ROGER KALIA, CONDUCTOR DR. JOSÉ FRANCISCO SALGADO, VISUAL EFFECTS SPOKANE SYMPHONY CHORALE
Experience the majesty and drama of Gustav Holst’s The Planets, the music that inspired John Williams, Hans Zimmer, Frank Zappa and more. Dr. José Francisco Salgado’s stunning high-definition film from NASA set to the music captures the inspiration and excitement of space exploration. This concert is the perfect way to celebrate the 50th anniversary of humanity’s first step on the moon.
The Spokane Symphony is pleased to partner with Dr. Salgado, an Emmy-nominated astronomer, in presenting these “Science & Symphony” films, originally done in collaboration with the Chicago Sinfonietta. The project consists of live performances of classical music works accompanied by high-definition science films, that are designed to provoke curiosity and a sense of wonder about the Earth and the universe.
Benjamin Britten — Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra Claude Debussy — Clair de lune Hector Berlioz — Around the Earth in 90 Minutes Gustav Holst — The Planets
Come early for a pre-concert talk one hour before each performance. Doors open 90 minutes before the concerts.
THE GUEST ARTIST
José Francisco Salgado is an Emmy-nominated astronomer (BS in Physics, Univ. of Puerto Rico; Ph.D. in Astronomy, Univ. of Michigan), experimental photographer, visual artist, and public speaker who creates multimedia works that communicate science in engaging ways. As the Executive Director and co-founder of KV 265, a non-profit science and arts education organization, Dr. Salgado collaborates with orchestras, composers, and musicians to present films that provoke curiosity and a sense of wonder about the Earth and the Universe. MORE ● ABOUT KV 265