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Holst: The Planets

02/23/2013, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

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Mei-Ann Chen, conductor
Women of the Memphis Symphony Chorus

LESHNOFF Starburst
WILLIAMS Star Wars Suite for Orchestra
HOLST The Planets

Mei-Ann Chen will take the Memphis Symphony Orchestra and its audience across our solar system with Holst’s The Planets. From our seats here on Earth, each of the seven additional planets (remember, Pluto is no longer a planet) is given a remarkable orchestral personality. Mars, the Bringer of War; Venus, the Bringer of Peace; Mercury, the Winged Messenger; Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity; Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age; Uranus, the Magician; and Neptune, the Mystic.

Fun Fact: Holst’s inspiration for The Planets actually has much more to do with astrology than astronomy, and sadly leaves out a characterization of Pluto. Since Pluto’s downgrade from planetary status in 2006, this will be the first Memphis performance of The Planets to encompass the complete solar system!

All First Tennessee Masterworks performances include a free Concert Preview with ticket admission.  These lectures are generally given by the conductor and start at 6:45 p.m. on Saturday nights in the Morgan Keegan Mezzanine Lobby.

Tickets start at $15!  Students only $5!  

New subscribers get 50% off of our First Tennessee Masterworks series!  For subscription information, please refer here.  Single tickets will go on sale in August 2012.  Click here to view our Seating Charts and Pricing information.


For more information on the 2012-2013 season, click here.  

Please note the new time for our Saturday performances!  They now take place at 7:30 p.m.  This concert is also available at the Germantown Performing Arts Centre.

Please note: All sales are final. No refunds will be offered. The Memphis Symphony Orchestra does not sell information from ticket sales.

You cannot purchase student tickets online, so please call 901-537-2525 to buy them.   There is one $5 convenience fee added to every online and over the phone order.  We will happily waive this fee if you pay at our Box Office location in person. 


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