Prairie Performances

The Planets

Gustav Holst, c. 1921 (photograph by Herbert Lambert)

Gustav Holst, c. 1921 (photograph by Herbert Lambert) By Herbert Lambert (1881–1936) - National Portrait Gallery - Portrait NPG Ax7745; Gustav Theodore Holst, Public Domain,

On this week's Prairie Performances, Friday at 7 pm on WILL-FM 90.9: Enjoy music from a concert by the Millikin-Decatur Symphony led by Sergey Bogza. Having recently observed a solar eclipse, a musical observation of “The Planets” by Gustav Holst is in order. Next a look inward with a piece by American composer Alan Hovhaness, “Meditation on Orpheus,” and a look back with a performance of Igor Stravinsky’s “Petruschka” with former conductor Michael Luxner. 

Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra (2/4/17)
Sergey Bogza, cond​uctor

Gustav Holst | The Planets
Alan Hovhaness Meditation on Orpheus
Igor StravinskyPetruschka  (Michael Luxner)