UMS offers free performance of 2001: A Space Odyssey with live orchestra and chorus September 21
ANN ARBOR—UMS and Michigan Engineering will present a free screening of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey at Hill Auditorium, 50 years after the iconic film’s premiere. Live orchestral and choral accompaniment will be performed by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Musica Sacra. This event is free, with priority given to those who register in advance for complimentary general admission tickets.
Long recognized as one of the greatest science fiction works of all time, 2001: A Space Odyssey is celebrated for its technological realism, its innovative special effects, and its bold use of music. The film brought worldwide fame to both Richard Strauss’s Also Sprach Zarathustra and the music of György Ligeti. It also created one of cinema’s most memorable images, of a spaceship floating serenely through space to the strains of Johann Strauss’s waltz The Blue Danube.
A number of free events have been programmed in conjunction with the screening in celebration of technological advancements related to the themes explored in the film.
Visit ums.org/2001 for more information or to register for free tickets.