The revitalized Bay Chamber Concerts is going out of this world to mark new Artistic Director Manuel Bagorro’s first season with the world premiere of its commissioned work, The Hubble Cantata, Thursday, July 25, at the Rockport Opera House, 6 Central St.

A multi-media, multi-sensory experience, The Hubble Cantata brings together newly released images from the Hubble Space Telescope with music by composer Paola Prestini, words by librettist Royce Vavrek, film by Carmen Kordas and the recorded voice of astrophysicist Mario Livio.

The Hubble Cantata will be performed by the International Contemporary Ensemble with soprano Jessica Rivera and violinist Cornelius Dufallo. The world premiere is paired with other works in a concert program that begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for this special evening are $60, $35 for those age 21 to 35 and $10 for those younger.

On Friday, July 26, a 6 p.m. concert at the nearby Union Hall will feature multi-media works for solo violin and electronics performed by Dufallo and an assumption-exploding program of new music performed by ICE. At 9 p.m., ICE will offer a 21-and-older concert in cabaret setting, also at Union Hall. Tickets for either of the Friday concerts are $35, $60 for both.

There are various discounted passes available for this summer’s season. To see a complete schedule, as well as to purchase tickets, visit For more information, call (888) 707-2770.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or