featuring José Francisco Salgado, astronomer and multi-media artist
Why visit pictures at an exhibition when you can see the whole universe on display? Astronomer and multi-media artist José Francisco Salgado (whose work was featured on the WSO’s 2018 performance of The Planets) returns with spectacular photography of the cosmos. The film, presented on giant screens above the orchestra, takes viewers through a virtual gallery of images from the farthest reaches of the galaxy, while the live Symphony provides the soundtrack in the form of Mussorgsky’s orchestral work Pictures at an Exhibition.
"The nature of the images alternated between ersatz video-game graphics and breathtakingly real satellite shots; who could have imagined that Mussorgsky's famous 1874 suite would be so ideally suited for both of them." Chicago Sun Times, May 2008.
VALERIE COLEMAN Seven O’Clock Shout
RAVEL Mother Goose Suite
ARAM KHACHATURIAN Masquerade: Suite
MUSSORGSKY Pictures at an Exhibition
This concert will be broadcast on Radio Kansas on Friday, April 8, 2022 at 7:00 PM. To see our full Masterworks broadcast schedule, click here.
At the Wichita Symphony, we are excited to be BETTER TOGETHER, ONCE AGAIN! Thank you for helping us return to LIVE music while maintaining the health & safety of our musicians, volunteers, staff, and patrons like you!
Beginning January 1, 2022, the Board of Directors for the Wichita Symphony Society requires all patrons to show, with government-issued photo ID, proof of complete COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID test from within 72-hours of the concert. We ask that all audience members continue to wear cloth or disposable face masks worn over the mouth and nose, as they have in throughout the fall. For more details, please visit WichitaSymphony.org/public-updates.
Proof of COVID vaccination OR Negative COVID test within 72-hours of the concert are required from all concertgoers.
Masks are also required.
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About José Francisco Salgado, astronomer
José Francisco Salgado is an Emmy-nominated astronomer, experimental photographer, and visual artist 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 josefrancisco.org, and more about KV 265 at kv265.org.