Sunday, June 3, 2018

Concerts at the Church: Classic American Songbook with The Uncertainty Principal

The Uncertainty Principal, a group of local mostly amateur musicians who have had solid careers outside of music, returns to this music series by popular demand.  With one exception, these players are just learning to improvise, hence the ‘uncertainty’ but they will certainly provide the audience with an entertaining afternoon.

“The uncertainty principle is one of the most famous (and probably misunderstood) ideas in physics. It tells us that there is a fuzziness in nature, a fundamental limit to what we can know about the behaviour of quantum particles and, therefore, the smallest scales of nature. Of these scales, the most we can hope for is to calculate probabilities for where things are and how they will behave. Unlike Isaac Newton’s clockwork universe, where everything follows clear-cut laws on how to move and prediction is easy if you know the starting conditions, the uncertainty principle enshrines a level of fuzziness into quantum theory.” – Alok Jha, The Guardian on A Short History of Equations

This program is made possible in part by a grant from the Rheinstrom Hill Community Foundation.

Suggested Donation: $10 at the door

First United Methodist Church of Hillsdale

State Highway 23 and State Route 22, Hillsdale, NY 12529