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.
PAUL STANHOPE Ocean Planet*
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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.
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