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Thursday March 27th, 2014

Posted at 10:00am

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A huge demand has prompted the Windsor Symphony to add a fourth concert to see famed Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield perform.

A 1pm Saturday matinee for October 18th has been added to the performances already scheduled for Friday October 17 and Saturday night october 18th and Sunday afternoon, October 19th.

Music is an important part of Hadfield’s life, so much so his mission patch for his most recent, and most famous, trip into space was in the shape of a guitar pick. A three-quarter-size travel guitar, from Vancouver’s Larrivée Guitars, accompanied Chris to the International Space Station and was prominently featured in many of his videos, including his version of David Bowie’s Space Oddity.

Hadfield will perform that version of Space Oddity along with other favourites of his, including a work written by his brother for performance in space. The WSO is the first orchestra to feature the retired colonel as a musical guest.

Currently the only way to purchase tickets for these Pops series concerts is with a season ticket package. Packages that include the Hadfield concert begin with as few as three performances for as little as $60. Individual tickets will go on sale September 1st. More information can be found on their website.

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