Listening To History Presents “Galileo’s Muse” At Southern Adventist University

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Musical ensemble Listening to History will present “Galileo’s Muse” at Southern Adventist University on Feb. 19, at 7:30 p.m. in Ackerman Auditorium. The event is open to the public and tickets will be available at the door: $5 adults, $12 families. For more information, call 423 236-2814. 

The program explores the surprising relationship between the scientist Galileo Galilei and the music of late Renaissance Italy. It tells the story of how Galileo’s love of music and his experience as a lute player held the key to one of his most important scientific accomplishments: the formulation of the “Law of Falling Bodies.” With rarely performed lute music composed by Galileo’s father and brother, 17th century Italian dances and sonatas, and a live reenactment of the experiment of the inclined plane, “Galileo’s Muse” introduces audiences to a unique world, one where art and science share a conversation. 

Listening To History brings the past to life through performances that celebrate the connections between spheres of human achievement and knowledge. It has presentedGalileo’s Muse” at the CUNYGraduate Center’s “Science & The Arts” series, Hofstra University’s IDEAS Institute, Salisbury University, Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, and NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. 


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