“The Planets” – Great Falls Symphony
Gustav Holst’s The Planets – This concert marks the first time the Great Falls Symphony and Symphonic Choir will perform all seven movements of this influential masterwork. The music has been used in a long list of popular television and film projects, and has inspired Frank Zappa, Black Sabbath, Hanz Zimmer, and countless others. During a season that premiered with a celebration of John Williams at 90, it is fitting to explore Holst’s astrological themes and the music that heavily influenced the score for Star Wars.
Also featuring Tenor Jon Harney on Lili Boulanger’s Old Buddhist Prayer. Jon Harney has sung more than twenty-five principal and supporting roles in opera, operetta, and major works with orchestra and chorus. He is currently an associate professor of voice and choir at Montana State University in Bozeman, MT.