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San Francisco Symphony – Cosmic Wonders: Holst’s The Planets
April 29, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
WAGNER Siegfried’s Rhine Journey from Götterdämmerung
LISZT Piano Concerto No. 2
HOLST The Planets
Christian Reif – Conductor
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet – Piano
Based on ancient astrology, Holst’s orchestral suite The Planets paints each deity as both human and otherworldly, with flaws, virtues, and fantastic traits. Listen for Mars’ quick temper, Jupiter’s jovial dance, and Venus’ serene tranquility. The program also features pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet performing Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2.