Five-time Grammy award-winning bassist and a graduate of Denbigh High in Newport News, Victor Wooten performs The Bass Whisperer, composed especially for him. Named one of the “Top 10 Bassists of All Time” by Rolling Stone, Wooten has been the bassist for Bela Fleck and the Flecktones since the group’s formation in 1988. From the mighty Mars to the cinematic Jupiter, Holst’s The Planets has inspired sci-fi movie music for generations! In celebration of NASA Langley’s 100th Anniversary join the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and take a dazzling trip through the galaxy.
JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Victor Wooten, double bass
Women of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus
Robert Shoup, Chorusmaster
Randall Svane: Quantum Flight
Conni Ellisor: The Bass Whisperer
Holst: The Planets