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(sold out) Light & Dark: Eclipse Music

In collaboration with fivebyfive, the RMSC presents a one-of-a-kind concert experience with original live music by Grammy-nominated Jessica Meyer, Marc Mellits, and Kamala Sankaram, with immersive video presented on the full dome of the RMSC Strasenburgh Planetarium. 

  • Strasenburgh Planetarium
  • Sunday, January 28, 2024 (SOLD OUT!)

    Saturday, January 20, 2024 (SOLD OUT!)

    Sunday, January 21, 2024 (SOLD OUT!) 

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Event details

A total solar eclipse will occur in North America on April 8, 2024. To celebrate this breathtaking celestial event, fivebyfive is creating a one-of-a-kind concert experience with original music by Grammy-nominated Jessica Meyer, Marc Mellits, and Kamala Sankaram, with immersive video presented on the full dome of the RMSC Strasenburgh Planetarium. 

This solar eclipse is expected to be the largest mass travel event ever in the U.S.—a celestial experience expected to be breathtaking, spiritual, and impactful. Landscapes become transformed, the sky becomes a dark deep twilight, and changes in temperature, winds, and animal behavior occur during the time around totality. The experience is emotionally powerful and unforgettable, and it will be the last great opportunity for large segments of our country to experience a total solar eclipse until 2045. The path of totality will include 125 miles, along with fivebyfive’s hometown of Rochester, NY. 

fivebyfive will present its eclipse-inspired program Light & Dark: Eclipse Music in Rochester at the Planetarium and other communities within the path of totality. Performances will include newly commissioned works by composers Jessica Meyer, Marc Mellits, Kamala Sankaram, Glenn McClure, and a new arrangement by Julie Herndon.

fivebyfive is inspired to connect people in an engaging public event to build awareness and excitement for the upcoming eclipse.



About The Event

  • Strasenburgh Planetarium
  • Sunday, January 28, 2024

     

    Saturday, January 20, 2024 (SOLD OUT)

    Sunday, January 21, 2024 (SOLD OUT!)

     

  • 3:30pm Pre-concert Talk

    4pm Concert begins

  • All ages

Registration is required; space is limited.


Pricing

  • Individual: $25

January 28–sold out