Ireland The Forgotten Rite

Elgar Sea Pictures

Holst The Planets

John Wilson Conductor

Alice Coote Mezzo-soprano

RSNO Chorus

Stephen Doughty Director, RSNO Chorus

The menace of Mars, the beauty of Venus, the noble tunes of Jupiter… everyone has their favourite bit of The Planets. But there’s infinitely more to Holst’s masterpiece than just great melodies, and tonight the incredible John Wilson – the conductor whose own orchestra packs out the Proms – brings his special flair to the RSNO in an all-British programme with a difference. Alice Coote dives headfirst into Elgar’s surprisingly passionate songs, and Wilson uncovers ancient mysteries in the haunting music of John Ireland.

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