Moonrise and Aurora

Red Balloon Series

Moonrise and Aurora


Fri / 30 Aug 2019 / 7:30PM


Esplanade Concert Hall


  • Moonrise, a film by José Salgado (with live music from Ravel's Daphnis & Chloe)
  • Aurora Triptych, a 3-part film by José Salgado (with live music by John Estacio: Solaris, Borealis and Wondrous Light)

A film and music experience

Wondrous is the bright, the moonrise, the northern light. Step into a marvellous conjunction of film and music to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon-landing. Astronomer, experimental photographer, science educator and visual artist José Salgado, well-known for combining science and symphony, is our guest presenter in his two films Moonrise and the Aurora Triptych. An awe-inspiring experience not to be missed.

Attend This Concert

If you're into astronomy, the northern lights or just for an awe-inspiring cosmic film-music experience.


  • Robin Fountain, conductor
  • José Francisco Salgado, presenter

Pre-concert Talk:

  • 6.30pm | library@esplanade

Standard Tickets:

$48, $38, $28, $18

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Admission Advice:

Rating/ Age Limit

  • Children must be age 7 and above to be admitted into the hall.
  • Children under 7 will not be admitted into the hall, even with a ticket.
  • Please bring along proof of child’s age, such as a student concession pass, as random checks may be conducted at the venue.
  • Parents or guardians of children admitted are strongly encouraged to purchase aisle seats.
  • We reserve the right to ask parents to bring children out of the hall should they be disruptive during the performance.
  • No admission without a ticket.

Late Seating

  • You are strongly advised to be seated 15 minutes before the performance start time.
  • Latecomers will only be admitted at appropriate pauses during the show or during intermission, if any.

Photography/ Video Recording Rules

  • Non-flash photography is allowed during bows and applause. No photography when artistes are performing.
  • Unauthorised video recordings are strictly not allowed.

Photographs and videos will be taken at the event in which you may appear. Such photographs and videos may be displayed or published on SSG’s website, social media platforms, publications and publicity materials. By attending the event, you consent to the use of these photographs and videos for the foregoing purposes.