200513 200514 Holst The Planets.


  • Holst The Perfect Fool: Ballet Music13′
  • Thomas Adès Angel Symphony20′ (CBSO Centenary Commission: World Premiere)
  • Holst The Planets55′

Mars, Venus, Jupiter… everyone has their favourite bit of The Planets. But there’s far more to Holst’s masterpiece than just great melodies, and tonight, 100 years after Birmingham heard The Planets for the first time, Mirga and the CBSO introduce Thomas Adès’ Angel Symphony, specially created for the CBSO’s Centenary celebrations: a new work from the dazzling imagination behind the hit opera The Exterminating Angel.

CBSO+ 14 May, 1pm: Join composer, conductor and pianist Thomas Adès to hear more about tonight’s CBSO Centenary Commission – the world premiere of his new piece Angel Symphony.

The performance of Thomas Adès' Angel Symphony has been commissioned with generous support from the John Ellerman Foundation.


For events sold by THSH Box Office, the THSH per-ticket commission of £3 (£2.50 for online bookings) is included in the price of every individual ticket priced over £13. Tickets purchased as part of a CBSO Concert Package are exempt. For full details see cbso.co.uk/terms.

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