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Explore space through sound with Christopher Tin's Amelia Earhart-inspired piece; 'Courage,' played by the US Air Force Band / Washingtonian

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Explore space through sound with the US Air Force Band and Washington Performing Arts. Hear the Amelia Earhart-inspired piece "Courage" from conductor Christopher Tin's To Shiver the Sky and watch interviews with NASA experts. The virtual event will also include a live interview with Tin and WPA head Jenny Bilfield. Saturday 8/29 at 7 PM; Free

Recognized as the first artist to win a Grammy Award for music written for a video game, composer Christopher Tin released his new album titled To Shiver the Sky on August 21 via Decca Gold. 

To Shiver the Sky, is "an oratorio about the history of flight, and mankind's quest to conquer the heavens," explains Tin. The ambitious 11-track album will also mirror that story with the parallel evolution of Western classical music. Tin ultimately settled on eleven historical figures which are "our greatest astronomers, inventors, visionaries and pilots," he details. Each of whom serve as the basis for a composition, adding up to a kaleidoscopic epic that crosses centuries, continents, and perspectives. 

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