Holst’s The Planets was first performed 100 years ago. But what would it sound like if created today?
Please note: A limited number of tickets are now available for a second performance of The Planets 2018 on the same date. This does not include a pre-concert talk and therefore has a half hour shorter runtime.
Written out of a fascination with astrology, Holst’s The Planets was first performed 100 years ago.
Inspired by modern astronomy and music, the adventurous Ligeti Quartet perform 8 new planetary works, created especially for planetariums, by 8 composers spanning contemporary classical, electronica to jazz. Exploring the domes’ unique design with live visuals, The Planets 2018 takes you on an astronomical journey into new music.
Music and science collide as composers Ayanna Witter Johnson, Deborah Pritchard, Laurence Crane, Mira Calix, Richard Bullen, Shiva Feshareki, Samuel Bordoli and Yazz Ahmed connect with astronomers to explore the modern science of our solar system. Taking inspiration from the latest explorations of Mars, Earth, Mercury, Saturn, Venus, Uranus, Jupiter and Neptune, sit back, look up and discover The Planets 2018.
Each new piece of music will be introduced by the voice of comedian Jon Culshaw, a lifelong astronomy enthusiast and judge of Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year.
A Live Music Sculpture event produced by Sound UK. Funded by Arts Council England National Lottery and RVW Trust.