The Planets

Michael Francis, conductor
Master Chorale of Tampa Bay Treble Choir

Sekhon: STARS (world premiere)
Debussy: Nocturnes
Holst: The Planets

The Planets
align with NASA video on the big screen for the 100th anniversary of Holst’s sonic trip through the galaxy. Based in astrology, which enthralled Gustav Holst, each section is meant to capture the character of the planet. When it premiered in 1918, The Planets was an instant hit, and Holst resented how the work pulled his life into its own kind of black hole, devoid of composing the way he yearned.

Also on the program is Debussy’s Nocturnes, meant to give “all the various impressions and the special effects of light that the word suggests,” according to the composer’s introduction.

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Friday, February 15, 2019 at 8:00pm – Tampa, Straz Center (STRAZ)

Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 8:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)

Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 7:30pm – Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall (REH)