Holst’s The Planets with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Enjoy a compellingly fresh angle on Holst’s musical journey into the infinite with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra at City Halls on December 6th!

Holst’s The Planets with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

About Holst’s The Planets with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

In the summer of 1914, Gustav Holst heard the ominous rhythms of approaching war – just as, in 1939, Benjamin Britten sensed storm clouds gathering over the Age of Anxiety. But there’s more to Holst’s The Planets than the thunder of Mars, and there’s more to Britten’s Violin Concerto than a glittering act of defiance written under the shadow of conflict.

The Canadian virtuoso James Ehnes has both the skill and the emotional insight to explore every facet of this great British concerto, while guest conductor James Feddeck offers a compellingly fresh angle on Holst’s musical journey into the infinite.

Barber’s wartime Second Essay, meanwhile, sets the terms of engagement with an eloquence that can’t be ignored.

Prelude: 6.45pm in the Recital Room

Dr Kate Kennedy, author of Literary Britten, introduces the composer’s Violin Concerto.

Barber
Second Essay for Orchestra

Britten
Violin Concerto

Holst
The Planets*

James Ehnes violin
Les Sirènes*
James Feddeck conductor

Concert ends at approx. 9.30pm

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