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November 4, 2023 @ 2:30 pm

Nicholas Hersh, Conductor

Carl Nielsen  Helios Overture
Wolfgang Mozart   Symphony No. 41 (Jupiter)
Gustav Holst   The Planets

Embark on a voyage through space and time with music that explores the vast expanse of our Solar System. Beginning at the heart of it all, Carl Nielsen’s Helios Overture portrays the light of our home star: a sublime sunrise over the ocean. The final symphony of one of history’s most enduring musicians, W.A. Mozart’s Symphony No. 41 is at once so elegant and powerful that it was compared to Jupiter, king of the heavens. Finally, while Gustav Holst took inspiration for his symphonic suite The Planets from astrological, not astronomical, sources, his vivid music transforms the orchestra into a spacecraft on a billions-mile journey from fleet Mercury to lonely Neptune at the very fringe of our place in space.

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Nicholas Hersh appears by arrangement with Opus 3 Artists, LLC


November 4, 2023
2:30 pm
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