The Planets

December 01, 2017
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, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7667183

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. Calling to mind a recent solar eclipse, a musical observation of “The Planets” by Gustav Holst is in order before we close out the year. 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)


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