Preview: 'Lunar Landing 50th Anniversary Celebration touches down July 20'

Buzz Aldrin on the surface of the moon during the Apollo 11 mission. (Photo by Neil Armstrong)

Buzz Aldrin on the surface of the moon during the Apollo 11 mission. (Photo by Neil Armstrong)

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

Mission Control…the Eagle has landed…in Denver. On July 20, the Colorado Symphony will present the Lunar Landing 50th Anniversary Celebration at Boettcher Concert Hall. Music Director Brett Mitchell will conduct the Colorado Symphony with music from the iconic John Williams, including selections from Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Star Wars and E.T. Former NASA astronaut Richard Hieb — a veteran of three space shuttle missions and a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder — will serve as narrator [for James Beckel’s From the Earth to the Moon and Beyond (2018)].

Mason Bates’s Passage (2017)—featuring mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke—will round out the program.

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