NASA’s decade-long mission to land humans on the Moon in the 1960s defines the American spirit. The science, engineering, teamwork, determination and sheer guts that got Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin to the surface of the Moon and back in July of 1969 represents the pinnacle of American exceptionalism.
JOHN MORRIS RUSSELL
A remarkable artist with boundless enthusiasm for music-making of all kinds, John Morris Russell is a modern conductor who engages and enthralls audiences with the full breadth of the orchestral experience.
The Cincinnati Pops presents a diverse array of musical styles, all bathed in the world-renowned “Cincinnati Sound.” The Pops was officially founded in 1977 by Erich Kunzel, and just since 1980, the Orchestra has sold ten million recordings around the globe.
Actress Kate Mulgrew is an American actress noted for her roles as Captain Kathryn Janeway on Star Trek: Voyager, Mary Ryan on Ryan’s Hope, and, most recently, Galina “Red” Reznikov on Orange Is the New Black.
VOCAL ARTS ENSEMBLE
Cincinnati Vocal Arts Ensemble is a chamber choir of professional singers, was founded in 1979 and is currently in its 39th season.
“I first became enthralled with the space program when my dad showed me photographs that he had taken of the television broadcast of the first moon landing. I was too young to have any recollection of it, but seeing those photos taken in our family room inspired me to learn more. Voyage not only marks the 50th Anniversary of the moon landing, but it also honors the men and women who dared to dream for us all.”
-MICHAEL GIACCHINO, composer