By: Keith Kappes
Carter County Times
A salute to achievements in space exploration will take the form of powerful music in Morehead on Sunday, March 26, when the Cave Run Symphony Orchestra continues its ninth season with a concert entitled “Out of this World” at 3 p.m. in the Morehead Conference Center.
It will be the CRSO’s third performance of the 2022-23 season and will be preceded by a special event at 1:30 p.m. to introduce elementary students to the instruments of the orchestra. Students and their accompanying adults from five local schools have been invited to be guests of the CRSO for the concert.
“We are pleased to present this concert theme in recognition of the recent accomplishments of the James Webb space telescope and the inspiring work of space scientists here and worldwide,” said Dr. Craig Burrows, CRSO board chair.
The program includes music from Star Wars, 2001 A Space Odyssey, and two movements – Mars and Jupiter – from “The Planets” by Holst.
Also featured will be the world premiere of a work entitled “Nocturne” written by Daniel Pappas and conducted by Dr. Terry Durbin.
The 55-piece orchestra is operated by the Cave Run Symphony Orchestra Society, a non-profit, membership organization. Tax-deductible gifts to the CRSO are handled by the MSU Foundation, Inc.
“Since the orchestra is underwritten by gifts, sponsorships, program book advertising, and ticket sales, we welcome support at any time of the year,” Burrows added.
Adult tickets are $15 and are available for the March and April concerts at CoffeeTree Books and Morehead Visitor Center. Cash or checks will be accepted for payment. Tickets also can be purchased at the door. Children and students of all ages are admitted free of charge.
(Media Contact: Keith Kappes, 606-356-0912)