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San Francisco Symphony – Cosmic Wonders: Holst’s The Planets

San Francisco Symphony – Cosmic Wonders: Holst’s The Planets

WAGNER Siegfried’s Rhine Journey from Götterdämmerung

LISZT Piano Concerto No. 2

HOLST The Planets

Christian Reif – Conductor

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.

San Francisco Symphony – Cosmic Wonders: Holst’s The Planets

San Francisco Symphony – Cosmic Wonders: Holst’s The Planets

WAGNER Siegfried’s Rhine Journey from Götterdämmerung

LISZT Piano Concerto No. 2

HOLST The Planets

Christian Reif – Conductor

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.

San Francisco Symphony – Cosmic Wonders: Holst’s The Planets

San Francisco Symphony – Cosmic Wonders: Holst’s The Planets

WAGNER Siegfried’s Rhine Journey from Götterdämmerung

LISZT Piano Concerto No. 2

HOLST The Planets

Christian Reif – Conductor

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.

San Francisco Symphony – Open Rehearsal – Cosmic Wonders: Holst’s The Planets

San Francisco Symphony – Open Rehearsal – Cosmic Wonders: Holst’s The Planets

WAGNER Siegfried’s Rhine Journey from Götterdämmerung

LISZT Piano Concerto No. 2

HOLST The Planets

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.

Take a peek behind-the-scenes and experience a San Francisco Symphony performance in the making. It begins at 8:30am with coffee, doughnuts, and a half-hour informative talk at 9am. Then, watch as the conductor and musicians collaborate to bring the music to life.