DeBartolo Performing Arts Center | Kronos Quartet
Kronos Quartet, live at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, Saturday, March 1, 2014, 7:30 PM
Before a song by Will.i.am (Black Eyed Peas) was beamed from Mars to Earth, Kronos, now celebrating its 40th anniversary, worked with NASA to record radio emissions of Saturn, turn them into audible frequencies and incorporate those space sounds into Sun Rings. The evening-length spectacular is set to visual designs including rarely seen video images from the Jet Propulsion Laboratories, the lead U.S. center for robotic exploration of the solar system.
The Michiana Astronomical Society (MAS) will have telescopes set up so you can see Jupiter and its four moons (weather permitting). The encounter with Jupiter was one of the great breakthroughs by the Voyager spacecraft, which is integral to the Sun Rings performance. See for yourself the visible wavelengths from a grand denizen of the solar system before heading into the theater to hear the sound extracted from plasma waves detected by Voyager.