This concert is an extraordinary voyage through the cosmos, exploring space and the sciences with special guests throughout the evening.
Edwin Outwater leads the audience through the galaxy with a programme including Gustav Holst’s The Planets, John Williams’ iconic film scores as well as a new film by 59 productions that portrays the wonders of the universe by pairing orchestra with chorus and audience, who join the performance by using an app.
The concert was premiered with New World Symphony in February 2020 and featured in performance Grammy Award-winning composer and conductor Eric Whitacre for his piece ‘Deep Field’, which was inspired by the Hubble Telescope.
The Unanswered Question (1908; revised 1930 – 35)
The Creation, Hob. XXI:2 (1797 – 98)
The Planets, Op. 32 (1914 – 16)
I. Mars, the Bringer of War
IV. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity
The B‑Sides (2009)
III. Gemini in the Solar Wind
Cosmic Trilogy (1997 – 2007; revised 2009)
Asteroid 4179: Toutatis (2005)
Deep Field (2015)
Suite from Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1978)