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Black Hole Symphony

Don’t miss the world premiere of the entrancing and immersive new production from the Museum of Science, Boston and Multiverse Concert Series! Black Hole Symphony is a symphonic journey through spacetime, performed by a live chamber orchestra under the dome of the Charles Hayden Planetarium. Join us to explore the unfolding story of supermassive black holes as engines of gravity, light, and creation – in the premiere run of the groundbreaking new show!

This revolutionary new show is a unique collaboration between astrophysicists of the Harvard-Smithsonian CFA and Black Hole Initiative with the musicians of the Multiverse Concert Series. Composer David Ibbett has sonified the light of black hole galaxies as musical notes and chords, woven into a dramatic electro-symphonic score set to immersive 3-D visuals from the Charles Hayden Planetarium.

Over the course of an evening, audiences will be plunged into deep space riding relativistic jets of plasma, guided through the dense dust torus, broad-line clouds, and ultimately reach the blazing accretion disk on the event horizon of a supermassive black hole. Experience the wonders of the distant universe through art, science and music and be a part of our world premiere!

Science by:
Anna Barnacka, Lead Scientist, Harvard CFA
Mojegan Azadi, Harvard CFA
Martin Elvis, Harvard CFA
Fabio Pacucci, Black Hole Initiative
Priya Natarajan, Yale, Black Hole Initiative
Dan Schwartz, Harvard CFA

Music by:
David Ibbett, composer and conductor

The Multiverse Symphony Players:
Agnes Coakley Cox – soprano
Johnny Mok – cello
Matt Russo – guitar
Ryan Shannon – violin
Jessica Smith – flute/piccolo

  • Hosted By

    Museum of Science

  • Date

    June 23, 2022 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

  • Location

    Museum of Science
    1 Science Park, Boston, MA, 02114, United States

  • Cost