Released: May, 2017

The Hubble Cantata

Published by: VIA Records

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An astrophysicist searches for his wife in the stars. As the cosmos unfolds, the birth, life, and death of a star trace the couple's loss of their child. Through his narration, New York Times best-selling author and eminent astrophysicist Dr. Mario Livio explains the larger celestial implications at stake, placing the characters’ story within the grand scheme of the cosmos.

“Prestini’s music…vividly shimmering and raging with the emotional temperatures of characters as suggested in Vavrek’s libretto, and generally conjuring up an authentically cosmic atmosphere with its trembling strings, ethereal wind lines, and luminous glockenspiel.” Van Magazine

Featuring 1B1, NOVUS NY, The Washington Chorus, and Brooklyn Youth Chorus

Composer PAOLA PRESTINI

Librettist ROYCE VAVREK

Conductor JULIAN WACHNER

Astrophysicist and Advisor MARIO LIVIO