Sunday 27 Nov 2016

Saffron Walden Symphony Orchestra – The Planets

Classical Music

A concert which starts with the Big Bang and ends at Neptune

Richard Hull conductor
Sarah James leader
Frank Burnet narrator

Joanna Ive/Frank Burnet Evolutionary Notes
Holst The Planets

This is an archived event

161129 SWSO

Imagine a weather report from 2 billion years ago: ‘Clouds, mainly of cyanide and ammonia, will block out the sun. Air quality will be appalling – particularly if you like oxygen.’ Science educator Frank Burnet narrates his witty and amusing account of the history of life on earth (complete with plenty of exciting dinosaur action!), accompanied by a brilliant score from Joanna Ive. Holst’s musical depiction of the solar system, The Planets, journeys from the thunderous violence of Mars, via the sweeping grandeur of Jupiter (including the tune ‘I vow to thee, my country’) to the strange, shifting chords of mysterious Neptune.

This concert will finish at approximately 4.45pm

Sunday 27 Nov 2016

Saffron Walden Symphony Orchestra – The Planets