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10/16/1997 07:00:00

3-D Images of Martian Terrain To Be Shown To the Tune of Holst

PASADENA—Dramatic 3-D pictures of Mars will be shown during a performance of Gustav Holst's "Mars" at the first Caltech-Occidental Concert Band performance of the season.

The Concert Band is conducted by William Bing.

The concert begins at 8 p.m. Saturday, November 15, in Caltech's Beckman Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public, with seating available on a "first come" basis.

The pictures are those returned to Earth from the Mars Pathfinder since the July 4 landing. Because pictures have been taken from slightly different angles, team scientists have been able to supply a number of high-quality 3-D pictures for public viewing.

The pictures are supplied by Rob Manning, who was Pathfinder chief engineer on the mission. Manning is also a trumpet player with the Caltech Jazz Band and a Caltech alumnus.

In addition to the performance of "Mars" from Holst's suite The Planets, the program will include music by George Gershwin and excerpts from the musical Ragtime.

Guest conductor Daniel Kessner will conduct one of his own compositions. This special work was recently commissioned by a consortium of colleges, including Caltech.

Written by Robert Tindol