The Green Bay Symphony Orchestra presents a stellar event of cosmic proportions at its next concert on March 15 at 7:30 pm at the Weidner Center for Performing Arts. Music Director, Bridget-Michaele Reischl will lead the Orchestra in Gustav Holst’s sonic, celestial showpiece – The Planets. Audiences will experience “The Planets” as never before with stunning, animated images from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory projected above the stage. Joining the orchestra for this performance are the women of the Green Bay Symphony Chorus, the Green Bay Girls Choir, and members of the Sturgeon Bay High School choir.
Inspired by Holst’s life-long interest in astrology, each movement depicts the character of the seven planets according to ancient astrological writings. Regularly voted as one of the most popular orchestral works ever written, the film scores for both Star Wars and Gladiator were inspired by The Planets – undoubtedly Holst’s best-known work.
Boston-based composer, Michael Gandolfi’s captivating new work, Garden of Cosmic Speculation begins the evenings concert and acclaimed violinist, Tai Murray joins the Orchestra performing Mozart’s jaunty Violin Concerto in G Major.
Single tickets to this concert range from $8 to $45 and can be purchased by calling the University Ticketing Services at 920.465.2217 or toll-free at 800.328.TKTS. Group discounts are available at a savings of 25 percent for groups of ten or more.