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Sunday Classics: The Planets: An HD Odyssey, with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Holst’s mystical masterpiece with stunning NASA images of our solar system: a spectacular Season finale

3:00pm, Sunday 16 June 2019

 

Take an unforgettable journey to the furthest reaches of the cosmos. With the visionary music of Holst’s The Planets, together with stunning NASA images of our solar system’s planets in high definition.

From the galvanising military rhythms of Mars to the eerie beauty of Venus; from the majestic power of Jupiter to the mystical visions of Neptune – The Planets is a spectacular tribute to pioneering science, and also a glimpse into the hidden mysteries of astrology, all conveyed in some of Holst’s most evocative music. Combined with real-life, large-screen NASA pictures of the planets’ uncanny natural beauties, it’s an overwhelming experience.

Holst’s magical masterpiece is performed by the exceptional musicians of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, directed by exciting young British conductor Ben Palmer. And before the interval, prepare for lift-off with some of the most dazzling space-themed music ever written.

Stanley Kubrick contrasted the imposing power of Richard Strauss’s mighty Also sprach Zarathustra and Johann Strauss II’s elegant Blue Danube waltz in his trailblazing movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, while John Williams transports us to the universe of Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader in his rousing music for Star Wars.

Running order

Door time:2:00pm

Programme:

Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Ben Palmer  Conductor

The Planets: An HD Odyssey

Richard Strauss  Also sprach Zarathustra (opening)

Johann Strauss II  The Blue Danube

JS Bach (orch. Stokowski)  Toccata and Fugue in D minor

Beethoven  Symphony No. 7 (second movement)

Williams  Main theme from Star Wars

Holst  The Planets

Prices

£35 | £29 | £24 | £18 | £13.50

Concessions available

Early Bird Offer: Book 5 or more concerts in the same transaction for the Sunday Classic Season 2018-19 season before 5pm on the 20th August and you will be eligible for £5.00 off top two ticket prices. (Offer subject to availability) 

**Please note a £1.50 transaction fee applies on the overall booking when purchasing online or over the phone (non-refundable)**