Santtu-Matias Rouvali conductor
Alban Gerhardt cello
Smetana Vltava from Má Vlast
Elgar Cello Concerto
Holst The Planets
The haunting beauty of Elgar’s Cello Concerto sits alongside Holst’s planetary masterpiece. Holst took his inspiration from the astrological rather than the astronomical, journeying through Mars, the apocalyptic ‘Bringer of War’; a tranquil Venus; Mercury’s winged messenger; Jupiter, the stately ‘Bringer of Jollity’; Saturn’s old age, Uranus ‘The Magician’ and finally, a dreamy Neptune, ‘The Mystic’.
23.4.2017 15:00 - 23.4.2017 17:00
Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London SE1