which uses some of the images that can be seen at the concert . This type of music isn't done often in the college's band program. 

"It's just a new way of working with sound," Dr. Whitlock explains, "because sound masses are meant to represent the images you see on the screen."

The event was originally scheduled for Sunday at 3 p.m. at Weber Music Hall. However, the time has been switched to 7:30 p.m. Whitlock says this is due to the men's hockey team reaching the "Frozen Four." Many students in the show also perform with the pep band, which is traveling to Buffalo, New York to support the team. 

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