About The Planets
Take a trip to outer space with NTSO and NASA!
"The Planets" by Gustav Holst is more about astrology than astronomy. In Holst’s symphony each of the movements reflects the astrological character of a planet. Angry and ominous, Holst’s first movement represents the Roman god of war, Mars. The cool blue Venus follows angry red Mars with music that is slower and beautifully eerie.
Join us at the concert and experience the personalities of the other planets in all their musical uniqueness, all accompanied by dramatic images from space provided by NASA.
Earth does not appear in the symphony, but it will be represented in the lobby by Green Dallas. There will be exhibits about the critical environmental issues facing our planet with ways we can help.
The concert also features the "Hebrides Overture" by Mendelssohn and "The Muse and the Poet for Violin, Cello and Orchestra" by Saint-Saëns with guest artists from the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Jolyon Pegis and Maria Schleuning.
Our concerts are open seating, so the best seats in the house can be yours! And tickets are free for those 18 and younger!
Suitable for all ages