Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Nick Davies conductor
Images of the cosmos provided by NASA
Strauss Also Sprach Zarathustra – Opening (1’)
Strauss II The Blue Danube (8’)
J.S. Bach arr. Stokowski Toccata and Fugue (10’)
Beethoven Symphony No.7 – Second Movement (8’)
John Williams Star Wars – Main Theme (4’)
NASA Interviews (7’)
Holst The Planets (48’)
Preview 6.00pm Barbirolli Room: Creative Chaos and the Cosmos
Prof Tim O’Brien, Associate Director of Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics explores how galaxies, stars and planets are both made and destroyed in deep space. This event is free to ticket holders for tonight’s concert, but capacity is limited so admittance will be on a first come, first served basis.
Alongside classical works associated with space travel, Holst’s The Planets offers a range of musical highlights, from the brutal rhythms of Mars to the exuberance of Jupiter. Although originally inspired by astrology rather than visions of outer space, this music perfectly complements images of the solar system captured by NASA space probes. The footage has been transformed by award-winning producer/director Duncan Copp into a stunning HD film to be shown on a large screen above the stage.
Part of Peterloo 2019: COSMOS-CHAOS
Travel & Dining
Purchase discounted parking (evening concerts only) and reduced price Metrolink tram tickets along with your concert tickets.