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One Giant Leap – “The Planets” and Beyond Featuring the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra
July 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The day of this concert marks the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, when astronaut Neil Armstrong climbed out of Apollo 11 and uttered the now-famous quote “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” He and fellow astronaut Buzz Aldrin explored the moon together that day and left behind an American flag. To commemorate that momentous event in history, the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra will perform Gustav Holst’s “The Planets.” Comprised of seven movements, each is named after a planet and will be performed against the backdrop of fascinating imagery of space scenes − both video and still photos − provided by NASA. Don’t miss this thrilling multimedia extravaganza!
Shrine Mont and the Shenandoah Valley Music Festival are offering a discount stay and concert tickets. Enjoy the concert without worrying about the drive home. Click here to request a reservation or call Shrine Mont at (540) 856-2141.