BRINGING THE MAGIC OF
S. T. E. A. M
WELCOME TO CHOPIN IN SPACE
"The movie will open your heart on emotions of astronauts watching our beautiful Earth from the orbit. You will understand why the view of our planet from space is a life changing experience which leaves you with a feeling of harmony and inner peace. Explore your inner space and share the beauty with others."
CHOPIN IN SPACE
CHILDREN'S INITIATIVE PROJECT
In Collaboration with Alliance For Innovation & Chopin the Space Concert
WHAT IS CHOPIN' IN SPACE ?
LET'S START FROM THE BEGINNING
Frédéric Chopin was a Polish French Composer and pianist who lived from March 1, 1810 to October 17th, 1849 near Warsaw, Poland. From the Romantic period, he was best known for his solo pieces for piano. Chopin ranks as one of music’s greatest tone poets by reason of his superfine imagination and fastidious craftsmanship.
Chopin ranks as one of music’s greatest tone poets by reason of his superfine imagination and fastidious craftsmanship. "Chopin visited Vienna and made his performance debut there in 1829. A second concert confirmed his success, and on his return home he prepared himself for further achievements abroad by writing his Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor (1829) and his Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor (1830), as well as other works for piano and orchestra designed to exploit his brilliantly original piano style. His first études were also written at this time (1829–32) to enable him and others to master the technical difficulties in his new style of piano playing.” Check out his music here!
Space, a continuous area or expanse of free space, unoccupied and full of infinite possibilities. Currently orbiting space is the International Space Station, home to six Astronauts. Back in 2018 Col. George D. Zamka had an idea “to fly something to space for Poland”. Col. George D. Zamka shares "My friend, Adam Ustynowicz, suggested that I fly some music from Chopin, since his 200 year anniversary would occur during my flight. I was doubtful. I was offering a gift, however, and trusted that the music would be a way to celebrate the friendship and heritage between two great countries, the United States and Poland. After I returned the music, Adam began to put video of our mission together with the various Chopin pieces. I saw and heard, as I think you will see, that the emotions that gave life to our mission are the same that people have sensed forever; they are the emotions that Chopin related with his music. Excitement, friendship, separation, and wonder came and went in flashes throughout our time in space."
BRINGING TO YOU,
CHOPIN' IN SPACE
A movie following Col. George D. Zamka’s mission, sharing breathtaking footage as he views Earth from space, set to Chopin’s iconic music and leaving the audience in awe.
Ad Astra Media is working with Alliance for Innovation to make a short film based on peoples reactions after watching Chopin The Space Movie.
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Chopin in Space Trailer
Children’s Initiative Project Trailer
A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNER
Partnered with Chopin in Space
Alliance for Innovation (AFI), also known as the Polish American Foundation, reaching over 5 continents, partnered with Chopin the Space Concert and teamed up with Ad Astra Media to create Chopin in Space the Children’s Initiative Project. A documentary created by Ad Astra Media following a competition for teachers and their students to learn about Chopin the Space Concert and challenge their imaginations on the possibilities of space exploration. Teachers were to show the concert to their students and have them create artistic expressions from how the movie made them feel and think about Space. Ad Astra Media received breathtaking submissions from schools across the United States from Virginia to Texas to Florida and even received submissions from Turkey and Tanzania, Africa. New Hope, our first place winner, is a daycare and nursery school to support and educate children living in hardship across Tanzania ranging from ages 4 to 13. Thanks to AFI and AAM we were able to send them funds, books and a certificate of excellence to help and inspire them to pursue their dream S.T.E.A.M. careers from Doctors to Pilots to Engineers!
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