The Gay Freedom Band of Los Angeles (GFBLA) performs its annual fall concert, "Intergalactic"
October 22, 2017 –
The Gay Freedom Band of Los Angeles (GFBLA) performs its annual fall concert, titled "Intergalactic," on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 2:00 pm at the First Congregational Church of Los Angeles.
“Since the dawn of time, mankind has been captivated by the cosmos. From the earliest forms of navigation to the future of interstellar travel, Space has always called to us,” says GFBLA's artistic director, Justin Raines. “This concert is not only a celebration of music inspired by space, it's a celebration of the imagination.”
GFBLA presents “Intergalactic,” a concert featuring symphonic works with celestial undertones, including an arrangement of the opening fanfare from Richard Strauss’ Also Sprach Zarathustra (of 2001: A Space Odyssey fame); Sun Dance by celebrated concert band composer Frank Ticheli; and crowd-pleasing themes from the television and film series Star Trek and Star Wars.
GFBLA will be joined by vocalists Rachel McLaughlan and Christopher Showerman for a new arrangement of David Bowie’s Space Oddity, and, in an audio/visual feast, the ensemble will project interstellar images from the Hubble Telescope and Carnegie Observatories alongside Nebula, a composition by Wataru Hokoyama, as well as other works on the concert.
The performance will also celebrate contemporary LGBTQ composers, featuring works by Julie Giroux (Journey Through Orion) and Robert Sheldon (In the Shining of the Stars).
Celebrating its 39th season, GFBLA includes over 60 talented instrumentalists and offers a wide variety of concert experiences, ranging from classical to comedic. The organization strives to bring together the diverse communities of Southern California through the performance and experience of music. This concert follows previous programs featuring jazz and compositions inspired by literature and works celebrating heroes past and present.
The concert is free and open to the public, with a suggested $10 donation. For more information, please visit GFBLA.org.
Sunday, October 22, 2017, 2:00pm
GFBLA Presents: Intergalactic
First Congregational Church Los Angeles – Main Sanctuary
540 S. Commonwealth, Los Angeles, CA 90020