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Cosmic Designs

at Music Center at Strathmore, North Bethesda MD

Jan 27 - Jan 28, 2018

Cosmic Designs

Join us for an out-of–this-world experience!

National Philharmonic Chorale

Piotr Gajewski, conductor

Debussy La Mer

Holst The Planets

Journey through a stunning multimedia presentation featuring original NASA footage of our solar system, explore exhibits about the latest NASA discoveries and missions, and engage in conversation with Goddard scientists and engineers about their cutting-edge work.

Cosmic imagery is used to great effect in one of the greatest masterpieces of the orchestral repertoire. Gustav Holst’s The Planets creates a

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Tickets: $25-$82

Kids  7-17 Free

Contact: 301-581-5100

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Additional time info:

Sat. Jan 27:
Free pre-concert lecture at 6:45pm
Sun. Jan. 28:
Free pre-concert lecture at 1:45pm

For Adults:
Q&A with NASA Scientists
Sat: 7-7:45pm

For Young People:
NASA Chat Booth

Popup Gift Shop

Strathmore Lobby–Enjoy NASA-themed displays and images

Participate in the Color the Music Project:
View artwork created by young people related to Holst’s Planets and Debussy’s La Mer on display in the Strathmore lobby during the concert weekend.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


  • An artist’s rendering of Venus with the sun in the background will be among the NASA images shown in the “Cosmic Designs” concerts.


Music Center at Strathmore

5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD 20852


For full parking information and directions, please visit

Parking in the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro garage is $5.20 during the week and free on weekends. Strathmore is also accessible via Metro’s Red Line, Grosvenor-Strathmore station.

Limited short-term parking also is available at specially marked meters along Tuckerman Lane, which do not require payment after 7pm.


    • Assisted Listening System
    • Audio Description
    • Large Print
    • Sign Language
    • Wheelchair Access

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