Sonja Thompson Presents


November 12 - 13, 2019

a musical celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Man on the Moon

Sonja Thompson — Pianist/Curator
Bradley Greenwald — Singer
Maria Jette — Singer
Janet Gottschall Fried — Singer
Laura Sewell — Cello
Barbara Leibundguth — Flute

Since the beginning of time humans have been captivated by the heavenly object that appears nightly in the sky, often changing shape, color and trajectory. Scientists throughout history have observed and studied the moon, and twenty four astronauts have traveled there. Religions and rituals have worshiped the moon as the divine feminine force having power over birth, life and death. Poets and writers have named her — Diana and Selene, Artemis and Andromeda, Hecate and Cerridwen.

This mysterious celestial rock has inspired countless musical outpourings as well, ancient to modern, in a host of languages and styles. SONGS TO THE MOON is a musical celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Lunar Landing, and performances coincide with the full moon on November 12. Join pianist Sonja Thompson, baritone Bradley Greenwald, and sopranos Maria Jette and Janet Gottschall Fried as we turn our thoughts toward the divine orb that has inspired countless poems and reflections, songs and arias, beloved piano pieces such as "Moonlight Sonata" and "Clair de Lune" and more.


$24 — General Admission
$18 — Students

A limited number of $10 Economic Accessibility tickets are available online for all performances. If not sold out, a limited number of pay as able tickets will be available at the door. View our ticketing policy

Performance Schedule

Tuesday, November 12, 7:30pm
Wednesday, November 13, 7:30pm


75 - 90 minutes, no intermission

Age Recommendation

Ages 13 and up.


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