Daily Archives: March 28, 2019

SOLD OUT: “Synesthesia Suite” Concerts at the Museum of Science on Thursday, April 4th

(Photo by: Jonathan Beckley (http://www.jonathanbeckley.com)

Exciting news: both the 7:30pm and 9:00pm performances of Mary Bichner and Planetary Quartet’s “Synesthesia Suite” concert at the Charles Hayden Planetarium on April 4th have sold out! Thank you so much to everyone who will be joining us!

Presented in partnership with The Museum of Science Boston, The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Arizona State University; this one-night-only immersive musical experience will feature live performances of Mary’s compositions paired with stunning visuals directly inspired by her polymodal synesthesia, allowing audience members to “hear” color and “see” sound just as Mary does when she listens to music. Most exciting of all, the visuals for this latest concert in the series will be presented in two exciting and innovative forms: a collection of dazzling 360-degree videos created by the Museum’s award-winning artistic team for the Planetarium’s fulldome, as well as an entirely new synesthesia-displaying LED-based technology (including interactive LED synesthesia costumes!) created by the renowned scientists of MIT Media Lab and ASU’s SciHub especially for this concert. Entitled the HyLighter, this new technology will be created under the direction of theoretical physicists Frank Wilczek (Nobel laureate and Herman Feshbach Professor of Physics) and Nathan Newman (Lamonte H. Lawrence Professor in Solid State Science). The Planetary Quartet performers for this show will be the wonderful Sonia Deng (violin), Anna Stromer (viola I), Dominick Douglas (viola II), and Timothy Paek (cello).

If you will be attending, you can RSVP on the event’s Facebook page right here!:

Thank you one and all, and can’t wait to see you under the stars!

When: Thursday, April 4th @ 7:30pm & 9:00pm
Where: Charles Hayden Planetarium at the Museum of Science, Boston (1 Science Park, Boston MA 02144)
Tickets: $20 General Admission (all-ages)
Ticket Link: *SOLD OUT*
FB Invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/299016434058241/
Performers: Mary Bichner (Composer / Vocals / Piano), Sonia Deng (Violin), Anna Stromer (Viola I), Dominick Douglas (Viola II), Timothy Paek (Cello)

The Synesthesia Suite concert project is funded in part by the Council for the Arts at MIT.