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Philharmonia Orchestra: Holst: The Planets

Part of Classical Season

The haunting beauty of Elgar's Cello Concerto sits alongside Holst's planetary masterpiece.

Holst took his inspiration from the astrological rather than the astronomical, journeying through Mars, the apocalyptic 'Bringer of War'; a tranquil Venus; Mercury's winged messenger; Jupiter, the stately 'Bringer of Jollity'; Saturn's old age; Uranus 'The Magician' and finally a dreamy Neptune, 'The Mystic'.

Performers

Philharmonia Orchestra
Santtu-Matias Rouvali conductor
Alban Gerhardt cello
Leicester University Chamber Choir
Leicester Bach Choir

Repertoire

Smetana: Vltava from Má vlast
Elgar: Cello Concerto
Interval
Holst: The Planets

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where

Royal Festival Hall

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Royal Festival Hall at 1.30pm: pre-concert talk. Santtu-Matias Rouvali and Alastair Mackie discuss the afternoon's concert. Admission free.

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