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Holst's The Planets & Britten

British Boldness

Holst and Britten take us on a powerful journey through deeply atmospheric and powerful music.

Venue
Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House
**Booking fee of $8.95 may apply

Duration

The concert will conclude at approximately 10pm.

Pre-Concert

Join us for the pre-concert talk 45 minutes before the performances in the Northern Foyer, by Jim Coyle.

Program Book

Behind every great piece is a great story. Have a read through the program book to get all the details.

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.

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

SAFETY IS OUR PRIORITY

The Sydney Symphony will continue to apply NSW Public Health Orders related to live performance venues. New conditions of entry for all venues and performances may apply.

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