Buzz Aldrin joins Boston Pops Tonight for Special Concert Celebrating 40th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

Aldrin to Narrate Special Version of Gustav Holst's "The Planets," Accompanied by video montage featuring footage from NASA and European Space Agencies.

As part of a special celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin joins Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops to narrate a special rendition of Gustav Holst’s The Planets tonight at 8 p.m. in Symphony Hall. The narration will accompany a video suite produced by Dr. José Francisco Salgado, which integrates awe-inspiring NASA and European Space Agency footage with historical illustrations from the Adler Planetarium’s Collection of Works on Paper.

This evening is part of MIT’s Giant Leaps Symposium that will bring together many of the leaders of the Apollo mission to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the moon landing. For more information about the symposium visit


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