RPO - 1819 The Bridgewater Hall

The Planets: An HD Odyssey

International Concert Series

Wednesday 05 June 2019 7.30pm

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Event Timings

Main Entrance Doors: 5.00pm
Pre-Concert Talk: 6.00pm
Auditorium Doors: 7.00pm
Concert Start: 7.30pm
Interval: 8.15pm
Second Half: 8.35pm
Concert Finish: 9.30pm
Post Concert Divertimento: 9.30pm

All timings are approximate and are subject to change.

The Planets: An HD Odyssey

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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.

Post-concert Divertimento

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

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