Saturday 22 Apr 2017, 7.30pmDe Montfort Hall, Leicester

Venue Box Office: 0116 233 3111

Santtu-Matias Rouvali conductor

Alban Gerhardt cello

Leicester University Chamber Choir

Leicester Bach Choir

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.