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 as the SF Symphony and the Women of the SF Symphony Chorus evoke Mars’ quick temper, Jupiter’s jovial dance, and Venus’ serene tranquility. This riveting program also features pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet performing Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2.

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


Conductor/Performers

Christian Reif

Conductor

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

San Francisco Symphony

Program

Wagner

Siegfried's Rhine Journey from Götterdämmerung

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.

Podcasts

Podcast: Holst's The Planets
 

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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 

If you would like assistance purchasing tickets for patrons with disabilities, please call the box office at 415-864-6000.

Pre- and post-show Events

Inside Music, an informative talk by Scott Foglesong, begins one hour prior to concerts. Free to ticketholders. Learn More.

The Prelude Series: A Pre-Concert Discussion
An engaging new way to enhance your classical music experience at Davies Symphony Hall. Join us 45 minutes before the performance in the First Tier Lobby to take part in a free pre-concert discussion
Discussion topic: Visual Soundscapes

Guest artist signing: Pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet will be available for autographs following the April 26 and 27 concerts. Signing takes place in the orchestra lobby, near the Symphony Store.

Ravel in America
Discover more about the life and work of composer Maurice Ravel and his connection to the San Francisco Symphony in a special exhibition located on the First Tier. Learn More.

2017-18 Season: Click to explore

This concert is eligible for Compose Your Own. Click to learn more!

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