Physics and Music collaborate for concert

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Pacific University’s Department of Music and Department of Physics are working together to present the Fall Choral Concert, Cosmic Concert: A Night of Music under the Stars. This concert will include performances from Pacific’s Chamber Choir and Concert Choir. There will also be special appearances by the a cappella groups “Splendid Audacity” and “Polyrhythmic Dysfunction.”

The concerts will take place at Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center on Oct. 12 and 13 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free for Pacific students, staff and faculty. General admission for the public will be $7 at the door. The show includes live premieres of two new songs “Dream Song” composed by Tim Stephens and “Body of Moon” by Desmond Earley.

There will also be a public stargazing party after the Oct. 13 concert for everybody to enjoy. This will be the first time the Department of Physics and Department of Music have collaborated on a concert.

“I am most excited about how this concert collaboration demonstrates that science and music are just different portals into an experience that is deeper than either,” the concert’s narrator, Todd Duncan said. “A way of connecting to the universe, ourselves, each other and the mystery that underlies our everyday experience.”

The theme of the concert revolves around the stars, planets and other celestial bodies.

“When Dr. Duncan and I were first brainstorming about this idea, we both felt this theme inspired wonder,” Concert Choir conductor, Kristen Caldwell said. “Both with the experience so many of us had with the total eclipse and with the natural fit of music and cosmology.”

Performers are excited to see all of their hard work and efforts in this unique collaborative Fall Choral Concert.

“This is the most unique concert in my time at Pacific University,” said Chamber Choir conductor, Scott Tuomi. “It will be unlike any other Choral concert that I have been to.”


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