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America in Space

Relive the awe, in sight and sound.


  • HOLST : “Mars” from The Planets, Op. 32
  • Hans ZIMMER, Pharrell WILLIAMS, & Benjamin WALLFISCH : Selection from Hidden Figures
  • Bill CONTI : Selection from The Right Stuff
  • Penka KOUNEVA : Women Astronauts
  • Justin HURWITZ : Selection from First Man
  • COPLAND : Fanfare for the Common Man
  • Intermission
  • HORNER : Selection from Apollo 13
  • Harry GREGSON-WILLIAMS : Selection from The Martian
  • Steven PRICE : Selection from Gravity
  • HOLST : “Jupiter” from The Planets, Op. 32

About This Performance

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, hear how Hollywood’s composers have been inspired by the achievements of American space travel. A mix of music, film clips, and archival footage will tell the story of our push to explore beyond Earth’s atmosphere, from the thrill of the space race to the possibility of missions to Mars. Experts from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena will join the orchestra to underscore the impact of California’s scientists and engineers on our achievements in space.

Programs, artists, dates, prices and availability subject to change.