ASO Embarks On Holst's Sonic Voyage The Planets

January 19, 2024

Conductor Gemma New returns to Atlanta Symphony Hall to lead the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) in an interstellar program of works inspired by our planet and solar system, featuring Holst’s The Planets, on Thursday and Saturday, February 1 and 3 at 8:00 pm at Atlanta Symphony Hall.

British composer Gustav Holst’s mythical masterpiece The Planets presents each planet personified as its astrological character. The final movement of this dramatic nod to the wonders of the night sky features the University of Georgia Hodgson Singers, directed by Daniel Bara, and the Georgia State University Singers, directed by Deanna Joseph.

ASO principal percussionist Joseph Petrasek takes the stage in Adam Schoenberg’s Losing Earth (2019), exploring the world’s oldest musical instruments in an evocative call for global healing.

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February 1 - 3, 2024
Delta Classical

The Planets

Gemma New Conductor
Joseph Petrasek Principal Percussion
Georgia State University Women's Chorus
University of Georgia Women's Glee Club
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra