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Family Concert

Family Concert

The Legend of the Northern Lights

Nov 11
4 PM - 5:00 PM
Century II Concert Hall

featuring José Francisco Salgado, astronomer

THEOFANIDIS Legend of the Northern Lights

This concert is a fusion of science and fantasy that captures the imagination of all ages, seamlessly combining music, film, narration, and animation. It recognizes the cultural stories, including the legends with deep roots in Native American tribes, surrounding the aurora borealis and the actual science that causes these mysterious and beautiful lights of the night sky. Under the baton of its Music Director Daniel Hege, the Wichita Symphony enhances this experience with music by Grammy-nominated Christopher Theofanidis, one of America’s most successful composers on the scene today.

Hear samples of the music to be performed at this concert

José Francisco Salgado

About José Francisco Salgado, astronomer

José Francisco Salgado is an Emmy-nominated astronomer (BS in Physics, Univ. of Puerto Rico; PhD 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. Learn more about José Francisco Salgado at, and more about KV 265 at

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