This show is a sci-fi adventure! We open with “Also Sprach Zarathustra”, the dramatic fanfare by Strauss made famous in many sci-fi movies. Then we move into “Exploration”, a driving opener with some triplet rhythms reminiscent of “Mars” from “The Planets”. Next is “Encounter”- a ballad with some lush chord changes. The “encounter” begins softly, but builds to a dramatic climax and segues into “Battle”, a "conflict with the aliens" section in a dark minor mode punctuated with percussion interludes. Next, we hear “Victory Celebration” with big fanfare major chords. We conclude with a reprise of the “Exploration” theme and a big finale!