Opening Weekend: Holst’s The Planets in HD
XIAN ZHANG conductor
NEWARK VOICES | Heather J. Buchanan, conductor
An unmissable season opener pairs iconic and contemporary classics with film. Newark Voices returns by popular demand.
ELGAR Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1
At the dawn of the 20th century, Elgar summed up the pride and power of the English with this march; its later use as a graduation theme made him a household name far beyond Britain.
SARAH KIRKLAND SNIDER Hiraeth (with film by Mark DeChiazza) (NJSO Premiere)
The New Jersey-based composer was inspired by the Welsh word for nostalgia for this innovative work, touching music commissioned alongside an equally moving film.
HOLST The Planets—An HD Odyssey (with film)
The myths and astrological meanings of our heavenly neighbors moved Holst to create his masterpiece. The work gathers a new depth accompanied by jaw-dropping NASA visuals. Produced by Duncan Copp.
The Planets—An HD Odyssey: Trailer
The 2019–20 NJSO season opens with Gustav Holst's masterwork The Planets accompanied by video and images from NASA! Check out a sample of these stunning visuals and experience the "odyssey" for yourself Oct 11–13!
Talkback: The Planets and Beyond – Oct 13 after the concert
Dr. Leslie Deutsch, the Deputy Director of the Interplanetary Network Directorate at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab at Caltech, gives special insight into the stunning NASA imagery that accompanies Holst’s The Planets—An HD Odyssey.
Make it an Event! Opening Night Celebration
Join us for our annual Opening Night Celebration on Friday, October 11! Evening includes a pre-concert reception and post-concert dinner in the NJPAC lobby.