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Holst's The Planets & Britten Livestream

07 December, 2022

Holst's The Planets takes us on a wonderful cosmic odyssey filled with deeply atmospheric music.

Premieres on this page: 7 December 2022, 8:00pm AEDT
On Demand until: 7 December 2023, 8:00pm AEDT
Duration: 2 hours

About the Concert

Some look within for inspiration. Gustav Holst looked up. The Planets is his suite of seven movements, capturing the mythical character of each namesake planet. From Mars, the Bringer of War, to Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity, Holst takes us on a wonderful cosmic odyssey filled with deeply atmospheric music.

Benjamin Britten’s Violin Concerto is similarly vast in scope, sweeping us away with lyrical beauty and power. It’s resonant music – a perfect moment to experience the fabulous artistry of our Concertmaster Andrew Haveron.

The concert begins with the world premiere of Ocean Planet by acclaimed Australian composer Paul Stanhope, celebrating the extraordinary complexity and diversity of Earth’s natural environment. As Stanhope points out, we know more about the surface of Mars than the depths of our own oceans – the rhythms of which ebb and flow throughout this piece.

PROGRAM

PAUL STANHOPE Ocean Planet*
50 Fanfares Commission
BRITTEN Violin Concerto
HOLST The Planets

*Paul Stanhope's Ocean Planet was made possible through the Sydney Symphony Orchestra's 50 Fanfares Project and was comissioned by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, supported by Vicki Olsson.

ARTISTS

JAMES JUDD conductor
ANDREW HAVERON violin
SYDNEY PHILHARMONIA CHOIRS