Events Calendar

The Planets – An HD Odyssey

Sunday 19 June 2016, 3.00pm

R. STRAUSS Also Sprach Zarathustra: Opening

J. STRAUSS II The Blue Danube Waltz

J.S. BACH orch. STOKOWSKI Prelude and Fugue in D minor

BEETHOVEN Symphony No.7: Allegretto

WILLIAMS Star Wars: Main Theme

HOLST The Planets

Robert Ziegler Conductor
Edinburgh Royal Choral Union

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Watch in awe as Holst's beautiful and mystifying suite The Planets is performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra while a film created in collaboration with NASA and award-winning producer/director Duncan Copp is shown on a 20-foot screen above the stage.

The multimedia event features the latest high-definition planetary images of NASA’s exploration of the solar system, brought to life in vivid form with the orchestra’s performance of Holst’s The Planets.

This exciting multi-sensory event is preceded by outstanding pieces of classical music that are synonymous with outer space, such as Strauss II’s Blue Danube Waltz (featured in 2001: A Space Odyssey) and John Williams' iconic Star Wars theme.

Watch a preview on YouTube...

A Conversation with Robert Ziegler
Hear more from conductor Robert Ziegler about Gustav Holst's mystical, large-scale suite and about our collaboration with NASA in The Planets – An HD Odyssey.


Ticket information

Tickets: £32, £26, £21, £16, £12

Students and underwaged: £10

Booking fees may apply

Edinburgh Usher Hall
Lothian Road
01312 281155