The Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra will present a multi-media concert, “The World Beyond: Where Music and Nature Meet,” with music accompanying beautiful displays of the Aurora Triptych at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 9, at Ozinga Chapel at Trinity Christian College, 6601 W. College Drive in Palos Park.
The program features music by Canadian composer John Estacio, including his works “Solaris” and “Borealis” and “Wondrous Light,” and original photography of the Northern Lights photographed by Emmy-nominated astronomer and visual artist Dr. Jose Francisco Salgado. The orchestra will also perform “The Mission Theme” by John Williams and “La Mer” by Claude Debussy.
“The Aurora Triptych,” a film by Salgado, depicts the origin and formation of the awe-inspiring light display known as the Aurora Borealis. The work features NASA’s latest images of the sun, astronaut photography of the auroras and Salgado’s photography shot in Canada.
This program is presented by the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra, with KV265, Trinity Christian College, the Elizabeth Morse Charitable Fund and the Homewood Science Center.
Salgado will deliver a pre-concert lecture from 6:25 to 6:50 p.m. on the science behind the Northern Lights. A series of themed experiments related to the concert and organized by Trinity Christian College students will be on display in the lobby.
The Elizabeth Morse Charitable Trust is the sponsor for this program.
Advanced tickets start at $27 and $10 for students. Group sales are also available. Tickets can be purchased at the door. For additional information, visit ipomusic.org or call 708-481-7774.