The Starmus Festival, which celebrates its 5th edition from 24-29 June 2019 in Zürich (Switzerland), will host a concert in tribute to the Apollo missions entitled ‘Hans Zimmer Live – Once Upon a Time on the Moon’, performed by Hans Zimmer.
This concert will open the festival on Monday, 24th of June – 20h, at the Hallenstadion in Zurich, and will include presentations by scientists Kip Thorne, Paul Franklin, and Oliver James, following the ceremony of the Stephen Hawking Medal for Science Communication.
Starmus is a biennial festival bringing together leading scientists, legendary astronauts, iconic musicians and iconic artists, who share their passion for knowledge with the public. Every edition of the festival is organized around a particular theme related to space exploration and includes talks, debates, panel discussions, exhibitions, concerts, film screenings and other activities.
This edition of the festival will also host a special concert performed by Jean Michel Jarre on Friday, 28th of June, at the Samsung Hall in Zurich entitled ‘Sonic Universe’.
Tickets are available for the whole 6-day festival only and no daily passes are allowed, with prices ranging 900 € for the general public and 450 € for students. As a curiosity, if you have attended all the previous 4 editions of the festival, your ticket for this 5th edition would be for free.
Hans Zimmer had already been part of the Starmus Festival, in the 3rd edition precisely, which was held at the Canary Islands (Spain) in 2016, offering a tribute a Stephen Hawking, where Zimmer received the Stephen Hawking Medal for Science Communication.
That edition closed with the remarkable Sonic Universe Concert featuring Sarah Brightman singing with the Symphonic Orchestra of Tenerife and Hans Zimmer, which also included performances by Brian May, Chris Hadfield, Rick Wakeman, and Anathema.
You can find some videos of that concert, with part of the piece ‘Time’ from the movie ‘Inception’ here:
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Starmus Festival V oficial website: