Tickets to individual performances on sale July 26, 2022

GERSHWIN & THE PLANETS

December 2-3, 2022 | Music Hall

Tickets to individual performances on sale July 26, 2022

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Holst’s Planets has a gravity all its own—from the merciless rhythms of Mars to the magnificence of Jupiter.

Program

CAROLINE SHAW: The Observatory [CSO Co-Commission]

GEORGE GERSHWIN: Rhapsody No. 2 for Piano and Orchestra

GUSTAV HOLST: The Planets

Artists

Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor

Michelle Cann, piano

Women of the May Festival Chorus, Robert Porco, director

Venue

Music Hall

Series

Series 2

What's Interesting

Holst’s The Planets has a gravity all its own—from the merciless rhythms of Mars to the magnificence of Jupiter. Caroline Shaw’s The Observatory acts like a musical telescope—in her words, exploring "some very large spaces…chaos and clarity.” Michelle Cann, former CSO MAC Music Innovator and featured soloist on the 20th anniversary of Classical Roots, is known for delivering “knockout” performances (Philadelphia Inquirer), and shines in music by Gershwin.

CSO Co-Commission by Caroline Shaw is made possible by Irwin and Melinda Simon.