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The Planets: An HD Odyssey

Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 7:30 PM

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

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Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 8:00 PM

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

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All artists, programs, dates, times, prices and locations are subject to change.


Hans Graf, guest conductor

LIGETI  Atmospheres                        
SCRIABIN  The Poem of Ecstasy            
HOLST  The Planets (includes HD video)    

Blast off to menacing Mars, jolly Jupiter and beyond in this breathtaking feast for the senses! Holst’s beloved sonic odyssey is paired with staggering high-definition footage from recent NASA explorations of our solar system, bringing you up close to the wonders of the galaxy. Renowned Houston Symphony Conductor Emeritus Hans Graf leads this space-themed program which kicks off with music of Ligeti, famously used in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey.


NEW! The RPO is partnering with the Strasenburgh Planetarium at the Rochester Museum & Science Center to present "Holst in the Dome," a special, expanded learning experience for concertgoers. In a unique combination of recordings and visuals, explore Holst’s career and influences by listening to musical highlights at the RMSC on April 11th & 18th.

Three ways to buy:

1.Purchase tickets to both events via RPO.org (here)

2. Purchase tickets to RMSC events only – 4/11 (here) or 4/18 (here)

3. Both options are available online or by calling the RPO Patron Services Center at 585-454-2100, Monday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm.


PLUS: Join conductors and special guests for a free, fun, and lively discussion about the music before each Philharmonics Series concert. Talks start one hour before the concert and end with ample time for you to refresh before the concert begins. Talks are held on the orchestra level of the Eastman Theatre.

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