Friday, April 7, 2017 - Sunday, April 9, 2017
Belding Theater at The Bushnell
Friday & Saturday at 8pm
Sunday at 3pm
Bates Liquid Interface
Holst The Planets
Carolyn Kuan conductor
Vaughan Williams once described Holst’s The Planets as “the perfect equilibrium” of the mystic and the melodic sides of the composer’s nature. Inspired by the astrological character of each planet, this enduringly popular work also bears the richness and emotional warmth of humanity. Bates’ Liquid Interface was inspired by his time living on Berlin’s enormous Lake Wannsee, and watching the metamorphosis of the water through the seasons. The result is a unique blend of acoustic orchestra with electronic sounds not to be missed.
Join our friends from the Talcott Mountain Science Center in The Bushnell courtyard before the concert and during intermission each day! On Friday and Saturday, you will be able to view the magnificent night sky through telescopes provided by TMSC, and on Sunday, you will be able to look at the sun as you’ve never seen it before!
Please join us for a pre-concert talk led by Carolyn Kuan one hour prior to curtain each day.
The return of Casey’s Classics
Recommended recordings for your listening pleasure!
Want the best recordings of the pieces you’ll experience on the concert program? Coleman Casey, HSO’s dear friend, Director Emeritus and beloved in-house audiophile, offers the following recommendations for recordings of selections featured on our upcoming Masterworks Concert:
Ingram Marshall’s Kingdom Come may be found on a WARNER recording, and Mason Bates’ Liquid Interface is only on an MP-3 download, both available on Amazon.
Holst’s tuneful and fabulously orchestrated The Planets is fantastically recorded and performed by Charles Dutoit and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra (DECCA). Every strand of this astrologically informed music is set forth with stunning clarity, particularly the organ pedal notes.