Holst's The Planets
The Planets influenced many recent composers; you can hear some of Holst's influences in the music of Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings and Gladiator. This program explores the ageless, timeless mistery of the planets through music and high-definition imagery - from associations with ancient gods to The Planets' powerful cinematic sound. It's nothing short of epic!
This concert, part of the more informal Off the Cuff series, showcases maestra Marin Alsop’s incredible ability to engage and entertain audiences. By divulging the social, historical and musical context of the piece as well as demonstrating excerpts, Maestra Alsop makes classical music accessible to those unacquainted and challenges more expert audiences to approach familiar pieces from new perspectives.
Join us for an exhilarating evening of wonderful music followed by a dinner reception at the Meyerhoff!
This program is generously supported by the Office of Cultural Affairs, the Office of Student Affairs and the Johns Hopkins Medical and Surgical Alumni Association.