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Prom 46: Holst’s The Planets

Dates
25 August 2024, 7:30pm

Venue
Royal Albert Hall, South Kensington, London SW7 2AP

Tickets
Seats from £11 to £54 (plus booking fee). Promming tickets are £8 (inclusive of fees)

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Seven musicians surrounded by swirls of different colours

25 August 2024, 7:30pm

Venue
Royal Albert Hall, South Kensington, London SW7 2AP

Tickets
Seats from £11 to £54 (plus booking fee). Promming tickets are £8 (inclusive of fees)

For tickets please visit

Sakari Oramo conductor
Anu Komsi soprano
RCM Symphony Orchestra
Sibelius Academy Symphony Orchestra
RCM Chamber Choir

Lara Poe Laulut maaseudulta 'Songs from the Countryside' (BBC commission: world premiere)
Sibelius The Wood Nymph op 15
Holst The Planets op 32

Student musicians from Helsinki and London unite for a Prom all about music's conjuring power.

Some phenomena only music can depict. From an age before space travel, Gustav Holst's orchestral suite evoking the astrological associations of the planets represents one of classical music's most extraordinary acts of imagination.

Before heading into space, we are lured into the wilderness courtesy of music from conductor Sakari Oramo's home country of Finland. The looping repetitions of Sibelius's The Wood Nymph lead us shaman-like into a seductive woodland, while Lara Poe's brand-new work for soprano and orchestra channels haunting Nordic cow-calling traditions.

Broadcast on BBC Four and .

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