The third season of Mt. Wilson Observatory’s Sunday Afternoon Concerts in the Dome has commenced, and continues on the first Sunday of each month.
The next concert is this Sunday, June 2. It features Leslie Reed, oboe, Roger Wilkie, violin, Alma Fernandez, viola and Cécilia Tsan, cello, in a program of oboe quartets by Mozart and Britten and a Beethoven string trio.
For the next few months. music aficionadi can enjoy live music inside the iconic vaulted dome of the 100-inch Hooker telescope. Thoughtfully curated by Artistic Director Cécilia Tsan, a varied presentation of concerts is being presented in this acoustically remarkable venue during the six-month run of the 2019 season. The concert series concludes on October 6th.
Poised for rediscovery, the grounds of the legendary observatory—founded in 1904 by astrophysical pioneer George Ellery Hale—are open for free to the public year round.
For visitor information please see https://www.mtwilson.edu/visiting.
The program will be offered in two performances, one at 3:00 PM and one at 5:00 PM. There will be a reception with the artists at 4:00 PM. Seating inside the historic dome is limited. Tickets cost $50.00 each and must be purchased in advance.
For tickets as well as more information on the concert series, please visit https://www.mtwilson.edu/concerts. From there, you can purchase tickets to the June 2nd 3:00 PM performance or the 5:00 PM show.
2019 Sunday Afternoon Concerts in the Dome include:
Sunday, June 2
Leslie Reed, oboe, Roger Wilkie, violin, Alma Fernandez, viola and Cécilia Tsan, cello, in a program of oboe quartets by Mozart and Britten and a Beethoven string trio.
Sunday, July 7
Voices in the Dome with Hila Plitmann, soprano, Sangeeta Kaur, soprano, Sara Andon, flute, Reina Inui, violin, Jacqueline Marshall, harp and Shea Welsh, guitar. On the program are compositions by Danaë Vlasse, Todd Mason, Bruce Babcock, Mark McEncroe and Anthony Constantino.
Sunday, August 4
Schubert’s String Quintet in C major performed by the Lyris Quartet featuringAlyssa Park, Shalini Vijayan, violins, Luke Maurer, viola, Timothy Loo, cello andCécilia Tsan, cello.
Sunday, September 1
Cello duets performed by Eric Byers and Cécilia Tsan featuring works by Bach, Barriere and Offenbach.
Sunday, October 6
The concert series wraps up the summer season with Mozart and Brahms Quintets for clarinet and strings. The artists include Pierre Génisson, clarinet, Ambroise Aubrun and Henry Gron nier, violins, Virginie d’Avezac, viola and Cécilia Tsan, cello.