Holst The Planets

Apr 17, 2020 - Apr 19, 2020


Andrew Litton, conductor
Natasha Paremski, piano

WALTON Crown Imperial
PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 16
HOLST The Planets

Holst’s mystical masterpiece — The Planets — offers a spellbinding portrayal of Earth’s celestial neighbors. From the ominous, fierce, and remorseless Mars to the majestic and poignant beauty of Saturn, Holst draws on their astrological traits, personifying each planet based on their mythological character to create seven unique scores that are both timeless and otherworldly. Your Colorado Symphony welcomes back former Music Director Andrew Litton with an opening of Walton’s Crown Imperial — originally composed for the coronation of King George VI — while Denver favorite Natasha Paremski lends her trademark flair to Prokofiev’s romantic Second Piano Concerto, rounding out an evening of ethereal masterworks.