Russian Meteor and Classical Music
Presented by Dexter Southfield School
April 27, 2013
THIS SATURDAY! Russian Meteor and Classical Music Are Coming to the Clay Center on April 27! Clay Center Observatory hosts this exciting free public event! Saturday, April 27, 2013, 7:00 pm Friends of the Clay Center and members of the community are invited to join us for a unique combination of astronomy and music. A meteorite from February’s once-a-century meteor blast in Russia will be on display and Music from Copland House, a leading New York-based repertory ensemble, will perform Celestial Harmonies, an evening of 20th century classical music that explores the heavens and space.. The evening is free of charge to all registered guests, parking is free, children are welcome, and dress is casual. Guests will have the opportunity to see one of the first appearances of a meteorite from the legendary Russian explosion and hear classical works by Pulitzer Prize-winner Kevin Putz, as well as Franz Josef Haydn, and other top composers. This unique program was created to honor renowned American composer and conductor Aaron Copland, for whom a crater on the planet Mercury, discovered by Clay Center Observatory Director Ron Dantowitz, is named. Also on display will be a Moon rock, a Mars rock, and select pieces from Mr. Copland’s estate in Cortlandt Manor, NY. The evening will include a door-prize drawing for collections of Mr. Copland’s recordings and collectible meteorites! The Clay Center doors will open at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, and the event will begin at 7:00 p.m. Seating is first-come, first-served. Reservations are free for this limited-seating public event. Register Now!