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Songs of the Universe

  • Atlas Performing Arts Center (map)

Capital City Symphony concludes its 51st season with a special musical ode to the beauty of our planet and beyond.

The first part of the program includes a special format! Enjoy the heavenly music of a chamber orchestra and choir from the Atlas’s iconic lobby staircase while you continue to enjoy your pre-show refreshments. The sounds of Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo, inspired by the northern lights and mythical power of his homeland, will be filling the lobby for the first half of the concert.

Then, join us in the Lang Theatre for a multi-media presentation of Gustav Holst’s famous orchestral work, The Planets, featuring video projections from NASA. Don’t miss this exciting season finale!

Program first half (in lobby): Approx. 20 minutes

Program second half (in Lang Theatre): Approx. 50 minutes

Video projections produced by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

Original data visualizations by NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio

Original animation by NASA’s Conceptual Image Lab


This project is supported by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.


This project is generously supported by the Capitol Hill Community Foundation