The Planets: Different Worlds

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Friday, April 7, 2017 - Sunday, April 9, 2017

Belding Theater at The Bushnell
Friday & Saturday at 8pm
Sunday at 3pm

Marshall Kingdom Come
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. Ingram Marshall’s Kingdom Come was written in the mid-1990s in memory of his brother-in-law, who was killed while working as a journalist in Bosnia. Taped components of the composition were collected years earlier, during services at a Croatian Catholic Church and a Serbian Orthodox Church. 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.

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