Concert Details

The Planets: An HD Odyssey

  • James Ehnes

  • Bramwell Tovey

  • Conductor / Performers

    Bramwell Tovey Conductor

    James Ehnes viola*

    Elektra Women's Choir ┬░

    Morna Edmundson chorus director

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  • Repertoire

    Gavin Higgins



    Viola Concerto*


    The Planets┬░

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James Ehnes performs Walton’s wonderful Viola Concerto.In the second half, take a voyage through the solar system through Holst’s fantastic The Planets, enhanced by spectacular updated video footage and imagery from NASA missions shown on the big screen as the orchestra performs this epic work.

Video presentation of THE PLANETS: AN HD ODYSSEY was created by filmmaker Duncan Copp and produced by the Houston Symphony.

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Performance Dates

  • Monday, Apr 24, 2017

    8pm Orpheum Theatre


Spring Festival



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