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Mockingbird Early Music Ensemble to Provide Out-of-this-World Music for Astronomy

The Mockingbird Early Music Ensemble performs Nov. 8 in the Seymour Lawrence Gallery at the University of Mississippi Museum to celebrate the International Year of Astronomy with celestial music from the time of Galileo and Kepler.

Mockingbird Ensemble

Astronomical images from deep space will provide the backdrop for the music of Frescobaldi, Marini, Castello and other Italian composers performed on recorders, viola da gamba, and harpsichord. Before the concert, Marco Cavaglia, UM assistant professor of physics and astronomy, will demonstrate antique astronomical instruments in the museum’s Millington-Barnard Collection of Scientific Instruments.

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