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The Planets

Holst’s THE PLANETS – AN HD ODYSSEYProduced by Duncan CoppNational Symphony OrchestraNicholas Hersh, conductorAlexander Malofeev, piano

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6:30 PM
Filene Center - 1551 Trap Road Vienna, VA 22182

Event Details

Gaze in wonder as breathtaking NASA images and footage are projected onto giant screens, complementing Holst’s seven-movement orchestral suite The Planets. This awe-inspiring masterpiece will be performed live on stage by the National Symphony Orchestra.
Stellar young pianist Alexander Malofeev joins the orchestra to perform Rachmaninoff's famous Piano Concerto No. 2—an irresistible favorite brimming with sheer romantic drama and show-stopping thunder.
Enjoy a free pre-show event panel from 7–7:30 PM with conductor Emil deCou, NASA Earth Science Division Director Dr. Karen M. St. Germain, and NASA Chief Scientist and Senior Climate Advisor Dr. Kate Calvin at the Associates Pavilion. The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, the National Symphony Orchestra, and DarkSky will have tables on the Filene Center Plaza before the show.

All persons, regardless of age, must have a ticket. Ticket prices are the same for adults and children.

Wolf Trap is proud to offer open captioning for this event. Open Captioning features electronic text display which shows what is being said or sounds heard onscreen.

Produced by Duncan Copp
National Symphony Orchestra
Nicholas Hersh, conductor
Alexander Malofeev, piano

RACHMANINOFF (1873-1943)
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18
Adagio sostenuto
Allegro scherzando
Alexander Malofeev, piano

HOLST (1874-1934)
The Planets, Op. 32
Mars, the Bringer of War
Venus, the Bringer of Peace
Mercury, the Winged Messenger
Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity
Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age
Uranus, the Magician
Neptune, the Mystic

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