This week we begin our celebration of the 25th anniversary year of the national Hearts of Space program with a series of 25 key programs called (naturally) "25 Years in Space." We'll start with three encore shows this month, and continue with one a month.
We kick off the series with our first program from 1983. It's a classic lineup with music by some of the key names from the HOS pantheon of composers: KITARO, VANGELIS, 20th century Russian composer THOMAS DE HARTMANN, MICHAEL STEARNS, DEUTER, CHARLES LLOYD, MARK ISHAM, DAVID DARLING, and more. It's a journey across 25 years of time and space, called FIRST FLIGHT.
Right from the beginning, we were doing things differently: on one show we go seamlessly from electronic spacemusic to an electronic setting of a traditional Greek ode, to Central Asian-influenced classical music, to several deep contemplative electronic journeys to innerspace realms; we cap off the show with some excellent spacejazz.