Cosmic Wonders: Holst's The Planets

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Based on ancient astrology, Holst’s orchestral suite The Planets paints each deity as both human and otherworldly, with flaws, virtues, and fantastic traits. Listen for Mars' quick temper, Jupiter's jovial dance, and Venus' serene tranquility. Charles Dutoit leads a program also featuring pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet performing Liszt's Piano Concerto No. 2.

The April 29 concert benefits the Orchestra's pension fund.


Conductor/Performers

Charles Dutoit

Conductor

Women of the San Francisco Symphony Chorus, Ragnar Bohlin, director

San Francisco Symphony

Program

Nicolai

Overture to The Merry Wives of Windsor

Liszt

Piano Concerto No. 2

Holst

The Planets

All sound clips are from San Francisco Symphony performances and are used with permission of the SFS Players Committee.

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  1. Thu, Apr 26, 2018 at 8:00pm

    Davies Symphony Hall 

  2. Fri, Apr 27, 2018 at 8:00pm

    Davies Symphony Hall 

  3. Sun, Apr 29, 2018 at 2:00pm

    Davies Symphony Hall 

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The April 29 concert benefits the Orchestra's pension fund.