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Prom 29: National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
19:30 Sat 6 Aug 2016 Royal Albert Hall
Edward Gardner conducts the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and the women of the City of Birmingham Youth Chorus in Strauss’ Also sprach Zarathustra and Holst’s The Planets. The programme opens with a new work by Iris ter Schiphorst.
Edward Gardner conducts the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and the women of the City of Birmingham Youth Chorus in Strauss’ Also sprach Zarathustra and Holst’s The Planets. The programme opens with a new work by Iris ter Schiphorst.

Programme

      • Gravitational Waves(8 mins)BBC co-commission with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain: London premiere
      • Also sprach Zarathustra(34 mins)
        • interval
        • The Planets (incl. Colin Matthews's Pluto, the Renewer)(59 mins)

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    About This Event

    Film directors have reached for these works by Strauss and Holst in their attempts to explain the human condition against the infinite background of space.

    The depiction of astrological characters in The Planets, from the cheeky gameplay of Mercury to the shattering impact of Mars, could be made for the resonance of the Royal Albert Hall. The power of Strauss’s Also sprach Zarathustra is no less cinematic.

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