Holst’s The Planets, Symphony Hall

Saturday, 15th June 2013 at 7:30pm; Symphony Hall, Birmingham.

(The City Choir ladies will be there – you will hear them but not see them!)

Vladimir Ashkenazy conducts two of the greatest classics of English music. Holst’s The Planets is a marvellously evocative depiction of astrological influences, whilst Elgar’s Violin Concerto contains some of the composer’s most intimate and personal music, shot through with nostalgia for a passing Edwardian age.

Classic FM’s Anne-Marie Minhall, says of tonight’s recommended concert:

“Nearly 100 years since its composition, Holst’s The Planets remains the most recorded piece of British music. The menace of Mars is its most famous movement, but the joyous vigour of Jupiter made the cleaners put down their brooms and dance in the aisles during its first rehearsals!”

Philharmonia Orchestra
Vladimir Ashkenazy conductor
James Ehnes violin
Ladies of the City of Birmingham Choir
Elgar: Violin Concerto 54’
Holst: The Planets 49’

Tickets £9.50 – £50 plus transaction fee* (see THSH website for full details)

If you require a wheelchair position (subject to availability) please call the Box Office on 0121 780 4949.

This is a Performances Birmingham promotion.

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