Chamber music to be synchronized to Adler Planetarium

The Daily Northwestern - Chamber music to be synchronized to Adler Planetarium.

Now this I would really pay to see. Messiaen's music is a great choice to convey the mystery of the stars. (If anyone goes, please tell me how it went! Especially the performance of the music. And the stars. And if the music was appropriate. I would love to be there.)

In collaboration with the planetarium, Fifth House Ensemble, a Chicago-based chamber music group, will perform Olivier Messiaen’s “Quartet for the End of Time” synchronized to a visual tour of stars and constellations.

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5 comments for “Chamber music to be synchronized to Adler Planetarium

  1. August 11, 2010 at

    don' think we're allowed to post video of the actual event, but we did a small tv spot yesterday. It can be viewed here:

    even better is a podcast version of a local NPR show, 848, which features a nice 10 minute piece about the collaboration.

    Sorry you won't be with us!

    • August 12, 2010 at

      Thanks for checking back, and for the links. Put me on your mailing list, if you do other things like this. D

  2. August 5, 2010 at

    Was looking for latest press and stumbled on this comment stream. I'm the pianist from Fifth House, and we're absolutely thrilled about this concert next week. Please come say hi afterwards if you attend! The Adler has done some truly stunning work to highlight this already magnificent piece! If you have any questions feel free to contact me at

    • August 6, 2010 at

      Hi Adam, glad you found me. I wish I could be there. I hope you can get a short video of part of it and put it on YouTube. It would certainly boost your publicity. And I'll write about it. Let me know if you put something up.


  3. July 18, 2010 at

    Hi David,

    You and me, too! Not only will the music be synchronized, it's LIVE! Not an easy feat.

    I, for one, would give just about anything to be there.


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