Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Thanks Mir's Oriental Rugs for Their Donation to THE PLANETS
Mir's Oriental Rugs has graciously donated three space-themed rugs to the lucky winners of a drawing at the season's final concert in the Benard L. Maas Foundation Family Concert Series "The Planets" on Sunday, March 23 at 4:00 p.m. at the Michigan Theater.The A2SO will launch a space concert guaranteed to rocket the audience to musical outer limits with special guest emcee retired astronaut Tony England and 16-year-old cellist sensation, Lev Mamuya. In addition to England, an actual Apollo Space Suit, used from 1969-1972, will be exhibited in the Michigan Theater lobby for patrons to see and photograph. On loan from NASA and the Johnson Space Center, this suit was used to walk on the moon. It includes the special outer gloves, boots, helmet, and life-support backpack.
Entry tickets may be filled out at Mir's store, on Main Street, through Saturday afternoonMarch 22nd, also in the lobby of the Michigan Theater until 3:45 March 23rd. Names will be drawn for Mir's Oriental Rugs free raffle prizes by Mr. England and it is not required that you be present to win. The rugs echo the space theme of Saturday's "Zarathustra" (2001 Space Odyssey theme from the "sunrise" portion of this masterpiece) as well as the entire "planets" theme of Sunday's concert. The rugs will be on display at Mir's Oriental Rugs store window before the concerts, and in the Michigan Theater lobby during the concert.