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Spokane Symphony Masterworks 4: 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing

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    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.

    THE MUSIC

    Benjamin BrittenYoung Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
    Claude DebussyClair 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

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