Science and a Symphony

Science and a Symphony

Science and a Symphony was held March 20, 2010, in Waco, Texas This special event was one of many LaserFest celebrations being held this year throughout the country to commemorate the 50th year of the laser. Science and a Symphony, sponsored and hosted by Baylor University, Texas State Technical College, Waco Symphony Orchestra, Prismatic Magic, City of Waco and OP-TEC, provided central Texas educators a unique opportunity to attend a reception at the Baylor Sciences Building followed by a multimedia concert performed by the Waco Symphony Orchestra.

The Waco Symphony Orchestra concert featured a new composition by Jon Barrett, a Baylor University graduate student. The composition, titled “Oscillate,” was performed in conjunction with a specially designed laser light show. The laser light show, which was custom-designed as a visual interpretation of Barrett’s music, was provided by Prismatic Magic, a nationally known laser light show company. Prismatic Magic’s president, Dr. Chris Volpe, is a physicist with a specialization in optics and lasers.

Click on the video below to view the concert performance and laser light show.

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LaserFest Event Sponsors:

Click on the sponsor’s name to visit their website. Baylor University (Reception & Facility Tour); Texas State Technical College (Tickets); Prismatic Magic (Laser Light Show); Waco Symphony Orchestra (Concert); OP-TEC (Tickets), City of Waco (Transportation)

About LaserFest:

LaserFest is a yearlong celebration of the 50th anniversary of the laser lead by the American Physical Society and facilitated by communities, educational institutions and technical professional societies. From DVD players to eye surgery, the laser is one of the greatest inventions of the 20th century—one that has revolutionized the way we live. Visit for more information and resources. OP-TEC is proud to be a LaserFest Partner.

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