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The Planets and Beyond

Saturday, April 27, 2019 | 7:30 p.m.

in Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

HOLST: The Planets
WILLIAMS: Star Wars Suite

University of Illinois Women’s Glee Club, Andrea Solya, Conductor

In a stellar season finale, we travel from our own planet through our solar system and beyond. Gustav Holst brought his prodigious imagination and mystical sense to his most famous composition, The Planets, a tour de force for huge orchestra. Complementing Holst’s suite of planetary portraits will be selections from the original score to Star Wars by John Williams, one of the most popular film scores of all time.

In partnership with New Music USA, CUSO is proud to support the work of young composers. Our season finale concert will feature the winning compositions of the 2018 CUSO/Music Alive Overture Composition Contest.

MAYA BENYAS: Fantasy House Overture

ROGER ZARE: Strontium Red