Preview: 'Apollo 11 fever! How Colorado is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing'

Buzz Aldrin plants the U.S. flag on the surface of the moon, July 1969. (Photo by Neil Armstrong)

Buzz Aldrin plants the U.S. flag on the surface of the moon, July 1969. (Photo by Neil Armstrong)

DENVER — The Denver Post has published a preview of Brett Mitchell’s upcoming performance with the Colorado Symphony commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing:

Americans are fired up for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, which arrives on July 20. And Colorado, with its wealth of aerospace institutions and growing legacy in the industry, will be one of the epicenters for the celebration….

As part of its “Lunar Landing 50th Anniversary Celebration,” Colorado Symphony music director Brett Mitchell will lead a night of live music from composer John Williams (featuring selections from not only “Star Wars” but “E.T.” and “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”) and contemporary American composers Mason Bates and James Beckel, all accompanied by archival footage from the moon landing and other visuals.

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