The Planets

10 May 2018

VOICES NZ joins the Auckland Philharmonia in a performance of Holst’s epic THE PLANETS.


10 May 2018

7.30pm, Auckland Town Hall, Great Hall

$69-$79 *booking fees apply


Conductor Hans Graf

Cello Li-Wei Qin


Debussy Images pour orchestre: Gigues and Rondes de printemps
Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme
Holst The Planets

Holst was fascinated by astrology, and in 1913 wrote to a friend:' Recently the character of each planet suggested lost to me'. The result is astonishingly vivid music for each of the human traits embodied by each planet's namesake deity - war, peace, jollity, old age - before the ultimate fade-out into the infinite. This piece has justly been a favourite from its first performance. Sopranos and Altos from VOICES NZ join the APO for this work.

Intoxicating from the very first bars...