Preview: Red Balloon Series – Moonrise and Aurora by Singapore Symphony Orchestra
Not one but two heavenly conjunctions await audiences at the end of August. Since the beginning of time, the moon and the aurora borealis have provided endless fascination to humanity, and will be celebrated in a one-night film+music experience at the Esplanade Concert Hall, on a big screen, with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, as part of their Red Balloon concert series.
Moonrise & Aurora will feature two films – Moonrise and Aurora Triptych, screened with live music. Moonrise will be accompanied by Ravel’s famous ballet score from Daphnis et Chloé in the first half of the concert, which also marks the recent 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. The second half will feature the music of Canadian composer John Estacio: Solaris, Borealis and Wondrous Light, forming the Aurora Triptych.
The programme will be hosted by Emmy-nominated astronomer, science educator, experimental photographer and visual artist José Francisco Salgado, whose Science & Symphony films have been presented in more than 350 concerts and lectures in 18 countries.
Moonrise and Aurora plays on 30th August 2019 at the Esplanade Concert Hall. Tickets available here