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Brussels Philharmonic & Vlaams Radio Koor

Holst. The Planets

orchestral
Fri 29 Mar 2019 20.00
introduction by Jan Christiaens 19.15
start 20.00
expected end time 22.15

Our solar system translated into music

In his majestic orchestral suite The Planets, composer and amateur astrologer Gustav Holst takes us on an interplanetary trip. In its seven movements, Holst sketches the characters of the planets: from warlike Mars to peace-loving Venus, from jolly Jupiter to magical Uranus. The final movement, Neptune – the mystic planet – fades to a close with a wordless and invisible female choir. Rare archive images from NASA complete the experience.

programme

Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
The Planets

Kaija Saariaho (1952)
Asteroid 4179: Toutatis

Jody Talbot (1971)
Worlds, Stars, Systems, Infinity

Charles Ives (1874-1954)
The Unanswered question

Introduction by Thomas Hertog (cosmologist) in Dutch.

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Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
The Planets

Kaija Saariaho (1952)
Asteroid 4179: Toutatis

Jody Talbot (1971)
Worlds...

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performers

Brussels Philharmonic: orchestra
Vlaams Radio Koor: choir
Stéphane Denève: conductor

Duncan Copp: film director (commissioned by the Houston Symphony, in collaboration with NASA and Jet Propulsion Laboratories)

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Brussels Philharmonic: orchestra
Vlaams Radio Koor: choir
Stéphane Denève: conductor

Duncan Copp: film direct...

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Fri 29 Mar 2019 20.00
introduction by Jan Christiaens 19.15
start 20.00
expected end time 22.15

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