Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Music Planet: What does Environment mean to YOU?

This Sunday, January 29th, at 7:00pm in Younger Hall, St Andrews, the first of a series of concerts known as Music Planet (see below) will be given by the Heisenburg Ensemble and the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences (SEES) in collaboration with the Music Centre.  Music Planet has been designed to explore concepts of environment through the performing arts using music ranging from classical to well-known to new compositions, as well as improvisation to challenge audiences to think deeper about life and our planet.  The idea is to provide a platform for academics to present their research to a wide audience in non-traditional ways. 

Climate, Weather and Society: a broad programme of science from the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences presented as a “sound and light” show. The Younger Hall foyer will be used to allow academics to display aspects of the research represented in the “light”. 

Tickets £12/ £10 concessions/ £5 students (accompanied children free) are available from The Byre Theatre box office 01334 475000 and at the door.

Sunday's concert will include music from Haydn, Beethoven, Holst, Greig and Vivaldi's Four Seasons. Woven into the performances will be key concepts and moments in Earth history as identified by staff in SEES. Future events of Music Planet will include opera, jazz, spoken word, film and dance with contributions by colleagues from SEES, Biology, Physics, History and Modern Languages.

Visit the MusicPlanet website for a full listing of events: http://synergy.st-andrews.ac.uk/musicplanet/.