The Planets

The Planets
15th November 2017 MPO Marketing

The Planets

DATE: 15/11/2017
TIME: 8:00 PM till 10:00 PM

Michalis Economou

Clare Ghigo

MPO Chorus

Riccardo Bianchi
Chorus Director

Dmitri Shostakovich
Festive Overture in A major, Op.96

Michalis Economou
Elegies for Death and Life

Gustav Holst
The Planets, Op.32

Highly-acclaimed Greek conductor Michalis Economou leads the orchestra on a musical trip across the solar system with Gustav Holst’s epic orchestral suite The Planets, whose seven movements each represent a planet and its corresponding significance in astrology.

The concert opens with Dmitry Shostakovich’s Festive Overture, which he composed in just three days to celebrate the 37th anniversary of the October Revolution.

Economou’s own work Elegies for Death and Life is inspired by a Romantic-era painting by John Martin, and is based on ancient Greek poems.

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LOCATION: Mediterranean Conference Centre, Valletta