Artosphere Festival Orchestra Celebrates: The Moon

Artosphere Festival Orchestra Celebrates: The Moon

Corrado Rovaris, Music Director
Francesco Micheli, Artistic Director & Narrator
Francesca Ballarini, Illustrator


  • Johann Strauss II | The Blue Danube Waltz, Op. 314
  • Claudio Monteverdi | Toccata from L’Orfeo
  • Johann Sebastian Bach | Passacaglia & Fugue in C minor, BWV 582
    Transcribed for orchestra by Ottorino Respighi
  • Georg Friedrich Händel | Overture to Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 35
  • Claude Debussy | Claire de lune
    Transcribed for orchestra by André Caplet
  • Richard Strauss | Also Sprach Zarathustra Op. 30 (excerpt)
  • Giacomo Puccini | Intermezzo from Manon Lescaut
  • John Williams | Star Wars Main Theme

DATE: Saturday, June 29, 8pm

LOCATION: Baum Walker Hall at Walton Arts Center

TICKETS: $10-$49

PRE-PAID PARKING: remember to purchase pre-paid parking along with your tickets for a guaranteed space in the nearby parking deck!


Featuring the 1902 film A Trip to the Moon by Georges Méliès and a diverse program celebrating our closest celestial neighbor, the Moon, AFO musicians will perform a collection of works by composers ranging from Strauss, Monteverdi, Bach, Handel, Debussy and Puccini, to the modern likes of John Williams.

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