Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Presents

The Planets: A Journey in Music and Film

Saturday 2 June 2012 at 2:00pm

Melbourne Town Hall

Monday 4 June 2012 at 6:30pm

Melbourne Town Hall


Alexander Shelley conductor
Women of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus

Mozart Symphony No.41 Jupiter
Holst The Planets

Could this be a vision of the concert of the future? US filmmaker Duncan Copp, renowned for his stunning films about the wonders of science, developed this visual production in conjunction with NASA, and it’s been thrilling audiences worldwide ever since. This is an awesome synthesis of great music and rich visual spectacle, certain to inspire every member of the family.

Through movies as diverse as Paradise Road and The Right Stuff, the music of The Planets has permeated our culture. Holst’s spectacular astrological journey is one of the most popular of all orchestral works, from the menacing tread of Mars, the Bringer of War to the final movement, Neptune, the Mystic, in which we seem to be adrift in a world of stars and ice. Under dynamic young British conductor Alexander Shelley, this compelling program opens with Mozart’s final, sublime symphony.

Event Duration: 2hrs

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