CELEBRATES 100th ANNIVERSARY OF THE THEORY OF RELATIVITY
FORT COLLINS, May 28, 2016 — What use is music to science? Just ask Albert Einstein. Since the great scientist is no longer with us, Off the Hook Arts 5th Annual SummerFest kick-off event — in partnership with the Museum of Discovery — will have to answer the question.
The U.S. premiere of “Einstein’s Light,” scheduled for 7 p.m. June 16 in the Museum of Discovery’s Dome Theatre, 408 Mason Court, is a visually luminous documentary celebrating the 100th anniversary of Einstein’s theory of relativity, aka E=mc2.
Special guests for the premiere include Nickolas Barris, the film’s writer and director, and Off the Hook Arts Artistic Director and composer Bruce Adolphe. The film is augmented by Adolphe’s stunning film score, recently released on Sony Classical Records, and recorded by violin mega-star Joshua Bell.
Additional showings of the film will take place on June 23 and 30 and will feature the University of Colorado-Boulder’s astrophysicist Michael Shull, PhD, who will discuss the scientific impact of Einstein’s discovery and the affirmation of this theory, as revealed in February 2016, more than 100 years later.
Tickets for the June 16 opening are $20 and can be purchased through the Museum of Discovery’s website at FCMod.org. This includes a roof-top reception with Barris and Adolphe.
Tickets for June 23 and 30 are $10 and can be purchased at OffTheHookArts.org.