Sunday 23 Apr 2017, 3pmRoyal Festival Hall, London
Philharmonia Box Office : 020 7921 3907
Santtu-Matias Rouvali conductor
Alban Gerhardt cello
Leicester University Chamber Choir
Leicester Bach Choir
Smetana Vltava from Má Vlast
Elgar Cello Concerto
Holst The Planets
The haunting beauty of Elgar’s Cello Concerto sits alongside Holst’s planetary masterpiece. Holst took his inspiration from the astrological rather than the astronomical, journeying through Mars, the apocalyptic ‘Bringer of War’; a tranquil Venus; Mercury’s winged messenger; Jupiter, the stately ‘Bringer of Jollity’; Saturn’s old age, Uranus ‘The Magician’ and finally, a dreamy Neptune, ‘The Mystic’.
1:30pm Free pre-concert talk
This concert is almost sold out. If your preferred seats are now unavailable, why not come and hear Santtu-Matias Rouvali conducting Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition (5 Oct), or John Wilson conducting The Planets (9 Nov).