Come along on a journey through space with The Philadelphia Orchestra in this program spanning from the classical era to modern day favorites. The concert fittingly blasts off with Richard Strauss' "Dawn," from "Also sprach Zarathustra" and "2001: A Space Odyssey". The program will also include Haydn's reflection on "The Creation" of the universe and themes from John Williams' score to "E.T." and Leonard Bernstein's "West Side Story". The centerpiece of the night is the world premiere of Nolan Williams Jr.'s "Hold Fast to Dreams", which pays tribute to Guion Bluford, hometown hero and first African-American in space. The work will feature The Mann Center Festival Choir and narration from astronomer Derrick Pitts, of The Franklin Institute. Don't miss this evening of wonderment at Mann Center for the Performing Arts.