On March 18 and 19, 2017, the Maryland Symphony Orchestra will perform a spectacular presentation of Gustav Holst’s most popular work, “The Planets” while striking NASA HD video footage of Earth, Mars, Saturn and more plays across a giant screen above the orchestra.The performance takes place at Hagerstown’s histor Maryland Theater, 18 miles from Baltimore.
The seven movements of the orchestral suite are named for Mars, Venus, Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Venus, and are Holst’s interpretations of their astrological character. “The Planets” is reminiscent of the work of two of the composer’s contemporaries, Stravinsky and Schoenberg, and his idols, Rimsky-Korsakov.
- $27 for one adult ticket for orchestra or front balcony (up to $54 value)
- $27 for one adult ticket and one child ticket for orchestra or front balcony (up to $54 value)
This could be a great introduction to classical music for children.