Universe at an Exhibition

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Universe at an Exhibition

Jan 22
Saturday
7:30 PM
Jan 23
Sunday
3 PM
Century II Concert Hall

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

***Tickets to Universe at an Exhibition will go on sale to the general public on December 13th. Tickets will to on sale to WSO Connect members in early December 2021. Check back soon for more information***

José Francisco Salgado

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.

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