Northern Lights Over South Huntington

The integration of music, science and art comes alive for sixth-graders from science teacher Greg Steinberg and music teacher Frank Cannella’s classes.
The integration of music, science and art comes alive for sixth-graders from science teacher Greg Steinberg and music teacher Frank Cannella’s classes.

Roman Zavada a famous artist and musician, was scheduled to perform at the Rose and Leroy Grumman IMAX Theater on Thursday, May 16th at 8:00 p.m.  He took years to create a performance which integrated video and live piano accompaniment. He and his photography team videotaped the Northern Lights well beyond the 60th parallel with a 360 camera lens and in real time. Acclaimed by critics and by the public for its beauty and originality, the show has been scheduled at venues throughout Canada and the United States.

As a practice for his May 16th evening performance in the IMAX theater, the artist requested an audience. The Cradle of Aviation Museum, a “community partner” of the South Huntington, contacted the District and asked if students wished to attend.

Twenty-one students from Silas Wood Sixth Grade Center attended the performance, free of charge, to witness this integration of music, science and art. They were accompanied by science teacher Greg Steinberg and music teacher Frank Cannella. Thanks to Marijean Scardapane for organizing this wonderful opportunity for students.