Kansas City Symphony: Holst's "The Planets"
(CDT, UTC-05) (CDT, UTC-05)
The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108
[from the KC Symphony website:]
Teddy Abrams, guest conductor
Jennifer Koh, violin
Women of the Kansas City Symphony Chorus, Charles Bruffy, chorus director
CAROLINE SHAW The Observatory
MISSY MAZZOLI Violin Concerto
GUSTAV HOLST The Planets
Stargazers will revel in Caroline Shaw’s expansive piece, The Observatory, inspired by a visit to Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles. Eclectic violinist Jennifer Koh commissioned Missy Mazzoli’s Violin Concerto, anchored in tradition but modern and fresh. Conducting phenom Teddy Abrams is known for his unquenchable enthusiasm and imaginative approach to classical music. He’ll bring that zest to Gustav Holst’s The Planets, an orchestral tour de force enhanced by the Symphony Chorus. Holst’s awe-inspiring musical depictions of the celestial heavens are as richly varied as their planetary namesakes. From the powerful music for Mars and fleet notes representing Mercury to the grandeur of Saturn and the mystical sounds of Neptune, this program is truly out of this world!
I'll be playing the Julia Irene Kauffman Casavant pipe organ on The Planets.