Explore our oceans with the UCF Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Chung Park in the Florida premiere of Stella Sung’s Oceana, a piece that lets patrons swim with whales and explore new depths to learn about marine conservancy and ocean noise pollution. Accompanying the music is a film by underwater filmmaker and photographer, Annie Crawley. (In order to join in the participatory piece of Oceana, it is recommended that patrons download the “Oceana Music and Sounds” app on their phone in advance of the concert from the Apple App Store or Google Play.) Before the piece, ocean and coastal conservation experts will have a conversation about what we can do to protect our most valuable resource: water.
The concert is also part of the celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday with a performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6, “Pastoral.” A special animated story created by UCF graduate students in the Animation and Visual Effects MFA program will accompany the piece.
This event is generously sponsored by Learning Institute for Elders at University of Central Florida (LIFE at UCF).
UCF Celebrates the Arts, an annual festival showcasing creativity, innovation and collaboration from Orlando’s hometown university, returns to Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts April 7-19, 2020. See the full festival schedule and learn more at arts.ucf.edu/celebrates.