Mount Wilson Observatory continues with its Sunday Afternoon Concerts in the Dome six-month series on Sunday, August 7, 2022 – two shows 3pm and 5pm. See below for ticket info. The performances are presented inside the iconic vaulted dome of the 100-inch telescope. The concert series is curated by Artistic Director Cécilia Tsan. Remember to check with the venue for up-to-date covid protocols and guidelines – (proof of vaccination and masks MAY be required once again).

Past Sunday Afternoon Concerts in the Dome (2018). Photo credit: Irina Logra.

The program on August 7th will feature an eclectic mix of songs performed by the L.A. Chamber Brass. The musicians include Laura Brenes, French horn, Jon Lewis and Dustin McKinney trumpets, and Bill Reichenbach and Ryan Dragon, trombones. The musical program includes selected works  by Bach, Ewazen, Kamen, Barber, Arnold, Ewald, and more. The tone of brass instruments takes on an ethereal quality when performed inside the iconic dome of the 100” Mt. Wilson Observatory telescope. The round shape and the highly reflective steel surfaces of the dome combine to produce long reverberations and musical sustains that tantalize the listener’s ears.

The same program will be offered twice: first in a 3:00pm performance and again at 5:00pm. There will be an artist reception with a variety of beverages and finger food at 4:00 PM. In addition, concert-goers will be treated to an exhibition featuring rare scientific artifacts, drawings, and illustrations from the Observatory’s collection. Seating inside the historic dome is limited. Tickets cost $50 each and are available for purchase in advance (highly recommended) or at the door. For more information on the concert series, please visit

All proceeds go to support the Mt. Wilson Institute in its mission to preserve, protect and promote the Observatory and the science accomplished there. Poised for rediscovery, the grounds of the legendary observatory—founded in 1904 by astrophysical pioneer George Ellery Hale—are open for free to the public year round. For visitor information please see

Tickets cost $50 each; CLICK HERE to attend the 3:00pm performance; CLICK HERE to purchase tickets for the 5:00pm performance;

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