Queensland Symphony Orchestra The Planets Music of the Spheres

14 - 15 Apr 2023
Concert Hall, QPAC
$49 - $130 *
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The two main works on this concert will take you on a tour – not just of the planets – but of the whole universe of sound you can create with an orchestra. The main work is Gustav Holst’s mighty masterpiece The Planets, where Holst created a series of connected musical scenes, not describing the actual cosmic planets, but the astrological characteristics of the Roman gods that the planets were named after. The result was an instant hit with the public. The Planets has taken on a life of its own, from being referenced in movie soundtracks to being converted to anthems, but there’s nothing like hearing it live and loud in the amazing acoustic of the QPAC Concert Hall.  

South Korean conductor Shiyeon Sung will lend her unique touch to this work and the equally fascinating Three Songs for Soprano and Orchestra by Argentinian composer Osvaldo Golijov. These dreamy, cinematic songs, performed by the radiant soprano Sara Macliver will round out a concert of orchestra music at its most atmospheric. 

Presented by Queensland Symphony Orchestra


Wagner Tannhäuser Overture (Dresden Version)*  
Golijov Three Songs for Soprano and Orchestra  
Holst The Planets  
*Saturday only 


Conductor Shiyeon Sung  
Soloist Sara Macliver, soprano  
Choir The Australian Voices

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