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Space Out With WRTI! The Music Will Be Out Of This World On Friday and Saturday

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Fasten your seatbelts. We’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing with music of cosmic proportions!

Blast off with us starting on Friday during the Classical Weekdays show with Gregg Whiteside, Debra Lew Harder, and Kevin Gordon. You'll hear lunar- and space-themed music, and selections from the Voyager Golden Record, the Sounds of Earth that was launched into space in 1977 on the Voyager spacecraft.

Get set to hear the same recordings (artists and performances) that are on the record, not just the same works!

Selections include: Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F Major and The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II, Prelude and Fugue No.1 in C Major; Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, 1. Allegro Con Brio; Mozart's The Magic Flute, Act II, and more.

Check out this Arts Desk story by WRTI's Susan Lewis: This Is The Music That's Traveled To The Moon

You’ll land safely on Saturday morning with more moon- and space-inspired music on Debra’s Classical Coffeehouseshow and with Mark Pinto on Overture.

Selections include: Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra; Dvoark's New World Symphony, Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata, Debussy's Clair de lune, Brubeck's "As the Moon is to the Sun," Mancini's "Moon River," and more.


On the jazz side on Saturday night, Jukebox Jazzwith Ryan Gottlieb showcases jazz interpretations of popular songs about the moon, and also fresh versions of you favorite jazz moon tunes.

Take a look at theplaylistthat's on the Voyager Golden Record.